Markus Niederberger Chosen as Outstanding Reviewer for Materials Horizons in 2016
The Editorial Board for the journal Materials Horizons of the Royal Society of Chemistry has chosen Markus Niederberger, Multifunctional Materials, among others as outstanding reviewer in 2016 based on the number, timeliness and quality of reports completed.
29.03.2017 | Awards
Jan Vermant Nominated Outstanding Reviewer for Soft Matter in 2016
Jan Vermant, Soft Materials, has been nominated as Outstanding Reviewer for the journal Soft Matter of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.
23.03.2017 | Awards
Nicola Spaldin Receives L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award
ETH Professor Nicola Spaldin will today be honoured for her revolutionary research in the field of materials science. In Paris, she is set to receive the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science award for Europe, which carries prize money of 100,000 euros.
17.03.2017 | Publications
Polymer “Shields” Designed to Last
A team of researchers from the Department of Materials led by Dr. Edmondo M. Benetti have demonstrated that when cyclic polymer ligands are grafted onto inorganic NPs, ultra-dense and highly compact brush shells are generated.
15.03.2017 | Publications
Hairy, Lubricious and Tissue-Reactive Polymers
A team of researchers from the Department of Materials, coordinated by Dr. Edmondo M. Benetti and Prof. Marcy Zenobi-Wong (D-HEST), developed an injectable, synthetic formulation for the treatment of cartilage degeneration during osteoarthritis. This takes inspiration from the lubricating properties of polymer brush interfaces, which are structurally similar to synovial bio-lubricants present in the articular joint.
Nicola Spaldin, Materials Theory, receives L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award for her revolutionary research in the field of materials science. The awards aim to recognise and support outstanding female researchers from all around the world. Nicola Spaldin has received this prestigious award for the Europe region. The British scientist's research lays the theoretical foundations for the understanding and development of so-called multiferroic materials, which have the unique property of being simultaneously magnetic and electric. ETH News: English, German