Course syllabus

Funktionella material
Functional Materials

KOO095, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2016-04-12

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: N2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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
Assessment: Written examination and passed exercises. Examination results define final result.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Reine Wallenberg,
Course homepage:
Further information: Teaching will be performed as lectures, exercises in the lecture hall and individual assignments (compulsory). PBL-exercises will be interleaved with lectures.