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Eggenberger Award for Dr. Stephan Kress

Dr. Stephan Kress receives the Hans-Eggenberger-Prize for his dissertation on the control of light at nanoscales. The annual award, endowed with CHF 100,000, is given to outstanding young scientists who are primarily active in the interdisciplinary application of electronics and electrical energy technology. Read more 


Among Energy Technology's top 10 papers

The joint report of Prof. Aldo Steinfeld's group and Prof. Javier Perez-Ramirez entitled "Impact of Daily Startup-Shutdown Conditions on the Production of Solar Methanol over a Commercial Cu-ZnO-Al2O3 Catalyst" has been named one of the Top 10 publications of the year 2016 by the science magazine Energy Technology. Read more 


Innovation cannot be taught; it must be learned

ETH President Lino Guzzella welcomed Alexander van der Bellen to the University on Friday, where the Austrian President was shown how ETH is encouraging innovation. Read more 


Prof. Dennis M. Kochmann joins D-MAVT

Prof. Dennis M. Kochmann, currently Professor at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), will join the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT) as Professor of Mechanics and Materials in April 2017. Read more 


R&D 100 Award 2016 for simulation software

Nek5000, a software for the simulation of fluid flow and combustion, received the prestigious R&D 100 Award 2016. A team of researchers lead by Dr. Christos Frouzakis and Prof. Konstantin Boulouchos at the Laboratory of Aerothermochemistry and Combustion Systems (LAV) has participated in the development of the software. Read more 


Temperature sensor for artificial skin

The capacity to detect temperature changes is an important function of the human skin. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now developed a highly sensitive and, at the same time, flexible temperature sensor, which could soon be used in prosthetic limbs and robotic arms. Read more 


Home-made skis on the slopes

ETH Zurich held a ski workshop for undergraduate students for the first time. Over a six-week period, the participants built their own sustainable skis, from designing them on the computer to testing them out on the slopes. Read more 


“We need a decentralisation of the Internet”

Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the World Wide Web, has had a substantial impact on our lives. While his invention was a resounding success and the Internet has developed unexpectedly fast, he is anything but satisfied with today's situation. Read more 


Distinguished Paper

Prof. Nicolas Noiray and Dr. Alexey Denisov received the Distinguished Paper award in the Gas Turbine Combustion category at the 36th International Symposium on Combustion in Seoul. Read more 


ETH Zurich at WEF 2017 in Davos: “Magic through Technology”

ETH Zurich is presenting its latest research findings in a public exhibition at the World Economic Forum 2017. ETH’s début WEF appearance was launched with a meeting with politicians, public authorities and businesspeople from the canton of Grisons. Read more 


D-MAVT at the WEF

D-MAVT is represented with a large number of projects at this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos from 18-20 January 2017. Read more 


Dr. Franziska Ullrich on Forbes “30 under 30” Europe list

Dr. Franziska Ullrich, Insitute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS) at the Multi-Scale Robotics Lab, is listed on the current Forbes “30 under 30” Europe list. Read more 


Building their own companies with timber and robots

There were 25 spin-offs founded at ETH Zurich last year – equalling the record number from 2015. The university’s broad range of research topics is also reflected in these new companies. Read more 


Prof. Jan Carmeliet joins D-MAVT

Prof. Dr. Jan Carmeliet has been appointed to the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT) at ETH Zurich as of January 2017. Read more 


Austrian State Prize for best dissertation

Florian Kogelbauer from Prof. George Haller’s group has received the prestigious Austrian Award of Excellence for his dissertation entitled “Some Topics in Mathematical Water Wave Theory”. Hearty congratulations to Florian Kogelbauer for his achievements! Read more 


Schoolgirls for engineering sciences

Fully booked! About 80 female pupils from all over Switzerland participated in the taster day for schoolgirls 2016 on December 9th to learn more about the two engineering sciences mechanical and electrical engineering in the departments MAVT and ITET. Read more 


Best Poster Award

Prof. Giovanni Sansavini and his group were awarded the Best Poster Award for their poster about their study on “Security Analysis of the Operations of Interdependent Electric and Gas Networks” at the 2016 SCCER-FURIES (Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research) Annual Conference on 2 December 2016 in Lausanne. Read more 


Eight professors appointed at ETH Zurich

Upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella the ETH Board appointed a total of eight professors and awarded the title of professor to one individual. Read more 


Thiago Cunha Boaventura obtains professorship in Brazil

Dr. Thiago Cunha Boaventura, Post doc at the Agile and Dexterous Robotics Lab obtained a professorship at the Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil. Read more 


Brilliance in cutting-edge research

Switzerland’s credentials as a research location have been enhanced with a major new facility: the SwissFEL X-ray free-electron laser was put into operation at the PSI yesterday. ETH researchers are among those expecting to use the system to gain insights into hitherto hidden processes at the molecular and atomic level. Read more 

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