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.


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: 10

Schedule: 17.09.2021 - 25.07.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Written report and experimental work are assessed.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Material supplied in the course.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    15 Life on Land


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Course homepage:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I

    ,Autumn II,Spring III,Spring IV,Spring V

    2021-2022 Autumn I

    ,Autumn II,Spring III,Spring IV,Spring V

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.