Our Departments

Every complex organization has to structure itself in a suitable way – and Empa is no different. Our five departments with a total of over 40 laboratories and centers form Empa’s organizational “backbone”. The institutional structure is geared towards Empa’s main areas of activity, namely materials and surfaces, civil and mechanical engineering, materials for health and performance, mobility, energy and the environment. Moreover, the support functions are pooled in one department. You will find detailed information and the corresponding contacts on the websites of the individual departments and various organizational units.