Esther Amstad

EPFL STI IMX SMAL
MXC 230 (Bâtiment MXC)
Station 12
CH-1015 Lausanne

Web site: Web site: https://smal.epfl.ch/

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Professional course

PhD student

Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology

ETH Zurich

2007 – 2011

Postdoctoral fellow

Soft matter group

Harvard University

2011-2014

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Soft Materials Laboratory

EPFL

2014 -

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Materials Science and Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering

Courses

Transfer phenomena in materials science

This course encompasses transport of heat by conduction, convection and radiation as well as solid-state diffusion. Based on phenomenological rules (Fourier and Fick equations) 1-D and simple 2-D solutions problems will be treated. In addition, atomistic models of atom transport will be discussed.

Soft matter

The first part of the course is devoted to the self-assembly of molecules. In the second part we discuss basic physical chemical principles of polymers in solutions, at interfaces, and in bulk. Finally, we look at colloids and emulsions.