Research within the Department
Materials science is a highly interdisciplinary science and physics, chemistry and mechanics as major components. Material behavior depends on its properties. Different applications place different demands on the behavior and hence on the properties, which in turn depends on the structure of the material. The structure can be span length scales from individual atoms to those observed with the naked eye. Structure of the material depends on chemical composition, method and manner of treatment but is also affected by how the material is used.
Materials science deals with relationship between behavior - properties - structure-production. Therefore, the research spans the areas of quantum mechanics, solution chemistry, corrosion theory, metallurgy of steel and other metals, foundry technology, Ceramics, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, energy, fracture mechanics and materials.
The research covers a wide range of material types, eg steel and aluminum alloys, hard metals and ceramics, magnets and materials for information storage, carbon nanotubes and other nanomaterials.
Applied Process Metallurgy
Research at the department focuses on the following key areas: the fundamental growth mechanisms in metals solidification, especially meta-stable processes produce in situ composites, such as porous metal solidification process of continuous casting include the formation of segregation and thermal stress analysis of metals properties, such as shrinkage and tensile strength close to the solidification temperature.