Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Optional for: K4m, N4m. Course coordinator: Associate Professor Patric Jannasch,, Polymer Technology. Recommended prerequisits: KOO052 Material and Polymer Technology, KOO095 Functional Materials, or FKMN01 Polymer Materials. The number of participants is limited to 20 Selection criteria: Priority will in the first instance be given to students enrolled in the Chemical Engineering or the Engineering Nanoscience programme at LTH, and in the second instance to students according to their ECTS credits. Assessment: Written exam. Approved laboratory and home assignments, and participation in compulsary visits to polymer industries. The final mark of the course is given by the final score on the written exam. Home page:

The course shall give the necessary special knowledge required to read scientific literature in the area of polymer chemistry, and to participate in chemical research and development within industries that produce or use polymers.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Have insights into the chemical aspects of the activities of polymer producing and polymer using industry.

The course includes the following main topics:

The theoretical contents of the course are discussed during the lectures. The ability of the student to solve problems in polymer chemistry is practised during the exercises. Through home assignments, the student will practise his or her ability to independently solve problems. Selected main topics are treated during practical laboratory exercises. During visits to local industry the student will be introduced to modern production and development in the area.

J.M.G. Cowie, V. Arrighi; Polymers: Chemistry & Physics of Modern Materials, 3rd edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 2008. ISBN-13: 978-0-8493-9813-1 (Softcover).
Lab compendium, exercises and other material provided by the Division.