Alessandro wins a prize at the "SNSF Scientific Image Competition"
Alessandro Ofner was awarded a Distinction in the category "Video loop" for his video on Massive Multichannel Microencapsulation. Many congrats!
Jascha and Hortense publish in Biosinpiration & Biomimetics
Collaboration between the Complex group, the Composite and adaptive structures lab at ETH and the Smart materials and structures lab at Purdue University lead to the fabrication of a synthetic composite resembling a leaf that snaps as quickly as the carnivorous plant, the Venus FlyTrap.
Florian publishes paper in Nature Communications
The Complex Materials team have developed a new method of manufacturing ceramics that does not require the starting materials to be fired. Instead, they are compacted under high pressure at room temperature in a significantly more energy-efficient process. This process is inspired by the geological process called pressure solution creep which is responsible for the densification and ductility of carbonate rocks in the Earth upper crust.