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Materials Science and Engineering

At Materials Science and Engineering research is conducted on metallic and ceramic materials. The research covers the whole chain Processes – Structures – Properties. The department has three units and three competence centres working closely with the industry and providing research-related infrastructure.

Research units and competence centres


Xiaoqing Li
Xiaoqing Li, Unit of Properties


Congratulations Dr. Xiaoqing Li!

Dr. Xiaoqing Li (Materials Science and Engineering) was one of the five winners of the 2021 “Göran Gustafssons pris till yngre forskare”.

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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Last changed: Jun 23, 2021