Henning Galinski: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2023

Name Dr. Henning Galinski
Professur für Nanometallurgie
ETH Zürich, HCI G 507
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 04 31

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
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered
327-2134-00LIntroduction to Metamaterials2 credits2GH. Galinski
AbstractThe main course objectives are to introduce students to the exciting world of metamaterials designed for optical and mechanical applications. Focus is on its most important physical concepts and fabrication techniques.
ObjectiveThe main course objectives are to introduce students to the exciting world of metamaterials designed for optical and mechanical applications. Focus is on its most important physical concepts and fabrication techniques.
ContentMetamaterials are artificial designer materials with properties that may not be found in nature. They can be designed to possess unique electromagnetic or mechanical properties, which allow to explore new physical phenomena such as negative refraction and negative Poisson's ratio, negative compressibility transitions, perfect lenses, optical and mechanical cloaking. In addition, metamaterials are promising candidates to improve the environment by enhancing energy harvesting from the sun.

Topics to be covered: Metal optics and plasmonics, metamaterials and metasurfaces, epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) materials, negative refraction, negative Poisson ratio materials, plasmonic-enhanced light harvesting.
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.