English for Materials Science II

Dear Students,

English 2 will be relying heavily on English for Chemistry and it will be supplemented by Materials Science related scientific papers and lectures.

Here is the 2017 programme for this class.

week 1    Unit 1 Revision of Chemistry terms

week 2    Unit 2 Chemical elements (properties) and the periodic table

week 3    Unit 4 Laboratory safety

week 4    Unit 5 Chemical bonding and intermolecular forces

 The rise of Graphene (2007) 

week 5    Unit 6 Separation techniques

Thin Layer Chromatography

week 6    Unit 8 from electricity to electrochemistry

  Research paper: Making non-magnetic semiconductors ferromagnetic

week 7    Unit 9 Acids and Bases

   Research paper:  Nanoparticles, Proteins and Nucleic AcidsL Biotechnology Meets Materials Science

week 8   Unit 11 Polymers

Research paper: Biofibres, biodegradable polymer and biocomposites; an overview

week 9   Superhydrophobicity/ Gecko

week 10  Comparison of material properties: D30 vs Sugru

week 11 Revision/ Mock Test

week 12-14 Presentations



20% Presentation

Five (5) Weekly online quizzes 10%,

60% or 70% exams

(10% Optional task bonus)


Lectures take place every Monday from 9-12 . Students may opt to submit homework every other week on an online platform ( http://www.edmodo.com). Before you login you need to make an account using the latest class code (you need to ask the instructor).

When using the Platform, please note that you can scroll down the timeline/discussion board on Edmodo to find the assignment submission box (where you are supposed to submit your work). Alternatively, you can look for the to-do-tasks in the calendar (a blue box with number 30 on it).

The quizzes aim to test your knowledge of the content covered in class (You can find all the videos in Edmodo). Kindly note that you should not try to click on the quiz (and try it out) before you are READY to take the test. This is because you can open it only ONCE and it is timed.

Assignment questions or titles are optional and they are updated every other week.  Here you can find general  essay guidelines  for English 2 coursework.

kind regards,
Kallia Katsampoxaki-Hodgetts,

EAP instructor, University of Crete
2810-545102, office Administration Building II (Kosmiteia) Room 202







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