FCK3103 Wood Nanotechnology 3.0 credits
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Content and learning outcomes
- The formation of wood
- The macroscopic and microscopic structure of wood
- Wood biopolymers
- Wood physical properties
- Nanotechnologies for wood modification
- 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.
The course consists of lectures with connected literature assignments and seminars.
Literature and preparations
Eligible for studies at the third-cycle level.
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.
- 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
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web FCK3103
Main field of study
Number of participants: min. 5, max. 10