Bayreuth, Germany

Polymer Science & Engineering

when 6 July 2020 - 17 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 850

Week 1 - Polymer and Colloid Science

Polymers and Colloids play an ever more increasing role as materials in our everyday life. They are the constitutive parts of emulsions, foams, coatings, fibres, cells and tissue. With the help of nanotechnology, fundamentally new materials, properties and functions could be realized with exciting applications in the areas of electro-optics and biomaterials. This course will begin with an introduction and cover the most relevant topics from synthesis, structural and electro-optical studies of polymers and colloids to advanced device fabrication. This course would complement the second-week lectures on Polymer Engineering.​​

Week 2 - Advanced Polymers in Engineering and Energy

Polymer Engineering implies the development and innovation of efficient polymeric products. Key aspects of achieving this aim are advanced knowledge about polymers, identification of trends and sustainability. This course focuses on giving you an insight on polymers and the polymer industry as well as current topics concerning future trends for polymers. Furthermore, the course includes an industry tour, where you can experience modern processing technics, and three practical sessions, in which you will fabricate your own polymeric parts.

Course leader


Prof. Dr. Mukundan Thelakkat
University of Bayreuth

Prof. Paul Mulvaney
University of Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Markus Retsch
University of Bayreuth

Prof. Georg Papastavrou
University of Bayreuth

Prof. Dr. Rheinhold Lang

Target group

The programme is open to students in the field of Polymer Science.

Credits info

10 EC
Please ask the coordinators for detailed information om credit points.

Fee info

EUR 850: Early Bird Rate (Until 29 February 2020)
EUR 850: Regular Rate


Students from partner universities may qualify for reduced tuition fees or a tuition fee waiver.