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Advanced Materials

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

About the course

This course deals with the properties of advanced materials and nanomaterials which are relevant to a range of novel technical applications (e.g. organic electronics, photovoltaics, nanofabrication, biomimetics, etc.). Some of the topics covered are the mechanical, optical, thermal and electrical properties of several technologically important materials, e.g. carbon nanotubes, graphene, semiconducting polymers, metals etc. Emphasis is given to the nanostructure/properties relationships and their use in various advanced technological applications. For example, we will discuss the differences between crystalline (ordered) and amorphous (disordered) materials and how their nanostructure gives rise to specific properties in a number of technologically advanced materials (polymers, metals, composites, semiconductors, carbon nanotubes, graphene, etc.). We will also discuss why and how these materials are used in these applications, and which methods are currently used to produce devices with nanoscale dimensions (nanotechnology).

Application and eligibility

Advanced Materials, 7.5 hp

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Lectures begin on week starting 19 March 2018


Lectures end during the week of 28 May 2018

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

90 credits including Solid State Physics, or equivalent. Swedish for basic eligibility for higher education programmes and English A/5. Requirements for Swedish only apply if the course is held in Swedish.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 16 October 2017. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Contactperson for the course is:
Roushdey Salh