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Optimising ship’s engines with the help of virtual sensors

A new ETH spin-off, Vir2sense, specialises in the development of virtual testbeds designed to optimise the performance of marine diesel engines. The young entrepreneurs, Christophe Barro and Panagiotis Kyrtatos, hope to sell their product to big shipping companies. Read more 


Humans and robots set to take their marks

At the Cybathlon, 74 athletes from 25 countries will be showing how robotic technology helps them in their daily lives. In 100 days, the starting gun will be fired on the world’s first trial of bionic strength. The Swiss public broadcaster Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) will incorporate the Cybathlon into a day of themed programming and broadcast the unique competition live. Read more 

News and in the Media


2016 ASME Solar Energy Graduate Student Award

Simon Ackermann, from Prof. Steinfeld's group, is the recipient of the 2016 ASME Solar Energy Graduate Student Award  for his Doctoral Thesis: “Redox Kinetics and Transport Phenomena of Reticulated Porous Ceria”. He was presented with the award plaque, along with a $1000 check, at the banquet of the ASME Power & Energy Conference, June 28, in Charlotte, USA. Read more


Poster Award

Patrick Rohner from Prof. Dimos Poulikakos‘ group, Lisa Poulikakos from Prof. David Norris’ group and Luca Hirt from D-ITET were nominated for the MaP Poster Award. The award was won by Luca Hirt and presented at the MaP Graduate Symposium 2016 at ETH Zurich on 9 June 2016. Read more


Image Contest

Pedro Castro Fernandez form Prof. Christoph Müller’s group, Patrick Reissner from Prof. Andreas Stemmer’s group and Steven Wang from D-HEST were nominated for the MaP Image Contest. The award was won by Pedro Castro Fernandez and presented at the MaP Graduate Symposium 2016 at ETH Zurich on 9 June 2016. Read more


Cover page of the "Energy Technology" Journal

Prof. Aldo Steinfeld's team made the cover page of the "Energy Technology" Journal, Volume 4, Issue 5, May 2016. Read more


AMBIZIONE Energy Grant

Dr. Ronny Michalsky, postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Aldo Steinfeld’s group, has been awarded an AMBIZIONE Energy Grant by the SNSF to investigate solar membrane reactors for splitting H2O and CO2. Read more


Poster Prize at PARTEC 2016

Georgios Kelesidis, doctoral student in Prof. Sotiris E. Pratsinis' group, received a Poster Prize at PARTEC 2016, the International Congress on Particle Technology, 19 - 21 April 2016, Nuremberg, Germany. Read more


Electricity Storage via Adiabatic Air Compression

The SNF-funded project "Electricity Storage via Adiabatic Air Compression" of Prof. Aldo Steinfeld's group was featured at the Swiss Energy Research Conference on 14 April in Lucerne. The project head, Dr. Andreas Haselbacher, described the technology and the status of the pilot demonstration in a tunnel in Biasca. The concept is explained in the video. Read more


Top 10 article of 2015

The paper "Carbon Dioxide Reforming of Methane using an Isothermal Redox Membrane Reactor" by Michalsky et al., in Prof. Aldo Steinfeld's group, has been named one of the top 10 articles of 2015 in the journal Energy Technology.   Read more

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