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Distinguished Lecture Series D-MAVT

October 20, 2014, HG F 30

December 1, 2014, ML E 12


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After four-years of construction, we finally reached the goal: The first ETH building from the 2003 Master Plan was officially opened on Monday, October 13. The Department Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT) and the KOF Swiss Economic Institute of ETH Zurich now share one of the most sustainable university buildings in Switzerland.

ETH-News Article (German)| NZZ (German)| Tages Anzeiger (German)| Tele Top (German)| Bluewin (German)| Baublatt (German)| TEC21 (German)| Swiss-architects (German)| SRF Regionaljournal ZH SH (German)


Sebastian Trimpe, former PHD student of Prof. D'Andrea and currently Research Scientist at the Autonomous Motion Department of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, has been awarded the "Klaus Tschira award for achievements in public understanding of science."  His award-winning article "Only if there is something to say" describes his PhD research and appeared in the German popular science magazine "Bild der Wissenschaft."

More (German)| Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control | Prof. Raffaello D'Andrea | Sebastian Trimpe


On Monday, October 6, 2014, „Schweiz Aktuell“ from „Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen“ reported on the Focus Project SUNCAR Bagger, the first solar excavator.

More (German)| SUNCAR


The paper “The Distributed Flight Array” by Dr. Raymond Oung and Prof. Raffaello D’Andrea was selected as one of three best papers for the IFAC Mechatronics Paper Prize for 2011-2013.

Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control | Prof. Raffaello D'Andrea


ETH Zurich and ETH spin-off company Verity Studios AG have teamed up with Cirque du Soleil to demonstrate the value of technology to entertain and delight us.

ETH-News Article | Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control | Prof. Raffaello D'Andrea | Verity Studios AG | Cirque du Soleil


Dr. Thomas Vetter, former doctoral student with Prof. Mazzotti, has been appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Manchester as of September 1, 2014.


The ETH Board appointed 15 new professors at ETH Zurich, among them Dr. Dirk Mohr (*1976) as Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Computational Modelling of Materials in Manufacturing and Dr. Christopher Onder (*1961) as Adjunct Professor.

ETH-News Article


Izabela Kuder, Doctoral student in Prof. Paolo Ermannis group, was awarded with the prize for the Best Student Paper Competition at the ASME Conference 2014 for her contribution entitled “Static Design of a Selective Compliance Morphing Wing Profile Based on Integrated Variable Stiffness Bi-Stable Components”.

ASME Conference | Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures | Prof. Paolo Ermanni


Under the „TOP 100 Swiss Startups 2014“, the spin-off company Climeworks from Prof. Aldo Steinfeld’s group was recognized as one of the top 10.

Audi is interested in the research of Climeworks and has a cooperation with them.

ETH-News Article (German) | SRF | Climeworks


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