03.10.2017 11:00 Meike Heinz, Empa, Workshop Highlights: High Temperature Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage, LA 373. 

26.09.2017 11:00 Sarallah Hamtaei, University of Freiburg (D) & Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, From AHSS steels to Solar cells, LA 373.

19.09.2017 11:00 Josefa Vidal Laveda, Empa, Journal Club, Toward high energy density cathode materials for sodium-ion batteries, LA 373.

12.09.2017 11:00 Philipp Kehne, TU Darmstadt, All-solid state batteries for in-situ and in-operando XPS and XRD investigations, LA 373.

05.09.2017 11:00 Dr. Fadi Abdeljawad, Computational Materials and Data Science Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, Mesoscale Modeling of Materials Microstructures: From Sintering Kinetics to Grain Boundary Segregation, LA 373.

25.07.2017 11:00 Wenbo Ju, Empa, Highlights 6th EFCF in Lucerne. Marie-Claude Bay, Empa, Highlights ECerS, Budapest, LA 373.

18.07.2017 11:00 David Reber, Ruben-Simon Kühnel, Empa, Highlights ISSECap Jena + IDTechEx Berlin, LA 373.

11.07.2017 11:00 Matteo Brighi, University of Geneva, Radovan Cerny’s group, “Complex hydrides for near-room temperature all-solid-state Na-ion secondary batteries”, LA 373. 

27.06.2017 11:00 Dr. rer. nat. Anna Lehner, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik IWM und und Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (D) und Dr. Daniel Mutter, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik IWM und Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität (D), Ab-initio modelling of solid-state electrolytes. Atomistic Modelling and Simulation of Energy Conversion Materials, LA 373.

13.06.2017 11:00 Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Stelter, Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme IKTS (D), Low cost Sodium batteries based on ceramic materials – an old idea revisited, VE 102.

30.05.2017 11:00 Yinglu Tang, Empa, journal club. Arndt Remhof, Empa, Spring meeting of the European Materials Research Society (EMRS) highlights, Strasbourg (F), LA 373.

23.05.2017 11:00 Ruben-Simon Kühnel, Empa, journal club. Wenbo Ju, Empa, journal club, LA 373.

16.05.2017 11:00 Arndt Remhof, Empa, Spring meeting of the European Materials Research Society (EMRS), Strasbourg (F), practise talk. Elsa Roedern, Empa, 231st ECS Meeting, New Orleans (U.S.A.), & 21st International Conference on Solid State Ionics, (I), practice talk, LA 373.

02.05.2017 11:00 Evelyn Stilp, Empa, Highlights Li-Ion Cell Production Seminar, Itzehoe (D), LA 373

11.04.2017 11:00 Francesco Pagani, Empa, Electrochemical Stability of LGPS and LLZO Solid electrolytes, LA 373

28.03.2017 11:00 Dipan Kundu, ETHZ, Secondary batteries enabled by reversible Zn ion intercalation, LA 373

14.03.2017 11:00 Christian Leinenbach, Empa, Phase diagrams – road maps in materials design, LA 373

14.02.2017 11:00 Léo Duchêne, Empa, Monolithically integrated photo-rechargeable power sources. David Reber, Empa, Hydrate-melt electrolytes, LA 373

07.02.2017 11:00 Eduardo Cuervo Reyes, Empa, Explanation of Non-Arrhenius Conductivity in ionic conductors, LA 373

31.01.2017 11:00 Lorenzo Pusterla, Empa, Kinetics of Carbothermal Reduction of Magnesium Oxide, LA 373

24.01.2017 11:00 Peter Rickhaus, Empa, Status thermoelectric modules. Lorenzo Pusterla, Empa, Status Electra IV. LA 373 

17.01.2017 11:00 Leo Duchene, Empa, Impedance measurements on borohydrides. Marie-Claude Bay, Empa, Impedance measurements on beta alumina. Guest Michael Rawlence, impedance measurements on thin films. LA 373

10.01.2017 11:00 Cancan Huang, Guest from Uni Bern/Harvard, Molecular electronics: from single molecule to devices, LA 373

20.12.2016 11:00 Lorenzo Pusterla, Empa, Kinetics of carbothermal reduction of Magnesium Oxide, LA 373

08.11.2016 11:00 Christoph Guntlin, Empa, Synthesis of Nanocrystalline FeF3 from Molecular Precursor and ist Li- and Na-ion storage properties, LA 373

25.10.2016 11:00 Rupali Deshmukh, ETH Zürich, Colloidal Nanoparticles/Nanowires: Solution-Phase Synthesis, Assembly, Processing, and Applications, LA 373

20.09.2016 11:00 Marie-Claude Bay, Empa, Literature review on beta" alumina electrolyte, LA 373

13.09.2016 11:00 Stefan Dilger, Empa, Highlights, 67th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (NL) and NanoGe Solar Fuels 16 (D), LA 373

30.08.2016 11:00 Stefan Dilger, Empa, Improvements in Charge Carrier Conductivity in scalable particle based Photoanodes by Hybrid Composites using MWCNTs and GO, LA 373

16.08.2016 11:00 Elsa Roedern, Empa, Highlights, 15th International Symposium on Metal-Hydrogen Systems, Interlaken (CH), LA 373

09.08.2016 11:00 Stefan Dilger, Empa, Increasing Conductivity with Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Oxide in Composite Particle-based Photoanodes for Solar Water Splitting, LA 373

02.08.2016 11:00 Elsa Roedern, Empa, Metal Amide Borohydride Complexes as Solid Sate Ionic Conductors for Lithium and Magnesium Batteries, LA 373

26.08.2016 11:00 Francesco Pagani, Empa, Highlights, SCCER Summer School: Energy Storage in Batteries, Möschberg (CH), LA 373

19.07.2016 11:00 Evelyn Stilp, Francesco Pagani, Eduardo Cuervo Reyes, Empa, Recent Progress in Battery Research, LA 373

12.07.2016 11:00 Michael Rawlence, Empa, In-Situ Study of Phase Transition in Garnet Solid State Electrolytes, LA 373

05.07.2016 11:00 Uli Vogt, Empa, Highlights, 19th World Conference on High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites, Toronto (Canada) & Ruben-Simon Kühnel, Highlights, 18th International Meeting on Lithium Ion Batteries, Chicago (USA), LA 373

21.06.2016 11:00 Yinglu Tang, Empa, Highlights, The 35th International Conference on Thermoelectrics (Wuhan, China), LA 373

07.06.2016 11:00 Andrea Vezzini, BFH & CSEM, BFH-CSEM-Zentrum Energiespeicherung – Speichersysteme für die Energiewirtschaft und Mobilität, LA 373

06.06.2016 13:30 Ruben-Simon Kühnel, Empa, Lithium amide-borohydrides as electrolyte for all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries, VE 102

24.05.2016 11:00 Yinglu Tang, Empa, Phase diagram study of Ce-Co-Fe-Sb quaternary system and solubility region of CeyCo4-xFexSb12 skutterudites at 973K?, LA 373

17.05.2016 11:00 Meike Schlupp, Empa, Highlights, Kronach Impedance Days 2016, Kloster Banz, Bad Staffelstein (D), LA 373

10.05.2016 11:00 Zewu Yan, ETH Zürich, Crystal growth techniques -- Materials Discovery and Engineering: Synthesis, Crystal Growth and Characterization, LA 373

03.05.2016 11:00 Rehearsal director's visit, LA 373

02.05.2016 11:00 Begoña Abad Mayor, Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid, Thermal transport measurements of thermoelectric materials by the photoacoustic technique: from bulk to nano, LA 373

26.04.2016 11:00 Antonia Neels, Activities of Empa's X-ray Center, LA 373

07.04.2016 09:00 Jeff Snyder, Northwestern University, Why interstitial Ni makes Half-Heusler ZrNiSn a good n-type but poor p-type thermoelectric, LA 373

29.03.2016 11:00 Daniele Perego, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Applied electrochemistry: from nanomaterials to energy storage, LA 373

15.03.2016 13:00 Nancy M. Haegel, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Multi-probe Integration of Near-field and Electron Optics: Transport Imaging for the Nanoworld, MO 235

09.03.2016 13:30 Francesca Toma, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, Towards Viable Artificial Photosynthetic Devices, LA 373

04.03.2016 14:00 Prof. Peru Jena, Virginia Commonwealth University, From Clusters to Crystals: A Bottom-up Design of Energy Materials, VE 102

01.03.2016 11:00 Isadora Reis, Material Research Applied to Energy Storage, LA 373

22.02.2016 10:00 Rachel Woods Robinson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Copper-Alloyed Zinc Sulfide: An earth abundant, room temperature processed p-type transparent conductor for photovoltaic applications, LA 373

19.02.2016 14:00 Wenbo Ju, TU München, Size-dependent electrochemical properties of supported Pd nanoparticles, LA 373

19.02.2016 11:00 Marie-Claude Bay, CSEM, Refractive index biosensor with angular read-out, LA 373

16.02.2016 11:00 Bruce Patterson, PSI, CO2 and H2 from Sea Water, LA 373

15.02.2016 13:30 Maximilian Besenhard, TU Graz, Mathematical Modeling in Chemical & Pharmaceutical Engineering, LA 373

26.01.2016 11:00 Matthias Heer, Upscaling of Ceramic Foam Parts, LA 373

25.01.2016 13:30 Peter Loch, Nanocrystallisation in Oxyfluoride Glasses, LA 373

19.01.2016 11:00 Rosa Roberts, PSI, X-ray Fluorescence Imaging, Diffraction and Total Scattering Techniques: Application to Batteries, LA 373

11.01.2016 14:30 Paolo Testa, Colloidal Quantum Dot Near Infrared Photodetectors, LA 373


15.12.2015 11:00 Empa Christmas Apéro, Empa Academy

08.12.2015 11:00 Peter Rickhaus, Uni Basel, Electron optics in ballistic graphene, LA 373

02.12.2015 11:00 Highlights International Symposium on Clusters and Nanomaterials, Richmond

24.11.2015 11:00 Alex Bonk, CeO2 reduction for thermochemical fuels, LA 373

17.11.2015 11:00 Anna Veron, Empa, Synthesis of highly ordered 2D-organic-inorganic perovskites, LA 373

10.11.2015 11:00 Anina Steinlin, Empa, CO2 Emissions of Electricity – What is important for the New Energy Concept for Empa area, LA 373

03.11.2015 11:00 Yujing Liu, Empa, TG/MS of redox reactions, LA 373

27.10.2015 11:00 Marco Pagani, ETHZ & Empa, Modelling of heat demand in Switzerland, LA 373

20.10.2015 11:00 Yuri Surace, Empa, Thesis Talk, LA 373

13.10.2015 11:00 Felix Schuler, QFD and FMEA - a short introduction, LA 373

06.10.2015 10:00 Hai Nguyen, University of Bern, Copper-related materials: From fundamental studies to applications in interconnect technology and renewable energy, LA 373

05.10.2015 10:00 Léo Duchêne, LBNL, Microstructure engineering of lead halide perovskites for photovoltaic and solar fuel production, LA 373

29.09.2015 10:00 Elsa Roedern, University of Aarhus, Complex hydrides for hydrogen storage and other applications, LA 373

15.09.2015 10:00 Adrià Garcia Gil, University of Zurich, Towards understanding layered double hydroxyde as oxygen evolving electrocatalysts, LA 373

08.09.2015 11:00 Yannick Gaudy, Empa & EPFL, Modelling of LaTiON PEC devices, LA 373

01.09.2015 11:00 Diana Davila Pineda, ETHZ, Thermoelectric microgenerators based on bottom-up silicon nanowire arrays: device integration, LA 373

28.07.2015 11:00 Jonas Bosshard, Empa & ETHZ, Fabrication of LaTiON photoelectrodes, LA 373

21.07.2015 11:00 Alexander Bonk, Empa, Chemical expansion and phase stability of doped ceria monitored by high temperature XRD, LA 373

14.07.2015 10:00 Yinglu Tang, Caltech & Northwestern University, Phase diagram study in skutterudites: a new approach for thermoelectric performance optimization, LA 373

07.07.2015 11:00 Shunsuke Kato, EPFL, CO2 reduction via metal hydrides, LA 373

30.06.2015 11:00 Dr. Dariusz Burnat, Empa and Prof. U. Vogt, Empa & University of Freiburg, Membrane development for alkaline electrolysis, LA 373

23.06.2015 11:00 Stéphanie Looser, University of Surrey, The role and dynamics of CSR in Swiss SMEs, LA 373

16.06.2015 11:00 Dominic Blosser, Empa & ETHZ, Spark-plasma-sintering of Ohmic contacts for Half-Heusler thermoelectrics, LA 373

09.06.2015 11:00 Prof. Parasuraman Selvam, National Center for Catalysis Research, Chennai, Nano- and nanoporous mateirals in catalysis, LA 373

02.06.2015 11:00 Highlights, 1st International Solar Fuels Conference, Uppsala

26.05.2015 11:00 Prof. Fokko Mulder, TU Delft, Li-ion batteries, Erismann room

12.05.2015 11:00 Director's visit, LA 373

05.05.2015 11:00 Prof. U. Vogt, Empa & University of Freiburg, Platelet reinforced polymer matrix composites, LA 373

21.04.2015 11:00 Highlights MRS Spring Meeting, San Franisco, LA 373

07.04.2015 11:00 Eastern

31.03.2015 11:00 Kristaps Rubenis, Empa and University of Latvia, Sb-doping of SnO2 thermoelectrics, LA 373

24.03.2015 11:00 Highlights 90. DKG Annual Conference & Symposium on High-Performance Ceramics 2015, LA 373

17.03.2015 11:00 Dr. Björn Niessen, EPFL, Perovskite/crystalline silicon tandem solar cells: current status, challenges, and efficiency potential, Empa Akademie

10.03.2015 11:00 Alex Bonk, Empa, Ceria-based ceramic foams for solar thermochemical redox reactions, LA 373

03.03.2015 11:00 Ludmilla Steier, EPFL, Impedance spectroscopy, LA 373 

24.02.2015 11:00 Moritz Wehrle Empa, Nickel-based thin films grown by aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition, LA 373

17.02.2015 11:00 Annika Maier, Empa,  Synthesis and characterization of doped ceria produced by wet chemical methods, LA 373

03.02.2015 11:00 Janis Locs, Riga Technical University, Calcium phosphate materials for regenerative medicine, LA 373

28.01.2015 11:00 Philipp Thiel, Empa, Pervoskite-type calcium manganites: influence of substitution on reduction, phase stability, and transport properties, LA 373

21.01.2015 11:00 Dr. Meike Schlupp, Empa, Metal oxide and noble metal thin films for energy applications deposited by a cost-effective CVD technique, LA 373

14.01.2015 11:00 Dr. Dariuz Burnat, Empa, Fundamentals of alkaline electrolysis, LA 373


17.12.2014 11:00 Alex Bonk, Empa, Solar thermochemical fuel production utilizing ceria based redox cycles, LA 373

10.12.2014 11:00 Dr. Arndt Remhof, Empa, Spectroscopy at large scale facilities: quasielastic neutron scattering (QENS) and X-ray raman scattering (XRS), LA 373

3.12.2014 11:00 Dr. Yigang Yan, Empa, NMR shedding light on the reaction mechanism of metal borohydrides

29.10.2014 11:00 Dr. Mario Simoes, Empa, H2V3O8 cathodes for high-energy density Li-ion batteries, LA 373

10.10.2014 11:00 Dr. Jason Cooper, LBNL, Electronic structure and photocarrier dynamics in bismuth vandadate photoanodes , VE 102

8.10.2014 11:00 Dr. Ulrich Aschauer, ETHZ, Density functional theory calculations of defects and reactivity in transition metal oxides, LA 373