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.


Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI)

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

Functional Materials and Materials Chemistry

This research group covers ferroic materials and phenomena, materials for energy technology, ceramics and coatings, nanomaterials and nanodevices, 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



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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