Welcome to Personal Research Assignments in Functional Materials
The compulsory prerequisites are CHEM-E5140 Materials Characterization laboratory + two of the following obligatory theory courses for Functional Materials major: E5100 / E5110 / E5120 / E2110
In this course student will choose an interesting research topic and perform the work in one of the research groups of Functional Materials professors:
Prof. Mady Elbahri (Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering)
Prof. Sami Franssila (Micro- and nanofabrication)
Prof. Michael Gasik (Materials processing and powder metallurgy)
Prof. Simo-Pekka Hannula (Advanced materials)
Prof. Jari Koskinen (Advanced thin films)
Prof. Päivi Laaksonen (Nanostructures and materials)
Prof. Roman Nowak (Nanomechanics, Nordic Hysitron Laboratory)
In general, this course can be taken throughout the year.
A preliminary list of topics can be found in Mycourses "Topics"
the list will be further updated in near future.
You can also suggest your own research topic to the professor whose research field is closest to your topic. If the assignment is done somewhere else (other than in the groups of aforementioned professors), the student must present a short work plan for Functional Materials responsible professor (currently Sami Franssila).
To be able to pass this course, please
1) Choose an interesting topic from the list at the wiki and reserve it (from Topics, on the left hand side).
2) Contact the contact person (professor/researcher) of the research assignment topic in question: the contact person will tell you more details of the project and also more detailed timetable.
3) After you have performed the research assignment, analyse your results and submit a written report in MyCourses ("Return Your Report(s) Here" -section). The report should be written in English and include Introduction, Experimental, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, References. Add also Cover Letter (Your name & ID, Title, Number of Credits (5 or 10 cr), Date). Remember, plagiarism is not allowed, you are NOT allowed to copy any text from any type of source (not even one sentence).
4) Inform your supervisor of the submitted report by email and he/she will grade it. After each semester, the students who have passed the course during that semester will get their study credits.
5) Any problems or questions, you can contact the responsible teacher (currently: Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio and Kirsi Yliniemi)