Contribution to ETH Zurich's electrical energy initiative underscores ABB's commitment to boost energy efficiency and environmentally friendly renewable energy sources
This financial contribution from ABB Switzerland, which will be distributed over 10 years, creates a fourth professorship within the Swiss university's electrical energy initiative. It is aimed at not only boosting research and teaching, but also supporting industrial partners with their work.
The area of power semiconductor research is growing increasingly important. Power electronics are used to shape electric current according to specific requirements, making it possible to control the speed of electric motors, enable trains to accelerate and decelerate gently, allow renewable energies to be integrated into the power grid and electric vehicle batteries to be charged in just 15 minutes.
"We're honored to contribute to this new professorship at ETH Zurich (
ABB, which invests
The ETH is consistently rated among the top universities for engineering and technology in the world. With this donation, ABB strengthens the university's initiative aimed at intensifying its electrical energy technology activities and bolstering its leading position in the area of electrical energy research.
"This newly created post will expand educational opportunities for our students as well as aid research and development of new technologies and materials in an area which is crucial for Swiss energy policy", said ETH President
ABB is already active in this field. It's currently erecting a power electronics research laboratory near Baden in
The ETH Zurich, founded in 1855, is a leading technical and scientific university that's known worldwide for its excellent teaching, groundbreaking basic research and ability to directly transfer new knowledge into practice within industry. About 18,000 students from more than 110 countries study here, including 3,900 working on their PhDs.
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