Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The aim is to get insight into current research in the area of biobased colloids and renewable nanomaterials, and application of surface sensitive methods to fiber and polymer technology. After the course the student will have deepened his/her understanding in one specific topic and learned how to use some novel surface sensitive methods in practice. The independent work prepares the student for Master's Thesis project.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.09.2020 - 30.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Juan Valle Delgado

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Juan Valle Delgado

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):


CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Both written and experimental work is included. The amount of written and experimental work differs from project to project and is in relation to the credits earned.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Written report and experimental work are assessed.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    To be agreed with the responsible teacher. The workload depends on the number of credits (5-10 cr): from 135 h (5 cr) up to 270 h (10 cr), always combining literature review, laboratory work and writing a report.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Material supplied in the course.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    CHEM-E2150 Interfacial phenomena in Biobased systems

    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.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    15 Life on Land


Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    This course can be taken at any time during the academic year. Please contact the teacher in charge to plan the starting date and the work schedule.


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