Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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.


After the course the student can: understand the structure of a thermochemical solver (Gibbs energy minimiser),
evaluate experimental solution data and use the Calphad method, do equilibrium simulations in multicomponent heterogeneous systems.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.01.2021 - 23.02.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Daniel Lindberg

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jari Aromaa, Daniel Lindberg

Contact information for the course (valid 11.01.2021-21.12.2112):

Daniel Lindberg:

050 516 4037

Kemistintie 1, Espoo

Chemistry building

Room F304

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:

    Thermodynamics of solution phases and their analytical forms in condensed systems, use and development of analytical descriptions for solution phases, applications of Gibbs energy minimisation techniques for the chemical simulations.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


    Tutorials and guided assessments in a computer class

    Project work in groups from a selected topic

    Independent study and exam

  • Applies in this implementation:

    •Examination (50%)
    •Project work (á 25%=2x25%=50%)
    •All must be ’passed’.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 12 h

    Tutorials 36 h

    Project (home) work 25 h

    Independent (group) studies 62 h

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Lectures 12 h (6 x 2 h)

    Tutorials 36 h (6 x 6 h) 

    Project (home) work 25 h

    Independent (group) studies 62 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    A. Pelton, Phase Diagrams and Thermodynamic Modeling of Solutions, 1. ed, Elsevier, 2019 (

    D. Gaskell, Introduction to the thermodynamics of materials, 4. ed., Taylor & Francis, 2003.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption