Research at the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

– at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology

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


Centre for Research-based Innovation


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Metal Production

Metal Production is an interdisciplinary Centre for Innovation-based Research (SFI). During the next decades, the Norwegian metal industry will need to achieve even higher-quality output with more efficient use of resources and energy.

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




The department has access to a broad spectrum of advanced, scientific equipment
List of equipment at the Department


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