Materials of Energy Technology is one of the three specialization tracks of the Master's Degree Programme in Materials Engineering. The other specialization tracks are Modern Industrial Materials and Health Technology Materials.
The programme gives you a general overview of the field of energy storage materials. The contents of the programme can be tailored towards your interests with suitable choices of thematic or minor studies, for example specializing in batteries.
The questions we are looking to answer are:
What kind of renewable energy production and storage methods are there?
How to choose the materials for these systems?
How do these choices affect the performance of the systems?
How to design renewable energy production and storage systems from both technical and economical points of view?
All of these questions are in the centre of the development of new materials and applications in the field of energy that is at the core of both the strategy of the University of Turku as well as the wide expertise cluster in materials research in the Turku region.
In the Master’s Degree Programme in Materials Engineering: Materials of Energy Technology you will grow to be an expert in the field and learn to navigate in the vast field of energy technology and its applications.
Academic Excellence & Experience
Current focus areas in the research in the field of Energy materials are solar cells, batteries for stationary energy storage, and luminous devices.
We host one of the largest research groups in Europe focusing on redox flow batteries, two highly competitive European Research Council Starting Grants, and various other European and national grants. We have a wide international collaborator network.
Master's Thesis & Topics
During the Master’s thesis in Technology, the student must prove their ability to do scientific work, management of research methods, knowledge of the research field, and skill of scientific writing. The purpose of a Master's thesis in Technology is to produce a constructive solution proposal for a research challenge of e.g. a company, organization, or research group.
Examples of thesis topics:
Bifacial solar cells for Nordic conditions
The extreme sensitivity of dye solar cells to UV‐induced degradation
Bioinspired vitamin B6 -based organic redox flow batteries for stationary energy storage
Optimization of the composition of solid boosters for redox flow batteries
Converting an organic light-emitting diode from blue to white with Bragg modes