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Materials Science and Engineering

At Materials Science and Engineering research is conducted on metallic and ceramic materials covering the whole chain Processes – Structures – Properties. The activities include experimental work as well as modeling on different length scales.

Research units and competence centers

The department consists of three units that conduct their own research and education. We have three competence centers working closely with the industry and providing research-related infrastructure.

Social benefits – impact

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Recovered electronics reduce carbon footprint

Waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is estimated to grow to about 12 million tons by 2020 in EU, which makes it the fastest growing ...

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Sustainable refrigerators thanks to magnetic materials

Magnetic heat-pumps offer a low-energy demand and environmentally friendly alternative for the classical refrigeration industry. The process is called...

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HYBRIT will de-carbonize the steel industry

When the UN Climate Summit gathered the world's leaders in New York last fall, two Swedes were the talk of the town: Greta and "HYBRIT" - an initiativ...

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News from Materials Science and Engineering

Electron / ion microscope at Hultren Laboatory.
Electron / ion microscope at Hultren Laboatory.


Expanding the field of nano- and micro mechanics

Hultgren Laboratory will soon be one of few labs in Sweden with test possibilities for the connection between nano- and microstructures and material properties. Something that is crucial for material development.

John Ågren
John Ågren


ASM's Gold Medal to Professor John Ågren

John Ågren, Professor in Materials Science, has been awarded the ASM´s Gold Medal 2020, given for outstanding knowledge and great versatility in the application of science to the field of materials science and engineering.


She designs new materials on an atomic level

By using quantum mechanical modelling, KTH Researcher Raquel Lizárraga can help companies to cut years and millions from the development of new materials. She is the founder of QM4Mat, a spinoff from her research.

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Last changed: Oct 21, 2020