Together with scientists from Empa, ETH Professor Jan Carmeliet studied the latest heatwave last June. ETH News asked him where is the most pleasant place to be in Zurich in summer, and which structural measures should be taken to protect cities from extreme heat events.
Testing a soft artificial heart
ETH researchers from the Functional Materials Laboratory have developed a silicone heart that beats almost like a human heart. In collaboration with colleagues from the Product Development Group Zurich, they have tested how well it works.
Algorithms teaching drones to 'see'
Reuters reports about how Professor Margarita Chli and her group at the Visions for Robotics Lab are developing algorithms to help drones 'see' and understand their environment.
From Bangalore via Cambridge to Zurich
Priyank Kumar became a materials scientist mainly by chance. His enthusiasm for complex simulations of material properties took him from India to MIT, and then to ETH. Europe now feels like a second home to him.
Branco Weiss Fellowship for Fabian Menges
Dr. Fabian Menges receives a Branco Weiss Fellowship 2017 for his project “Unravelling the thermal signatures of energy transfer in nanoscale junctions”. Menges is a former doctoral student of Andreas Stemmer, Professor of Nanotechnology, at the ETH Departement of Mechanical Engineering. He will start the project which is based on his doctorate at ETH Zurich at the University of Colorado Boulder.