Minor Materials for the Design of the Future
The rapid development of materials science and engineering has enabled the development of new devices that operate due to the combination of materials with different functionalities. Often different functionalities have been combined in one material as for example transparent and electrically conducting electrodes required for solar panels. Similar examples of the use of engineered materials with complex functionalities can be found in such diverse areas as IC, battery, imaging, and sensor technology, and in the application of biomaterials, elastomers, polymers etc. Successes in all these fields were the result of systematic research and development based on a thorough understanding of the relation between material properties on one hand and the structure and composition on the other hand.
This Minor is a multidisciplinary profile course on one of the main research topics of this university and deals with the basics of different selected materials. In this module, students will study the methodology of materials research and apply this knowledge to solve problems the society is facing, or improving daily life of individuals. They learn how unique possibilities arise by the search for materials with interesting properties which enable the design of new functionalities for future applications. It comprises the development of technologies for future manufacturing processes and new products by a science based engineering approach focused on material ‐ and system behaviour and robust optimization.
Start 1 september
Omvang 30 ECT / 6 maanden