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FKD3340 Project Work in Surface and Colloid Chemistry 5.0 credits

The course provides insight in fundamental physical chemical principles for a given research area in the field of surface and colloid chemistry.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FKD3340 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Selection of fundamental research area together with examiner
  • Literature study
  • Discussion with examiner or another expert
  • Written literature report (10-20 pages with extensive reference list)
  • Oral presentation of the area

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, the PhD-student should have knowledge and ability to:

  • for the level of the course, demonstrate sufficient knowledge within a specific research area within the surface and colloid chemistry discipline
  • present, both in oral and written form, the research area in such a way that an audience with chemical knowledge can understand the central concepts and importance of the research area
  • consider the importance of the chosen research area for a sustainable society and/or UN:s sustainable development goals.

Course disposition

Extended literature study that should result in written and oral report.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic university course in surface chemistry, and eligible for studies at the third-cycle level.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic level course on surface and colloid chemistry.


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Scientific publications.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • RAP1 - Writtenn report, 4.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 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.

  • Approved written report
  • Approved oral presentation

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 web

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 FKD3340

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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Mark Rutland

Supplementary information

The course is given individually for each research student.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Chemistry