ETH Zurich awards Katharina Maniura title of Professor

Professorship for Empa researcher

Mar 20, 2018 | ETH Zurich awarded Katharina Maniura, Head of Empa's lab "Biointerfaces", the title of Professor on 8 March 2018. Maniura and her team at Empa's St. Gallen site are investigating natural interfaces between biological materials and will continue to wo...
"Solar Fitness & Wellness" with a chance of winning

NEST unit nominated for architecture award

Mar 20, 2018 | On 8 June 2018, the "Award for Marketing + Architecture" will be presented for the sixth time. Among the nominated projects is the NEST unit "Solar Fitness & Wellness". The unit combines unconventional architecture with a worldwide unique energy obje...
Research building NEST continues to fill up

Construction start of NEST unit "SolAce"

Mar 6, 2018 | NEST is a happening place: As soon as the last unit “Urban Mining & Recycling” has been opened, construction of the next one is already underway. Since mid-February, the unit "SolAce" is being installed in the southwestern corner of NEST. Completion ...

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