The ETH Zurich 2016 Annual Report provides an overview of the most important achievements, developments and events at the University over the past year, and is published alongside the 2015/2016 Sustainability Report.
Developing new things together and effecting change – that's what gets Moritz Mussgnug out of bed in the morning. The mechanical engineer manages to juggle his doctoral thesis with a startup and a project to optimise the production of walnut oil for people in Nepal.
News and in the Media
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.
SRF Puls Show
Andreas Güntner, doctoral student at Prof. Sotiris Pratsinis, highlighted in the SRF Show Puls the use of flame-made and portable gas sensors for monitoring trace organic vapors in the human breath. This new technology could in the future be used for medical diagnostics and disease monitoring.
Pioneer of Microrobotics
His robots are so tiny that in the future we will be able to inject them into the body. They are supposed to fight pathogens right on the spot. An NZZ portrait of Prof. Bradley Nelson.