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Welcome to the chair of Ecological Systems Design

Our mission is to model, analyze, evaluate, and improve the resource efficiency and environmental performance of products and processes, new technologies, and consumption patterns from a systems perspective. Read more



Prof. Dr. Ueli Angst became an SNSF assistant professor at the Institute for Building Materials (IfB)

As of January 1, 2017, Prof. Dr. Ueli Angst became an SNSF assistant professor at the Institute for Building Materials (IfB). His research and teaching interests lie in the field of “Durability of Engineering Materials”. Read more 


Award from the UK Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

The paper «A simple equation for obtaining finite strain solutions from small strain analyses of tunnels with very large convergences » (Géotechnique, Volume 65, Issue 11) was judged to be the best geotechnical paper published by the ICE in 2015. Read more 


«Mesh Mould» Receives Swiss Technology Award 2016

Zurich, 25 November 2016 – Yesterday, the project team behind the novel building technology «Mesh Mould» received the Swiss Technology Award in the category «Inventors» at the 11th Swiss Innovation Forum in Basel. The award ceremony was attended by around 1000 opinion leaders from Swiss economy, politics and society. «Mesh Mould», which was developed by researchers of ETH Zurich, allows to build load-­bearing concrete elements of any shape without formwork. Read more 


1 February 2017, Panel discussion

Gotthard-Basistunnel: Bereit für’s nächste Jahrhundert? - Talk mit Adolf Ogi

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6 February 2017 - 8 February 2017, Course

DAS-Weiterbildung - Verkehrsfluss und -telematik

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9 February 2017 - 10 February 2017, Course

DAS-Weiterbildung - Messung des Verkehrsverhaltens

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14 February 2017, Colloquium

VAW Blaues Kolloquium - Floodplain Evaluation Matrix FEM - Bewertung von Überflutungsflächen im Hochwasserrisikomanagement

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21 February 2017, Colloquium

IBK Kolloquium - Schlotterbeck-Areal, Zürich: Umbau und Erweiterung

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