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Empa (Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt)

Überlandstraße 129
8600 Duebendorf
Switzerland
Tel.
+41 58 765 11 11
Fax
+41 58 765 11 22

www.empa.ch

Short description

Empa is an interdisciplinary research and services institution for material sciences and technology development within the ETH Domain. Empa’s research and development activities are oriented to meeting the requirements of industry and the needs of our society, and link together applications-oriented research and the practical implementation of new ideas, science and industry, and science and society.

More about Empa
  • News

    Biofuels and sophisticated materials cycles thanks to bio-templating

    Blue-green algae are among the oldest living creatures on Earth and have perfected the use of sunlight over billions of years. Empa scientists have now equipped these humble unicellular organisms with semiconductor coatings to create mini power plants, which supply biofuels and are photocat ... more

    Aerogel – the micro structural material of the future

    Aerogel is an excellent thermal insulator. So far, however, it has mainly been used on a large scale, for example in environmental technology, in physical experiments or in industrial catalysis. Empa researchers have now succeeded in making aerogels accessible to microelectronics and precis ... more

    A wound dressing that kills bacteria

    In order to combat bacterial wound infections, Empa researchers have developed cellulose membranes equipped with antimicrobial peptides. Initial results show: The skin-friendly membranes made of plant-based materials kill bacteria very efficiently. If germs invade a wound, they can trigger ... more

  • Research Institutes

    Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research

    Empa is an interdisciplinary research and services institution for material sciences and technology development within the ETH Domain. Empa’s research and development activities are oriented to meeting the requirements of industry and the needs of our society, and link together applications ... more

    Empa

    Empa is an interdisciplinary research and services institution for material sciences and technology development within the ETH Domain. Empa’s research and development activities are oriented to meeting the requirements of industry and the needs of our society, and link together applications ... more

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