Have you ever wondered how plastics will be made once the oil supply dries up? Is it possible to produce functional materials and plastics from biological resources? Can novel, sustainable materials be produced based on the molecular structures available in nature? As the world is running out of fossil fuels, we need to develop sustainable materials, which may have completely new properties. The master’s in Biobased Materials will provide you with the knowledge and skills to deal with these challenges. It will prepare you for a career in research, development, production and application of biobased materials, allowing you to play a part in the transition towards a more sustainable future. Read more
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The Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) is a European, cross-border, research institute focusing on the development of advanced biobased materials. AMIBM is located on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in the Dutch Province of Limburg and strives for excellence in applied and translational research by creating synergies between academia and industry.
AMIBM offers a unique approach covering the entire biobased materials value chain, including raw materials (feedstock), polymers (materials) and the end products derived from them (applications) and sustainability evaluations over the whole value chain. Applications include biobased materials for medicine, environmental protection and industry applications.
Often I have to step outside of my own disciplines, but that is what really broadens horizons
I found this programme quite unique because it is multidisciplinary and its focus on using renewable resources to produce new materials with different applications.
The Royal Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry (VNCI) has awarded a scholarship to Vincent Nieboer, a newly admitted master’s student Biobased Materials.
During this ceremony the Menno Knetsch Master Thesis Award has been handed out to Julian Engelhardt.
Students of the Biobased Materials master’s programme took third prize in the Biobased Innovation Student Challenge Europe with their idea to convert waste cooking oil into vinyl ester resins.
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