Course detail

Introduction to Advanced Materials and Technologies

FCH-BC_UPMTAcad. year: 2021/2022

An overview of advanced materials and technologies that are actually solved at the Institute of material chemistry and in which the topics of bachelor's theses, in the study program Chemistry and Materials Technology, are profiled.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic awareness of types of the materials, their properties and basic applications.
Knowledge of polymer, silicate and metallic materials that will benefit in the following narrow-profile courses.


Basic knowledge of the inorganic and the physical chemistry.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

For the successful passing of the course, it is required to obtain at least 50% points from the final credit test. Individual themes are published on the LMS Moodle e-learning system.

Course curriculum

1. Polymers for biomedical applications
2. Polymers modified by reactive extrusion
3. Materials based on biopolymers
4. Methods of evaluation of structure and properties of polymeric materials
5. Polymer composites
6. Natural and secondary silicate raw materials
7. Ceramic materials
8. Geopolymers and alkaline activated materials
9. Macrodefect-free composites and high-grade concrete
10. Bioactive inorganic materials
11. Magnesium alloys
12. Chemical engineering in material technologies
13. Thin films

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to acquaint students with individual topics in the field of material chemistry, which reflects the scientific and applied intention of the Institute of materials chemistry.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The attendance is not controlled.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Mleziva, J., Šňupárek, J., Polymery-výroba, struktura, vlastnosti a použití, Sobotáles Praha (CS)
Pouchlý, J., Fyzikální chemie makromolekulárních a koloidních soustav, VŠHT Praha (CS)
Hlaváč J., Základy technologie silikátů, SNTL Praha (CS)
Hanykýř V., Kutzendörfer J., Technologie keramiky, VEGA Praha (CS)
Jonšta, Z., Nauka o kovech II, VŠB-TU, Ostrava (CS)
M. Ohring, Materials Science of Thin Films, Academic Press (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHM , 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BKCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_CHM , 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BPCP_CHTM Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme BKCP_CHTM Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional