Department of Materials

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Inaugural Lectures


«In einer idealen Zukunft sind wir überflüssig»
Seit 20 Jahren kämpft Equal um angemessene Bedingungen für Frauen und Männer an der ETH Zürich. Das Jubiläum feiert die Stelle für Chancengleichheit mit einer Ausstellung und einem Podium. Mehr

The objectives of the Department of Materials at ETH-Zurich are to conduct world-class materials research and to produce materials scientists and engineers who are educated at the highest level. »»


Wohlfarth Lecture 2015 / 08.04.2015

Prof. Laura Heyderman, Mesoscopic Systems at the Paul Scherrer Institute and D-MATL, ETH Zurich, received a certificate of recognition for her Wohlfarth Lecture at the Magnetism 2015 conference.

Nanometres in 3D / 24.03.2015

Scientists of Prof. Laura Heyderman's group, Mesoscopic Systems, at the Paul Scherrer Institute and ETH Zurich (Switzerland) have collaborated with staff at the Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology and Swiss Light Source to create 3D images of tiny objects showing details down to 25 nanometres (1 nanometre = 1 millionth of a millimetre). In addition to the shape, the scientists determined how particular chemical elements were distributed in their sample and whether these elements were in a chemical compound or in their pure state. more

Nanoparticle-Induced Charge Redistribution of the Air–Water Interface / 18.03.2015

An unlikely attraction: Like charges normally repel each other. That’s not the case at the interface between air and water. This is where Dr. Matthew Brown's group, Surface Science and Technology, observed an unusual phenomenon with nanoparticles, and found an explanation. ETH News: English, Deutsch; Journal of Physical Chemistry

Outstanding Referees for 2015 / 17.03.2015

The American Physical Society (APS) has selected 142 Outstanding Referees for 2015 that have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in the Physical Review journal. The editors selected the honorees based on the quality, number, and timeliness of their reports, without regard for membership in the APS, country of origin, or field of research. Nicola Spaldin, head of the Materials Theory group, is one of the honorees. more

SNF Professorship at University of Berne for Ulrich Aschauer / 11.03.2015

Ulrich Aschauer, currently Postdoc in the Materials Theory group, has been awarded an SNSF Professorship grant to continue his work on "Theoretical investigation of photocatalytic water splitting on surfaces and thin films of perovskite oxynitrides" at the University of Berne. more

The component that will Change the World of Electronics / 05.03.2015

Nick Glass from CNN travels to Switzerland to meet Professor Jennifer Rupp, head of the Electrochemical Materials group, who is leading research into a new component that could change the world of electronics as we know it. CNN

New AVETH President Elected / 27.02.2015

Florian Thöle, a doctoral student of our department, has been named as the new President of AVETH, the Academic Association of Scientific Staff at ETH Zurich. Bernd Deffner and Christian Mathis, also doctoral students of our department, are now the treasurer of Telejob and responsible for counselling, respectively. ETH News: English, Deutsch

Professor of Materials Engineering / Active Materials / 18.12.2014

The Department of Materials invites applications for a faculty position on all professorial levels in the area of Materials Engineering / Active Materials. Such Active Materials may be engineered by enhancing fundamental materials properties within diverse materials classes (polymers, metals, functional ceramics) or by combining multiple material types in hybrid systems. The properties and responsiveness of these active materials may result from their improved functionality, from their structuring into hierarchically organized entities, and/or from the assembly of individual parts with different properties into larger structures or devices. Fields of particular interest include adaptive materials and structures, integrated electrochemical systems, metamaterials, artificial sense organs, and polymer processing technology to develop novel electronic and optical devices. more details

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Materials Alumni Fachverein Scientific Staff Association at the Department of Materials (SAM)

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