About us - IMP

We strive to be a national leader and an internationally recognized research, education and innovation environment for the development of processes and products that contribute to sustainable development. We will provide training which results in engineers that are attractive and highly ranked in the labor market and who are in important positions throughout the world. Here you will find unique collaborative environments and facilities.

Minerals and Metals Research Centre Laboratory

  • Efficient and energy-efficient extraction of mineral and metal products from primary and secondary raw materials
  • Mineral Technologies for the enrichment, geometallurgi, iron and steel production, extraction of non-ferrous metals

Thin Films and Surface Science Laboratory

  • Advanced equipment for basic characterization of thin films of zeolites and lubricants, and mineral surfaces
  • Sustainable use of resources, materials science and mining engineering and metallurgy

Green Technology Laboratory

  • Sustainable production of fuels, renewable materials / chemicals from woody biomass
  • Biorefinery technology - from lab through innovation / pilot scale to full scale by unique laboratorie-facilities

We offer Engineering program Industrial Environmental and Process Technology - New technologies, new materials and new processes for the sustainable supply of raw materials and resource utilization.

We are part of several research and innovation environments in energy: Energy Technology Centre / Solander Science Park, Ethanol Pilot, Övik, gasification pilot, DME-pilot, etc.

We are heavily involved in major research programs: Bio4Energy, Camm and HLRC.

Research Funding

VR, Formas, SSF, VINNOVA, KAW, Boliden Mineral, LKAB, MII, Energy Agency, SIDA, the Kempe Foundations, Camm and Bio4Energy.

Strong collaboration with industry

LKAB, Boliden AB, MII, Pihlajasaari smeltverket, Smurfit Kappa, ETC, Chemrec, SEKAB, Domsjö, Processum Biorefinery AB.

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Published: 4 April 2011


Luleå University of Technology is experiencing strong growth with world-leading competence in several areas of research. Our research is conducted in close cooperation with companies such as Bosch, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, SKF and leading international universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.6 billion per year. We currently have 1,700 employees and 15,000 students.


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