Within the framework of the Master's program, students of the Materials Science and Technology Division can further deepen their knowledge in the field of ceramics. In Materials Technology, the theoretical basics of the ceramic process are taught. The other optional subjects concentrate more on concrete applications.
Teaching ceramics and refractory materials
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Materials Engineering Ceramics
Deepening Course 1
The course is based on the bachelor module "Introduction to Materials Engineering Ceramics". Especially the theoretical basics will be discussed in detail in order to create a well-founded knowledge on which the other modules will be based. The course is divided into two parts.
focuses mainly on manufacturing technology. The course starts with the synthesis of high-purity ceramic powders. Afterward, their preparation will be treated and all common shaping methods are discussed.
deals with the theory of sintering. The processes taking place on a microscopic level and their driving force are examined. The theory is linked with microstructural images. The students learn how to deduce conclusions about the sintering process from microstructural features.
The lecture is given in the winter semester. Usually, an oral examination takes place at the end of the module. If the number of registrations is high, however, a written examination can also be held.
Refractory Materials and Designs
Deepening Course 1
Refractory materials are mainly used in metal production, the cement and glass industries. The course provides an overview of the most important aggregates, such as the glass tank furnance. The structure will be examined more closely and the specific requirements placed on the materials will be highlighted. Afterward, the properties and the necessary testing technology of the common refractory materials will be discussed. Their individual advantages and disadvantages are then used to deduce their area of application.
The lecture is held in the summer semester. Usually, an oral examination takes place at the end of the module. If the number of registrations is high, however, a written examination can also be held.
Advanced Ceramics and application Technology Ceramics
In these two modules, students can choose their preferences from several minor lectures. The available lectures partly overlap. Very specific areas of application for ceramics are highlighted. Thus, the modules are very practice and research-oriented.
Lectures can be chosen from the following areas:
- Ion-conducting ceramics with reference to ceramic fuel cells
- Electrical and magnetic properties of ceramics
- Ceramic composite materials
- Fracture behaviour and reinforcement mechanisms
Due to the high planning effort for the event, we kindly ask interested students to contact us as early as possible.