About the platform

KTH's platform organisation for Materials (KTH Materials Platform) was created to support and catalyze interdisciplinary research in the materials field. An important goal is to facilitate interaction between expertise at KTH and external partners within academia, public organisations and companies with an interest in materials research.


The objectives of the Materials Platform are to:

  • Catalyze multidisciplinary research activities
  • Build and maintain internal relations
  • Enhance external KTH visibility and recognition


Operational activities are run by the Materials Platform team . The team is managed by the Platform steering group , concisting of the heads of school and the vice president who is responsible for the KTH's research platforms. .

The Materials Platform also encompasses severa research groups at departments and divsions in KTH's school organisation, and at competence centres  active in material related research. .


KTH's internal partners to the Materials Platform are the plattforms for energy, life science technology and transport.

Business liason partners are ABB, Bombardier, Ericsson, Saab, Scania, Skanska, Stora Enso and Vattenfall; all strategic partners of KTH.