Mark Tibbitt: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Prof. Dr. Mark Tibbitt
FieldMacromolecular Engineering
Makromolekulares Engineering
ETH Zürich, ML H 21
Sonneggstrasse 3
8092 Zürich
Award: The Golden Owl
Telephone+41 44 632 25 16
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering
RelationshipAssistant Professor (Tenure Track)

151-0946-00LMacromolecular Engineering: Networks and Gels4 credits4GM. Tibbitt
AbstractThis course will provide an introduction to the design and physics of soft matter with a focus on polymer networks and hydrogels. The course will integrate fundamental aspects of polymer physics, engineering of soft materials, mechanics of viscoelastic materials, applications of networks and gels in biomedical applications including tissue engineering, 3D printing, and drug delivery.
ObjectiveThe main learning objectives of this course are: 1. Identify the key characteristics of soft matter and the properties of ideal and non-ideal macromolecules. 2. Calculate the physical properties of polymers in solution. 3. Predict macroscale properties of polymer networks and gels based on constituent chemical structure and topology. 4. Design networks and gels for industrial and biomedical applications. 5. Read and evaluate research papers on recent research on networks and gels and communicate the content orally to a multidisciplinary audience.
Lecture notesClass notes and handouts.
LiteraturePolymer Physics by M. Rubinstein and R.H. Colby; samplings from other texts.
Prerequisites / NoticePhysics I+II, Thermodynamics I+II