The Department of Physics and the research center CASE (Catalysis for Sustainable Energy) are proud to offer a new 30-ECTS elite module. The module is mainly offered to students on our Honors Program, but is offered to other students in Physics and Nanotechnology with similar qualifications, and if seats are available to students on other Danish or international master programs in physics.
The module is offered as course 10331 Catalysis and Sustainable Energy Solutions, and has been approved as an Elite Module by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Contents of the module
The module contains elements of the courses 10302 Electronic Structure Methods in Material Physics, Chemistry and Biology and 10304 Experimental Surface Physics in combination with a research project within the topics of the course.
The module treats experimental and theoretical methods within atomic-scale materials physics, surface physics, heterogeneous catalysis and photocatalysis; with a particular focus on applications within sustainable energy and conversion of energy from sustainable sources to chemical energy, such that the energy can be stored and e.g. used in the transportation sector.
The subjects of the module are active research subjects within several research centers at DTU, notably CASE (Catalysis for Sustainable Energy), CAMD (Center for Atomic-scale Materials Design) and CINF (Center for Individual Nanoparticle Functionality).
Interested students should contact the program coordinator of the M.Sc. in Physics and Nanotechnology (Kirstine Berg-Sørensen, ), it is not possible to sign up directly for the module.
Admission criteria, as agreed upon with the Ministry:
- A relevant B.Sc with a grade average of 10 on the new Danish grade scale (or equivalent).
- Have demonstated a significant level of ambition and competence during their B.Sc., including in the B.Sc. thesis project.
- Possess outstanding intellectual and personal qualities, to be assessed in an interview.
- Have good mastery of written and oral English.
Admission is limited to five students per year.
Placement in the study plan
For students following the Honors Program, this module is placed in the individual study plan as agreed upon with the program coordinator.
For other students, the 30 ECTS points count as follows:
- 10 ECTS count as General Competences, such that it replace the requirement of a project course (10311/10353/33523/34047) and reduce the required basic courses to 10 ECTS.
- 10 ECTS count as Technological Specialization.
- 10 ECTS count as Elective Courses.
Researchers responsible for the module