Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.09.2019 - 24.10.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Thad Maloney

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student

  • • knows about the range of natural fibres and is familiar with the their principal areas of application
    • understands fibre ultrastructure and morphology
    • understands basics of fibre webs and networks.
    • is able to describe the key fibre processing operations.
    • knows the basics of fiber swelling and fiber/water interactions
    • can analyze fibre properties in the laboratory
    • has been exposed to case examples of the latest fibre research and development

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fibre types, fibre processing, fibre ultrastructure, fiber/water interactions, fibre analysis methods, fibre research case examples

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



Project work

Self-study for exam

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

5 cr = 135 h
Combination of lectures, reading and project work and 115 h
Self-study for exam 20 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced later

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Laboratory safety course CHEM-A1010 or CHEM-E0140 (or alternatively, laboratory safety as part of courses CHEM-A1000 or CHEM-E0100 taught before Academic Year 2017-2018) must have been passed before performing any laboratory works in this course.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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