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FCK3103 Wood Nanotechnology 3.0 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 18 Mar 2024 programme students

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P4 (3.0 hp)


18 Mar 2024
3 Jun 2024

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 18 Mar 2024 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 18 Mar 2024 programme students


Yuanyuan Li,


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FCK3103 (Autumn 2020–Spring 2024) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course disposition

The course consists of lectures with connected literature assignments and seminars.

Course contents

  1. The formation of wood
  2. The macroscopic and microscopic structure of wood
  3. Wood biopolymers
  4. Wood physical properties
  5. Nanotechnologies for wood modification
  6. Recent research

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the doctoral student should have the ability to:

  • demonstrate for the level of the course both wide and specialized knowledge within the field of wood nanotechnology.
  • in a pedagogical way present, critically evaluate, and discuss scientific results in wood nanotechnology.
  • identify, discuss, and reflect upon aspects of sustainability and scientific ethics coupled to the research presented within the framework of the course.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Eligible for studies at the third-cycle level.

Recommended prerequisites

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To be announced at the beginning of the course. All materials are available through course platform. The following reference literature is suggested:

Hon, Shiraishi: Wood and cellulosic chemistry

Dinwoodie: Timber- Its nature and behavior.

Hill: Wood modification

Journal publications and reviews on Wood Nanotechnology

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • LIT1 - Literature assignment, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Oral exam, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Yuanyuan Li,

Supplementary information

Number of participants: min. 5, max. 10

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology