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Welcome and industry keynote

Prof. Detlef Günther is Vice President Research and Corporate Relations at ETH Zurich.

Dr. Andreas Bong is Head of Corporate Research & Technology at Hilti.

Session 1: Mobility and energy

Prof. Emilio Frazzoli is Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zurich. He is an expert in the areas of control, distributed systems and algorithmic robotics. His research findings in the field of smart urban mobility have attracted huge interest worldwide.

Link to the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control

Prof. Margarita Chli is Professor of Vision for Robotics at ETH Zurich. She has received international recognition for her research in the field of visual robot navigation for autonomous localisation and area mapping.

Link to the Vision for Robotics Lab

Prof. Martin Saar is Professor of Geothermal Energy and Geofluids at ETH Zurich. He specializes in researching the interactions between fluids and rocks in the earth's core.

Link to the Geothermal Energy and Geofluids Group

Prof. Gabriela Hug is Professor of Electric Power Systems at ETH Zurich. Her work on interdisciplinary approaches to the design and operation of the energy networks of the future is receiving great attention from experts.

Link to the Power Systems Laboratory

Dr. Philipp Furler is the founder of the ETH spin-off Sunredox. The company develops solar chemical technologies for the production of solar fuels from carbon dioxide and water.

Link to the Professorship of Renewable Energy Carriers

Session 2: Construction and production

Prof. Eleni Chatzi is Professor of Structural Mechanics at ETH Zurich. Her award-winning research deals mainly with structural health monitoring and damage detection.

Link to the Chair of Structural Mechanics

Norman Hack is a PhD student at the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication at ETH Zurich. He leads the research project Mesh Mould at the newly founded National Centre of Competence in Research – Digital Fabrication.

Link to the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication

Prof. Arno Schlüter is Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Building Technologies at ETH Zurich. His  research focusses on sustainable building theories and their consistant linkage with new information-technological methods of construction planning.

Link to the Chair of Architecture and Building Systems

Prof. Lucio Isa is Professor of Interfaces, Soft Matter and Assembly at ETH Zurich. His research focuses on liquid-liquid and liquid-solid interfaces and particularly on the behaviour of nanoparticles at liquid-liquid interfaces.

Link to the Laboratory for Interfaces, Soft matter and Assembly

Maximilian Warhanek is co-founder of the ETH spin-off 6C Tools. The company develops drilling and milling tools for the machining of hard materials. The products are optimized for the processing of ceramic materials. Further application areas are the machining of glass, tungsten carbide and green bodies.

Link to 6C Tools

Session 3: Information and communication

Prof. Jürg Leuthold is Professor of Photonics and Communication at ETH Zurich. His research interests include high-speed communication on an optical basis. His interdisciplinary work combines fundamental research in physics with applications in the field of information technology.

Link to the Institute of Electromagnetic Fields

Prof. Onur Mutlu is Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich. He conducts research into the design of fast, scalable and energy-efficient computers, especially their memory architecture. His other research topics include biological computing and bio-inspired systems.

Link to the Systems Group

Prof. Gunnar Rätsch is Professor of Biomedical Informatics at ETH Zurich. He is an internationally renowned specialist in medical and bioinformatics. He develops highly advanced statistical processes to discover genes in genomic sequence data and use them to extract medical information.

Link to the Biomedical Informatics Lab

Prof. Timothy Roscoe is Professor in the Systems Group of the Computer Science Department at ETH Zurich. His main research areas are operating systems, distributed systems, and networking.

Link to the Systems Group

Till Haug is co-founder of the ETH spin-off Veezoo. The company offers a platform that allows users to research, explore and visualize data. Veezoo uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing technologies and works on a question-and-answer concept.

Link to Veezoo

Session 4: Health, food and environment

Prof. Simon Mensah Ametamey is Professor at the Radiopharmaceutical Science Group at ETH Zurich. His research activities concentrate on the development of radiolabelled biomolecules for diagnostic application in brain diseases and tumor imaging.

Link to the Radiopharmaceutical Science Group

Prof. Sebastian Kozerke is Professor of Biomedical Imaging at ETH Zurich. He develops technologies and methods for the investigation of the cardiovascular system and the human metabolism. He has gained a leading international position in the field of cardiovascular imaging.

Link to the Institute for Biomedical Engineering

Prof. Achim Walter is Professor of Crop Science at ETH Zurich. He establishes technologies and methods for plant imaging, thereby improving research in plant physiology, precision agriculture and breeding of crops such as wheat, maize, soybean and buckwheat.

Link to the Institute of Agricultural Sciences

Prof. Jing Wang is Professor of Air Quality and Particle Technology at ETH Zurich. His principal areas of research include reducing nanoparticle transmission and emissions, developing tools to measure nanoparticles in the air, and air and water filtration.

Link to the Chair of Industrial Ecology

Dr. Urs Frey is the CEO of the ETH spin-off MaxWell Biosystems. The company develops advanced electrophysiology platforms for cell assays in preclinical drug discovery, safety pharmacology and basic neuroscience research.

Link to MaxWell Biosystems

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