|Prof. Dr. David J. Norris
Professur für Material-Engineering
ETH Zürich, LEE P 210
|+41 44 632 53 60
|Mechanical and Process Engineering
|Experimental Methods for Engineers
|2V + 2U
|T. Rösgen, K. Boulouchos, D. J. Norris, H.‑M. Prasser
|The course presents an overview of measurement tasks in engineering environments. Different concepts for the acquisition and processing of typical measurement quantities are introduced. Following an initial in-class introduction, laboratory exercises from different application areas (especially in thermofluidics and process engineering) are attended by students in small groups.
|Introduction to various aspects of measurement techniques, with particular emphasis on thermo-fluidic applications.
Understanding of various sensing technologies and analysis procedures.
Exposure to typical experiments, diagnostics hardware, data acquisition and processing.
Study of applications in the laboratory.
Fundamentals of scientific documentation & reporting.
|In-class introduction to representative measurement techniques in the
research areas of the participating institutes (fluid dynamics, energy technology, process engineering)
Student participation in 8-10 laboratory experiments (study groups of 3-5 students, dependent on the number of course participants and available experiments)
Lab reports for all attended experiments have to be submitted by the study groups.
A final exam evaluates the acquired knowledge individually.
|Presentations, handouts and instructions are provided for each experiment.
|Holman, J.P. "Experimental Methods for Engineers", McGraw-Hill 2001, ISBN 0-07-366055-8
Morris, A.S. & Langari, R. "Measurement and Instrumentation", Elsevier 2011, ISBN 0-12-381960-4
Eckelmann, H. "Einführung in die Strömungsmesstechnik", Teubner 1997, ISBN 3-519-02379-2
|Prerequisites / Notice
|Basic understanding in the following areas:
- fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer
- electrical engineering / electronics
- numerical data analysis and processing (e.g. using MATLAB)
|Introduction to Plasmonics
|2V + 1U
|D. J. Norris
|This course provides fundamental knowledge of surface plasmon polaritons and discusses their applications in plasmonics.
|Electromagnetic oscillations known as surface plasmon polaritons have many unique properties that are useful across a broad set of applications in biology, chemistry, physics, and optics. The field of plasmonics has arisen to understand the behavior of surface plasmon polaritons and to develop applications in areas such as catalysis, imaging, photovoltaics, and sensing. In particular, metallic nanoparticles and patterned metallic interfaces have been developed to utilize plasmonic resonances. The aim of this course is to provide the basic knowledge to understand and apply the principles of plasmonics. The course will strive to be approachable to students from a diverse set of science and engineering backgrounds.
|Fundamentals of Plasmonics
- Basic electromagnetic theory
- Optical properties of metals
- Surface plasmon polaritons on surfaces
- Surface plasmon polariton propagation
- Localized surface plasmons
Applications of Plasmonics
- Extraordinary optical transmission
- Enhanced spectroscopy
|Class notes and handouts
|S. A. Maier, Plasmonics: Fundamentals and Applications, 2007, Springer
|Prerequisites / Notice
|Physics I, Physics II
|Practica in Process Engineering I
Prerequisites: "Einführung in Verfahrenstechnik" (151-0973-00L) and further process engineering courses.
|D. J. Norris, P. Rudolf von Rohr
|Practical training at pilot facilities for fundamental processing steps, typical laboratory and pilot facility experiments.
|Getting acquainted with unit operations, measuring tools and data processing
|5 practica in total (3 from Prof. Norris, 2 from Prof. Rudolf von Rohr), details on dates are available at the beginning of the semester on our website
Rudolf von Rohr
Residence time distribution
Rudolf von Rohr
|Descriptions of the practica available
|Information in the description