2023-2024 / CHIM9256-1

Advanced solid state chemistry


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in physics, research focus (FAME+)4 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 


Bénédicte Vertruyen

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

This course is taught in English, as part of the Amis and FAME+ Masters.

Since this course is an optional course taught to a usually small number of students, there is some latitude in defining its content, for example by taking into account topics of interest for the future master thesis, etc.

The course usually consists in the analysis and discussion of papers from the recent literature. Depending on the different backgrounds of students, the course may start with a few more conventional lectures.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, the students will be able

  • to discuss and propose experimental procedures for synthesis of inorganic materials by common methods
  • to use their background knowledge to develop further knowledge by reading review papers
The learning outcomes might be different if the course is tailored to take into account the specific background of individual students.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

introductory courses in experimental inorganic and solid state chemistry

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

  • theoretical lectures
  • analysis of literature papers and/or textbook chapters

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

part face-to-face lectures and discussion, part work at home (required reading,...)

Recommended or required readings

a copy of powerpoint slides is available

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Additional information:

to be agreed after discussion with students

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

1st quadrimester - timetable to be defined


Prof. Benedicte VERTRUYEN GREENMAT, Chemistry Institute B6a (1st floor)
Contact : by e-mail (b.vertruyen.at.uliege.be)

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