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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.

Societal benefits – impact

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High energy X-rays reveal the resistance of steel to embrittlement

The high energy X-rays at the Swedish Material Science beamline make it possible to see what’s happening within steels, in real-time, also in environm...

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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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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.


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: Feb 10, 2021