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Master's Degree Programme at the Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)

Start a spin-off? Anything is possible with a Master's degree at the ICP. We inspire our industrial partners with our physics-based simulations. Choose between Energy and Environment, Photonics, Medical Engineering or Computer Science.

Energy and Environment

In order to develop effective solutions for sustainable energy and environmental technologies with our Swiss and European industrial partners, we have built a comprehensive bridge in Energy and Environment. This ranges from the development of a deep physical understanding of the existing mass, heat and momentum transfer phenomena, through the development and application of modern simulation tools, to innovative product and process development in various high-tech sectors.

Photonics

Photonics is based on creation, scattering, detection and interaction of light. This study profile prepares you for a future in a variety of industry sectors from medtech, biotech, additive and substractive manufacturing, communication, sensing, measurement techniques, light harvesting to light emission.

Medical Engineering

We are enabling high impact medical technology research by bringing our cutting-edge engineering in opto-electronics, soft material chemistry and mathematical modelling. In Medical Engineering we focus on the development of the next generation of sensors for the medicine and biology, from design to proof-of-concept. Almost all our projects include a clinical validation stage or tests on humans. We strongly collaborate with clinicians, startups and leading industry and academic partners.

Computer Science

Digitisation makes computer simulations accessible for new fields of application. Computer science enables the development of tailored user interaction, including mobile devices and cloud services, and hides the complexity of simulation technology from the end user. At the ICP, specialized computer scientists work in interdisciplinary teams with physicists, mathematicians and technical experts to develop novel solutions so that physics simulation generates benefits.

Master's Theses

Examples:

Transmission Line Model for the Analysis fo Fuel Cells

The performance of fuel cells can be efficiently measured by impedance spectroscopy. However, the interpretation of the measurements is difficult. Even small misinterpretations lead to incorrect results. In the context of this master thesis, a method was therefore developed which, by means of modelling, makes it possible to correctly evaluate the measurement data.

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Brighter LEDs Thanks to Software Development

Student mit Betreeuer

Organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) have a promising future as lighting technology. Development work is needed to further increase the light yield. Therefore, the aim of this master thesis was to implement simulation algorithms for the optimization of the light extraction, so that in the future organic light-emitting diodes can be built that are significantly brighter.

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3D Thermal Imaging: Acquisition and Surface Reconstruction

3D Thermal Imaging

We designed, assembled and tested an experimental setup, including custom software, to perform 3D reconstruction of the face in both in the visible and far infrared range.

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Industry Partners for Master's Theses