Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Evaluation of data acquired at the Electron Microscope (EM)-laboratory.

The Department of Materials Science and Technology offers a wide variety of research areas including inorganic materials and ceramics, metal production and recycling, the physical properties and usage of different metals and research on materials for energy technology such as solar cells.


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 research group focus on development and usage of different materials such as different light metals and steel. This includes research on solidification, welding and different joining techniques, thermo-mechanical processing and material modeling.

Resources, Energy & Environment

The recycling of metals is a modern field in metallurgy. The Resources, Energy & Environment group recycles all types of metals such as iron, silicon, aluminum and rare earth elements

Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI)


Metal Production logoCentre for Innovation-based Research (SFI) logo


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.



Knut Marthinsen - Deputy of Research at the Department of Materials Science and EngineeringKnut Marthinsen

Deputy of Research





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



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