Combinatorial Materials Research
Reference EHMATE01000002
Taught in Elective Course List for Master of Materials Engineering
Theory (A) 15.0
Exercises (B) 0.0
Training and projects (C) 0.0
Studytime (D) 120.0
Studypoints (E) 4
Credit contract? Access is determined after successful competences assessment
Examination contract? Access is determined after successful competences assessment
Credit contract mandatory if Exam contract? Course included in exam contract
Retake possible? Yes
Teaching Language Dutch
Lecturer Johan Paul
Department TW10
Key Words

High throughput, materials research, coatings, characterization, data-management

Position of the Course

Introduction to high throughput research with a special attention for metallic materials and coatings.


  • Introduction
  • Design of experiment
  • High-throughput synthesis
  • High-throughput screening
  • Data-management: Storage, analysis, visualisation

Starting Competences

Elementary knowledge of materials science

Final Competences

CONCEPTS: Combinatorial, high-throughput; Factorial design, Takeuchi method, D-optimal design, split-and-pool; Polymers, coatings, catalysts, bulk materials; Catalytic properties, mechanical properties, chemical properties, structural properties; Databases, principle components analysis, artificial neural networks, support vector machines, holographic strategies, quantitative structure-properties relation

INSIGHTS: Knowledge about definitions regarding combinatorial materials research; Notion of possible design of experiment strategies; Possibility to reduce the number of experiments by a scientific approach; Notion of data-management techniques for combinatorial materials research

ATTITUDE: critical attitude

Teaching and Learning Material

copies of powerpoint-slides completed with copies of articles


  • "Combinatorial materials synthesis", Takeuchi I., Lauterbach J., Fasolka M.J., Materials Today, October 2005
  • "Combinatorial Materials Synthesis", Xiang X.-D., Takeuchi I. (eds.), Marcel Dekker, (2003).
  • "Experimental Design for Combinatorial and High-Throughput Materials Development", Cawse J.N., Wiley-VCH, Hoboken, NJ, (2003).
  • "High-Throughput Analysis: A Tool of Combinatorial Materials Science", Potyrailo R.A., Amis E.J. (eds.), Kluwer, New York, (2003).

Study Coaching

Teaching Methods

Classroom lectures

Evaluation Methods

Evaluation during examination period

Examination Methods

During examination period: oral closed-book exam, written preparation

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