Become an expert in designing, synthesising, modelling, characterising, and applying new materials and (bio)molecular structures with high-tech features
Many of today’s technological, societal challenges require new materials with specific properties, whether we are talking about advances in medicine, energy, food or transportation. Think for example of the next-generation batteries, lab-on-a-chip devices for clinical diagnostics, improved structures of meat substitutes or efficiency of solar cells. All these developments start with novel materials and molecular structures with high-tech features. Are you eager to become an expert in designing and developing them? If so, the specialisation in Molecular & Materials Engineering (MME) is the right choice for you!
In this specialisation, you will gain in-depth insights into the field of materials chemistry, including organic and supramolecular chemistry, inorganic and organic materials and polymer chemistry. Furthermore, you can explore several topics in-depth through many elective courses, whether your interests lie in the direction of biochemistry (e.g. drug and gene delivery, biosensing, virus engineering), inorganic materials (e.g. photovoltaics, catalysis, nanoporous systems, thin films) or polymers (e.g. molecular motors, sensors, functional coatings).
As a student, you will have the opportunity to participate in high-end research at UT. For example, you could contribute to the development of an electronic nose (or eNose) that can detect diseases such as cancer with sensors based on polymer brushes, improve lubricating greases for wind turbine bearings for better maintenance, or look into a more efficient use of animal proteins and research alternative plant proteins. Without losing sight of applicability, you can choose how fundamental or applied you want your research to be. You will be sure of an inspiring learning environment in which you will work together with, more than under the supervision of, dedicated professors.
As a graduate of this Master's and this specialisation, you have acquired specific, scientific knowledge, skills and values, which you can put to good use in your future job.
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