Applied Spectroscopy for Future Energy and Environmental Systems

Would you like to discover the inner soul of the materials and processes through exciting measurements? In this course, you will learn it by using state-of-the-art spectroscopy techniques.

About the course

In this course, you will learn how the spectroscopy techniques are used to analyse chemical and structural properties of various materials by interactions with electromagnetic radiation. We will introduce electromagnetic spectrum and discuss underlying theories behind matter transitions affecting radiation in different spectra ranges and thus enabling spectroscopic analysis.

You will learn how to operate various spectrometers along with procedures of correct material sampling, preparation and spectral data acquisition. You will understand how to interpret complex information obtained by various spectroscopic techniques and how to extract information with help of chemometric mathematical tools including machine learning. The important part of the course will be focused on addressing real industrial and environmental challenges by employing state-of-the-art spectroscopic material characterization for process monitoring, control and optimization.

What you will learn

- You will be familiar with essential principles of near infrared (NIR), infrared (IR) and Raman spectroscopy.

- How to characterize selected biomass and waste materials by using the near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, including hyperspectral imaging (HSI), and infrared (IR) and Raman spectroscopy techniques.

- How to analyse and interpret data obtained by a given spectroscopy technique or combination of techniques.

- How to apply the obtained information in process and environmental monitoring, control and optimization.

Course Syllabus

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Jan Skvaril, Assistant Professor in Energy and Environmental Engineering
+46 21 15 17 38



The course is included in the FutureE project, which is partly funded by the Knowledge Foundation. You can find more information about FutureE here.