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Summer school: New materials make the difference

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Material science: how, what and where?

The introduction of new technologies, for example with regards to sustainability, almost always involves the question of which materials should be chosen. Materials scientists are trained to advise on this choice. They do not only know a lot about existing materials but are also involved in the development of new materials with new/special properties. Material scientists know for instance... 

  • which properties the material must have in the first instance for a particular technology, for example, the electrical properties for a good solar cell,
  • what strength an alloy can have after welding,
  • how long a hip implant can function safely.
  • But they also know whether the material is sufficiently available, not too expensive and whether it is potentially toxic.

Would you like to know more about the subject of materials science, how a material can be used, what knowledge is needed for this and how society can benefit from excellent materials scientists? Then this summer course might be the right choice for you. 

Entry requirements

  • This course is suitable for BSc students with a background in either chemical engineering/ chemistry, (applied) physics or mechanical engineering, who have a special interest in materials science.
  • English language proficiency is one of the requirements for all CuriousU courses and a minimum level of B1 is required to be able to follow the course sufficiently.

Course leader

prof.dr.ir. G. Koster (Gertjan)
Full Professor

Course details

  • Methods: Will follow soon
  • Course level: Intermediate/advanced
  • Target group: Students with a background in either chemical engineering/ chemistry, (applied) physics or mechanical engineering, who have a special interest in materials science.
  • Required knowledge: At least B1 level of English
  • Course leaders: Gertjan Koster
  • Credits: 2 ECTS credits for successfully completing the summer school

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