Department of Materials Science and Applied Mathematics
and Applied Mathematics
Research, education and collaboration
Research is conducted in materials science, applied physics and mathematics, and construction science. Research and education are carried out in close and continuous collaboration with actors from both the private and public sectors. Research is done in close collaboration with international partners. Please contact us if you have suggestions for collaborations with our researchers or students.
Preparatory study programme: Foundation year programme
A place on the foundation year programme guarantees the student a place on one of our Bachelor of Science in Engineering study programmes.
The subject includes the possibilities of materials and the durability of products. We work closely with companies in this field, for example, in aerospace, the steel industry and the packaging industry. The research focuses on durability issues, phase conversion, hydrogen embrittlement and advanced construction materials with, for example, laminates and welds, as well as catalysts. Research is also conducted on differential equations, medical image analysis, ecosystem analysis, biomechanics and biofilms. We perform material characterisation by using e.g. mechanical tests, microscopy and diffraction techniques.
Applied physics and mathematics
The research investigates theoretical and computational modelling in several fields of application in atomic physics, astronomy and mathematical application.
We explore the possibilities for resource-efficient and sustainable community-building. We study the design, construction, dimensioning and use of buildings in order to carry out production and management, among other things. Research and development are done in close cooperation with the construction industry and society. Examples of research and development areas are: indoor environment; BIM usage and tools; knowledge portal for the construction industry in new construction; teaching materials and pedagogical development in construction production; risk and occupational safety analyses in workplaces; quality assurance in production.
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The department is part of the Faculty of Technology and Society. On the faculty page. you can read more about our educational and research environments and opportunities for collaboration.