The Materials Science Area of Advance covers a broad perspective and takes on the global challenges within energy, health, energy, construction and transport from a materials perspective. We have three profiles areas, where multi-disciplinary research is carried out spanning from natural science to engineering, and from materials theory to processing.
Access to renewable and secure energy is key for a world-wide sustainable society. Our activities cover everything from fundamental research in solar energy conversion to energy storage in batteries and energy transport.
A sustainable society requires the use of sustainable resources and efficient use and recycling of materials. We focus on renewable raw materials, lightweight materials and prolonged usage and re-use.
A growing and aging population presents new requirements in both preventive care and health care. Our focus areas include material-tissue interactions, drug delivery, bioanalytical applications and infection related materials.
Research within these profiles is supported by high quality infrastructures and resources, including Theory and Modelling and Experimental Methods, which focus on the development of new methodology and research infrastructure forming a base for the thematic research.