Research at Department of Materials Science and Engineering

The Department of Materials Science and Technology offers a wide variety of research areas including inorganic materials and ceramics, metal production and recycling and materials for energy technology such as research on renewable energy sources, for example solar cells.

Department of Materials Science and Technology


PhD Studies

Supervised doctorates are the highest degrees awarded by the University for research, which is carried out under the immediate supervision of staff members. The education and training provided are designed to produce graduates who have the capacity to conduct independent research that is both original and of high international quality.

PhD Programme in Materials Science and Engineering

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The department has access to a broad spectrum of advanced, scientific equipment
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Research Groups


A research group covering electrochemical energy, corrosion and surface science and electrolysis

Inorganic Materials and Ceramics

This research group covers oxides for energy technology, ferroic oxides, materials synthesis and ceramic processing, refractory materials and non-oxide ceramics

Physical Metallurgy

This group includes the NanoSPD group led by Hans Roven and the Solidification and Casting group led by Lars Arnberg.

Metal Production and Recycling

The recycling of metals is a modern field in metallurgy. The Metal Production and Recycling group recycles all types of metals such as iron, silicon, aluminum and rare earth elements