Vol. 76 No. 3 (2022): Empa - Material Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future
In 2020, Empa, the ETH Domain’s interdisciplinary research institute for materials science and technology, celebrated its 140th anniversary. According to its vision – Materials and technology for a sustainable future – the institute fulfills a bridging role between fundamental research and practical applications. By connecting partners from industry and research, Empa scientists play a key role in the innovation process in Switzerland. This is the basis of Empa’s leading position in applied research and technology transfer. Empa thus makes a significant contribution to further strengthening the innovative power and attractiveness of the Swiss economy in an increasingly competitive global environment. In this sense, this issue focuses on new applied materials and systems and related analytical research for structural understanding highlighting Empa’s strengths in this domain, from the atomic scale to the macro-world, bridging fundamental research and real-world applications.