The Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies (LTNT) offers theoretical, numerical, and experimental topics for a semester project, Bachelor's Thesis, and Master's Thesis. The projects are related to current research activities of the Lab. There are also possibilities to perform such work in industry or at other universities abroad. Below is a list of selected open topics. These topics not only address ETH students, but all students who are interested in doing a research project at the ETH. If you are interested in a topic, please do not hesitate to contact the respective advisor.
Visit our Research page to get more information on ongoing research projects at LTNT. Students are strongly encouraged to get in touch with the doctoral and post-doctral researchers working on these projects for opportunities not yet listed as student projects on this page.
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How to make a surface which ice hates (Designing Icephobic Surfaces)
Surface icing is ubiquitous in nature and industrial applications. It plays a significant role in everyday life and can result in catastrophic events when not properly managed. Understanding and counteracting surface icing brings with it significant scientific challenges. Show details
Anti-frosting surfaces through rational materials engineering
The behavior of frost formation on unique surfaces poses opportunities to rationally design surfaces to inhibit frosting. Show details
Fundamental aspects of droplet freezing on superhydrophobic surfaces
Surface icing is ubiquitous in nature and industrial applications. Show details
Development of novel biomaterials for medical applications
The core of this project is the design and fabrication of micro- and nano-engineered interfaces that enhance the healing response of cells and tissues. Show details
Bioinspired and Sustainable Anti-wetting/icing Materials
This projects focuses on the development of environmentally sustainable, self-cleaning and icephobic materials inspired by the natural examples of the Lotus leaf and other natural surfaces. Such ingredients involve cellulose, wax, degradable polymers, natural plasticizers and water based substances. Show details