Biomaterials science

The biomaterials science specialization track has a strong focus on natural polymers, renewable recourse- based polymers, biodegradable polymers and the interphase between polymer science and biological sciences. Teaching methods like laboratory and group work, individual work, lecturing, project work, and problem-based learning are being used. This track is for students with a solid background in chemistry or chemical engineering. The courses presented on this page apply to studies starting in autumn 2020.

The goal of the biomaterials science track is to give the students skills and knowledge for utilizing biomass in an ecologically, economically and sustainable way, by adapting methods offered by modern polymer technology. The students will have the opportunity to understand the chemical engineering aspects of biomaterial production in industrial scale by selecting appropriate courses like ‘Polymer reaction engineering’ or ‘Plant design’.

Year 1

Year 2 at Aalto University

In the second year studies at Aalto the student should study a total of 30 ECTS from the courses belonging to the field of the specialization track Biomaterials Science. The spring semester is allocated for the 30 ECTS Master’s thesis. The second year specialization thus requires the student to obtain a total of 60 ECTS.

Elective courses to reach 30 ECTS

Code

Name

ECTS credits

Period
Fall: I,II
Spring: III,IV,V

CHEM-E1100 Plant Biomass

5

I
CHEM-E1110 Lignocellulose chemistry

5

II

CHEM-E1150 Biomass Pretreatment and Fractionation

5

III-V
CHEM-E1105 Advanced Fibreline Processes P

5

IV-V
CHEM-E2140 Cellulose-based fibres

5

I-II
CHEM-E2145

Polymer reaction engineering

5

III-V

CHEM-E2165 Computer aided visualization and scientific presentation L 3-5 IV-V
CHEM-E2195 Interfacial Phenomena in Renewable Materials Research Project P V 5-10 I, II, III, IV, V
CHEM-E2200 Polymer Blends and Composites

5-10

I

CHEM-E2205 Materials for a World in Transition 5 III
CHEM-E2215 Coatings 5 III
CHEM-E2220 Product Development Project Course 5 I-II
CHEM-E8145 Polymers in Medical Technology P 5 III
CHEM-EV Individual study in Biomaterials Science 5-10 I-II

CHEM-E1110 cannot be followed if KF2460 was chosen at KTH. CHEM-E2140 cannot be followed if KF2450 was chosen at KTH. CHEM-E2210 cannot be followed if 28310 was chosen at DTU.