Syllabus for Nanomaterials in Energy and Environmental Applications

Nanomaterial för energi- och miljötillämpningar

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TM548
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2009-05-12
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2011-06-23
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 03, 2012
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits including 40 credits in technology/physics/chemistry.
  • Responsible department: Department of Engineering Sciences

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student should be able to:

  • explain the possibility of nanomaterials to contribute to more efficient engineering designs in terms of energy and environment,

  • discuss different techniques for producing nanomaterials,

  • exemplify nanomaterials that require clean room environment for their synthesis and nanomaterials which can be synthesised using conventional laboratory techniques

  • desig a nanomaterial for a complex enginnering system where nanoscale properties are of importance,

  • use literature surveys to find production techniques that allow realisation of new ideas for nanomaterials.


Nanomaterials have revolutionised our lives. They can be made by adding nanoscale components into existing materials or by designing them on their own. This course will present nanomaterials for a number of different applications related to for example energy and water purifying techniques, to show the multidisciplinary possibilities of nanomaterials. Production routes, analytical techniques and the fundamental physical and chemical principles related to nanomaterials will be discussed.


Lectures, laboratory work, group assignment.


Oral exam. Mandatory laboratory work and group assignment.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 28, 2011

  • Bhushan, Bharat Springer handbook of nanotechnology

    3rd rev. & extended ed.: Berlin: Springer, 2010

    Find in the library