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Biobased Materials

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.

A first-year master's student interviews students to provide a useful overview of the Biobased Materials master's programme at Maastricht University.

  • 05:45 - Welcome
  • 06:18 - Why Biobased Materials?
  • 12:47 - Courses and curriculum
  • 18:08 - Research / AMIBM
  • 24:33 - Future perspectives
  • 29:37 - PBL and RBL
  • 36:52 - Student live
  • 42:48 - Admissions
  • 47:20 - Questions

Live session Biobased Materials Master

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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.

 

  • The courses help me to get the inspiration and knowledge to create new and functional materials from biological resources that could one day replace some of the plastics
    Rocio Arreguin Campos (Mexico), Master Biobased Materials
  • I experience this programme with high potential to develop new scientists, who can move us towards more sustainable and innovative materials.
    Julian Engelhardt (Germany), Master Biobased Materials

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News

  • Menno Knetsch Master Thesis Award for Biobased Materials graduate

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Six graduates received their well-deserved diplomas for the master’s programme in Biobased Materials. During the graduation ceremony, the Menno Knetsch Master Thesis Award has been handed out for the first time to the student of the Master Biobased Materials that has written the best master thesis.

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  • AMIBM - ABC 2018 - Geert Noordzij

    Applied Biobased materials Conference 2018

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    On the 20th of April Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) hosted its third international conference on Applied Biobased Materials (ABC). This year's theme was: Biobased Materials for Innovations in Fibre Applications. It was an inspiring day for all 130 visitors.

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  • AMIBM - Fibers our Future Young Talent Award

    ITA student Kira Heins receives 'Fibers - our Future' Young Talent Award

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    On September 22, Prof. Dr. Kai Klopp, chairman of the sponsorship society for the promotion of the Institut für Texiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University bestowed the “Fibers - our Future” Young Talent Award upon ITA student Kira Heins.

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  • Biobased Materials - Graduates

    First graduates of UM's Biobased Materials MSc

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    After two years of hard work, the first graduates received their well-deserved diplomas for the master’s programme Biobased Materials.

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  • AMIBM - Research

    Saudi Aramco to support research in Biobased Materials by AMIBM

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    We are pleased to announce that leading energy and chemicals company Saudi Aramco, is supporting a research programme on the Sustainability of Biobased Materials in a circular economy, at the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM).

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  • AMIBM - Prof. Schilberg

    AMIBM hosts 2nd annual Applied Biobased Materials Conference

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    On the 12th of May, the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) hosted the 2nd annual Applied Biobased materials Conference (ABC) in the inspiring surroundings of the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen.

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  • AMIBM - Richard Ramakers reveives the Ralf Raue award

    AMIBM wins Ralf Raue Innovation Award 2017

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    During the BIOMEDICA Life Sciences Summit, which took place on 9-10 May in Eindhoven (NL), the Ralf Raue Innovation Award for Life Sciences 2017 was awarded to the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMBIM).

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  • Biobased Materials - plastic

    Myth: bioplastics will solve the trashproblem

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Newspaper de Observant has published an interview with Associate Professor Yvonne van der Meer to bust the myths surrounding (bio)plastic

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  • Location Chemelot Campus

    VNCI scholarship students contribute ideas for pilot plants on Chemelot

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    On Friday the 20th of January, the 25 top students with a VNCI scholarship partook in an elaborate meet and greet on the Brightlands Chemelot campus. The day was dedicated to the use and development of the pilot plants for the Chemical industry.

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  • Biobased Textile

    Textile from biobased material via BioTex Fieldlab soon to be available

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    MODINT, AMIBM and CHILL have pulled together to set up an open innovation center for research into the development of fibers and yarns from biopolymers. The center will develop new textile production processes and –applications for this.

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