The research in Industrial Engineering and Management is focused on six main research areas.
The Department of Energy Technology aims at contributing to welfare and development through world class research and education in innovative energy technologies and systems, and promotion of the energy sector transition towards sustainability.
Research in economics, business management and organization. Behind the profile of the department is a firm conviction that modern society has a need for expertise in advanced technical depth combined with strong insights into the economy and leadership.
The department has developed research into learning in order to take a holistic approach to research in learning at all levels, from pre-school to college. Current research areas are digital learning, global competence, engineering education in society, studies in higher education organization (HEOS) and the didactics of science and technology.
Product development is the overarching theme of research at the department. The inter-disciplinary research activities can be summarized in the study of the development process, techniques and design principles as well as those related to physical phenomena.
At Materials Science and Engineering research is conducted on metallic and ceramic materials covering the whole chain Processes – Structures – Properties. The activities include experimental work as well as modeling on different length scales.
The research covers all technologies which mainly applies engineering technical development of products and methods that have direct impact on this production. The area includes all aspects from design to production to assembly of parts into functional products as well recycling issues.