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24.02.2017 | Awards

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship for Dr. Hanumantha Rao Vutukuri

Dr. Hanumantha Rao Vutukuri, postdoc in the Soft Materials group, has obtained a Marie Curie Fellowship for his work on active colloidal systems. Roa will be focussing on how to use active particles to build new materials (in a collaboration with Caltech), and try to undertsand collective phenomena is such sytems. Read more 

03.02.2017 | Awards

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship for Dr. Chiara Gattinoni

With great pleasure we announce that Dr. Chiara Gattinoni, postdoctoral researcher at Materials Theory, has been awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship for her work on "Properties across dimensions: an atomistic computational study of bismuth ferrite surfaces and nanocrystals". Dr. Gattinoni will focus on the surface- and nano-science of bismuth ferrite with an eye towards applications in catalysis and photovoltaics. Read more 

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 


Tuesday 28. Feb 16:15 - MaP

MaP AM Lecture - "High Resolution Electrohydrodynamic AM Technologies", Prof. Dr. Paul Dalton, ETH Zentrum, HG E 1.1

Wednesday 01. Mar 15:00 - Seminar

Principles of vitrimer chemistry, Prof. Ludwik Leibler, HCI G7

Thursday 02. Mar 10:15 - POLYPHYS Seminar

The role of hydrodynamic models for the probing of viscoelastic interfaces, Mathias Nagel, HCP F 43.4

Friday 03. Mar 10:00 - PhD Defense

Entropy-Driven Dynamics of Open Quantum Systems, Maksym Osmanov, HCI J574


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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