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Talks & events D-MAVT

26 May 2016, Seminar

Nitrogen-Based Alternative Fuels – Really?

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27 May 2016, Other

Advanced Topics in Flow Visualization

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31 May 2016, Talk

Invited Talk: Prof. Dongseok Suh - supported by European Graphene Flagship

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31 May 2016, Other


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The man who builds robotic animals

He develops walking robots that move like living creatures: Marco Hutter is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems and a fellow of the Society in Science. One day his machines might be able to carry out the menial and dangerous work human beings would rather avoid. Read more 


Weg zum CO2-armen Energiesystem

Die Schweizer Energieversorgung steht vor einem Umbruch. Es braucht nicht nur Ersatzkapazitäten beim Strom, wenn die Kernkraftwerke vom Netz gehen. Auch gilt es, die Bereiche Heizen und Verkehr zu elektrifizieren. Wie kann die Schweiz die Lücke schliessen, und wo sollte sie erneuerbaren oder CO2 -armen Strom prioritär einsetzen? Read more 

News and in the Media


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


Nanowalls for smartphones

The nanowalls developed by Prof. Dimos Poulikakos and his team are made with a new form of 3D printing. The Economist has reported on it. Read more


Trampolining Droplets

The New York Times reports on the droplet trampolining research from Prof. Dimos Poulikakos' group. Read more



The project team Solar-Jet has been awarded with the AIREG-Award for their pioneering demonstration of solar jet fuel production. The award is given by the Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany. The key component of the entire process chain is the solar reactor developed at Prof. Aldo Steinfeld’s lab. Read more

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