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Microsensor analysis in the environmental sciences (2016)

ECTS credits: 5

Course parameters:
Language: English
Level of course: PhD course
Time of year: May 30 – June 9, 2016
No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like: 9 days with about 8 hours during daytime followed by 2-3 hours in the evening. The attending students are required to prepare a talk about their own work before the course and to read the distributed material.
Capacity limits: 18

Objectives of the course:
The course will introduce the participants to state-of-art microenvironmental analysis and to the application of electrochemical and optical microsensor techniques in the environmental sciences. The participants will get a broad overview of techniques and applications during 2-3 days of intensive lecturing by the organizers and invited lecturers, followed up by practical laboratory exercises and demonstrations of microsensor construction, test and calibration.


Learning outcomes and competences:
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply relevant microscale techniques in his/her research.
  2. Interpret microscale chemical profiles and conduct calculations based on diffusional transport.


Compulsory programme:
Participation throughout the 9-day course, lecture on own research, preparation for course reading distributed material, final presentation of own project during experimental part of the course


Course contents:
3 days of extensive lecturing and planned exercises followed by laboratory project of own choice.


Enrolled as a PhD student.

Name of lecturers:
Michael Kühl (KU) and Niels Peter Revsbech (AU) plus guest lecturers


Type of course/teaching methods:
Lectures, planned exercises and laboratory project of own choice

Distributed notes

Course homepage:

Course assessment:
Oral presentation and defense of own project at end of course

University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University

Special comments on this course:
A course fee of 750 Euros applies to cover food, accommodation and course materials

May 30 – June 9, 2016

Rønbjerg field laboratory, Denmark

Deadline for registration is Monday, 25 April 2016. Information regarding admission will be sent out no later than Sunday, 1 May 2016

For registration: Send application stating motivation and including a CV to Michael Kühl (with cc to Niels Peter Revsbech

If you have any questions, please contact one of the organizers.

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Revised 16.05.2017