Teaching | Mentoring

Nobody gets to where they are in their career alone. We all need mentors and advocates.

I started as a teaching assistant in my second year of my bachelor's. While it seemed like a great chance to finance my studies and learning something at the same time, I was surprised how much I enjoyed it from the start. Throughout my entire bachelor's and most of my master's I continued working as a teaching assistant in the Materials Science and Metallurgy program. During my PhD, I repeatedly taught tutorials for the first and second cycle of the Physics program.

At ETH, I have a teaching assignment at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering. I teach in the first, second and third cycle. I feel lucky to have met so many students and helped them to become more confident in their studies; I am very much looking forward to continue guiding students along their path.


Advisor & Co-advisor

BSc Thesis Lorenz Heyder | ETH Zurich

Raman spectra of GeTe nanoparticles from first principles

PhD viva Santiago Garcia-Cuevas Carrillo | University of Exeter

Reconfigurable phase-change metasurface absorbers for optoelectronic device applications

MSc Semester Project Linda Borghi | ETH Zürich

Laser-induced switching of GeTe thin film phase-change material

BSc Thesis Aurelia Siegfried | ETH Zürich

The crystalline-to-crystalline phase transition in germanium telluride nanoparticles

PhD Thesis Hanbing Fang | ETH Zürich

Synthesis of phase-change material nanoparticles

BSc Thesis Jan Renz | ETH Zürich

Optical setup to induce a reversible phase change in a phase-change material

MSc Thesis Angela De Rose | RWTH Aachen

Reversible optical switching of thin phase-change layers for mid-infrared antenna resonance tuning

MSc Thesis Martin Lewin | RWTH Aachen

Analysis of material contrasts of phase-change materials using scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy

MSc Thesis Lena Jung | RWTH Aachen

Investigation of lateral resolution and signal strength in subsurface imaging with a scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscope

MSc Thesis Thomas Kalix | RWTH Aachen

Setup for reversible optical switching of phase-change materials for changing of the resonance frequency of infrared antennas

MSc Thesis Georg Kunkemöller | Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT)

Fabrication of novel nanoplasmonic arrays with extreme ultraviolet lithography

Diploma Thesis Wilhelm Gläßner | Fraunhofer ILT and ETH Zurich

Development, fabrication and characterization of plasmonic structures using nanodrip printing


Lecturer & Teaching Assistant

Practica in Process Engineering MSc Mechanical Engineering | ETH Zürich

This course provides practical training at pilot facilities for fundamental processing steps.

Experimental Methods for Engineers BSc Mechanical Engineering | ETH Zürich

The course presents an overview of measurement tasks in engineering environments, including different concepts for the acquisition and processing of typical measurement quantities.

Condensed Matter Physics II - Exercises MSc in Physics | RWTH Aachen

This course consists of four blocks of varying content, such as modern solid state optics, correlation effects, interactions in reduced dimensions, as well as electrons and disorder.

English for Physicists - Exercises BSc in Physics | RWTH Aachen

This course aims to prepare for the master’s program in Physics, which is taught in English.

Nano-Optics II - Exercises MSc in Physics | RWTH Aachen

This course discusses optics of nanostructures, including surface plasmon polaritons, resonant nanoparticles, optical antennas, as well as metamaterials.

Physical Metallurgy - Exercises BSc in Materials Science and in Materials Engineering | RWTH Aachen

This course introduces the structure, crystallographic defects, diffusion, mechanical properties, recrystallization, grain growth and solidification of materials for engineering.

Physics for Engineers - Tutorial BSc in Mechanical Engineering | RWTH Aachen

This course aims to teach basics of oscillations, waves, optics, thermodynamics and atomic physics.

Fundamentals of Crystallography - Tutorial BSc in Materials Science | RWTH Aachen

This course covers crystal structure, crystallographic defects, X-ray diffraction and crystal growth.

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