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ladies and gentlemen good morning um i would like to devise my five minutes
to show you how we utilise the intricate balances all it does a lot on multiple and scales
bowie as our main line of research but also to design novel are soft materials
that have interesting up ah a potential for technological application
so i'm sure that many of you know that my materials typically have extraordinary properties of or
unusual combinations of properties and typically the origin is what is called hierarchical structure formation
that is to say my materials have structuring or on many things yes
like other things yeah super molecular and scale novel microstructure and finally the microscopic shape
but as important as that structure and order actually is optional from your everyday life that
in this all those actually inevitable this is what my partner looks like everyday it
takes an enormous effort to clean it up again and the next day all by itself
well with my two little kids as the catalyst it looks again like this
but if this author's inevitable it will also inevitably be included
instructional materials but that is not necessarily short come
because if for example you want to create a structural material that is resilient you don't want it to be a
hundred percent is all that okay but you also do not want it to be a hundred percent or that
you want to maintain on certain length scales the balance of all dentist order and
as a matter of fact this is what really nature is a champion
and this is what we try to copy nor materials we try to balance all in
this order we try to control where this or that segment in our materials replace
we try to create order from this or don't another thing scale design materials that are
close to all that is all the transitions and finally make structural radiance that bland
smoothly all that in this ought to uh domains and so let me show you what this gives us
first of all we can for example modify soft
commercially available uh available come a commodity polymers
so that they become what is called thermoplastic estimates these are the
last summer's rubbers that can be processed from lowell disgusted emails
but at the same time they're actually reinforced by these uh another five girls that have
a short incorporated melting transition in this way we obtain alice the mess that
can be processed from the note that have high operating temperatures hi alice
this c. d. and a and a good mechanical properties overall
if we do it slightly differently we can use the exact same approach to achieve a
lesson as that have the exact opposite properties that are not elastic but highly dissipated
they serve as high performance than thing materials because they can contain to independence types
of super molecular networks that are formed spontaneously when crossing from the no
and so these materials outperform commercial high performance damping materials in that they're
highly dissipated show high moral bending racial combined with the high stiffness
more recently we have tried to organise a succeeded in actually
transferring the lessons learned in these last and the materials
two thermoplastic uh high temperature poly a might we actually design defects into
these poly a might so as to control the defect distribution
the order this or the interface and the no no structure of the crystalline uh the main c. d.'s materials
and it this way similar to spider so we've actually mount maintain commercial
a commercially applicable materials with an unusual combination of high strength and stiffness
drastically improve the today and so overall materials that optimised for a
high fracture energy as may be interesting for some engineering application
finally we've used that same idea of actually designing defects into material
to make not a card map nana coatings that contain a mono they of carbon
which however contains a control the amount of the fact sites that first of all sort of
to anchor the card into a solid substrate and secondly control the softest gonna show that carmen that
and so in this way but thank our model yes that may be interesting
in terms of where resistant lubricated recordings with some anti corrosive properties
so i was unable to show even at our lab we make and
characterise molecules but we ought to use them to make novel materials
that we character idling scales and we take care of applications properties and devices
we do so with a dedicated team of chemists material scientists and justices
and whereas i have not had time uh to actually explain to you all of my uh all of
our findings in much detail i'll be happy to answer

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Conference program

Marc Gruber, VP Innovation, EPFL
16 March 2017 · 9:04 a.m.
Jean-Michel Chardon, Logitech
16 March 2017 · 9:07 a.m.
Intro of S. Gautsch
Marc Gruber, VP Innovation, EPFL
16 March 2017 · 9:21 a.m.
Context and Logistics of the Industry Day
Sebastian Gautsch, STI-EPFL
16 March 2017 · 9:22 a.m.
Master Thesis in Industry Context
Pierre-André Besse, Adjunct VP Education, EPFL
16 March 2017 · 9:34 a.m.
Role of distributed energy storage in smart grids 
Mario Paolone, Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory - EOS Holding Chair
16 March 2017 · 9:39 a.m.
Materials and nanostructures for next generation photovoltaics
Anna Fontcuberta, Laboratory of Semiconductor Materials
16 March 2017 · 9:46 a.m.
Medium Voltage High Power Electronics
Drazen Dujic, Power Electronics Laboratory
16 March 2017 · 9:50 a.m.
Ubiquitous high performance PV energy scavengers in all shapes and colors : from IOT to buildings 
Christophe Ballif, Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory
16 March 2017 · 9:54 a.m.
Highly efficient and clean conversion in fuel cells & electrolysers
Jan van Herle, Group of Energy Materials GEM
16 March 2017 · 9:59 a.m.
Small electromechanical moving devices 
Paolo Germano, Integrated Actuators Laboratory
16 March 2017 · 10:06 a.m.
Novel actuation methods for reconfigurable soft robots
Jamie Paik, Reconfigurable Robotics Lab
16 March 2017 · 10:12 a.m.
Revolutionary optical tools for Ophthalmology 
Christophe Moser, Laboratory of Applied Photonics Devices
16 March 2017 · 10:18 a.m.
Mighty soft materials
Dario Floreano, Laboratory of Intelligent Systems
16 March 2017 · 10:29 a.m.
Intro words, VP Research
Andreas Mortensen, VP Recherche, EPFL
16 March 2017 · 11:18 a.m.
The endovirome, source of biomarkers and potentiel therapeutic targets
Didier Trono , Laboratory of Virology and Genetics
16 March 2017 · 11:23 a.m.
New strategies to fight infections, hidden in the human genome
Jacques Fellay , Fellay Group
16 March 2017 · 11:29 a.m.
Smart Wearables for the Medical IoT Context
David Atienza, Embedded Systems Laboratory
16 March 2017 · 11:33 a.m.
Rational protein design for vaccine development
Bruno Correia, Laboratory of Protein Design & Immunoengineering
16 March 2017 · 11:39 a.m.
Medical Image Analysis 
Jean-Philippe Thiran, Signal Processing Laboratory 5
16 March 2017 · 11:43 a.m.
Advanced Functional Fibers
Fabien Sorin, Laboratory of Photonic Materials and Fibre Devices
16 March 2017 · 11:51 a.m.
Production of amorphous particles
Esther Amstad, Soft Material Laboratory
16 March 2017 · 11:57 a.m.
Mechanobiology and tissue engineering
Dominique Pioletti, Laboratoire de biomécanique en orthopédie
16 March 2017 · noon
High Performance Elastomers, Thermoplastics, and Lubricative Coatings
Holger Frauenrath, Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Materials
16 March 2017 · 12:06 p.m.
Simple models for complex flows
François Gallaire, Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Instabilities
16 March 2017 · 12:11 p.m.
Présentation du partenaire Alliance
Roland Luthier, Directeur du Programme Alliance, EPFL
16 March 2017 · 12:17 p.m.
Présentation du partenaire FSRM
Philippe Fischer, FSRM
16 March 2017 · 12:21 p.m.
Présentation du partenaire Swissmem
Philippe Cordonier, Swissmem
16 March 2017 · 12:25 p.m.
Presentation of Innovaud
Jean-Michel Stauffer, Innovaud, Conseiller en Innovation
16 March 2017 · 1:46 p.m.
Gerben Boer, Arcoptix
16 March 2017 · 1:51 p.m.
Claude Forin, CEO
16 March 2017 · 1:55 p.m.
Denis Bubendorf, Unitechnologies
16 March 2017 · 1:59 p.m.
Etudiant EPFL
Firmin Manoury, Etudiant EPFL
16 March 2017 · 2:04 p.m.
ABB Sécheron
Pablo Furrer, ABB Sécheron
16 March 2017 · 2:09 p.m.
Martin Kusserow, Schindler
16 March 2017 · 2:14 p.m.
Stéphane Emery, CSEM
16 March 2017 · 2:21 p.m.
Adrien Briod, Flyability
16 March 2017 · 2:30 p.m.
Philippe Garrec, CEA
16 March 2017 · 2:35 p.m.
Meyer Burger / Pasan SA
Vahid Fakhfouri, Meyer Burger / Pasan SA
16 March 2017 · 2:41 p.m.
Mikron SA
Sylvie Leggiadro, Mikron SA
16 March 2017 · 2:46 p.m.
Etudiant EPFL
Luc Conti, Etudiant EPFL
16 March 2017 · 2:51 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson
Grégoire Veber, Johnson & Johnson
16 March 2017 · 2:55 p.m.
Danick Bionda , Micronarc
16 March 2017 · 4:01 p.m.
Nicolas Godel, Festo
16 March 2017 · 4:05 p.m.
Caroline Heid, Melexis
16 March 2017 · 4:14 p.m.
Etudiante EPFL
Sueda Turk, Etudiante EPFL
16 March 2017 · 4:19 p.m.
Maxon Motor
Olivier Chappuis, Maxon Motor
16 March 2017 · 4:24 p.m.
Philip Morris
Marja Talikka, Philip Morris
16 March 2017 · 4:30 p.m.
Radar Swiss
Radmila Belavina, Radar Swiss
16 March 2017 · 4:33 p.m.
Tag Heuer
Cyrill Cattin, Tag Heuer
16 March 2017 · 4:37 p.m.
Vidi Systems
Reto Wyss, Vidi Systems
16 March 2017 · 4:50 p.m.
Suss microoptics
Wilfried Noell, Suss microoptics
16 March 2017 · 4:55 p.m.
Gilles Hodel, Novelis
16 March 2017 · 4:59 p.m.
Fischer Connectors
Stéphane Rohrbach, Fischer Connectors
16 March 2017 · 5:04 p.m.
Etudiant EPFL
Maxime Valdemarin, Etudiant EPFL
16 March 2017 · 5:09 p.m.
Leonard Badet, Bobst
16 March 2017 · 5:14 p.m.
Stefano Battaglia, Frontiers
16 March 2017 · 5:19 p.m.
Hoël Guerin, Xsensio
16 March 2017 · 5:25 p.m.
Closing remarks
Sebastian Gautsch, STI-EPFL
16 March 2017 · 5:30 p.m.