Photo from Chalmers Materials Analysis Laboratory
​Photo from Chalmers Materials Analysis Laboratory​​​​​​

Research infrastructure

One of the competitive edges of Materials Science at Chalmers and The Department of Biomaterials at University of Gothenburg is the access to state-of-the-art infrastructure, from small instrumentation to the advanced clean room for nano-fabrication. In addition we are user of and involved in instrumentation projects at large scale research facilities for neutron and synchrotron x-ray scattering. 

Research within the profile areas 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. 

Below are links to infrastructures relevant to our materials scientists.

Chalmers Materials Analysis Laboratory

Chalmers Materials Analysis Laboratory offers high quality instruments – basic instrument as well as leading-edge instruments – to analyse a wide range of different materials. The laboratory comprises world-class, high-resolution electron microscopes of various types. In addition, users have access to professional technical support staff.

Composite and Manufacturing Laboratory

This lab is located at the Department of Industrial and Materials Science. One of the main areas is carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites, which are manufactured using injection technology or moulding. There is also equipment for the manufacture and characterization of multifunctional composites, especially structural batteries.​

Nanofabrication Laboratory

The Nanofabrication Laboratory at Chalmers is a clean room facility for research and development in micro and nanotechnology. Here you will find a wide range of equipment for developing and testing new ideas on a micro and nano scale. The Nanofabrication Laboratory is part of the national research infrastructure Myfab.

European Spallation Source (ESS)

The European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, is a multi-disciplinary research centre based on the world’s most powerful neutron source. This new facility will be up to 100 times brighter than today's leading facilities, enabling new opportunities for researchers in the fields of life sciences, energy, environmental technology, cultural heritage and fundamental physics.

Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)

The Institut Laue-Langevin is an international research centre based in Grenoble, France. At the leading edge of neutron science and technology, it operates one of the most intense neutron sources in the world.

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)

ESRF is the world’s most intense X-ray source, a centre of excellence for fundamental research, also committed to applied and industrial research. It is located in Grenoble, France.


MAX IV Laboratory is a national laboratory hosted by Lund University. It operates accelerators producing x-rays of very high intensity and quality. It is estimated that 2000 researchers from around the world will visit MAX IV each year to conduct experiments at the facility and use the x-rays for scientific research making the invisible visible. About 250 people will work at the facility when it is fully developed. At present 11 beamlines, of the 16 that are financed, are being constructed or commissioned. In total, the facility can accommodate 26‒28 beamlines in the two storage rings and in the extension of the linear accelerator.

Chalmers Centre for Computional Science and Engineering (C3SE)

C3SE is a centre for scientific and technical computing at Chalmers. It is one of six centers in the national metacenter Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC).


The ISIS pulsed neutron and muon source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. It is owned and operated by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

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