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21.12.2016 | Publications

Aerogels and the Wonders of the Universe

Felix Rechberger and Prof. Markus Niederberger publish a review article on aerogels which is featured on the inside front cover of Nanoscale Horizons and is highlighted in the series 'Under the Covers' by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Read more 


Markus Niederberger appointed Full Professor

The Department of Materials is happy to announce that the Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has appointed Markus Niederberger, currently Accociate Professor, as Full Professor of Multifunctional Materials. Read more 

09.12.2016 | Publikationen

Scalable, Ultra-resistant Structural Colors Based on Network Metamaterials

A team that includes scientists from the Laboratory for Nanometallurgy is the first to use materials with a network-like structure to create a full spectrum of intense colours. The principle has long existed in nature: for example, in the colourful plumage of a particular species of bird in South America. Read more 


Swiss Free Electron Laser (SwissFEL)

Prof. Laura Heyderman, Chair of Mesoscopic Systems, would like to use the Swiss Free Electron Laser (SwissFEL) to study ultra-fast processes in magnets on the micrometer and nanometer scale and get to the bottom of phenomena that occur during phase transitions. Read more 

24.11.2016 | Awards

Walter R. Caseri receives "Goldene Eule 2016"

The ETH Zurich’s student association (VSETH) has selected Walter R. Caseri, titular professor at the Laboratory for Multifunctional Materials, as a recipient of the “Goldene Eule”. Read more 


Tuesday 24. Jan 13:00 - PhD Defense

Magnetically-driven assembly of bio inspired multifunctional composites, Hortense Le Ferrand, HCI J498

Wednesday 01. Feb 10:15 - POLYPHYS Seminar

Beyond equilibrium molecular dynamics (working title), Susmita Roy, ; HCP F 43.4

Wednesday 01. Feb 14:00-00:20 - PhD Defense

Microstructure Engineering via Ion-Irradation in Metallic Thin Films, Ma Huan, HCI J498

Thursday 16. Mar 18:00-21:00 - MaP

MaP InSight - Careers in Materials and Processes, ETH Materials Alumni, None; ETH Hönggerberg, HIT E 51 (Siemens Auditorium)


Jörg F. Löffler, Metal Physics and Technology, has been awarded the DGM "Breakthrough" Prize 2016 of the German Society of Materials. This award is "bestowed on an excellent scientist in the middle of his/her research career for outstanding scientific achievements which represent a breakthrough in materials science and/or for initiating a new research field" (Laudatio, 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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