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Dr. Olivier Merlo

Dr. Olivier Merlo

Dr. Olivier Merlo

ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
FG Advanced Signal Analytics
Schloss 1
8820 Wädenswil

+41 (0) 58 934 58 47

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Lecturer in Mathematics, Physics and Statistics

Expertise and research interests

Dynamical Systems
chaotic scattering and billiards
modeling of processes

Educational background

1989-1992 Studies of Chemistry at University of applied science Muttenz
1995-1999 Studies of Physics and Mathemtics at University of Fribourg, MSc in Mathematics and Physics
2000-2004 PhD Thesis at University of Basle (mathematical physics), Dr. Sc.
2005-2007 Postdoc at National University of Mexico in Cuernavaca



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Braun et al, Thermally activated glassy carbon-A material for supercapacitor electrodes, PSI Anual reports, 1995
Carr et al, Characterization of the new NSLS infrared microspectroscopy beamline U10B, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 1999
Braun et al, Exponential growth of electrochemical double layer capacitance in glassy carbon during thermal oxidation, Carbon 41, 2003
Mejia at al, Self-pulsing effect in chaotic scattering, New Journal of physics, 2004
Benet and Merlo, Phase-Space Structure for Narrow Planetary Rings, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 2004
Merlo, Jung and Seligman, Symmetry properties of periodic orbits extracted from scattering data, Chaos,2005
Benet et al, Symmetry breaking: A heuristic approach to chaotic scattering in many dimensions, Physical Review E, 2005
Merlo and Benet, Strands and braids in narrow planetary rings: A scattering system approach, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 2007
Benet and Merlo, Multiple Components in Narrow Planetary Rings, Physcal Review Letters, 2008
Benet and Merlo, Phase-Space Volume of Regions of Trapped Motion: Multiple Ring Components and Arcs, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 2009
Jung et al, The chaotic set and the cross section for chaotic scattering in three degrees of freedom, New Journal of Physics, 2010
Benet and Merlo, Structure in narrow planetary rings: Open questions and recent results, Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, 2010
Jung et al, Symmetry breaking: A tool to unveil the topology of chaotic scattering with three degrees of freedom, AIP Conference Proceedings, 2010