Spark Award 2017

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On 28 March 2017, ETH Zurich presented the Spark Award 2017. Researchers at ETH Zurich won the award for the most promising invention which was registered for a patent in 2016.

The Winners

Winner of Spark Award 2017
Winning project: A novel antiviral defense strategy. ETH Vize-Präsident Detlef Günther with the winners Dr Michael Meyer, Professor Sabine Werner and Dr Luigi Maddaluno / Photos: ETH Zurich, Oliver Bartenschlager

Top 5

Top 5 Spark Award Finalists
Top 5 Finalisten

Recycling positrons for unique material characterization
(Paolo Crivelli, Lars Gerchow) Video

A novel antiviral defense strategy
Luigi Maddaluno, Michael Meyer, Sabine Werner (video to be published soon)

Graphite flakes as cathode material in rechargeable aluminium chloride-graphite batteries
Maksym V. Kovalenko, Kostiantyn V. Kravchyk, Shutao Wang Video

The Myosuit – textile-powered mobility
Jaime Duarte Barriga, Robert Riener, Kai Schmidt Video

Rollback protection for secure digital currencies
Srdjan Capkun, Aritra Dhar, Kari Kostiainen, Sinisa Matetic, David Sommer Video

Top 20

Top 20 Candidates for the Spark Award
Top 20 nominees for the Spark Award

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) gas pressure sensor fabricated by stacking
Stéphane Kühne

Microfluidic Sample Multiplexing and Addressing
Navid Ghorashian, Savas Tay

Phosphoramidite reagent for the preparation of 5' phosphate capped oligonucleotides
Jonathan Hall, Ugo Pradere

Automated synthesizer utilizing single-use reagent cartridges containing polymer supported reagents for organic synthesis
Jeffrey Bode, Kuang-Yen Chen, Paula Louise Nichols, Vijay Pattabiraman, Benedikt Matthias Wanner

Indium oxide catalyst for methanol synthesis
Charlotte Drouilly, Daniel Curulla-Ferré, Antonio José Martín Fernández, Oliver Martin, Cecilia Mondelli, Javier Pérez-Ramirez

Production of multiply backbone N-methylated (cyclic) peptides in E. coli
Markus Aebi, Michael Francis Freeman, Noemi Laura Sharon Kälin, Markus Künzler, Jörn Piel, Niels Sebastiaan Van der Velden

Recycling positrons for unique material characterization
Paolo Crivelli, Lars F. Gerchow

Compact force controllable robot joint
Karen Bodie, Marco Hubert Hutter, Jemin Hwangbo, Andreas Lauber

Shape-conformal, smooth interface diaphragms for non-disruptive monitoring of fluid properties within cavities and fabricating method thereof
Christofer Hierold, Christian Peters, Silvan Marc Staufert

Oral polymeric formulations for biodetoxification
Jean-Christoph Leroux, Simon Sam Matoori

Biodegradable SHG Nanoprobes
Periklis Pantazis, Ali Yasin Sonay

Lewis-acid assisted formation of acyl phosphanes
Mark Bispinghoff, Hansjörg Friedrich Grützmacher, Paul Gerald Pringle

2'-O-Methoxyethylribonucleoside building blocks for the synthesis of stereochemically pure oligonucleotides
Jonathan Hall, Meiling Li

Low dispersive laser ablation cell
Detlef Günther, Bodo Hattendorf, Gunnar Schwarz

A novel antiviral defense strategy
Luigi Maddaluno, Michael Meyer, Sabine Werner

Direct synthesis of bulk boron-doped graphitic carbon
Emanuel Rudolf Billeter, Maksym V. Kovalenko, Nicholas Paul Stadie

Graphite flakes as cathode material in rechargeable aluminium chloride-graphite batteries
Maksym V. Kovalenko, Kostiantyn V. Kravchyk, Shutao Wang

An autonomous shading system based on coupled wooden bilayers
Ingo Burgert, Markus Rüggeberg, Chiara Vailati

The Myosuit – textile-powered mobility
Jaime Duarte Barriga, Robert Riener, Kai Schmidt

Rollback protection for secure digital currencies
Srdjan Capkun, Aritra Dhar, Kari Kostiainen, Sinisa Matetic, David Sommer

 
 
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25.06.2017
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