Colloid and Interface Science

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WMBE012-05
Vaknaam Colloid and Interface Science
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Colloid and Interface Science
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1) describe Molecular and Surface Forces relevant in Soft Biological Materials and discuss and clarify how they apply in particular cases.
2) describe structure-property relations for soft biological materials
3) apply and discuss Colloids and Interface theories in quantitative and qualitative exercises and applications.
Omschrijving The module focuses on the physical-chemical properties of interfaces (= phase boundaries) in an aqueous environment. The following topics will be examined:
water as a solvent and dispersion medium, interfacial tension, capillary phenomena, wetting, monolayers, electrostatic and electrokinetic properties, rheology, adsorption.

Based on these principles, interactions involving colloids and interfaces will be discussed. These include formation of supramolecular structures, behaviour of (bio)polymers in solution, stability of colloidal dispersions, , adsorption and adhesion of (bio)polymers and the mechanisms involved in adhesion of microorganisms and biological cells.

The module is meant for students specializing in (bio)materials science and others interested in (bio)technological and (bio)medical applications.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Practisch werk (PRC)
Toetsvorm Presentatie (P), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(The Final mark is built up from the written exam (70%) , summary (15%) and presentation (15%). The student also fails if the mark on the written exam is <4.5. Final grade should be 5.5 or higher.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator J. Sjollema
Docent(en) J. Sjollema
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Lecture slides on Nestor
Colloids and Interfaces in Life Sciences and Bionanotechnology, Second Edition 2011, CRC Press W. Norde 1439817189 €  61,00
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from
- Surface Characterisation (MSc BME)
- Biomaterials 2 (MSc BME)
- Themodynamics (BSc LS&T major BME)
- Mathematics for Life Science (BSc LS&T major BME)
- Biochemistry (BSC LS&T major BME)
Opmerkingen Please note that due to Corona/Covid regulations the above mentioned Teaching method and/or Assessment could be subject to change.

Study load:
Lecture: 20 hours
Assignment: 10 hours
Practical: 10 hours
Self-study: 100 hours
Total: 140 hours (= 5 ECTS)

This course was registered last year with course code MLBMTCG
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Biomedical Engineering: Biomaterials Science and Engineering 2 semester I b verplicht
MSc Courses for Exchange Students: Engineering: Biomedical-Industrial-Mechanical - semester I b