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19.12.2014: New paper published

S. Bottan and F. Robotti et al. Surface-structured bacterial cellulose with guided assembly-based biolithography (GAB). ACS Nano(2014), DOI: 10.1021/nn5036125.

25.11.2014: New paper published

G. Tagliabue et al. Rapid-response low infrared emission broadband ultrathin plasmonic light absorber. Sci. Rep.(2014), DOI: 10.1038/srep07181.

25.10.2014: Invited Feature Article published

T.M.Schutzius et al. Physics of Icing and Rational Design of Surfaces with Extraordinary Icephobicity. Langmuir(2014), DOI: 10.1021/la502586a.

24.10.2014: New paper published

C. Sharma et al. Energy efficient hotspot-targeted embedded liquid cooling of electronics. Appl. Energ.(2014), DOI: doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.10.068.

19.09.2014: New paper published

D. Foresti et al. Acoustophoretic Waltz: A contactless exothermal reaction. Phys. Fluids(2014), DOI: 10.1063/1.4893545.

04.09.2014: New paper published

S. Kress et al. Near-field light design with colloidal quantum dots for photonics and plasmonics. Nano Lett.(2014), DOI: 10.1021/nl5026997.

26.08.2014: New paper published

T. Maitra and C.Antonini et al. Supercooled water drops impacting superhydrophobic textures. Langmuir(2014), DOI: 10.1021/la502675a.

10.07.2014: New paper published

F. Robotti et al. The influence of surface micro-structure on endothelialization under supraphysiological wall shear stress. Biomaterials(2014), DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2014.06.046.

04.07.2014: New paper published

G. Tagliabue et al. Proximal gap-plasmon nanoresonators in the limit of vanishing inter-cavity separation. Nanoscale(2014), DOI: 10.1039/C4NR03123G.

07.07.2014: New paper published

W. Wiedemair et al. Modeling the interaction of microbubbles: Effects of proximity, confinement, and excitation amplitude. Phys. Fluids(2014), DOI: 10.1063/1.4883482.

22.05.2014: New paper published

M. N. Holme et al. Complementary X-ray tomography techniques for histology-validated 3D imaging of soft and hard tissues using plaque-containing blood vessels as examples. Nat. Protocols(2014), DOI: 10.1038/nprot.2014.091.

20.05.2014: New paper published

A. Asthana et al. Multifunctional superhydrophobic polymer/carbon nanocomposites: Graphene, Carbon nanotubes or Carbon black?. ACS Appl. Mater. Inter.(2014), DOI: 10.1021/am501649w.

19.05.2014: New paper published

T. Maitra et al. Hierarchially nanotextured surfaces maintaining superhydrphobicity under severely adverse conditions. Nanoscale(2014), DOI: 10.1039/C4NR01368A.

12.03.2014: New paper published

B. Scherrer et al. A thermally self-sustained micro-power plant with integrated micro-solid oxide fuel cells, micro-reformer and functional micro-fluidic carrier. J. Power Sources(2014), DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.02.039.

11.03.2014: New paper published

B. Siyahhan et al. Flow induced by ependymal cilia dominates near-wall cerebrospinal fluid dynamics in the lateral ventricles. J. R. Soc. Interface(2014), DOI: 10.1098/​rsif.2013.1189.

21.02.2014: New paper published

P. Eberle et al. The rational nanostructuring of surfaces for extraordinary icephobicity. Nanoscale(2014), DOI: 10.1039/C3NR06644D.


We perform fundamental research in the areas of interfacial transport phenomena and thermodynamics across scales (nano/meso to macro), and on the development of transformative energy technologies. Intimately related to this is the development and understanding of new materials and processes with advanced properties and functionalities with respect to transport phenomena and energy.

Our teaching activities include lectures  at the bachelor and master level covering fundamental and applied aspects of thermodynamics, interfacial transport phenomena across scales (nano/meso to macro) and novel energy technologies.

Bachelor and master students also participate in our research by carrying out their bachelor, semester or master thesis with us. New opportunities are posted on our student projects page. 


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