Search result: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2022

Doctorate Chemistry and Applied Biosciences Information
Subject Specialisation
Inorganic Chemistry
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
529-0169-00LInstrumental AnalysisE-0 credits2SD. Günther
AbstractGroup seminar on elemental analysis and isotope ratio determinations using various plasma sources
Objective
ContentDevelopments in plasma mass spectrometry and alternative plasma sources
529-0198-00LMain Group Element and Coordination ChemistryE-0 credits2SH. Grützmacher
Abstract
Objective
529-0199-00LInorganic and Organometallic ChemistryE-0 credits2KC. Copéret, H. Grützmacher, D. Günther, M. Kovalenko, T. Lippert, V. Mougel, P. Steinegger
Abstract
Objective
529-0455-00LLaser for Micro- and NanostructuringW2 credits2VT. Lippert, N. Shepelin
AbstractIntroduction to the fundamentals of lasers and their applications with an emphasis on micro- and nano-structuring. Several applications which are still in the research state, will be discussed together with industrial applications, such as microlithography and laser welding. Other aspects are the materials that are applied in these applications, e.g. photoresists, and their functioning.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the fundamentals of lasers and their applications with an emphasis on micro- and nano structuring. Several applications which are still in the research state, e.g. non-optical lithographies, will be discussed together with industrial applications, such as microlithography and laser welding. Other aspects are the materials that are applied in these applications, e.g. photoresists, and their functioning.
ContentIntroduction to lasers, Overview of micro- and nanotechnology, microlithography, photoresists: classical types and new developments, laser cutting and welding, laser cleaning, laser ablation, polymer ablation: designed polymers, lasers and surfaces, laser spectroscopy, laser chemical vapor deposition, pulsed laser deposition (PLD), special materials by PLD, alternative structuring methods.
Lecture notesThe script (a copy of the slides) will be handed out during the first lecture.
Literature• D. Bäuerle, Laser Processing and Chemistry, 3rd ed., Springer Verlag 2000.
• D. B. Chrisey, G. K. Hubler, Pulsed Laser Deposition of Thin Films, John Wiley & Sons 1994.
• D. Schuöcker, High Power Lasers in Production Engineering, Imperial College Press 1999.
• E. Beyer, Schweissen mit Laser : Grundlagen, Springer Verlag 1995.
• L. F. Thompson, C. G. Willson, M. J. Bowden, Eds., Introduction to Microlithography, 2nd ed., American Chemical Society 1994.
• J. Mazumder, A. Kar, Theory and Application of Laser Chemical Vapor Deposition, Plenum Press 1995.
• W. Demtroeder, Laser Spectroscopy: Basic Concepts and Intrumentation, 3rd ed., Springer 2003.
• F.K. Kneubühl, M. W. Sigrist, Laser, Teubner Taschenbücher Physik, Stuttgart-Leipzig 1999
• FSRM, CD-ROM: An Introduction to the World of Microsystems, Neuchatel.
• Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik R. Poprawe, CD-ROM: Lasertechnik, Aachen.
• J. Gobrecht, Vorlesungsskript: Grundlagen der Mikro- und Nanotechnik, ETH Zuerich, WS 2001/2002.
Fostered competenciesFostered competencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesnot assessed
Decision-makingnot assessed
Media and Digital Technologiesnot assessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementnot assessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationnot assessed
Cooperation and Teamworknot assessed
Customer Orientationnot assessed
Leadership and Responsibilitynot assessed
Self-presentation and Social Influence not assessed
Sensitivity to Diversitynot assessed
Negotiationnot assessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilitynot assessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection not assessed
Self-direction and Self-management not assessed
Organic Chemistry
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
529-0280-00LAnalytical Chemistry SeminarE-0 credits1KR. Zenobi
AbstractAnalytical Chemistry Seminar
ObjectivePresentation and discussion of current research topics in analytical chemistry
ContentPresentation and discussion of current research topics in analytical chemistry
529-0290-00LOrganic Chemistry (Seminar) Restricted registration - show details E-0 credits2SE. M. Carreira, J. W. Bode, H. Wennemers, R. Zenobi
Abstract
Objective
529-0299-00LOrganic ChemistryE-0 credits1.5KJ. W. Bode, E. M. Carreira, P. Chen, H. Wennemers, R. Zenobi
Abstract
Objective
551-0357-00LCellular Matters: From Milestones to Open Questions
The number of participants is limited to 22 and will only take place with a minimum of 11 participants.
Please sign up until two weeks before the beginning of the semester (for Autumn 2022: by 05.09.2022 end of day) via e-mail to bml@ethz.ch using in the subject: 551-0357-00. In the email body indicate 1) your name, 2) your e-mail address, 3) master/PhD program. The students admitted to this seminar will be informed by e-mail in the week prior to the beginning of the semester.

The first lecture will serve to form groups of students and assign papers.
W4 credits2SY. Barral, F. Allain, P. Arosio, E. Dufresne, D. Hilvert, M. Jagannathan, R. Mezzenga, T. Michaels, G. Neurohr, R. Riek, A. E. Smith, K. Weis, H. Wennemers
AbstractIn this course, the students will explore the quite new topic of biomolecular condensates.
Concepts and tools from biology, chemistry, biophysics and soft materials will be used, on one hand, to develop an understanding of the biological properties and functions of biomolecular condensates in health and disease, while, on the other, to inspire new materials.
ObjectiveIn terms of content, you, the student, after a general introduction to the topic, will learn about milestone works and current research questions in the young field of biomolecular condensates (properties, functions and applications) from an interdisciplinary point of view in a course which is a combination of literature (presentations given by pairs of students with different scientific backgrounds) and research seminars (presentations given by the lecturers all active experts in the field, with different backgrounds and expertise).
As to the skills, you will have the opportunity to learn how to critically read and evaluate scientific literature, how to give scientific presentations to an interdisciplinary audience (each presentation consisting of an introduction, critical description of the results and discussion of their significance) and substantiate your statements, acquire a critical mindset (pros/cons of chosen approaches/methods and limitations, quality of the data, solidity of the conclusions, possible follow-up experiments) that allows you to ask relevant questions and actively participate to the discussion.
With the final presentation you will have the unique opportunity to interact closely with the interdisciplinary group of lecturers (all internationally well-established experts) who will guide you in the choice of a subtopic and related literature.
ContentIn the last decade a new kind of compartments within the cell, the so-called biomolecular condensates, have been observed. This discovery is radically changing our understanding of the cell, its organization and dynamics. The emerging picture is that the cytoplasm and nucleoplasm are highly complex fluids that can (meta)stably segregate into membrane-less sub-compartments, similarly to emulsions.

The topic of biomolecular condensates goes beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines and needs a multi-pronged approach that levers on, and cross-fertilizes, biology, physical chemistry, biophysics and soft materials to develop a proper understanding of the properties, functions in health and disease (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.), as well as possible applications of these biomolecular condensates.

Each week the lecture will consist of:
1) a short literature seminar: Pairs of students from different scientific backgrounds will be formed and assigned beforehand to present milestone literature to the class and facilitate the ensuing discussion. In the first class the pairs will be formed, the milestone papers made known to the whole class and assigned to the pairs.
2) a research seminar: the presentation of the milestone literature will serve as the introduction to the lecture by one of the lecturers of the course on their own state-of-the-art research in the field.
Lecture notesThe presentations will be made available after the lectures.
LiteratureThe milestone papers will be provided in advance.
For the final examination, the students will be helped by the lecturers in identifying a research topic and related literature.
Fostered competenciesFostered competencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingnot assessed
Media and Digital Technologiesnot assessed
Problem-solvingnot assessed
Project Managementnot assessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Customer Orientationnot assessed
Leadership and Responsibilityassessed
Self-presentation and Social Influence not assessed
Sensitivity to Diversitynot assessed
Negotiationnot assessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilitynot assessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsnot assessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection not assessed
Self-direction and Self-management not assessed
Physical Chemistry
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
529-0490-00LSpecial Topics in Theoretical ChemistryE-0 credits1SM. Reiher
AbstractWeekly seminar programme on special topics in theoretical and quantum chemistry. Talks delivered by PhD students and PostDocs as well as by external speakers.
Objectiveadvanced course for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows
Contentcurrent research topics in theoretical chemistry
Lecture notesnone
529-0460-00LComputer SimulationE-0 credits1SP. H. Hünenberger, S. Riniker
Abstract
Objective
Prerequisites / NoticeGroup meeting
529-0427-00LElectron Spectroscopy Restricted registration - show details W1 credit2SF. Merkt
AbstractGroup seminar on electronic spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy, vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy.
ObjectiveGroup seminar on electronic spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy, vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy.
ContentGroup seminar on electronic spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy, vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy.
Prerequisites / NoticeParticipation to this seminar must be discussed with the lecturer.
529-0479-00LTheoretical Chemistry, Molecular Spectroscopy and DynamicsW1 credit2SF. Merkt, M. Reiher, J. Richardson, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner
AbstractSeminar on theoretical chemistry, molecular spectroscopy and dynamics.
Objective
529-0480-00LNuclear Magnetic Resonance Seminar Restricted registration - show details E-0 credits2SB. H. Meier
AbstractResearch seminar on current problems in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Objective
529-0489-00LIntroduction to the Construction of Measurement Devices in Physical Chemistry Restricted registration - show details W2 credits2PF. Merkt
AbstractBasic concepts of the construction of instrumentation in physical chemistry. Practical exercises in mechanical manufacturing.
ObjectiveKennenlernen der Grundlagen der Konstruktion von physikalisch-chemischen Messinstrumenten. Praktische Übungen in mechanischer Konstruktion. Befähigung zum selbstständigen Arbeiten (Zeichnungslesen, Drehen, Fräsen, Bohren).
Lecture notesUnterlagen in der ersten Stunde verteilt.
Prerequisites / NoticeZugang mit Bewilligung des Dozenten
529-0499-00LPhysical ChemistryW0 credits1KM. Reiher, A. Barnes, G. Jeschke, B. H. Meier, F. Merkt, J. Richardson, R. Riek, S. Riniker, T. Schmidt, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner
AbstractInstitute-Seminar covering current research Topics in Physical Chemistry
Objective
529-0491-00LSeminar in Computational Chemistry C4E-0 credits2SM. Reiher, J. Richardson
AbstractResearch seminar with invited lecturers
Objective
402-0551-00LLaser SeminarE-0 credits1ST. Esslinger, J. Faist, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, U. Keller, F. Merkt, H. J. Wörner
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
529-0481-00LAdvanced High Resolution Molecular SpectroscopyW1 credit1VS. Albert
AbstractThe course teaches advanced topics in molecular spectroscopy: techniques for analysing rotationally and rovibrationally resolved spectra will be discussed, the basics of FTIR spectroscopy will be reviewed, and the sources which may be used in high resolution infrared spectroscopy will be described. The fields in which high resolution infrared /THz spectroscopy is applied will also be reviewed.
ObjectiveThe students will understand how to use the tools needed to analyze simple highly resolved spectra. They will become familiar with experimental techniques in high resolution molecular spectroscopy and will understand how molecular spectroscopy can be applied to solve problems with respect to atmospheric pollutants and the detection of molecules in interstellar space.
ContentThe students will learn how to record rotationally and rovibrationally resolved spectra in the THz and IR frequency range. For that purpose state-of-the-art sources like synchrotrons, FELs and other THz sources will be discussed. In this context, the basics of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy will also be reviewed. The analysis of such spectra with interactive programs will then be explained. Finally, applications of high resolution molecular spectroscopy in the field of atmospheric and interstellar chemistry will be discussed. The identification and the quantitative determination of atmospheric pollutants will be discussed in detail. In addition, the identification of interstellar molecules in the context of the origin of life will be reviewed. The question of the identification of the interstellar unidentified infrared bands and of the interstellar diffuse bands will also be addressed. Finally, high resolution molecular spectroscopy of chiral molecules in the context of molecular parity violation will be discussed
LiteratureWill be given in the lecture
529-0485-00LCalculating Free Energy Differences from Molecular Simulation: Theory and Practical ApplicationsW1 credit1VN. Hansen
AbstractTheoretical analysis as well as issues of practical implementation of state of the art free energy methods.
ObjectiveRecognition of the concepts that underlie the different approaches devised for the determination of free energies
ContentA wide variety of fundamental chemical quantities such as binding or equilibrium constants, solubilities, partition coefficients, and adsorption coefficients are related to the difference in free energy between particular (non)physical states of a system. A maze of computational techniques to calculate free energies is nowadays available that differ in efficiency and accuracy. However, most of them are rooted in a few basic ideas. In the lecture state of the art methods are discussed in light of these basic ideas.
Lecture notesHandouts will be provided
LiteratureC. Chipot, A. Pohorille, Free Energy Calculations, Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2007
529-0809-00LTheoretical Chemistry SeminarE-0 credits2SM. Reiher, J. Richardson
AbstractSeminar on recent developments in Theoretical Chemistry presented by guest speakers.
ObjectiveDoktorats- und Mitarbeiterschulung
ContentVariiert nach aktuellem Stand der Forschung
LiteratureWill be announced on http://www.reiher.ethz.ch/courses-and-seminars/theoretical-chemistry.html
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