Mark Tibbitt: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2020

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Mark Tibbitt
FieldMacromolecular Engineering
Makromolekulares Engineering
ETH Zürich, ML H 21
Sonneggstrasse 3
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 25 16
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering
RelationshipAssistant Professor (Tenure Track)

151-0123-00LExperimental Methods for Engineers4 credits2V + 2UT. Rösgen, N. Noiray, H.‑M. Prasser, A. Pun, M. Tibbitt
AbstractThe 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.
ObjectiveIntroduction 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.
ContentIn-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.
Lecture notesPresentations, handouts and instructions are provided for each experiment.
LiteratureHolman, 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 / NoticeBasic understanding in the following areas:
- fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer
- electrical engineering / electronics
- numerical data analysis and processing (e.g. using MATLAB)
151-0957-00LPractica in Process Engineering I Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisites: "Einführung in Verfahrenstechnik" (151-0973-00L) and further process engineering courses.
2 credits2PA.‑K. U. Michel, M. Tibbitt
AbstractPractical training at pilot facilities for fundamental processing steps, typical laboratory and pilot facility experiments.
ObjectiveGetting acquainted with unit operations, measuring tools and data processing
Content4 practica in total (3 from Prof. Norris, 1 from Prof. Mark Tibbitt), details on dates are available at the beginning of the semester on our website

Residence time distribution

Thin-film deposition

Elemental analysis

Lecture notesDescriptions of the practica available
LiteratureInformation in the description