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

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Conference program

Welcome
Marc Gruber, VP Innovation, EPFL
16 March 2017 · 9:04 a.m.
Logitech
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.
Arcoptix
Gerben Boer, Arcoptix
16 March 2017 · 1:51 p.m.
Fast3D
Claude Forin, CEO
16 March 2017 · 1:55 p.m.
Unitechnologies
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.
Schindler
Martin Kusserow, Schindler
16 March 2017 · 2:14 p.m.
CSEM
Stéphane Emery, CSEM
16 March 2017 · 2:21 p.m.
Flyability
Adrien Briod, Flyability
16 March 2017 · 2:30 p.m.
CEA
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.
Micronarc
Danick Bionda , Micronarc
16 March 2017 · 4:01 p.m.
Festo
Nicolas Godel, Festo
16 March 2017 · 4:05 p.m.
Melexis
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.
Novelis
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.
Bobst
Leonard Badet, Bobst
16 March 2017 · 5:14 p.m.
Frontiers
Stefano Battaglia, Frontiers
16 March 2017 · 5:19 p.m.
Xsensio
Hoël Guerin, Xsensio
16 March 2017 · 5:25 p.m.
Closing remarks
Sebastian Gautsch, STI-EPFL
16 March 2017 · 5:30 p.m.

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