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Nanomaterials for chemical engineering application

ChE-430

Lecturer(s) :

Buonsanti Raffaella

Language:

English

Summary

This course aims at understanding classical and non-classical nucleation theory, at reviewing different techniques for the synthesis of nanomaterials (mainly nanoparticles and thin films) and at learning about some key applications of these nanomaterials in chemical engineering

Content

Keywords

nanomaterials, classical nucleation theory, photovoltaics, light emitting diodes, solar fuels, electrocatalysis

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

slides, videos, inverted classroom, laboratory at the end of the semester (at EPFL Valais in Sion)

Expected student activities

inverted classroom, 2 days in the laboratory (at EPFL Valais in Sion)

Note: We combine together the 14 practical work hours at the end of the semester so to have 2 full days in the laboratory where students will synthesize nanocrystals, characterize  them and test them as electrocatalysts for CO2 reductlon

Assessment methods

Oral exam (60%), lab report (20%), Inverted classroom (20%)

Resources

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  • Spring semester
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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German