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Senior Research Scientist
IBM Research - Zurich


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Professional Associations:  ETH Alumni  |  Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)  |  IEEE   |  International Society of Electrochemistry  |  Swiss Physical Society


Accelerated estimation of coffee sensory profiles using an AI-assisted electronic tongue
Gianmarco Gabrieli, Michal Muszynski, Edouard Thomas, David Labbe, Patrick W. Ruch
Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies82, 103205, 2022

A reconfigurable integrated electronic tongue and its use in accelerated analysis of juices and wines
Gianmarco Gabrieli, Michal Muszynski, Patrick W. Ruch
Proceedings of the 2022 ISOCS/IEEE International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose (ISOEN)


Combining an Integrated Sensor Array with Machine Learning for the Simultaneous Quantification of Multiple Cations in Aqueous Mixtures
Gianmarco Gabrieli, Rui Hu, Keiji Matsumoto, Yuksel Temiz, Sacha Bissig, Aaron Cox, Ralph Heller, Antonio Lopez, Jorge Barroso, Kitahiro Kaneda, Yasumitsu Orii, Patrick W. Ruch
Analytical Chemistry 93(50), 16853-16861, 2021


The Future of Computing and Accelerating Discovery - A Perspective for Switzerland
Patrick Ruch, Alessandro Curioni
Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce Yearbook, 2020


Oxide-Free Copper Pastes for the Attachment of Large-Area Power Devices
Luca Del Carro, Alfred A. Zinn, Patrick Ruch, Florian Bouville, André R. Studart, Thomas Brunschwiler
Journal of Electronic Materials, 2019

A portable potentiometric electronic tongue leveraging smartphone and cloud platforms
Patrick W. Ruch, Rui Hu, Luca Capua, Yuksel Temiz, Stephan Paredes, Antonio Lopez, Jorge Barroso, Aaron Cox, Eiji Nakamura, Keiji Matsumoto
Proceedings of the 2019 ISOCS/IEEE International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose (ISOEN)

High-Power Adsorption Heat Pumps Using Magnetically Aligned Zeolite Structures
Jens Ammann, Patrick Ruch, Bruno Michel, André R. Studart
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019

Sorption rate enhancement in SAPO-34 zeolite by directed mass transfer channels
Jens Ammann, Bruno Michel, André R. Studart, Patrick W. Ruch
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer130, 25-32, 2019

The effect of activation time on water sorption behavior of nitrogen-doped, physically activated, monolithic carbon for adsorption cooling
Lukas Huber, Stefanie B. Hauser, Eric Brendlé, Patrick Ruch, Jens Ammann, Roland Hauert, Remo N. Widmer, Christopher J. Ubert, Sathosh Kumar Matam, Songhak Yoon, Yucheng Zhang, Matthias M. Koebel
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials276, 239-250, 2019

Characterization of transport limitations in SAPO-34 adsorbent coatings for adsorption heat pumps
Jens Ammann, Bruno Michel, Patrick W. Ruch
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer129, 18-27, 2019


Quantification of heat and mass transport limitations in adsorption heat exchangers: Application to the silica gel/water working pair
Jens Ammann, Patrick Ruch, Bruno Michel, André R. Studart
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer123, 331-341, 2018

3D-printed SAPO-34 monoliths for gas separation
Sarah Couck, Julien Cousin Saint Remi, Stijn Van der Perre, Gino V. Baron, Clara Minas, Patrick Ruch, Joeri F.M. Denayer
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials255, 185-191, 2018

PowerCool: Simulation of Cooling and Powering of 3D MPSoCs with Integrated Flow Cell Arrays
Artem Andreev, Arvind Sridhar, Mohamed M. Sabry, Marina Zapater, Patrick Ruch, Bruno Michel, David Atienza
IEEE Transactions on Computers67, 73-85, 2018


Sustainable data centers and energy conversion technologies
Patrick Ruch, Jens Ammann, Stephan Paredes, Nicolay Wiik, Emanuel Lörtscher, Gerhard I. Meijer, Bruno Michel
12th IEA Heat Pump Conference, 2017

CooLMUC-2: A supercomputing cluster with heat recovery for adsorption cooling
Torsten Wilde, Michael Ott, Axel Auweter, Ingmar Meijer, Patrick Ruch, Markus Hilger, Steffen Kuehnert, Herbert Huber
33rd Thermal Measurement, Modeling & Management Symposium (SEMI-THERM 2017), pp. 115-121

A 6-focus high-concentration photovoltaic-thermal dish system
Max Schmitz, Nicolay Wiik, Gianluca Ambrosetti, Andrea Pedretti, Stephan Paredes, Patrick Ruch, Bruno Michel, Aldo Steinfeld
Solar Energy155, 445-463, 2017

Mass transport enhancement in redox flow batteries with corrugated fluidic networks
Kleber Marques Lisboa, Julian Marschewski, Neil Ebejer, Patrick Ruch, Renato Machado Cotta, Bruno Michel, Dimos Poulikakos
Journal of Power Sources359, 322-331, 2017

On the mass transfer performance enhancement of membraneless redox flow cells with mixing promoters
Julian Marschewski, Patrick Ruch, Neil Ebejer, Omar Huerta Kanan, Gaspard Lhermitte, Quentin Cabrol, Bruno Michel, Dimos Poulikakos
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer106, 884-894, 2017

Insights from modeling dynamics of water sorption in spherical particles for adsorption heat pumps
A.I. Radu, T. Defraeye, P. Ruch, J. Carmeliet, D. Derome
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer105, 326-337, 2017

3D-printed fluidic networks for high-power-density heat-managing miniaturized redox flow batteries
J. Marschewski, L. Brenner, N. Ebejer, P. Ruch, B. Michel, D. Poulikakos
Energy & Environmental Science10, 780-787, 2017


THRIVE: Thermisch betriebene Adsorptionswaermepumpen
Patrick W. Ruch, Jens Ammann, Bruno Michel
22. Tagung des Forschungsprogramms Waermepumpen und Kaelte des Bundesamts fuer Energie (BFE), 2016

Water sorption behavior of physically and chemically activated monolithic nitrogen doped carbon for adsorption cooling
Lukas Huber, Patrick Ruch, Roland Hauert, Santhosh Kumar Matam, Gesine Saucke, Songhak Yoon, Yucheng Zhang, Matthias M. Koebel
RSC Advances6, 80729-80738, 2016

The physics of data centers - beyond the transistor node
Patrick Ruch, Thomas Brunschwiler
Progress in Physics48, 2016

Monolithic nitrogen-doped carbon as a water sorbent for high-performance adsorption cooling
Lukas Huber, Patrick Ruch, Roland Hauert, Gesine Saucke, Santhosh Kumar Matam, Bruno Michel, Matthias M. Koebel
RSC Advances6, 25267-25278, 2016

Combined influence of pore size distribution and surface hydrophilicity on the water adsorption characteristics of micro- and mesoporous silica
Sarmenio Saliba, Patrick Ruch, Willi Volksen, Teddie P. Magbitang, Geraud Dubois, Bruno Michel
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials pp. 226, 221-228, 2016

Significant heat transfer enhancement in microchannels with herringbone-inspired microstructures
Julian Marschewski, Raphael Brechbuehler, Stefan Jung, Patrick Ruch, Bruno Michel, Dimos Poulikakos
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer95, 755-764, 2016


Placement and Efficiency Effects on Radiative Forcing of Solar Installations
Brian R. Burg, Patrick Ruch, Stephan Paredes, Bruno Michel
AIP Conference Proceedings1679, 090001-9, 2015

Receiver-module-integrated thermal management of high-concentration photovoltaic thermal systems
Stephan Paredes, Brian R. Burg, Patrick Ruch, Emanuel Loertscher, Fabio Malnati, Marco Cucinelli, Donato Bonafrate, Andre Mocker, Andre Bernard, Gianluca Ambrosetti, Andrea Pedretti, Bruno Michel
IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2015

Mixing with herringbone-inspired microstructures: overcoming the diffusion limit in co-laminar microfluidic devices
Julian Marschewski, Stefan Jung, Patrick Ruch, Nishant Prasad, Sergio Mazzotti, Bruno Michel, Dimos Poulikakos
Lab On A Chip 15(8), 1923-1933, 2015


Heat-driven adsorption chiller systems for sustainable cooling applications
Patrick Ruch, Sarmenio Saliba, Chin Lee Ong, Yazid Al-Shehri, Abdalrahman Al-Rihaili, Ahmed Al-Mogbel, Bruno Michel
11th International Energy Agency Heat Pump Conference, 2014

PowerCool: Simulation of integrated microfluidic power generation in bright silicon MPSoCs
Arvind Sridhar, Mohamed M Sabry, Patrick Ruch, David Atienza, Bruno Michel
Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), 2014 IEEE/ACM International Conference on, pp. 527--534

Exergoeconomic analysis of high concentration photovoltaic thermal co-generation system for space cooling
Veronica Garcia-Heller, Stephan Paredes, Chin Lee Ong, Patrick Ruch, Bruno Michel
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews34, 8-19, Elsevier, 2014

Integrated microfluidic power generation and cooling for bright silicon MPSoCs
Mohamed M. Sabry, Arvind Sridhar, David Atienza, Patrick Ruch, Bruno Michel
Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition (DATE), pp. 1-6, IEEE, 2014


The Potential of Solar Adsorption Air-Conditioning in Saudi Arabia: A Simulation Study
Ahmed Al-Mogbel, Patrick Ruch, Abdulrahman Al-Rihaili, Saleh Al-Ajlan, Paul Gantenbein, Andreas Witzig, Bruno Michel
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference Solar Air-Conditioning, pp. 256-261, 2013

Roadmap towards ultimately-efficient zeta-scale datacenters
P. Ruch, T. Brunschwiler, S. Paredes, G. I. Meijer, B. Michel
Conference on Design, Automation and Test in Europe, pp. 1339--1344, 2013


Thermal management and overall performance of a high concentration PV
Werner Escher, Stephan Paredes, Severin Zimmermann, Chin Lee Ong, Patrick Ruch, Bruno Michel
8th Int'l Conf on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems CPV-8, pp. 239-243, 2012


Effect of Water on the Aging of Activated Carbon Based Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors During Constant Voltage Load Tests
Dario Cericola, Patrick W Ruch, Annette Foelske-Schmitz, Daniel Weingarth, Ruediger Koetz
International Journal of Electrochemical Science6, 988--996, 2011

Toward five-dimensional scaling: How density improves efficiency in future computers
P Ruch, T Brunschwiler, W Escher, S Paredes, B Michel
IBM Journal of Research and Development 55(5), 15:1--13, IBM, 2011


Simulation of a supercapacitor/Li-ion battery hybrid for pulsed applications
D. Cericola, P.W. Ruch, R. Koetz, P. Novak, A. Wokaun
Journal of Power Sources 195(9), 2731--2736, 2010

Characterization of bi-material electrodes for electrochemical hybrid energy storage devices
D. Cericola, P.W. Ruch, R. Koetz, P. Novak, A. Wokaun
Electrochemistry Communications 12(6), 812--815, Elsevier B.V., 2010

Ion intercalation into HOPG in supercapacitor electrolyte - An X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy study
Annette Foelske-Schmitz, Patrick W. Ruch, Ruediger Koetz
Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena 182(1-2), 57--62, Elsevier B.V., 2010

A comparison of the aging of electrochemical double layer capacitors with acetonitrile and propylene carbonate-based electrolytes at elevated voltages
P.W. Ruch, D. Cericola, A. Foelske, R. Koetz, A. Wokaun
Electrochimica Acta 55(7), 2352--2357, Elsevier Ltd, 2010

Aging of electrochemical double layer capacitors with acetonitrile-based electrolyte at elevated voltages
P.W. Ruch, D. Cericola, A. Foelske-Schmitz, R. Koetz, A. Wokaun
Electrochimica Acta 55(15), 4412--4420, Elsevier Ltd, 2010


Nanosized Si/cellulose fiber/carbon composites as high capacity anodes for lithium-ion batteries: A galvanostatic and dilatometric study
J.L. Gomez-Camer, J. Morales, L. Sanchez, P. Ruch, S.H. Ng, R. Koetz, P. Novak
Electrochimica Acta 54(26), 6713--6717, 2009

On the use of activated carbon as a quasi-reference electrode in non-aqueous electrolyte solutions
P.W. Ruch, D. Cericola, M. Hahn, R. Koetz, A. Wokaun
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 636(1-2), 128--131, 2009


A Dilatometric Study of Lithium Intercalation into Powder-Type Graphite Electrodes
M. Hahn, H. Buqa, P. W. Ruch, D. Goers, M. E. Spahr, J. Ufheil, P. Novák, R. Kötz
Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters 11(9), A151, 2008

In situ Raman spectroscopy of insertion electrodes for lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors: First cycle effects
Laurence J. Hardwick, Patrick W. Ruch, Matthias Hahn, Werner Scheifele, Ruediger Koetz, Petr Novak
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 69(5-6), 1232--1237, 2008

Comparison of pressure evolution in supercapacitor devices using different aprotic solvents
R. Koetz, M. Hahn, P. Ruch, R. Gallay
Electrochemistry Communications 10(3), 359--362, 2008


Voltage balancing: Long-term experience with the 250V supercapacitor module of the hybrid fuel cell vehicle HY-LIGHT
R. Koetz, J.-C. Sauter, P. Ruch, P. Dietrich, F.N. Buechi, P.A. Magne, P. Varenne
Journal of Power Sources 174(1), 264--271, 2007

A multi-sample automatic system for in situ electrochemical X-ray diffraction synchrotron measurements.
Fabio Rosciano, Michael Holzapfel, Hermann Kaiser, Werner Scheifele, Patrick Ruch, Matthias Hahn, Ruediger Koetz, Petr Novak
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 14(Pt 6), 487--91, 2007

In situ X-ray diffraction of the intercalation of (C2H5)4N+ and BF4- into graphite from acetonitrile and propylene carbone based supercapacitor electrolytes
P.W. Ruch, M. Hahn, F. Rosciano, M. Holzapfel, H. Kaiser, W. Scheifele, B. Schmitt, P. Novak, R. Kotz, A. Wokaun
Electrochimica Acta 53(3), 1074--1082, 2007


Interface formation in infiltrated Al(Si)/diamond composites
O. Beffort, F.A. Khalid, L. Weber, P. Ruch, U.E. Klotz, S. Meier, S. Kleiner
Diamond and Related Materials 15(9), 1250--1260, 2006

Intercalation into and film formation on pyrolytic graphite in a supercapacitor-type electrolyte (C2H5)4NBF4/propylene carbonate
F.P. Campana, M. Hahn, A. Foelske, P. Ruch, R. Koetz, H. Siegenthaler
Electrochemistry Communications 8(8), 1363--1368, 2006

An in situ Raman study of the intercalation of supercapacitor-type electrolyte into microcrystalline graphite
Laurence J. Hardwick, Matthias Hahn, Patrick Ruch, Michael Holzapfel, Werner Scheifele, Hilmi Buqa, Frank Krumeich, Petr Novak, Ruediger Koetz
Electrochimica Acta 52(2), 675--680, 2006

Effect of diamond crystallographic orientation on dissolution and carbide formation in contact with liquid aluminium
S. Kleiner, F.A. Khalid, P.W. Ruch, S. Meier, O. Beffort
Scripta Materialia 55(4), 291--294, 2006

Selective interfacial bonding in Al(Si)-diamond composites and its effect on thermal conductivity
P.W. Ruch, O. Beffort, S. Kleiner
Composites Science and Technology 66(15), 2677--2685, 2006


Practical Plasma Immersion Ion Implantation for Stress Regulation and Treatment of Insulators
M. M. M. Bilek, D. R. McKenzie, R. N. Tarrant, T. W. H. Oates, P. Ruch, K. Newton-McGee, Yang Shi, D. Tompsett, H. C. Nguyen, B. K. Gan, D. T. Kwok
Contributions to Plasma Physics 44(56), 465--471, 2004

Modification of polymers by plasma-based ion implantation for biomedical applications
D.R McKenzie, K Newton-McGee, P Ruch, M.M Bilek, B.K Gan
Surface and Coatings Technology 186(1-2), 239--244, 2004