Together with scientists from Empa, ETH Professor Jan Carmeliet studied the latest heatwave last June. ETH News asked him where is the most pleasant place to be in Zurich in summer, and which structural measures should be taken to protect cities from extreme heat events.
Testing a soft artificial heart
ETH researchers from the Functional Materials Laboratory have developed a silicone heart that beats almost like a human heart. In collaboration with colleagues from the Product Development Group Zurich, they have tested how well it works.
News and in the Media
Breath test for diabetics
Andreas Guentner and Professor Sotiris Pratsinis discussed their portable breath analyzers in a radio show broadcasted on Deutschlandfunk.
From ETH to MIT
Wim van Rees, a former doctoral student with Petros Koumoutsakos, Chair for Computational Science at D-MAVT, has been appointed Assistant Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research focuses on fluid mechanics, flow-structure interaction and fish hydrodynamics.
Tiny breath sensors
Respiratory gas analysis is becoming increasingly important for the diagnosis of diseases. Sotiris Pratsinis, Head of the Particle Technology Laboratory, and Andreas Güntner are researching sensors based on nanoparticles as part of the “Zurich Exhalomics” project. A report in the newsletter of Hochschulmedizin Zürich.
A battery that cools and powers computer chips
Various publications report about the new type of redox flow battery developed by the group of Dimos Poulikakos, Professor of Thermodynamics at D-MAVT, and IBM Research Zurich.
Eggenberger Award for Stephan Kress
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.
Foreign objects wrapped in foil
Heart pacemakers or breast implants are often encapsulated in a thick layer of fibrotic tissue. Hylomorph, a spin-off of the Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies (LTNT), has developed a cellulose film that reduces the formation of fibrosis. An article in the "Tages-Anzeiger".
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.
Elasticity increases water resistance
Various publications cite Prof. Dimos Poulikakos’ newest research regarding the water resistance of flexible surfaces.