News 2016

Feb 8, 2016 | Clean energy from water and sunlight
Fuel cells generate electrical energy through a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen. To obtain clean energy, the splitting of water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen is critical. Researchers at Empa and the...
Feb 5, 2016 | ERC Grants
Generous research funding is allocated to Empa from the EU's budget. Two Empa researchers – Rolf Erni, Manager of the Electron Microscopy Center, and Josep Puigmarti, who works in the Department of Safety and Physiology...
Feb 2, 2016 | Knowledge and technology transfer for cleaner air
Bolivia’s cities suffer from severe air pollution. A Swiss project entitled Aire Limpio is helping to improve their air quality. Empa is also on board, readily passing on its expertise in the field of air measuring...
Feb 1, 2016 | Fuel-cell vehicles on the brink of a breakthrough
Just how safe, sustainable and economical are hydrogen-powered vehicles? This was the question that around 300 experts and members of the interested public addressed during a conference held at Empa. While the safety of...
Jan 20, 2016 | The digital transformation of industries
At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos a key topic is focusing on the "Digital Transformation of Industries”. The fourth industrial revolution is imminent. It goes by the name “Industry 4.0” and is expected to...
Jan 19, 2016 | Try your luck!
Same as every year! Our calendar 2016 is now available and you can get one of those for your home, your desk, your lab – or whatever place you like. We have 20 calendars to give away and all you need to do to get one is...
Jan 15, 2016 | Bernd Nowack in the list of «Highly Cited Researchers»
The media company «Thomson Reuters» has included Empa researcher Bernd Nowack in its list of «Highly Cited Researchers» of 2015. Nowack is one of 132 researchers worldwide who have been honoured in this way in the field...
Jan 13, 2016 | Lithium polymer battery causes blaze
The major fire in Steckborn on December 21, 2015, was probably started by a lithium polymer battery in a model car, as the Thurgau cantonal police department recently announced. Battery experts from Empa have already...
Jan 13, 2016 | Construction work gets underway on Meet2Create
NEST is getting some meat on the bone: On January 12, 2016, construction work got underway on the office unit Meet2Create. The teams from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and NEST celebrated the milestone...
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