2023-2024 / CHIM9230-1

Nanomaterials: synthesis, properties and applications


25h Th

Number of credits

 Master in physics, research focus (FAME+)4 crédits 
 Master in chemistry (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in chemistry (120 ECTS) (AMIS)4 crédits 
 Master in chemistry (120 ECTS) (FAME AIS)4 crédits 
 Master in physics (120 ECTS) (AMIS)4 crédits 
 Master in physics (120 ECTS) (FAME-AIS)4 crédits 
 Advanced Master in Nanotechnologies2 crédits 


Anne-Sophie Duwez, Christine Jérôme, Damien Sluysmans


Anne-Sophie Duwez

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course aims at giving the basis of the nanotechnology by explaining the evolution of the properties of the materials in relation to their size. The course will describe the synthesis pathways to prepare various nanomaterials, as well as the main characterization techniques, together with some of the main applications of these materials. Metallic nanoparticles, polymer nanoparticles for drug delivery, nanocomposites (polymer/clays, polymer/graphene and polymer/carbon nanotubes) and carbon nanotubes are deeply discussed. Electrochemical preparation and applications of polymers in electrochemical devices (mainly as electrode materials for lithium-ion battery applications) are also thouroughly described. A litterature survey on a recent research field will be asked for and will be complemented by a presentation by the student.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The course is an introduction to nanotechnology and shows the impact on the development of novel materials with high performances. This course is given in English.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basis in physical chemistry and organic chemistry.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures and problem-based learning

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face. If necessary, some lectures can be given online.

Recommended or required readings

Copy of the slides is available on e-Campus

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Other : Scientific paper presentation

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Prof. Anne-Sophie Duwez asduwez@uliege.be
Prof. Christine Jérôme c.jerome@uliege.be
Dr Damien Sluysmans damien.sluysmans@uliege.be

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