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Professor Poulikakos was one of the four invited speakers in the Kavli Prize Symposium in Nanoscience. The biannual award ceremony and symposium took place in Oslo and Trondheim, Norway, respectively, September 5-8, 2016. See links on the Prize and Symposium:

The title of his Lecture was : “How to arrest, interrogate and transport viruses in liquids one at a time”. The photograph shows the four invited speakers of the Nanoscience Symposium in the first raw. From left to right:

Prof. Krijn de Jong, Univ. of Utrecht (Holland), Prof. Stacey Bent, Stanford University (USA), Prof. Shuji Nakamura, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of the blue LED, University of California, Santa Barbara (USA), and Prof. Poulikakos.



Hylomorph is an LTNT spin off

Herzschrittmacher oder Brustimplantate werden vom Körper oft mit Bindegewebe hart eingekapselt. Jetzt haben ETH-Forscher das Problem fein angepackt.


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"Globe" – the magazine of ETH Zurich and ETH Zurich Alumni


More and more people are living with an artificial heart, but today’s devices have serious drawbacks. ETH researchers are now working with doctors to develop alternatives.

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Prof. Dimos Poulikakos has been awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant to support his research on understanding and counteracting surface icing. This endeavor brings with it significant scientific challenges at the confluence of nucleation thermodynamics, interfacial thermofluidics, surface nano-engineering and materials science.

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The goal of this year‘s Sola-Stafette was well defined: Beat the record time we had set up two years prior and finally run below 9 hours. It was a chilly day – ideal for running fast and putting our cardiovascular system and legs to the test. The strict training regimen, the addition of strong rookies, as well as the return of a former LTNT lab member to the team secured us our record time of 8:42:20. Read more 


Best poster award

The annual best poster award for the Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion in Micro- and Nanoscale Technologies. Read more 


ETH Pioneer Fellowship

ETH Pioneer Fellowship awarded to Patric Eberle for his innovation in single cell and single particle deposition and picking. Patric developed the patented core technology (nanovalves) during his PhD and together with a fellow he will work towards a marketable product. Read more 



Competing in the Sola Stafette, where a team of 14 runs a total of 116km is a longstanding tradition of LTNT. After having set an all-time record the previous year, we aimed to repeat the feat. On a hot day everyone had to dig deep but the months of training paid off. Although we could not quite reach the rank and time of the previous year, we finished a solid 105th out of 999 teams with a time of 9:14:39 which puts us in second place of the all-time LTNT scoreboard. Read more 


LTNT spin-off wins VentureKick Stage III

HYLOMORPH AG, spin-off of LTNT, wins the VentureKick Stage III competition and is awarded CHF 130,000 seed capital!

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Detergency and Its Implications for Oil Emulsion Sieving and Separation

Thomas M. Schutzius , Christopher Walker, Tanmoy Maitra, Romy Schönherr, Christos Stamatopoulos , Stefan Jung, Carlo Antonini, Hadi Eghlidi, Julie L. Fife, Alessandra Patera, Dominique Derome, and Dimos Poulikakos. Langmuir, Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00188 Read more 


Growth Rates and Spontaneous Navigation of Condensate Droplets Through Randomly Structured Textures

Chander Shekhar Sharma, Juliette Combe, Markus Giger, Theo Emmerich and Dimos Poulikakos. ACS Nano, Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b07471 Read more 


3D-printed fluidic networks for high-power-density heat-managing miniaturized redox flow batteries

Julian Marschewski, Lorenz Brenner, Neil Ebejer, Patrick Ruch, Bruno Michel and Dimos Poulikakos. Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03192G Read more 


Endocytic reawakening of motility in jammed epithelia

C. Malinverno et al. Nature Materials(2017). DOI:10.1038/nmat4848 Read more 


Length Scale of Diffusive Phonon Transport in Suspended Thin Silicon Nanowires

Shyamprasad N. Raja, Reto Rhyner, Kantawong Vuttivorakulchai, Mathieu Luisier and Dimos Poulikakos. Nano Lett., Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04050 Read more 


Superhydrophobicity enhancement through substrate flexibility

Thomas Vasileiou, Julia Gerber, Jana Prautzsch, Thomas M. Schutzius and Dimos Poulikakos. Superhydrophobicity enhancement through substrate flexibility. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1611631113 Read more 


Cellular test of strength

Martin Bergert, Tobias Lendenmann, Manuel Zündel, Alexander E. Ehret, Daniele Panozzo, Patrizia Richner, David K. Kim, Stephan J. P. Kress, David J. Norris, Olga Sorkine-Hornung, Edoardo Mazza, Dimos Poulikakos & Aldo Ferrari. Confocal reference free traction force microscopy. doi:10.1038/ncomms12814 Read more 

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