Mar 20, 2019 | Empa technology in space
Another European Space Agency (ESA) satellite was launched last October: BepiColombo who is heading for Mercury – with Empa technology on board. Empa coated and soldered individual components meticulously for...
Mar 12, 2019 | Empa at the Geneva Motor Show
Empa is presenting sustainable fuels of the future at the Petroleum Association's stand in Hall 6 of the Geneva Motor Show. Not only electric cars or hydrogen vehicles can be fuelled with low CO2 emissions, but even a...
Mar 12, 2019 | Empa at the Geneva Motor Show
What could the "gas station of the future" look like? What services does it offer? Which fuels can be filled up there and where do they come from? The Swiss Oil Industry Association (Erdöl-Vereinigung) is providing...
Mar 8, 2019 | Inge Herrmann appointed by ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich has appointed Inge Katrin Herrmann as Assistant Professor for Nanoparticle Systems Engineering. The researcher heads the group "Particles 4D" in Empa's Particles-Biology Interactions lab.
Mar 5, 2019 | Simulation of railway noise
Railway noise is annoying. Trains cause numerous sleepless nights, especially in the vicinity of residential areas. This makes it all the more important to optimize trains and tracks in such a way as to dampen sounds....
Feb 27, 2019 | Opening of the NEST unit DFAB HOUSE
DFAB HOUSE has officially opened today on the NEST building of Empa and Eawag in Dübendorf. It is the world's first inhabited "house" that was not only digitally planned, but also – with the help of robots and 3D...
Feb 22, 2019 | Strategic partnership between Empa and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
As part of a strategic international cooperation program of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Empa in Dübendorf (CH) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg (D) launched a three-year joint research...
Feb 20, 2019 | Grant for researchers of Empa and University of Bern
Portable sensors that prevent injuries to skin and tissue should allow a patient to lie for an extended period of time: With this project, researchers from Empa and the University of Bern were successful in the current...
Jan 29, 2019 | New center for AM in medical technology
3D printing is finding its way into industrial manufacturing. This technology and the increasing digitalization of design and manufacturing processes – keyword "Industry 4.0" – will also play a central role in medical...
Feb 14, 2019 | Non-toxic flame retardants
Together with BRUAG Fire Protection AG, Empa specialists have developed a new flame retardant for wood and wood-based materials. The colourless additive, which can be easily mixed with coatings and cellulose materials,...
Jan 22, 2019 | Insulation for timber houses
Scientists at Empa teamed up with isofloc AG to develop an insulating material made of recycled paper. It is ideal for prefabricated wooden elements and even multistory timber houses, and protects the construction...
Feb 12, 2019 | Head of laboratory "Urban Energy Systems"
Interdisciplinary, interconnected and oriented towards a sustainable future: These words describe Kristina Orehounig just as aptly as they describe the Empa laboratory “Urban Energy Systems”, which she is heading since...
Feb 1, 2019 | Preparatory project for a large-scale European research initiative launched
A sustainable alternative to the fossil-based, energy-intensive production of fuels and basic products of the chemical industry, based solely on solar energy and universally available resources: This is the ambitious...
Feb 4, 2019 | Swiss technology transfer center association founded
Innovations are the driving force behind the Swiss economy. But how does an idea become an innovation, a real market success? Too many ideas from research laboratories fall by the wayside on their path to industrial...
Feb 6, 2019 | Excellent research at 3450 meters above sea level
At the beginning of the 1930s, when European countries were sealing themselves off, Switzerland opened the internationally oriented Jungfraujoch research station. In 2019, the station receives two awards as an important...
Feb 7, 2019 | Effects on people and the environment under the microscope
Graphene is considered one of the most interesting and versatile materials of our time. The application possibilities inspire both research and industry. But are products containing graphene also safe for humans and the...
Jan 8, 2019 | What happens to our ressources?
This year, beautifully wrapped laptops, mobile phones or even new TV sets lay under numerous Christmas trees. They are enthusiastically put into use – and the old electronic devices are disposed of. The e-waste contains...
Jan 28, 2019 | Empa at the WEF
Guests from business, politics and science met with researchers from the ETH Domain on the occasion of the World Economic Forum in Davos under the motto "Innovations made in Switzerland for Switzerland".
Jan 10, 2019 | NEST earns energy award
On 10 January 2019, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) awarded the renowned Swiss "Watt d'Or" energy prize for the twelfth time. Among the five winners is the NEST research and innovation building by Empa and...
Jan 15, 2019 | Nanocellulose for novel implants
Cellulose obtained from wood has amazing material properties. Empa researchers are now equipping the biodegradable material with additional functionalities to produce implants for cartilage diseases using 3D printing.