Materials Science and engineering
We strive to find technical solutions that improve the environment and other living conditions for people.
OUR RESEARCH AREAS/ DIVISIONS:
Applied Materials Science, Applied Mechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Microsystems Technology, Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Solar Cell Technology, Solid State Physics and Myfab - infrastructure for cleanroom based research
- ÅForsk Entrepreneurial Scholarship 2022 goes to Anders Ajaxon Persson 2022-04-12
- Maria Tenje receives ERC Consolidator Grant 2022-03-18
- Uppsala University integrating into solar energy research 2022-02-11
- Uppsala University will coordinate a competence center in solar energy 2022-01-05
- Maria Tenje receives prolongation grant from KAW 2021-12-10
- Major new research programme on materials of the future 2021-11-30
- Robotic textiles for everything from breathing recovery to feeling surfaces in Space 2021-11-03
- Solar cell company with connection to the Department listed as one of Sweden's most promising startup companies 2021-11-01
- Designing tomorrow’s human spare parts 2021-10-12
- Maria Strömme one of this years Rudbeck medallists 2021-08-13
We make it possible
Get examples of societal benefits of our research and how you can collaborate with us. (In the picture: Climate-smart battery)
Robotic textiles for everything from breathing recovery to feeling surfaces in Space
9 November 2021. Imagine an artificial fibre that can be programmed to contract and stretch just like human muscle fi ...
Designing tomorrow’s human spare parts
11 October 2021. Age, injury or disease: regardless of the cause, there is a growing need for treatments to replace b ...
New Division of Biomedical Engineering in place
10 September 2021. On 1 July a new Division of Biomedical Engineering started within the Department of Materials Scienc ...
STUDY MATERIALS SCIENCE
Uppsala University has world-leading research in materials science. In addition to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, research and education in the field of materials science also takes place at other departments, all of which are located at the Ångström Laboratory, one of Europe's most advanced laboratories for functional materials and energy research.
The need to develop existing and new materials exists in all industries and areas of society, not least to solve today's most challenging energy and environmental problems, and the prospects are extremely promising. Become involved in one of the world's most important and progressive areas of science!
WE DEVELOP MATERIALS THAT DRIVES TECHNOLOGY FORWARD
Materials science and technology is an exciting and vibrant interdisciplinary research area. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering has innovative researchers, state-of-the-art facilities and a highly collaborative research environment that can take on technical and societal challenges both now and in the future. Such as development of new solar cells, development of sustainable energy storage with organic nanomaterials, improvement of biomaterials that can be used in hard tissue applications or as delivery systems for medicines, to name a few. Read more on our page about research or go directly to our research areas/divisions below.
MYFAB UPPSALA - RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CLEANROOM BASED RESEARCH
Myfab is a distributed national research infrastructure for cleanroom based research and development in microtechnology, nanoscience and materials research. Together with Uppsala University, also KTH, Chalmers and Lund University contribute to this comprehensive infrastructure, serving about 800 users with a similar number of instruments. Myfab is open for academic research as well as industrial development.