Maastricht University offers anyone who is interested in the research and development of biobased materials a unique education programme and research. The Department of Biobased Materials focuses on:

  • promoting world class multidisciplinary research and education in biobased materials;
  • teaching students the multidisciplinary skills they will need as future leaders in the field;
  • generating innovations for high quality, sustainable and renewable materials.

The teaching and research activities take place on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus and are strongly focused on working together with business and industry. Both the master Biobased materials as the research are multidisciplinary. The researchgroup includes scientists from the organic chemistry, biocatalysis, biobased building blocks, polymer chemistry, polymer physics, biobased and biomedical materials and tissue engineering and is focused on industrial and medical applications.

The researchers participate, together with the WTH Aachen University and Fraunhofer IME in the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM).

AMIBM’s vision is to provide the missing link between fundamental and applied research and the market in the field of biobased materials. It aims to do this by changing the relationship between the production of biobased materials and the value chain.

The goal is to achieve this by developing an integrated, interdisciplinary research program. The program focusses on new strategies to produce advanced biobased materials in a sustainable and economical way. It also emphasizes the development of these novel materials into innovative products with high added value for technical and medical applications.

For more information visit the AMIBM website