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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.


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 


Eschenmoser Lecture 2017: Prof. Richard. A. Lerner

Prof. Richard A. Lerner gave this year's Eschenmoser Lecture. In an excellent presentation titled "The Chemistry of Large Numbers" Prof. Lerner explained new antibody-based cancer treatment possibilities and the creation of a synthetic immune system. Read more 


Prof. Shih receives the Victor K. LaMer Award from the ACS

Prof. Chih-Jen Shih from the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering (ICB) is awarded by the American Chemical Society for his research in colloid and surface chemistry. Read more 


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 

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