Would you like to contribute to a sustainable planet and circular economy by creating new sustainable materials? Start a master’s in Biobased Materials.
Our planet is facing incredible challenges. Whole ecosystems are changing and collapsing because of the way we consume and the materials we use in our daily lives. The continuous use of fossil fuels and non-degradable materials is driving climate change at an accelerating rate. However, these challenges also offer tremendous opportunities to make our planet more sustainable and evolve as a society into a circular economy. With the master Biobased Materials, you can play a pioneering role in this green revolution.
You’ll learn how biology provides the building blocks and processes to produce earth-friendly materials that are easily recycled after use, as part of a circular economy. We’ll teach you about advanced functional materials, and how we can develop these from biological resources. Our programme will prepare you for a fascinating career in the research, development, production, and application of earth-friendly materials made from various biological resources.
Become part of a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists that are able to research, develop, produce and apply earth-friendly materials that will drive the revolution towards a sustainable way of life.
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You’ll be taught by experts in the field, in a small, international group of students, with a personal mentor to guide you during the two-year programme.
In the first semester you study compulsory courses to give you a strong multidisciplinary foundation. Then you choose your own curriculum. With varied electives on offer, you tailor your programme to match your interests and career ambitions.
The programme is run by the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) in collaboration with the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM). AMIBM is located right in the heart of the industry, as part of the Brightlands Campuses, with research focus on novel strategies to produce advanced biobased materials and chemical building blocks in a sustainable and economical manner. During the programme, you’ll be trained by the top researchers from AMIBIM and use their state-of-the art experimental facilities.
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