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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). We also give a large fraction of the courses within the program Climate Physics Engineering.


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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