About the course
CHEM-A1610 Design Meets Biomaterials (3-5 cr) is part of Aalto University’s CHEMARTS teaching offering (http://chemarts.aalto.fi/, https://www.facebook.com/chemarts.aalto/). The main objective of CHEMARTS is to inspire students and researchers to explore biomaterials together and to create new concepts for the future use of cellulose and other biomaterials. CHEMARTS consists of various actions, such as multidisciplinary courses and research projects.
CHEM-A1610 Design Meets Biomaterials is an introductory course to CHEMARTS and open to any Aalto student to participate. There are no prerequisites, only open mindset, curiosity to biomaterials and design, and commitment to work in multidisciplinary groups is required. In CHEMARTS students have freedom to create and fail – and to succeed. In addition to the learning experience, CHEMARTS students prepare biomaterial samples that have got great visibility through participation in exhibitions and competitions.
After completing CHEM-A1610 Design Meets Biomaterials you can continue with the other CHEMARTS courses, MUO-E0102 CHEMARTS Summer School (6 cr), CHEM-E0180 CHEMARTS Project (5-10 cr) and CHEM-E1100 Plant Biomass (5 cr). These courses can also make part of CHEMARTS minor in your degree.
The lectures on 3.3 and 10.3 will be in Valtameri hall at Haukilahti high school (Tekniikantie 3)
The laboratory works of the course will take place in Vuorimiehentie 1 and are scheduled on several weekdays. Students will attend only one of the alternative timeslots. The alternative weekly times are: Wednesday morning (9-12), Wednesday afternoon (13-16), Thursday morning (9-12), Thursday afternoon (13-16), Friday morning (9-12) and Friday afternoon (13-16). The laboratory works will begin on week 11 and continue until week 17 (During the spring break and evaluation week of period IV there will be no scheduled lab work). More information on the laboratory works will be given during the first lecture on 3.3.
NOTE: CHEM does not allow anyone to work in its laboratory spaces without first passing CHEM's laboratory safety exam. If you have not passed the exam earlier, you need to enroll on virtual CHEM-E0140 Laboratory Safety course and pass the online exam before entering the laboratories.