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Here you will find news that are of general interest or relevant to all groups within the D-CHAB. Please note that news that are of interest to a particular Laboratories/Institutes are displayed in the Laboratories/Institutes News only.


Open Faculty Position: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Inorganic Chemistry

The Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry (LAC) is looking for a new assistant professor to develop an outstanding research programme in the broad area of molecular and/or physical inorganic chemistry. His or her research activities should be at the interface to other disciplines such as physics, materials, or biological sciences. Read more 


Prof. Riniker receives the 9th Silver Jubilee Award

The Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society (MGMS) recognises Prof. Riniker's ongoing research work on the applications of molecular dynamics in biomolecular systems with the 9th Silver Jubilee Award. Read more 


New catalyst to directly convert methane to methanol with water

Prof. van Bokhoven's Laboratory for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry developed a new method for converting Methane directly into Methanol without by-products. Read more 


Prof. Pérez-Ramírez wins the RSC Sustainable Energy Award

The 2017 Sustainable Energy Award goes to Prof. Javier Pérez-Ramírez. He is awarded for identifying and developing materials that can improve the industrial manufacture of chemicals and fuels using natural resources more efficiently and focusing more on renewable energy sources. Read more 


Nanomagnets for Data Storage

Prof. Copéret and an international team of researchers are developing a new method of storing data in single-molecule magnets using the magnetization of dysprosium atoms. Their findings could lead to devices with yet unacheived storage capacity. Read more 


A DNA test for Gemstones

ETH Spin-off Healixa developed a new tagging procedure for gemstones. This DNA-based technology enables consumers to know where their jewelry comes from. The tagging is a nanotechnology-based proof of origin that opens up new possibilities for mapping other natural resources as well. Read more 


Prof. Kovalenko's research under the Top 5 at the 2017 Spark Award

Wtih a new energy storage technology, the team of Prof. Kovalenko reached the top 5 finalists for the Spark Award 2017. They created anew technolog using graphite flakes as cathode material in rechargeable aluminium chloride-graphite batteries. Read more 


Three out of eight ERC Advanced Grants for ETH Zurich go to professors of the D-CHAB

Three out of eight Advanced Grants, the European Research Council (ERC) gave to ETH Zurich in the latest call for proposals go to the D-CHAB's professors Meier, Merkt, and Zenobi. Read more 


Prof. Schmidt appointed head of the PSI's Energy and Environment Research Division (ENE)

Prof. Thomas J. Schmidt will become the new head of the Energy and Environment Research Division (ENE) of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in 2018. The PSI's energy research is concerned with processes that can be used in sustainable and safe technologies for the most carbon neutral energy supply possible. Read more 


Prof. Copéret receives the Wheland Award from the University of Chicago

Prof. Copéret receives the Wheland Award 2017/2018 from the Department of Chemistry of the University of Chicago. The award is given biannually to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to chemistry. Read more 

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