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.

This Specialisation Course comprises the following obligatory modules:

  • Materials and Sustainable Development (MS43300)
  • Materials for Clean Energy Technologies (MS43305)

Furthermore, at least two of the following modules should be taken:

  • Computational Materials Science II (MS43205)
  • Materials at High Temperature (MS43310)
  • Advanced Characterisation (MS43210)
  • Recycling Engineering Materials (MS43315)

Finally, up to 20 EC of elective modules should be chosen.

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
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