In 2020, Empa celebrates its 140th anniversary. To mark the occasion, Empa publishes its book "Beyond Materials – A brief history of Empa" in which the research institute looks back and reveals how it has evolved from a modest basement laboratory at ETH Zurich as a testing facility for building materials to a top-notch research institute – an entertaining journey through a remarkable period of Swiss history.

With the new book "Beyond Materials" Empa gives an insight into its history - and allows a look into the future. In five chapters the book shows, among other things, where Empa's current research priorities lie and how innovations from Empa's labs in the fields of energy, health, sustainable building and environmental technologies as well as nanotechnology can help to meet the challenges of the future and keep Switzerland economy internationally competitive.

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You can order the book here.