New Masters in Biorefining and Biomaterials

Categorie(s) : Education, Life @ MINATEC, News

Published : 7 June 2021

The Masters in Materials Science and Engineering at Grenoble INP – Phelma, UGA has added a new specialization: Biorefining and Biomaterials. The focus is the conversion of biomass into environmentally-friendly synthetic gas, hydrocarbons, cellulose fibers, biosourced cosmetics, and biomaterials.

The curriculum covers all stages of the transformation process, from plant material to fibers, and, finally, to biomolecules. All courses are taught in English. It is a joint program offered by Phelma with Grenoble INP – Pagora, UGA.

The Covid-19 pandemic did not prevent the program from getting off to a strong start: The inaugural cohort had eleven students, including ten international. The teaching team would like to double the incoming class next year and, ultimately, accept 32 students per year. The goal is to respond to growing demand from businesses seeking these competencies.


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