Smart Polymers Online Course & Certificate

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20 contact hours
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2 Continuing Education Units
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Smart polymers have the ability to undergo a dramatic reversible physical or chemical change when an external stimulus is applied. For this reason, smart polymers are also called as stimuli-responsive polymers. The change can be in conductivity, physical state, solvent interaction, shape, solubility, etc.

After completing Smart Polymers students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • environmentally responsive polymers (i.e. chemical temperature, pH, light, electroactive)
  • self healing polymers
  • color changing polymers
  • processing these polymers
  • commercial applications
  • outlook for the future


A basic understanding of polymer science is recommended.


 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam. 

Module 1- Introduction

Module 2- Chemical responding polymers

Module 3- Temperature responding polymers

Module 4- pH responding polymers

Module 5- Electroactive polymers

Module 6- Light responding polymers

Module 7- Color changing polymers

Module 8- Magnetic field responding polymers

Module 9- Self healing polymers

Module 10- Multiple stimuli responding polymers

Module 11- Outlook for the future


 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System. 

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