News 2022

Oct 5, 2022 | Intelligent assistance system to reduce airplanes' environmental footprint
The approach and landing of passenger jets is often a burden for people and the environment. The DYNCAT project, in which Empa researchers are working with partners in Switzerland, Germany and France, is aiming at...
Oct 5, 2022 | SME prize for Kyburz Switzerland AG – also thanks to Empa know-how
Kyburz Switzerland AG is the winner of the "Prix SVC Wirtschaftsraum Zürich 2022" awarded by the Swiss Venture Club. The company, based in Freienstein in the canton of Zurich, produces electric vehicles and is developing...
Oct 4, 2022 | Empa Young Scientist Fellowship
Lukas Gerken has been awarded an Empa Young Scientist Fellowship for his research project to make radiation therapy for cancer patients more effective and at the same time gentler. The young Empa researcher is being...
Sep 29, 2022 | Empa Innovation Award 2022 for spin-off viboo
This week, the Empa Innovation Award was presented for the eleventh time. The award honors outstanding projects that bridge the gap between lab and practical applications. This year's winner is viboo. The Empa spin-off...
Sep 27, 2022 | High-tech for quieter tracks
To reduce rail noise for residents, noise barriers or quieter wheel systems and brakes are not the only options. An inconspicuous component under the railway tracks is a beacon of hope for quieter rail traffic for a team...
Sep 21, 2022 | 3D printing of the future – following nature's example
An international research team led by drone expert Mirko Kovac of Empa and Imperial College London has taken bees as a model to develop a swarm of cooperative, 3D-printing drones. Under human control, these flying robots...
Sep 19, 2022 | Portrait Hannes Pichler
For the research institutes Empa and Eawag, Hannes Pichler developed the strategy for an innovative and sustainable campus. In planning "co-operate", the head of Empa's real estate management was also able to draw on...
Sep 15, 2022 | Electronics
In the FOXIP project, researchers form Empa, EPFL and the Paul Scherrer Institute attempted to print thin-film transistors with metal oxides onto heat-sensitive materials such as paper or PET. The goal was ultimately not...
Sep 14, 2022 | Dübendorf Research Campus
This is how Augmented Reality (AR) works: The co-operate AR app allows virtual insights into co-operate, the new research campus of Empa and Eawag in Dübendorf. Visitors can already see what the campus will look like one...
Sep 14, 2022 | Falling walls 2022
Which are the next walls to fall in science and society? Guided by this question, the brightest minds in the international scientific community submitted their groundbreaking projects for the prestigious "Falling Walls...
Sep 8, 2022 | Empa Sommercamp 2022
Freude, Forschung und Freundschaften standen beim diesjährigen Sommercamp der Empa auf dem Programm. Während die Eltern in den Büros und Labors arbeiteten, versuchten sich 16 Kinder im Primarschulalter während einer...
Sep 6, 2022 | Successful technology transfer
The Empa spinoff CTsystems AG is acquired by Daetwyler, a company specializing in elastomer components. The partners see great market potential for a wide range of applications in industrial-scale stack actuators, the...
Sep 1, 2022 | Empa spin-off viboo
With energy prices soaring, heating costs will also inevitably rise in the coming winter. In order to mitigate this, solutions for operating buildings more efficiently are needed. The Empa spin-off viboo has developed an...
Aug 30, 2022 | Sensors and actuators of the future
Sustainable electronic components can be made from wood with the help of a novel process that uses a laser to engrave electrically conductive structures on veneers. A research team at Empa and at ETH’s Institute for...
Aug 25, 2022 | Empa at the Digital Days 2022
This year, Empa will once again be taking part in the Swiss Digital Days with various activities - with exciting insights into different research topics. At the opening event on September 5 in Bern, for example, a new...
Aug 23, 2022 | Aerogel Architecture Award 2022
In early August 2022, the Aerogel Architecture Award was presented at Empa for the second time. The winning project comes from Germany, while buildings from Switzerland take second and third place. They all impressively...
Aug 17, 2022 | Pioneering project on the traffic of the future
Empa, together with EBP and Fussverkehr Schweiz, analyzed in spring 2022 in Thalwil (ZH) how pedestrians react to automated vehicles. The automated parking assistant that had been used is the first system approved in...
Aug 9, 2022 | High Entropy Ceramics
Crystals consisting of wildly mixed ingredients - so-called high-entropy materials - are currently attracting growing scientific interest. Their advantage is that they are particularly stable at extremely high...
Aug 3, 2022 | Empa's pioneering work with CFRP rewarded
Elegant, efficient and groundbreaking: The fine-span light rail bridge in Stuttgart-Degerloch was awarded the German Civil Engineering Award 2022 - because of its innovative design as a network arch bridge with...
Aug 2, 2022 | Werner Siemens Foundation
Hubert Keiber, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Werner Siemens Foundation, describes why the Board decided to award a 15 million Swiss francs grant to a team of Empa researchers.
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