Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

Nanomaterials: Science and Applications

when 18 August 2014 - 29 August 2014
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 835

The topics of this course are: organic macromolecules, inorganic catalyst particles, and size-quantized metal and semiconductor structures. The properties of these materials depend on the size and shape of the nanoparticles and their ordering in 2-D and 3-D structures. In the course students will be introduced to the exciting interdisciplinary field of nanoscience, its chemical and physical aspects, and its many applications. The school will combine theory (lectures, tutorials) with experiment, practicals, computer simulations, laboratory tours and a visit to an industrial research laboratory.

Course leader

Dr. Marcel Di Vece & Dr. Pieter Bruijnincx and Dr. Rosa Bulo

Target group

Advanced bachelors with a background in chemistry, physics or materials science as well as proficiency in English.

Applicants will go through a selection procedure. Maximum number of participants: 30

Course aim

To introduce the student to: the design and synthesis of nanomaterials; the characterization of their physical and chemical properties and phenomena; their applications.

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 835: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 500: Course + course materials


A limited number of scholarships in the form of (partial) fee waivers (€ 500) and/or accommodation intended for talented students is available. There are no travel grants. If you seek financial support you should state your request (on a separate sheet) b

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