Today the design of novel, environmentally friendly materials, products and processes with tailor-made properties is based on an enhanced understanding of their synthesis, physico-chemical characteristics and structure-property relationships. This understanding, particularly of the interrelationships between the different aspects, is important both at a molecular and nano-scale level. Engineers with this background are also expected to collaborate with those involved in the production of the final products and those designing the necessary processes.
This M.Sc. program will make it possible to obtain a broad knowledge of the design of advanced materials. Alternatively, there is a possibility of specialization in three areas of high technological and scientific interest, specifically (i) polymers, (ii) catalysis and nanotechnology and (iii) pharmaceuticals and other complex organic molecules. In addition to the specializations, the program includes education within a variety of disciplines like analytical, bioinorganic and materials chemistry, femto-second and structural chemistry based on advanced spectroscopic and X-ray methods.
Candidates from the program will be qualified, among others, for positions in the polymer, catalyst, pharmaceutical, and organic chemical industries.