Syllabus for Nanoporous Materials with Applications

Nanoporösa material med tillämpningar

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TM109
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Materials Engineering A1N, Technology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2020-02-25
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2022-02-18
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2020
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits in Science and Technology. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6. (A Swedish Bachelor's degree fulfills the requirement in English.)
  • Responsible department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student shall be able to:

  • categorize and describe known nanoporous materials according to their chemical, physical and structural properties and reproduce the IUPAC definition for porosity,
  • describe the principles behind the characterization techniques used for nanoporous materials and the material properties used to investigate, perform synthesis and characterization of ordinary nanoporous materials,
  • analyse and interpret data related to the characterization of nanoporous material,
  • explain which properties of a nanoporous material are important for given applications and argue how different types of nanoporous materials are expected to behave in such applications.


Introduction to nanoporous materials and their applications. Zeolites, metal-organic frameworks and porous carbonates. Mesoporous silica, porous polymers and porous carbon. Characterization of porous materials I: X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), vibration spectroscopy, thermal analysis and gas adsorption. Functionalization of nanoporous materials and applications of porous materials: gas separation, ion exchange, catalysis and bio applications.


Lectures, seminars and individual exercises.


Written exam (4 credits). Active participation in seminars and oral presentation of individual exercises (1 credit).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

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Last modified: 2022-04-26