Sara Morgenthaler Kobas: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Dr. Sara Morgenthaler Kobas
Dep. Materialwissenschaft
ETH Zürich, HCP F 31.2
Leopold-Ruzicka-Weg 4
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 35 76

327-0105-00LIntroduction to Scientific Practice for Material Scientists Restricted registration - show details 2 credits2GS. Morgenthaler Kobas, M. B. Willeke
AbstractThe students obtain a first instight into the world of materials research and are introduced to the scientific method, as it is applied in materials research and industry. The students practise acquiring, analysing and synthesising scientific information and data, and communicating their findings in written and oral form.
ObjectiveLearning Objectives:
The students
- can protocol lab experiments correctly in a lab journal.
- can analyze and present data efficiently.
- can write lab reports according to standard scientific criteria.
- are familiar with key rhetorical and communication rules for oral presentations.
- can create effective oral presentations on scientific content.
ContentLaborjournal führen
Berichte schreiben
Lecture notesHandouts werden laufend abgegeben.
Prerequisites / NoticeKoordiniert mit der Lehrveranstaltung "Praktikum I & II".
327-0111-00LPractical Laboratory Course I Information Restricted registration - show details 6 credits6PM. B. Willeke, M. R. Dusseiller, S. Morgenthaler Kobas, P. J. Walde
AbstractPractical introduction into concepts and basic principles of Materials Science and Chemistry. To become acquainted with important chemical and physical methods as well as lab safety issues.
ObjectivePractical introduction into concepts and basic principles of Materials Science and Chemistry. To become acquainted with important chemical and physical methods. Close collaboration with the course "Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten" (planning of experiments, writing reports, techniques for oral presentations).
General theoretical and practical introduction at the beginning of the practical laboratory course about safety and general behaviour in a laboratory. There will be an written lab safety test (with Moodle), which has to be passed before the practical course starts.
ContentExperiments in the field of synthetic and analytical chemistry; fracture mechanics, mechanical/thermal properties (e.g. E-module), thermodynamics, colloidal chemistry, particle tracking (DLS and microscopy), corrosion, electroplating, "forging, stone and wood processing", up to two computer theory experiments (using MATLAB; random numbers and traveling salesman), and further.
Lecture notesThe lab manual and further information for each experiment (aim of the experiment, theory, experimental procedure, data analysis) can be downloaded from the web ( bzw. ).