MSE-441 / 2 credits

Teacher: Van Herle Jan

Language: English


Summary

This course aims at familiarizing the student with state of the art applications of electrochemistry in materials science and technology as well as material requirements for electrochemical engineering.

Content

Keywords

Materials, Electrochemistry, Micro-fabrication, Coatings, Energy generation, Energy conversion

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Chimie générale, Introduction à la science des matériaux

Recommended courses

Métaux et alliages

Important concepts to start the course

General chemistry: thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base and complexation reactions, redox reaction.


Metallurgy: microstructure of metals and alloys, mechanical properties, deformation and rupture.


Physics: electrical circuits, transport phenomena

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Use electrochemical concepts and methods for materials science
  • Design micro/nano materials via electrochemical processes
  • Structure surfaces with tailored properties
  • Design appropriate materials for electrochemical systems
  • Analyze electrochemical processes and devices
  • Manage electrochemical material fabrication
  • Describe electrochemical reactions
  • Formulate requirements for energy generation and storage materials

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra with excercises and case studies.

Expected student activities

Active participation during lectures and in the resolution of excercies, group work in case studies

Assessment methods

Oral presentation

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No
Others Meetings with teacher upon appointment establihsed by email

Resources

Bibliography

Electrochemsitry theory: D. Landolt, Corrosion and Surface Chemistry of Metals, CRC/EPFL Press 2007

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

Copy of slides available fromt eh website

Websites

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Electrochemistry for materials technology
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Electrochemistry for materials technology
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15CM011    
15-16    
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Monday, 14h - 16h: Lecture CM011