At first glance, exoskeletons conjure up images of futuristic robots from science fiction films. But the exoskeleton from the ETH team VariLeg is a real-life aid that could allow people with paraplegia to walk again.
SAMPE Fellow Award 2016
Prof. Paolo Ermanni was nominated for the SAMPE Fellow Award 2016. The Fellow Award represents prestigious recognition of a SAMPE Member for distinguished contributions in the fields of materials and processes.
Assistant Professor at the University of California
Mark Müller, former doctoral student in Prof. Raffaello D'Andrea's group, was appointed Assistant Professor Tenure Track at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California in Berkeley. He's starting in fall 2016.
Kavli Prize Symposium in Nanoscience
Prof. Dimos Poulikakos was one of the four invited speakers in the Kavli Prize Symposium in Nanoscience. The biannual award ceremony and symposium took place from 5 to 8 September 2016 in Oslo and Trondheim, Norway.
Energy Steering Panel EASAC
Prof. Konstantinos Boulouchos has been appointed to the Energy Steering Panel of the Advisory Council of the European Academy of Science for the period 2017-2020.