KTH Materials Platform

Materials Science forms an important cornerstone of successful environmental and sustainable development.

Both conventional and new energy technologies is limited by the material performance. The utilization of renewable materials in light vehicles or structures as a building material is limited by its life, fire and moisture resistance and ability to react with other components in composite materials.

Materials science has traditionally been an important research area at KTH with strong ties to the Swedish industry. In addition to the internationally highly competitive research in traditional materials, KTH has strong research in nanoscience and nanotechnology, which is used to study and tailor material structures.

KTH also has a number of centers of excellence that focuses on nanostructured materials and biomaterials. The multidisciplinary research in this platform will combine the knowledge not only in chemistry and fiber and polymer technology, biotechnology, materials science, mechanics and process technology but also in design and product development, and environmental research.


At KTH there are many research groups involved in materials research. The fields vary immensely from steel to plastics to fiber materials to advanced characterization of old and new materials. If you wish to know more about materials research at KTH follow the link.



Similar to the diversity of the materials research there are many options for education at KTH if you are interested in different aspects of materials. If you wish to know more about materials education options at KTH follow the link.

Materials Education at KTH

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