Structure of studies
The Polymer Technology specializations offered by the consortium universities are following:
Biomaterials Science – Aalto
The goal of the Biomaterials track at Aalto University is that the student is able to utilize biomass in an ecologically and economically sustainable way and has profound knowledge of the trends in modern polymer technology. The specialization Biomaterials Science has a strong focus on natural polymers, polymers based on renewable recourses, biodegradable polymers and the interphase between polymer science and biological sciences.
Advanced Materials – CTH
Within the specialization track “Advanced materials” the master program is focused towards materials with emphasis on surfaces and interfaces, nanomaterials, biological materials and catalysis. Material synthesis, chemical characterisation, physical and chemical properties and applications are important aspects. There is also a close connection to industrially relevant materials, present products as well as materials for the future. The specialization track offers an attractive professional education where several courses are project based, including project work closely related to research or industry.
Polymer Engineering – DTU
The Danish Polymer Centre (DPC) in The Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department at DTU offers a full curriculum in polymer science and technology with emphasis on polymer chemistry and physics as well as rheology in addition to a comprehensive supporting palette of relevant instrumentation. Particular attention is devoted membrane materials and polymers for biomedical, drug release and sensor applications as well as polymer gels, networks, and silicone elastomers. The thesis work is often conducted in collaboration with industrial partners. The specialization track can focus on polymer synthesis, rheology or processing.
Macromolecular Materials – KTH
The Macromolecular Materials track provides students with the tools needed for development of future materials for advanced health care, green packaging, surface coatings and other applications. The student will learn to design, synthesize and characterize macromolecular materials including synthetic and natural polymers. Courses are also offered on pulp and paper processes. Great emphasis is placed on environmental issues, such as environmentally-friendly material production and development of sustainable materials.
Industrial Processes – NTNU
The Departments of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology take the chemistry from the laboratory scale to industrial production. This requires a broad range of knowledge, from molecular processes to construction and operation of large processing plants. Important research areas with connection to the suggested master programme include biorefinery, biopolymers, petrochemistry and catalysis, and colloid and polymer chemistry. Specialization topics at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology include crude oil production and processing, pulp and paper, biopolymers, biofuel, biomedicine and bionanotechnology, catalysis and materials science.
More detailed info at the coordinating university's program website