News

July 2018 We welcome Ilan as new member of our lab.

May 2018 Congratulations to David for winning the outstanding student poster award at the 233rd ECS Meeting in Seattle.

April 2018 We welcome Alexander and Francesco as new members of our lab.

March 2018 We welcome Arash as new member of our lab.

February 2018 Congratulations to David for winning one of this year's MDPI Technologies Travel Awards. David will present his work on aqueous batteries and supercapacitors at the 233rd ECS Meeting in Seattle.

January 2018 Our lab is representing Switzerland at the European Battery Cell Research & Innovation Workshop organized by the European Commission in Brussels.

January 2018 Yinglu's paper on the impact of the Ni content on Half-Heusler thermoelectrics was accepted for publication in Energy & Environmental Science and can be found here.

January 2018 The press release featuring Ruben and David's work on aqueous electrolytes for sodium-ion batteries can be found here. The corresponding paper published in ACS Energy Express can be found here. The corresponding article in the Tagesanzeiger can be found here.

January 2018 We welcome Ryo as new member of our lab.

November 2017 Congratulations to Léo for winning a poster award at this year’s Empa PhD symposium. His paper on a 3 V solid-state battery was accepted in the journal Energy and Environmental Science and can be found here.
Empa press release on our 3 V solid-state battery.
We welcome Jia En as new member of our lab.

Oktober 2017 We welcome Camilla and Daniel as new members of our lab.

August 2017 We welcome Yeojeong as new member of our lab.

July 2017 Congratulations to David and Ruben for winning the 1st poster prize at the 5th International Symposium on Enhanced Electrochemical Capacitors in Jena, Germany.

June 2017 We welcome Serkan as new member of our lab.

May 2017 We welcome Gwansik as new member of our lab and congratulate him on winning the Korean-Swiss Science and Technology Programme grant.
The Swiss National Science Foundation published a press release on our novel ionic conductors, based on our recent papers: Sodium and magnesium to replace lithium in batteries

April 2017 We welcome Cristina, Josefa and Renato as new members of our lab.

March 2017 We welcome Kostadin as new member of our lab.
Our research is featured in the ESRF Highlights 2016.

February 2017 Our lab on TV: SRF Einstein "Zukunft ohne Benzin"

January 2017 We welcome Daniel as new member of our lab.

October 2016 We welcome Lorenzo as new member of our lab.

August 2016 We welcome Peter as new member of our lab.

July 2016 We welcome Evelyn, Francesco and Eduardo as new members of our lab.

June 2016 We welcome Wenbo as new member of our lab.

May 2016 We welcome Marie-Claude and Beni as new members of our lab.

April 2016 We welcome Lukas and Matthias as new members of our lab.

March 2016 Congratulations to Remo for securing an EPSRC PhD fellowship!

March 2016 Congratulations to Alex for passing his PhD defense.

March 2016 We are proud to host the upcoming Japanese Swiss Energy Materials Workshop here at Empa -- see program for details.

March 2016 We welcome Yinglu and David as new members of our lab.

February 2016 Review on silicon photovoltaics just published in Energy & Environmental Science

February 2016 Paper on platinum thin-film electrodes prepared by AA-CVD in Adv. Eng. Mater.

January 2016 We welcome Elsa and Léo as new members of our lab.

October 2015 Congratulations to Yuri for passing his PhD defense magna cum laude!

October 2015 Congratulations to Philipp for passing his PhD defense magna cum laude!

June 2015 Yigang and Arndt's paper made the backcover of the June issue of Chemical Communications

May 2015 Jagoda and Santhosh's paper made the cover of the May issue of Physica Status Solidi, Rapid Research Letters

December 2014 New paper in Appl. Phys. Lett. on selective contacts for solar cells in collaboration with Australian National University.

September 2014 Management changes at Empa.

June 2014 Philipp Thiel received the award for the best scientific poster «Manganese Oxides for Thermoelectric Power Conversion» at the 18th International Symposium of the Reactivity of Solids in Saint Petersburg