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Prof. Wennemers receives the Inhoffen Medal

The Inhoffen Medal is the most prestigious german prize within the area of natural compound chemistry. Prof. Helma Wennemers will receive this prize at the Inhoffen Lecture in July 2017. Read more 


New Professorship of Pharmacoepidemiology at the IPW

In cooperation with the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology of the University Hospital Zurich, an assistant professorship (Tenure Track) for pharmacoepidemiology is created at the IPW. Read more 


Today's press conference of ETH Zurich

Today, the ETH Zurich Executive Board including Vice President Research and Corporate Relations, Prof. Detlef Günther (LAC), met with the press. They gave insights into ETHZ's strategic plans and priorities of the coming years. Read more 


Second funding phase of SCCER by CTI started

Prof. Christophe Copéret, Prof. Maksym Kovalenko, Prof. Petr Novák, and Prof. Thomas J. Schmidt from the Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry are members of the Swiss Competence Center for Heat and Electricity Storage. It is one of eight Swiss Compentence Centers for Energy Research (SCCER) for which the second funding period through the Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) started on January 1st . Read more 


Prof. Grützmacher's research in c&en news

The phosphorus analogue of cyanuric acid was prepared for the first time in Prof. Grützmacher's laboratory. This building block has potential applications in polymer synthesis as well as in metal catalyst development. Read more 


Nanotechnology enables new insights into chemical reactions

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have developed a novel method which may speed up the search for optimal catalytic processes. Read more 


Magnetic forces purify the blood

Hemotune, a young start-up founded by ETH researchers from Prof. Wendelin Stark's group, is developing a revolutionary blood purification system to treat blood poisoning. Read more 


Prof. Kovalenko appointed Associate Professor

Prof. Maksym Kovalenko was appointed Associate Professor of Functional Inorganic Materials. His achievements in the area of nanocrystalline semiconductor materials were internationally acclaimed. Read more 


The Ruzicka Prize 2016 goes to Bill Morandi

The Ruzicka Prize 2016 goes to Dr. Bill Morandi for his successful development of new catalytic concepts that could lead to improved efficiency in medical chemistry and materials science. Read more 


Analysis of exhaled breath for diagnostics

In collaboration with the University Hospital Zurich, Prof. Zenobi is developing new non-invasive methods for diagnostics. Exhaled breath is analyzed with high-resolution mass spectrometry to diagnose lung diseases and monitor drugs. Read more 

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