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Prof. Dimos Poulikakos has been awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant to support his research on understanding and couteracting surface icing.

21.04.2016: New paper published

P. Richner et al. Full-spectrum flexible color printing at the diffraction limit. ACS Photonics(2016), DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00131.

02.03.2016: New paper published

P. Richner et al. Charge effects and nanoparticle pattern formation in electrohydrodynamic NanoDrip printing of colloids. Nanoscale(2016), DOI: 10.1039/c5nr08783j.

02.03.2016: LTNT spin-off Hylomorph AG wins CHF 130,000 at VentureKick Stage III

01.02.2016: New paper published

T. Vasileiou et al. Towards contactless biology: Acoustophoretic DNA transfection. Sci. Rep.(2016), DOI: 10.1038/srep20023.

29.01.2016: Nanowalls research featured in The Economist

The moving finger moves on

08.01.2016: New paper published

C. Stamatopoulos et al. On the shedding of impaled droplets: The role of transient intervening layers. Sci. Rep.(2016), DOI: 10.1038/srep18875.

07.01.2016: New paper published

J. Marschewski et al. Significant heat transfer enhancement in microchannels with herringbone-inspired microstructures. Int. J. Heat Mass Tran.(2016), DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2015.12.039.

06.01.2016: New paper published

J. Schenider and P. Rohner et al. Electrohydrodynamic NanoDrip printing of high aspect ratio metal grid transparent electrodes. Adv. Funct. Mater.(2015), DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201503705.

16.12.2015: Guinness world record


Researchers at LTNT together with Scrona AG have achieved a new world record by printing a full color image on an area as small as the cross section of a human hair.

14.12.2015: The New York Times features research done at LTNT

Water's big(and then bigger) bounce

04.11.2015: Droplet trampolining and anti-icing research published in Nature

T. M. Schutzius and S. Jung et al. Spontaneous droplet trampolining on rigid superhydrophobic surfaces. Nature (2015), DOI: 10.1038/nature15738.

22.09.2015: New paper published

C. S. Sharma et al. A simplified approach to hotspot alleviation in microprocessors. Appl. Therm. Eng.(2015), DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.08.086.

08.09.2015: New paper published

T. Maitra et al. Superhydrophobicity vs. Ice Adhesion: The quandary of robust icephobic surface design. Adv. Mater. Interf.(2015), DOI: 10.1002/admi.201500330.

20.08.2015: New paper published

S. Kress et al. Wedge waveguides and resonators for quantum plasmonics. Nano Lett.(2015), DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b03051.

10.06.2015: New paper published

S. Zimmermann et al. A high-efficiency hybrid high-concentration photovoltaic system. Int. J. Heat Mass Tran.(2015), DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2015.04.068.

22.05.2015: New paper published
C. S. Sharma et al. A novel method of energy efficient hotspot-targeted embedded liquid cooling for electronics: An experimental study. Int. J. Heat Mass Tran.(2015), DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2015.04.047.

07.05.2015: New paper published

J. Schneider et al. Site-specific deposition of single gold nanoparticles by individual growth in electrohydrodynamically-printed attoliter droplet reactors. Nanoscale(2015), DOI: 10.1039/C4NR06964A.

05.05.2015: LTNT makes the cover of Langmuir


Cover image accompanies the appearance of the invited feature article on the physics of icing in the print edition of Langmuir.


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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