Course syllabus

Functional Materials
Funktionella material

KASF10, 7.5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2024-04-17
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Main field: Technology Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: First cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Mandatory for: N2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course intends to give fundamental understanding of the properties of different materials, with special reference to the connection to atomic structure, molecular structure, preparation and function.

For inorganic materials we survey processes that alter the properties of ceramics, inorganic binders, metals and alloys, by modification of the atomic structure. Materials with a high degree of resistence towards high temperatures, corrosive environments and mechanical deformation are described. When it comes to polymers, emphasis is put on processes of polymerisation, properties in the solid state, melt and solution, as well as methods for producing specific shapes. We also review the application of functional polymers. Separate lectures and exercises for applications in nanotechnology will be given.


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)

Written examination and hand-in assignments. Examination results define final result. The course is based on independent work.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Functional Materials.
Credits: 7.5. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5).


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
Kursen överlappar följande kurser: KOO095

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Kimberly Thelander,
Course coordinator: Professor Reine Wallenberg,
Further information:

Teaching will be performed as lectures, exercises in the lecture hall and individual assignments (compulsory). PBL-exercises will be interleaved with lectures. The course is based on independent work. The use of generative artificial intelligence (GAI) is permitted for self-study but may not be used for examination activities such as laboratory reports, assignments, assignments and exams.