Vacuum Transport Research

Swissloop and our Research Partner the EuroTube Foundation ( are working on a large variety of research topics in the field of vacuum transport (aka Hyperloop) and related areas: Cooling Systems, Safety Systems, Structural Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics, Power Electronics, Communication & Control Systems, Mechatronic & Performance research and Use/Feasibility case studies.

The demand for air transport has more than doubled in the last 20 years and is growing yearly with about 6.5%. Global demand for cargo and passenger transportation can today barely be met – let alone in a sustainable manner. Vacuum transport can replace short to medium distance flights and can significantly reduce CO2 emissions. The market of high-speed transportation is a global megatrend set to affect our lives in years to come. 

We at Swissloop are pursuing a long-term support for research and education in vacuum transport. In addition to our active team constructing and building a Hyperloop pod, we are starting various research projects at ETH in cooperation with EuroTube as of spring semester 2020, as well as a bi-weekly research seminar at ETH Main Building.


If you are looking for a Semester, Bachelor or Master thesis in collaboration with us and our partner labs, take a look at our current topics listed below. If you have an interest in vacuum transport technologies and you are searching for a project, feel free to reach out. We try to keep this page up-to-date, however, there might be new unlisted projects available.

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in a project or if you want to propose one. We will come back to you as soon as possible to schedule a first meeting.


Research Seminar on Vacuum Transport at ETH

Join us every second Tuesday to shape the future of transport together. During our seminar, held by Swissloop and EuroTube, we present updates of our work, share important news and discuss problems and potential solutions. The seminar is open and you can join spontaneously at one of the dates.

Location:     ETH, (Main Building) HG F26.5 
Time:            18:00-19:00
Dates:           03.03.2020, 17.03.2020, 31.03.2020, 28.04.2020, 12.05.2020, 26.05.2020