[ 220WPCW20 ] Subject Polymer Chemistry and Materials Science

Workload Mode of examination Education level Study areas Responsible person Coordinating university
7 ECTS Accumulative subject examination B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year (*)Kunststofftechnik Jörg Fischer Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Original study plan Bachelor's programme Polymer Engineering and Technologies 2022W
Objectives The elective subject "Polymer Chemistry and Materials Science" covers additional practical and theoretical topics/knowledge of chemical technology, physical chemistry, physics, material science further aspects and economics.
Subject Organic Chemistry 1
Fundamentals of organic chemistry; principles of organic-chemical structures; functional groups; elementary reaction types an their mechanisms; Further examples of research in the field of polymer chemistry.

Physics 1 for Technicians
Introduction to classical mechanics (kinematics and dynamics of the mass point, dynamics of rigid bodies, hydrostatics) and thermodynamics (ideal gas and the laws of thermodynamics)

Polymeric Materials 2: Polymer additives
Basics in additivation and formulation of polymeric materials.

CAD for Plastics Engineering
Use of modern computer tools (CAx-tools) in the product development process, 3D CAD single part modeling (solid modeling), feature techniques, 2D drawing creation, creation of modules, advanced modeling techniques (eg Parametric Design), motion analysis

Introduction to Recycling of Plastics
Starting with an overview of the various recycling pathways (energetic recycling, chemical recycling, and mechanical recycling) and the legislative frameworks, the course allows for insights in different process steps of the recycling pathways. Furthermore, effects of different process steps on the final material properties are shown.

Practical Course in Chemistry for Plastics Engineering 2
Further examples from research in the field of polymer chemistry.

Chemistry and Technology of Silicone Elastomers
Fundamentals, manufacturing and use of silicone elastomers.

Foundations, production and application of polyolefin.

Organic semiconducting polymers
The lecture covers the production and characterization methods and structure-property relationships, applications and market situation of major classes of organic semiconductor polymers.

Construction materials
Introduction: definitions and objectives; requirements for construction materials; examples, general requirements, function-related requirements, coupling of function, material, form and manufacturing process; examples of function-related requirements; class of materials: ferrous materials: cast iron, steels, aluminum and Al-alloys, magnesium and Mg-alloys, titanium and Ti-alloys, copper and Cu-alloys, nickel and Ni-alloys, zinc, carbide metals, ceramic materials, polymeric materials; systematic selection of construction materials with property cards; material testing

Industrial characterization of polymers
to be continued

Chemical Technology of Organic Materials I
Fundamentals of reaction engineering, important basic chemicals and intermediates, chemical technology of high polymers.

Business Administration Basics
Value creation and value creation processes (the operational value cycle); Operational performance and operational financial system; The representation of operational performance and financial flows in accounting; Basic functions of corporate management; Theoretical approaches in business administration (e.g. systems theory, stakeholder theory, institutional economics approaches, etc.) and their significance for individual management areas

Semiconductor and Solid State Physics
Analytical calculations based on examples from the areas of polymer technologies, engineering and building physics. Teaching the basic concepts of solid state physics with emphasis on semiconductor physics.

Bionics - biomimetic Materials and Polymers
Biomimetic strategies, nanoparticles and nano-fabrication, Template-generation inorganic materials organoceramic nanocomposites, ceramics and biogenic additives, tissue engineering, Bionic surfaces, polymers as a material in bionics.

Technical Biopolymers
The lecture describes the classification, preparation and properties of engineering biopolymers. In addition, the market situation and legal aspects of engineering biopolymers are addressed.

Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Polymers
General synthetic strategies and applications; Polymer-tethered particles systems; Complex hierarchical networks based on low dimensional nanostructures; Hybrid multi-responsive mesoporous molecular gated systems; Shape memory polymer-inorganic nanocomposites; Soft-nanohybrid materials: nanocomposites gels

Natural Fiber Composites
This course introduces all participants into the topic of processing, development of recipes, fundamentals and correlations of natural fibre reinforced polymers (NFC – Natural Fiber Composites, WPC – Wood Polymer Composites). Also the historical evolution, possible applications and current research topics will be discussed.

Introduction to the chemistry of plastics
Understanding of molecular structure and estimation of reactivity of molecules. Understanding of basic reaction mechanisms.
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