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Division of Materials Science

At the division we conduct education and research in physics and various disciplines within material development.

Head of division is Magnus Gustafsson


We offer introductory and advanced courses in physics for students in the masters and bachelors programs in engineering, as well as education students. We also offer courses in materials science, mainly for the students in Materials Science & Engineering (EEIGM).


The research at the division is conducted in close collaboration with industry and state/government institutions, often in collaboration with colleagues at other universities and research institutes, within the country and outside. We participate in the university efforts Creaternity and CH2ESS. Central is development of materials (e.g. metals, ceramics, composites, bionano- and multiscale materials), mainly experimental, but also through computer-based calculations and simulations. Some research in fundamental physics is also conducted.

The division consists of five research subjects

Research subjects Heads
Engineering materials Marta-Lena Antti
Polymeric composite material Roberts Joffe
Experimental physics Alberto Vomiero
Applied physics Andreas Larsson
Wood and bionano composites Kristiina Oksman
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Luleå University of Technology excels in physics evaluation

Luleå University of Technology showcases impressive results and positions the institution as a force to be reckoned with in the field of physics in a new evaluation conducted by the Swedish Research Council. The evaluation has highlighted several key areas demonstrating the university's strengths and achievements during the five-year period, 2016-2020.

Materials Science Division represented at ECCM20 in Switzerland

Wood and Bionanocomposites and Polymeric Composites Materials groups were represented at the European Conference of Composites Materials (ECCM).

EEIGM is again top rated in the French media

Master of Science in International Materials Engineering (EEIGM) at the top in terms of materials education in the French newspaper Le Figaro.

Linn, Pia and Eric talk about the program

The education's unique combination of chemistry, physics and technology, as well as very good opportunities for international exchange make you attractive in a broad and international labor market.