Advanced Materials Summer School
The Advanced Materials Summer School focuses on finding solutions to current real-world problems, as well as improving processes already in use.
The Schools of Chemistry, Engineering, Physics and Astronomy jointly run this Summer School. It takes place from 18 July until 1 August 2020.
You will gain a thorough understanding of the integral role materials play in real-world scenarios.
On completion of the Summer School, you should be able to:
- Alter the optoelectronic properties of materials via differing synthetic methods.
- Understand the application of various spectroscopic techniques to characterise materials.
- Synthesize and characterise various Molecular Organic Frameworks (MOF’s) for gas storage and separation.
- Characterise materials with microwaves.
- Have an understanding of compound semiconductor physics.
- Understand damage detection using acoustic emission.
- Have an understanding of metamaterials, diamonds, magnetic materials and optoelectronics.
- Gain an understanding of THz physics.
Please note, the contents of this course are still subject to change and may be cancelled in the event of low turnout.
Please note this is subject to change.
|Saturday 18 July||Arrival in Cardiff (pick up from Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport provided)|
|Sunday 19 July||Networking event|
|Monday 20 July||Welcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt|
|Tuesday 21 July||School of Chemistry: Organic electric materials|
|Wednesday 22 July||School of Chemistry: Materials characterisation|
|Thursday 23 July||School of Chemistry: Modern microporous materials|
|Friday 24 July||School of Engineering: Characterising materials with microwaves|
|Saturday 25 July||Field trips and free time|
|Sunday 26 July||Free time|
|Monday 27 July||School of Engineering: Compound semiconductors in a world of communications|
|Tuesday 28 July||School of Engineering: Damage detection in advanced materials using acoustic emission|
|Wednesday 29 July||School of Physics and Astronomy: Compound semiconductor physics|
|Thursday 30 July||School of Physics and Astronomy: THz physics and metamaterials|
|Friday 31 July||School of Physics and Astronomy: Diamonds, magnetic materials and optoelectronics|
Final assessment day
Final Gala Dinner
|Saturday 1 August||Departure from Cardiff (drop off to Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport provided)|
The fee for the Summer School is £1,995.
This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 18 July, drop off is on 1 August) and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits).
In addition to a valuable learning experience, you will stay in city centre accommodation, embark on two cultural trips within the UK and be invited to entertaining social events in our vibrant Welsh capital. This is an opportunity to experience British culture with new friends from across the globe.
Both Wales and the UK are uniquely rich in history, architecture and culture and our Summer Schools are sure to give you unrivalled personal, social and academic benefits which will enhance any CV or résumé.
If you have any queries about this Summer School, the academic content or how you can prepare for this course, please get in touch with Sophie Lewis in our International Summer School team: