Physics and Nanotechnology for Energy and Sustainability

Physics and Nanotechnology for Energy and Sustainability

The study line in energy and sustainability focusses on the physical and nanotechnological principles behind sustainable energy technology, with the purpose of enabling the student to develop and optimize energy-related components and processes. The subjects include plasma physics and fusion energy; photovoltaics; solid state illumination; fuel cells; hydrogen technology; energy production, conversion and storage; as well as catalysis and photocatalysis. Nanotechnology is used both in the bottom-up approach, where nanostructures are designed and created at the atomic scale, and the top-down approach where e.g. semiconductor technologies are scaled down to the nanometer range, and both experimental, theoretical and numerical methods are part of the education.

General Competence Courses

A. General Engineering competences

As described in the curriculum for the main program.

B. Experimental courses

5 ECTS points among the following courses must be chosen (surplus points count as elective courses):

10304 Experimental Surface Physics 10 point Spring F3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17)
34553 Applied photovoltaics 5 point June
47333 Electron microscopy for materials science 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)

C. Numerical courses

5 ECTS points among the following courses must be chosen (surplus points count as elective courses):

10302 Electronic Structure Methods in Material Physics, Chemistry and Biology 10 point Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)
10316 Materials design with machine learning and artificial intelligence 5 point January
10350 Numerical studies in physics 5 point January

D. Theoretical courses

10 ECTS points among the following courses must be chosen (surplus points count as elective courses):

10122 Statistical Physics 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
10333 Physics of Sustainable Energy 5 point Autumn E5B (Wed 13-17)

Technological Specialisation

You should choose 30 ECTS among the following courses (surplus points count as elective courses):

10200 The structure and dynamics of materials studied with X-rays and neutrons 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
10339 Concepts in heterogeneous catalysis and applications to energy conversion 5 point Autumn E3B (Fri 13-17)
10400 Plasma Physics 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)
10401 Experimental plasma physics 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
10850 Advanced micro- and nanofabrication technology 5 point Spring F3B (Fri 13-17)
34540 Light emitting diodes and photovoltaics for energy applications 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)
34551 Thin film photovoltaics 5 point January
34552 Photovoltaic systems 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
47309 Materials for hydrogen production and storage 5 point June
47319 Functional materials 5 point Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
47325 Large-scale superconductor technologies 5 point Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
47330 Energy storage and conversion 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)