Colloid and Interface Science


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Account for different types of colloids and their stability
  • Acount for adsorption at interfaces
  • Account for surfactants, wettability and emulsions
  • Account for different scattering techniques, X-ray methods and electron microscopy
  • Account for different disciplines in which the theory of colloid and interface science are beneficial for understanding details of products or processes
  • Explain the importance of size and interparticle forces that result in macroscopic properties of substances
  • Explain models of colloids and interfaces that can be used for the description and understanding of different colloid systems. This involves physical equations, diagrams, drawings and images


  • Apply general theory of colloid science in combination with experimental tools
  • Evaluate which kinds of experimental tools that preferable can be used to enhance the physico-chemical understanding of a given process or product


  • Select and apply models to describe different colloidal systems and interfaces

Type of instruction

  • Lectures laboratory problems and theoretical exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examColloid and Interface Science
Type of exam
Oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKolloid- og grænsefladekemi
Module codeK-KT-K1-8
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science