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Before choosing course

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus FKF3280 (Spring 2010–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is given as a part of the Biomime Research school at Biotechnology, but it can also be taken as a separate course. The course is mainly web-based, meaning that all the lectures are web-based (10 lectures in total) and that participation in the discussion sessions (4 in total) can take place either in person at KTH or through Skype or Adobe Connect. The course will cover basics concepts and some current topics of polymer and fiber science, from a biomimetic point of view. The course also entails 4 written assignments that will be handed in on Bilda and that are based on material from the lectures and the discussion sessions.

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims at giving the student a broad overview of the synthesis, structure, characterization and properties of synthetic and natural polymers, including biofibers, and will also discuss current topics within the field. The course also aims at presenting polymer and fiber technology in a biomimetic contex.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

B.Sc in Chemistry, Biology or Biotechnolgy.

Recommended prerequisites

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Passes from web accessible scientific books and pdf-files of scientific articles.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

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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.

Attendance to all discussion sessions (4 in total) and passed written assignments (4 in total)

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

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Offered by

CHE/Fibre and Polymer Technology

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Lars Wågberg,, tel: +46 8 7908294

Supplementary information

Application to:

Henrik Aspeborg,

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CHE/Fibre and Polymer Technology