EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Überlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf
EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology  
Location: Dübendorf, Thun, St.Gallen
Discipline: Materials Science

Empa is a materials science and technology research institution. It belongs to the ETH domain and as such is an important element in education, science and innovation in Switzerland. It specializes in applications, focused research and development, and provides high-level services in the field of sustainable materials science and technology. Its core tasks are innovative collaboration with industry and public institutions, ensuring the safety of people and the environment, knowledge propagation and university-level teaching.

Materials Science - History - Nov 13
Materials Science - History
In autumn 2017, the archaeological service of the Canton of Berne was amazed when two private individuals delivered a crusted lump of metal. The bronze hand of Prêles, decorated with a ribbon of gold, turned out to be the oldest bronze sculpture of a human body part in Central Europe. But where did the metals of the sensational find come from? Empa researchers were involved in the investigation.
Physics - Oct 28
Physics

Hydrogen is considered a promising solution for mobility without fossil fuels. What is still missing, however, is a nation-wide network of fueling stations.

Materials Science - Health - Oct 24
Materials Science - Health

The first national competence centre for translational medicine and entrepreneurship has opened in Bern.

Innovation - Oct 17
Innovation

At the end of September, the "AM-TTC Alliance", the umbrella organization for the establishment of technology transfer centers in the field of advanced manufacturing technologies - the "Advanced Ma

Physics - Music - Oct 14
Physics - Music

A team of Empa acoustic researchers has built macroscopic crystal structures that use internal rotation to attenuate the propagation of waves.

Music - Materials Science - Oct 8
Music - Materials Science

To play a piece of music as it was conceived by the composer is a trend. But where can the rare historical instruments be found? The solution would be exact copies of the coveted originals.

Music - Materials Science - Oct 8
Music - Materials Science

A rippling stream is Jean-Marc Wunderli's favourite sound. However, his everyday research has little to do with calming natural sounds.

Physics - Materials Science - Oct 25
Physics - Materials Science

Empa recently founded the NMJ Association together with partner institutions from Japan, Canada, China, the USA and Germany.

Social Sciences - Oct 17
Social Sciences

The NEST research and innovation building of Empa and Eawag is a new member of the European Network of Living Labs.

Materials Science - Chemistry - Oct 16

On October 16, Empa young researcher Léo Duchêne received the prestigious Battery Division Student Research Award of the Electrochemical Society in Atlanta, USA. Since 1979, this research prize has been awarded to promising young scientists in the field of electrochemical energy storage.

Environment - Life Sciences - Oct 10
Environment - Life Sciences

Early childhood life in the womb is particularly sensitive to the effects of environmental pollutants.

Materials Science - Health - Oct 8
Materials Science - Health

Whether a wound heals well under a dressing cannot be seen from the outside. Empa researchers are now enabling a view through the bandage à la James Bond.

Electroengineering - Business - Oct 7

Whether mobile phone or automatic toilets - electronic devices are becoming increasingly complex. And who hasn't heard stories of devices that fail precisely after the warranty has expired? According to Empa researcher Peter Jacob, however, the shorter lifespan is not a malicious "planned obsolescence", but is mainly due to enormous cost pressure.





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