|Dr. Thomas Schutzius
Mehrphasen-Thermofluidik und O.
ETH Zürich, ML J 27.2
|+41 44 632 46 04
|Mechanical and Process Engineering
|Thermodynamics and Transport Phenomena in Nanotechnology
|2V + 2U
|T. Schutzius, D. Taylor
|The lecture deals with thermodynamics and transport phenomena in nano- and microscale systems. Typical areas of applications are microelectronics manufacturing and cooling, manufacturing of novel materials and coatings, surface technologies, wetting phenomena and related technologies, and micro- and nanosystems and devices.
|The student will acquire fundamental knowledge of interfacial and micro-nanoscale thermofluidics including electric field and light interaction with surfaces. Furthermore, the student will be exposed to a host of applications ranging from superhydrophobic surfaces and microelectronics cooling to solar energy, all of which will be discussed in the context of the course. The student will also judge state-of-the-art scientific research in these areas.
|Thermodynamic aspects of intermolecular forces; Interfacial phenomena; Surface tension; Wettability and contact angle; Wettability of Micro/Nanoscale textured surfaces: superhydrophobicity and superhydrophilicity.
Physics of micro- and nanofluidics as well as heat and mass transport phenomena at the nanoscale.
Scientific communication and exposure to state-of-the-art scientific research in the areas of Nanotechnology and the Water-Energy Nexus.