Simon Ackermann, from Prof. Steinfeld's group, is the recipient of the 2016 ASME Solar Energy Graduate Student Award for his Doctoral Thesis: “Redox Kinetics and Transport Phenomena of Reticulated Porous Ceria”. He was presented with the award plaque, along with a $1000 check, at the banquet of the ASME Power & Energy Conference, June 28, in Charlotte, USA.
Optimising ship’s engines with the help of virtual sensors
A new ETH spin-off, Vir2sense, specialises in the development of virtual testbeds designed to optimise the performance of marine diesel engines. The young entrepreneurs, Christophe Barro and Panagiotis Kyrtatos, hope to sell their product to big shipping companies.
Humans and robots set to take their marks
At the Cybathlon, 74 athletes from 25 countries will be showing how robotic technology helps them in their daily lives. In 100 days, the starting gun will be fired on the world’s first trial of bionic strength. The Swiss public broadcaster Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) will incorporate the Cybathlon into a day of themed programming and broadcast the unique competition live.
Rule of thumb for faster computing
In computer science exactness is often illusory. Computer models merely represent a confirmation of our incomplete understanding of the world. A report from the Neue Zürcher Zeitung with Prof. Petros Koumoutsakos.
From 0 to 100 in 1.513 seconds
electric racing car broke the world record for acceleration by an electric car today. The vehicle accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.513 seconds over a distance of less than 30 m. The record-breaking car was developed by students at ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.