Materials for Sustainable Development (MSD)
This specialisation is about materials science in the context of sustainable development. A growing world population and increasing welfare urge us to redesign our materials world/system towards a more environmental friendly system. We need to close material loops, keep materials longer in the value chain through re-use and remanufacturing, process materials in a resource efficient way, and design out critical/toxic materials. Another important aspect of this specialisation is the energy transition for the production of electricity from hydrocarbon-fuels towards renewable sources and energy efficiency. Energy generation from renewable sources and energy storage is critically dependent on the availability of materials with appropriate properties.
The specialisation comprises:
- Materials and Sustainable Development (3 EC);
- Computational Materials Science II (3 EC);
- Materials for Clean Energy Technologies (4 EC);
- Materials at High Temperature (4 EC);
- Advanced Characterisation (4 EC);
- Recycling Engineering Materials (4 EC);
- Electives (17 EC);
- The sustainability annotation.
Examples of graduation project
- Hydrogen storage and filtering;
- Effects of Li4Ti5O12 coating on the performance of LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 cathode in Li-ion batteries;
- Circular Economy of Mechanical Recycled Post-Consumer PP;
- Mechanical properties of multicrystalline silicon solar cells;
- Recycling neodymium-magnet scrap.
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- Organization: Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
- Education type: Master
- Education: master of your choice