Rafael Nicolosi Libanori: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2023

Name Dr. Rafael Nicolosi Libanori
Name variantsRafael Libanori
Address
Complex Materials
ETH Zürich, HCI G 539
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 29 32
E-mailrafael.libanori@mat.ethz.ch
DepartmentMaterials
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
327-0622-00LMaterials Selection8 credits6GA. R. Studart, H. Galinski, R. Nicolosi Libanori, R. Spolenak, R. Style, M. Trassin
AbstractThe aim of this course is to understand the principles of material design and selection, and apply them in a number of relevant case studies related to energy, health, information technology, etc. Examples will include all materials classes. It discusses the design challenges that arise when a combination of properties and geometries are required for a specific application.
ObjectiveIn this course you will be able to:

1) Select and design materials for specific applications considering material availability, cost, properties, processability, sustainability, etc

2) Driven by a real-world challenge, develop guidelines for the selection and design of materials to manufacture devices taking into account processing-structure-property relationships
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Negotiationfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered
327-2141-00LMaterials+ Restricted registration - show details 6 credits6GH. Galinski, R. Nicolosi Libanori
AbstractMaterials+ is a team-based learning course focusing on sustained learning of key material concepts. This course teaches critical thinking and solving hands on material problems. The students will work in groups of five to solve a materials challenge. The eight week-long project includes a poster presentation and culminates in a materials challenge, where all groups compete against each other.
ObjectiveThe overarching goal of this course is to provide students a risk-friendly environment, where they can learn the tools and mind-set to aim for scientific breakthroughs. The materials challenge is thought to be a stimulus rather than a goal, to aim for new solutions and creative ideas.
Students enrolled in the course will acquire technical skills on materials selection, integration and engineering. Furthermore, they will develop personal and social competencies, especially in decision-making, communication, cooperation, coordination, adaptability and flexibility, creative and critical thinking, project management, problem-solving, integrity and ethics.
ContentIn each term, the students will solve a materials challenge in class by applying three "state-of-the-art" material science concepts.
Students will take an active role as they work with their peers in small groups to strengthen and apply their learned expert skills.
The course is designed to promote student learning of key material concepts in an applied context and stimulate the developing of soft skills from inter- and intra-team social interactions.
327-4200-00LBio-Inspired Active and Adaptive Materials
Does not take place this semester.
3 credits2GR. Nicolosi Libanori
AbstractThis course offers a comprehensive description of the molecular mechanisms that are at the origin of the functions carried out by complex out-of-equilibrium materials systems in living organisms. Through discussions, we will demonstrate strategies of implementing such molecular-based vital functions found in biological systems into synthetic materials.
ObjectiveBy the end of this course, students will be able to correlate dissipative molecular mechanisms with active and interactive functions found in living organisms. They will be able to apply and integrate key out-of-equilibrium concepts towards functional active and adaptive devices and material systems.
Content- Dynamic molecular systems
- Active, adaptive and autonomous molecular systems

- Temporal regulation in biological and bio-inspired systems

- Temporal control in biological systems

- Temporal control in bio-inspired systems

- Autonomous molecular structures

- Out-of-equilibrium biological and bio-inspired systems

- Decay of metastable and steady-state systems
- Transient self-assembly with active environments and active structural systems

- Motion and work generation
- Molecular motion mechanisms in biology

- Bio-inspired motors and walkers

- Harnessing molecular work at the macroscale

- Information processing in autonomous molecular systems

- Sensing, adaptation and communication in biology

- Reaction-diffusion in continuous systems
LiteratureCopies of the slides will be made available for download before each lecture.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Negotiationfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered