ITI HiFunMat Concepts and Methods
This course aims to provide the knowledge needed to carry out an experiment, select and eventually use the most appropriate characterization instrument, and process and analyze the resulting data. It also includes a series of educational activities and seminars designed to develop students' soft skills.
This course consists of 16h (2 days) of practical courses, 1 afternoon dedicated to the portfolio, and 1 afternoon dedicated to a peer / project-based learning module. All take place during the second semester. The practical courses take place either in Strasbourg or Mulhouse.
Practical work (TP)
Students will carry out practical works on characterization techniques that are not normally part of their Master's program. The practical works will take place in HiFunMat laboratories and/or technical platforms. Students will be accompanied by specialized personnel (engineers, researchers, technicians) who will provide them with theoretical and practical knowledge of the characterization technique, as well as training in data processing and analysis. Students write a report on their practical work.
Peer / project-based learning
The students will present their practical work to each other. These presentations should be educational, and have as objective to inform their peers about the techniques they have used, their theoretical basis, the nature of the analyses carried out and the types of materials that can be analyzed. Next, a HiFunMat Ph.D. student will present his or her thesis topic (introduction to the subject, background, some information on the materials studied and research questions). Afterwards, the students will all work together to propose a scientific plan, including experiments and characterization techniques, to answer the research questions of the Ph.D. project. The final part of the afternoon will be an open discussion between the students, the Ph.D. student and the teaching staff.
Objectives of the portfolio: The portfolio will be both a (self-)assessment and validation of skills portfolio. It will be a support containing acquired skills that the student can use during his/her job search to highlight his/her skills, and present them at job interviews.
Skills to acquire: To be able to identify your skills, to reflect on them and to define your level of competence (technical and interpersonal skills).
Christophe Serra & Melodie Galerne
UE à choix
HiFunMat students must choose an additional elective course from their Master's program during the first or second for the HiFunMat diploma supplement. The courses from which can be chosen can be found in the 2023-2024 course booklet. Please contact Melodie Galerne for more information.
Melodie Galerne & Head of the Master programs