Recent developments of renewable composites based on Mycelium have shown a tremendous potential in repurposing low value agricultural and industrial waste into high value sustainable products. In the construction industry, mycelium-based materials have already gained traction for non-structural applications, such as thermal and acoustical panels, thanks to their naturally high insulative properties as well as their resistance to fire. Despite these qualities, their application into architectural application is still disregarded. Lack of structural material properties and the poor integration into current development of digital manufacturing are amongst the factors preventing their use. In this project we want to investigate further material performance for mycelium composites for construction.
- Biomaterials, Composite Materials, Fermentation, Biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology
- ETH Zurich (ETHZ), Internship, Other specific labels, Semester Project
Machine learning for smart insect rearing for urban food waste management- Internship at the Singapore-ETH Centre - ***Please note that the internship takes place in Singapore***
- Animal Production, Artificial Intelligence and Signal and Image Processing, Biological Mathematics, Chemical Engineering
Biological patterns and biocommunication in insect rearing for urban food waste management-Internship at the Singapore ETH Centre
- Animal Production, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Ecology and Evolution, Environmental Sciences
In this project we will design a robust MPC controller for flexibility in supply chains. The objective is to guarantee better response to abrupt changes in demand. Specifically we will design a MPC controller that optimally tunes the flexibility, namely the capability of a firm to substitute and reroute products along existing pathways. By enhancing flexibility the system can effectively mitigate the impact of disruptions.
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Information Storage, Retrieval and Management, Information Systems Management, Mathematical Sciences, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Systems Theory and Control
- Master Thesis
The thesis project deals with the powder flow optimization and fine control for AMLZ High-Speed Laser Cladding machine.
- Engineering and Technology
- Bachelor Thesis, ETH Zurich (ETHZ), Master Thesis
Everyone sits. We spend more time seated than sleeping or walking, and today's human behavior shows this trend is growing. Moovtech technology aims to help recover from sedentary back pain as well as strengthen core and spinal muscles to prevent future health issues. The Moovlab technology (Moovtech) and the revolutionary PVOT dynamic motion chair show high potential for improving people's lives and health, as well as potentially stimulating brain activity and work productivity. Additionally, sitting on a PVOT chair during work hours (home office or corporate setting) has the potential to prevent chronic pains in the long term. The motion initiated by Moovtech simulates pelvic movement when walking. The aim of this internship is to equip this innovative office chair with sensor technology to analyze the sitting behavior and usage of this novel chair. This work will serve as the foundation for planning a larger study and understanding the expected data outcomes.
- Engineering and Technology, Medical and Health Sciences
You will use numerical simulations to investigate light-matter interactions in near-zero-index materials and propose novel photonic devices based on these materials.
- Engineering and Technology, Physics
- Master Thesis, Semester Project
We are looking for a motivated Master student to join Empa St. Gallen for this master thesis project. The candidate will be part of an exciting and collaborative project between the Particles-Biology Interactions Lab, the Biointerfaces Lab as well as the Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles Lab at Empa.
- Biomedical Engineering
- Master Thesis
The objective of this project is the design and analysis of a smart recommender system as a dynamic feedback controller that, given (some of) the opinions in the system (measured outputs), provides news (namely, the control input) which is tailored to it. The recommender system objective is to optimize his performances, e.g., to maximize engagement, reduce polarization, or robustify against malicious agents. In contrast to other works, we will incorporate learning into this design, using methods from Data-Driven Control.
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Systems Theory and Control
- ETH Zurich (ETHZ), Master Thesis
The Advanced Manufacturing Lab (am|z) is exploring innovative manufacturing techniques, with a particular focus on additive manufacturing processes. This student project focuses on designing and implementing a refill mechanism for the newly developed RAPTURE's Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) machine. The goal is to ensure the seamless operation of the LPBF process, including during powder container exchange, while maintaining an inert environment.
- Mechanical Engineering
- Bachelor Thesis, Master Thesis, Semester Project