Building Energy Materials and Components

Publications highlights

 M. Sedighi Gilani, S. Zhao, S. Gaan, M.M. Koebel, T. Zimmermann, Design of a hierarchically structured hybrid material via in situ assembly of a silica aerogel into a wood cellular structure, RSC Advances, 6 (2016) 62825-62832. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2016/ra/c6ra12480a

R.G. Martinez, E. Goiti, G. Reichenauer, S. Zhao, M. Koebel, A. Barrio, Thermal assessment of ambient pressure dried silica aerogel composite boards at laboratory and field scale, Energy and Buildings (2016). In press. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378778816305618

Z. Wang, H. Su, S. Zhao, N. Zhao, Influence of phase change material on mechanical and thermal properties of clay geopolymer mortar, Construction and Building Materials, 120 (2016) 329-334. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0950061816308248

Huber L., Ruch P., Hauert R., Saucke G., Matam S.K., Michel B. and Koebel M.M. (2016) Monolithic nitrogen-doped carbon as a water sorbent for high performance adsorption cooling. RSC Advances 6, 25267. http://pubs.rsc.org/is/content/articlehtml/2016/ra/c6ra00548a

Wurzbacher J.A., Gebald C., Brunner S. and Steinfeld A. (2016) Heat and mass transfer of temperature-vacuum swing desorption for CO2 capture from air. Chemical Engineering Journal 283, 1329-1338. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S138589471501116X

Gilani M.S., Boone M.N., Fife J.L., Zhao S., Koebel M.M., Zimmerman T. and Tingaut P. (2016) Structure of cellulose-silica hybrid aerogel at sub-micron scale studied by synchrotron X-ray tomography. Composites Science and Technology 124, 71-80. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0266353816300136

Malfait W.J., Klemenčič R., Lang B., Rist T., Klučka M., Zajacz Z. and Koebel M.M. (2016) Optimized solder alloy composition for glass-to-metal joints by simultaneous soldering and anodic bonding. Journal of Materials Processing and Technology 236, 176-182. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924013616301492

Zhu P., Zheng M., Zhao S., Wu J. and Xu H. (2016) A novel environmental route to ambient pressure dried thermal insulating silica aerogel via recycled coal gangue. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering. Volume 2016, ID 9831515. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/amse/2016/9831515/abs/

Zhao, S.; Zhang, Z.; Sèbe, G.; Wu, R.; Rivera Virtudazo, R. V.; Tingaut, P.; Koebel, M.. M.; “Multiscale Assembly of Superinsulating Silica Aerogels Within Silylated Nanocellulosic Scaffolds: Improved Mechanical Properties Promoted by Nanoscale Chemical Compatibilization.”, Advanced Functional Materials, 2015, 25, 2326-2334

Malfait W. J., Verel R., and Koebel M. M. “Hydrophobization of Silica Aerogels: Insights from Quantitative Solid-State NMR SpectroscopyJ. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 25545-25554.

Nadargi, D.; Kelly, C.; Wehrs, J.; Philippe, L.; Michler, J.; Koebel, M. M.; “Epoxide Assisted Metal Oxide Replication (EAMOR): a new technique of patterning metal oxide structures”, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 36494-36497

Wong, J.; Kaymak, H., Brunner S.; Koebel, M. M. "Mechanical properties of monolithic silica aerogels made from polyethoxydisiloxanes", Micropor. Mesopor. Mat., 2014, 183, 23-29

Koebel, M. M.; Rigacci, A.; Achard, P.; "Aerogel-based thermal superinsulation: an overview", Invited review, J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol., 2012, 63(3), 315-339

Koebel, M. M.; Nadargi, D.; Jimenez-Cadena, G.; Romanyuk, Y.; "Transparent, conducting ATO thin films by epoxide-initiated sol-gel chemistry: a highly versatile route to mixed metal oxide films", ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2012, 4 (5), 2464–2473

Giovanetti, L. J.; Ramallo-López, J. M. Foxe, M.; Jones, L. C.; Koebel, M. M.; Somorjai, G. A.; Craievich, A. F.; Salmeron, M. B.; Requejo, F. G.; “Shape Changes of Pt Nanoparticles Induced by Deposition on Mesoporous Silica”, Small, 2012, 8(3), 468-473

Koebel, M.M.; El Hawi, N.; Lu, J.; Gattiker, F.; Neuenschwander, J.; “Anodic bonding of activated tin solder alloys in the liquid state: A novel large-area hermetic glass sealing method”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2011, 95(11), 3001-3008




Dr. Shanyu Zhao

Dr. Shanyu Zhao
MSc in Material Science, China

Phone: +41 58 765 4244