Self-Assembling Systems


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge obtained in the area of Physical Chemistry, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


• Must acquire knowledge about basic principles of self-assmbling behavior in nature, forces involved in the process, ways to model and design a self-assembling system
• Must acquire knowledge about application of self-assembly for drug-delivery, thin films and nano-arrays


• Must be able to use Langmuir-Blodgett technique as well as other methods to fabricate monolayers, micelles and vesicles
• Must be able to apply the acquired knowledge to critically read and understand research papers on the subject of self-assembly


• Must acquire an overview of the current progress in the areas of self-assembly and drug delivery

Type of instruction

Lectures and exercises.



Name of examSelf-Assembling Systems
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleSelvorganiserende biostrukturer
Module codeF-NB-K2-2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science