Themo-Mechanical Simulation for Additive Manufacturing using GPU capacities
This work proposes to implement a thermo-mechanical simulation using GPU capabilities in order to drastically decrease the simulation time. This will aim at modeling the distortion occuring during the Laser Powder Bed Fusion process. The result will be benchmarked against both real printed part and commercial simualtion solutions (ANSYS).
Development of a reflection-type near-field optical microscope
In this project a reflection-type near-field optical microscope will be designed, developed and characterized.
Automated identification of two-dimensional crystals based on optical contrast difference
The goal of this project is to develop an automated setup that is able to identify flakes of different thicknesses on Si/SiO2 substrates by analyzing the difference in optical contrast between the crystals and the substrate.
(Conditional) Generative Motion Modelling
Focus of this project is designing a generative temporal model that is able to synthesize novel human motion sequences.
Using Virtual Reality to Improve the Balance of Patients with Bilateral Vestibular Loss
In this project, you will develop a compensation algorithm for bilateral vestibular loss using Virtual Reality (VR), which will be similar to digital image stabilization.
Powder analysis for Additive Manufacturing: development of an innovative device
A new device for evaluating powder properties was designed and set up in our laboratory, and now some experimental work is needed to evaluate it with the multitude of materials that are available in-house thanks to the many industrial projects we are daily dealing with.
Influence of moisture on the SLM process
The SLM process is strongly influenced by the raw material - the powder. Metal powder can absorb moisture during the SLM process chain. Moisture degrades the component properties or even prohibits the processing of powder. This negative influence is to be investigated in this thesis.
Influence of particle size distribution on the SLM process
Research has shown an influence of the particle size distribution on the process parameters (such as laser power and scanning speed) of the SLM process. This influence is to be investigated in this thesis.
A new device for investigating thermal properties of additive manufacturing materials
Please refer to description/attached file
Project in mobile health systems
Develop and test personalized and efficient methods, devices and systems that can be used by anyone at the point-of-care to increase our ability to diagnose, monitor, prevent and treat major global health issues.
Electrospun, double-layered scaffolds for 3D Skin Tissue Engineered
This project is part of the Zurich Hochschulmedizin Flagship Project “Skintegrity”, with a collaboration between ETHZ and USZ. The student, who ideally has experience in electrospinning and cell culture, will participate in the development of double-layered nanonfibrous scaffolds for 3D skin tissue engineering.
Additive Manufacturing: Towards feature recognition algorithms
This work will focusing on pre-processing possibilities to better adapt the SLM process to the geometry being manufactured. By developing feature recognition algorithm, the student will be able to divide the part in several volumes and scan them with different scanning strategies. See pdf attached.
The role of early trauma on bone microarchitecture and innervation
In this project, the direct and epigenetic effects of early trauma on bone microarchitecture and innervation will be analyzed by microCT, qPCR and immunostaining.

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