Honors and Awards
Hochschulmedizin Zürich Newsletter
Andreas Güntner and Prof. Pratsinis introduce compact breath sensors for non-invasive medical diagnostics as part of the Hochschulmedizin Zurich flagship project Zurich Exhalomics in the latest HMZNews in March, 2017. Click here to read the article (PDF, 551 KB) "Mit kleinsten Gassensoren dem Atem auf der Spur" (German)
SRF - Puls Show
Andreas Güntner highlighted the use of flame-made and portable gas sensors for monitoring trace organic vapors in the human breath for medical diagnostics and disease monitoring in the Show Puls of the Swiss National Television (SRF) on Nov. 28, 2016. Click here to read the article and see the video "Für Diagnose bitte blasen" (german)
Nanoaggregates for Theranostics
Aggregates of silica-coated gold/ironoxide Janus nanoparticles with controlled interparticle distance show promise for medical diagnostics and laser thermal treatment of breast cancer cells. Article in ETH Life
IAC Plenary: Professor Pratsinis gave a Plenary Lecture (PDF, 254 KB) at the 2014 International Aerosol Conference in Busan, Korea on Sept. 2
Univ. Minnesota Lecture: Professor Pratsinis gave the 9th Annual L.M. Fingerson / TSI Inc. Distinguished Lecture (PDF, 7.4 MB) at the Univ. of Minnesota on May 17, 2012 (JPEG, 101 KB)
Best PhD Thesis Award: Congratulations to Dr. George Sotiriou for winning the 2012 Best PhD Thesis Award from the Division of Polymers and Colloids of the Swiss Chemical Society.
Winner AIChE Poster Session: Congratulations to Robert Büchel for being selected as a winner at the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Poster Session of the 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis USA for his poster (PDF, 4.7 MB) “Two-Nozzle Flame Synthesis of NOx Storage Reduction Catalysts”
Nanothin SiO2-coated nanosilver: Silver nanoparticles (nanosilver) have superior optical (e.g. plasmonic) properties that make them attractive for biomedical applications. One hurdle up to now has been their toxicity. Researchers from ETH Zurich, however, have now found a solution by flame aerosol synthesis and subsequent in-situ coating nanosilver with nanothin silica films. Link to Press article in ETH Life
MRS Graduate Student Award: Congratulations to Marco Righettoni for winning a Graduate Student Silver Award (JPEG, 262 KB) for his presentation "Chemo-resistive Gas Sensors for Easy Diagnosis of Diabetes by Breath Analysis" (PDF, 392 KB) at the 2010 Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society in Boston, USA.
AIChE Poster Award: Congratulations to Björn Schimmöller for been selected for a Chemical Reaction Engineering (CRE) Division poster (PDF, 1.8 MB) award for his presentation "Structure of Flame-Made Vanadia / Silica and Catalytic Behavior in the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane" at the 2010 Annual Meeting of AIChE in Salt Lake City, USA. He will be recognized at the 2011 CRE Division banquet.
AIChE Best Paper: Congratulations to Robert Büchel for receiving the Best Paper Award for Nano- particles from the Particle Technology Forum for his oral presentation on "Two - Nozzle Flame Synthesis of NOx Storage Reduction Catalysts" during the 2009 Annual Meeting of AIChE in Nashville, TN and was recognized with a plaque at the 2010 Dinner of PTF on Nov. 10 at Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Press Release by the American Chemical Society (PDF, 98 KB)
Flame-made, directly deposited and in situ annealed, silica-doped, epsilon-tungsten oxide breath sensor can instantly and selectively detect acetone, a marker of diabetes in the human breath since Hippocrates' time in ancient Greece. Analytical Chemistry Article (PDF, 392 KB) Public Press (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Seminar "New Chemical Products" by Prof. Edward Cussler from the University of Minnesota, USA:
AIChE Poster Award: Congratulations to Michael John and Max Eggersdorfer for winning the second best poster award in particle technology at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering in Nashville, TN, USA, a 3'000+ registered-participant congress.
Top PhD prize by DSM: Congratulations to Dr. Alexandra Teleki for winning the first prize in the DSM Science &Technology Awards (South) 2009 for her PhD research on the production and application of coated nanoparticles.
Congratulations! Dr. Reto Strobel received the 2008 Sheldon K. Friedlander Award for an outstanding dissertation in the field of aerosol science and technology by the American Association for Aerosol Research during its annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, USA