Esther Amstad studied material science at ETH in Zurich. She also carried out her PhD thesis at the same University under the supervision of Prof. Marcus Textor; for her thesis, she worked on the surface modification and steric stabilization of oxide nanoparticles. As a postdoctoral fellow, she joined the experimental condensed soft matter group of David A. Weitz at Harvard University where she used droplet based microfluidics to assemble different types of functional micro- and nanomaterials. In addition, she developped new microfluidic devices that enable the production of very small, airborne drops as well as devices that produce highly monodisperse emulsion drops at a very high throughput. In June 2014, Esther joined the material science department (IMX) of EPFL where she is leading the Soft Materials Laboratory (SMAL).
|PhD student||Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology||ETH Zurich||2007 â 2011|
|Postdoctoral fellow||Soft matter group||Harvard University||2011-2014|
|Tenure Track Assistant Professor||Soft Materials Laboratory||EPFL||2014 -|
Teaching & PhD
- Materials Science and Engineering,
- Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering
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 ...
The first part of this course encompasses the assembly of molecules and polymers into micro- and macroscopic materials and the influence of the structure of the resulting materials on their properties. The second part focuses on the production of colloids...