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Professorship for Dorota Koziej

Dorota Koziej, group leader in the Laboratory for Multifunctional Materials, accepted a professorship in experimental physics with a focus on hybrid nanomaterials at University of Hamburg, Germany. In August 2017, her group will move to the new Center for Hybrid Nanostructures (CHyN), which is part of the Institute of Nanostructure- and Solid State Physics (INF) of the University of Hamburg (UHH). Read more 

09.09.2016 | Publications

Self-assembly of Nanoparticles and their Potential as Drug Delivery Vehicles

Authors present a rationally designed nanoparticle (NP) formulation that mimics a liposome outer bilayer but can help achieve a uniform size through a bottom up synthetic approach afforded by an inorganic NP scaffold at its core. Read more 

17.08.2016 | Publications

Reversible optical switching of antiferromagnetism in TbMnO3

Antiferromagnetism is magnetic order, yet without a macroscopic magnetization as in iron. The absence of the field has interesting technological potential, but it also makes the antiferromagnetic state harder to control and set in a certain direction. Light, however, can do this if antiferromagnets from a special class of materials called multiferroics are selected. Read more 

05.08.2016 | Publications

Solid Batteries Improve Safety

Researchers at the Eectrochemical Group of Prof. Jennifer Rupp have developed a lithium-ion battery made entirely of solid material: it contains neither liquids nor gels. The battery cannot ignite, even at very high temperatures, giving it a safety advantage over conventional batteries. In addition, they allow new forms of battery design. Read more 

05.07.2016 | Publications

Magnetically Aligned Graphite Electrodes for High-rate Performance Li-ion Batteries

Materials researchers from the Battery Materials group at the Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villigen and the Complex Material group at the ETH Zurich have developed a very simple and cost-effective procedure for significantly enhancing the performance of conventional Li-ion rechargeable batteries. Read more 


Inaugural Lecuter Prof. Erc Dufresne
Soft and Living Materials, Inaugural Lecture of Prof. Eric Dufresne, 11.10.2016, 17.15-18.30, HG F 30

Friday 30. Sep 10:00 - PhD Defense

Directed assembly of nanoparticles by capillary bridging for microelectronic packaging applications, Jonas Zürcher, HCI J498

Tuesday 04. Oct 14:00 - PhD Defense

Synthesis and Properties of High Molecular Weight Poly(m,p-phenylene)s, Bernd Deffner, HCP E 47.3

Thursday 06. Oct 18:00 - MaP

MaP InSight - Careers in Materials and Processes, Materials Alumni ETH Zürich, HIT E 51 (Siemens Auditorium)

Tuesday 11. Oct 17:15 - Inaugural Lecture

Soft and Living Materials, Prof. Eric Dufresne / Einführungsvorlesung, Auditorium Maximum


Professor Nicola Spaldin, Materials Theory, has been awarded the Körber Prize, one of the most prestigious scientific awards in Europe.
Press release (PDF, 116 KB); ETH News: English, German; YouTube: English, German; Spektrum (German); Bayern 2 Radio Podcast (about 11:30 minutes in, German)

MatBlatt Magazine

News, events, people and highlights from the department (the magazine contains articles in English and German), Issue 1/15 (PDF, 5.1 MB)

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