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27 July 2016, Talk

Processes Utilizing Redox Materials for Solar Thermal Energy Conversion

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29 July 2016, Seminar

Global CO2 Utilization Strategy

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30 May 2017, Other


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News and in the Media


2016 ASME Solar Energy Graduate Student Award

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. Read more


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. Read more 


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. Read more 


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. Read more


From 0 to 100 in 1.513 seconds

The grimsel 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. Read more 

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