Mr. Christoph O. Blattmann obtained a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and process engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ) in 2011. In 2010 he became active in the research done at the Particle Technology Laboratory (PTL) at ETHZ. He conducted both his bachelor’s thesis on polymer nanocomposites and a focus project on LSPR biosensors.
Mr. Blattmann currently is absolving a master’s program in process engineering also at ETHZ. His master studies are based upon solving research problems at PTL, where he was accepted to the department’s fellowship program.
During the master’s program Mr. Blattmann conducted a research project at the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology at HSPH. This project evaluated the possibility of using an atomic force microscope to evaluate nanoparticle – nanoparticle interactions in different media.
Combining the world of nanomaterials with feasible user applications such as polymer nanocomposites and sensor applications are very promising fields. Both are of great interest to Mr. Blattmann. The sustainable future of nanoparticles very much relies on trustworthy health and toxicological studies. Knowing how these materials interact with each other and cells will contribute to these studies and therefore opens another one of Mr. Blattmann’s fields of interest.
- Particle to particle and particle to cell interactions in physiologic fluids using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM).
- Flexible, Multifunctional, Magnetically Actuated Nanocomposite Films. G. A. Sotiriou, C. O. Blattmann, S. E. Pratsinis. Advanced Functional Materials. – doi:10.1002/adfm.201201371[pdf]