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Materials science

Interdisciplinary research of the microstructure and composition of various materials such as metals, semiconductors, ceramics, and polymers, in relation to their macromolecular physical and chemical properties. Materials science enables the custom creation of new materials with specific properties and uses.

Research news material science

New way to produce bio-based products from quinoa residue

Bio4Energy researchers have found a new building block for the biorefinery of South american quinoa residues.

Physicists produce stable water-based graphene dispersions

The key agent is graphene oxide. The authors have applied for patent for the method to prepare dispersions.

Chemists on IVA's 100 list

Christiane Funk and Venkata Krishna Kumar Upadhyayula are on IVA's list over sustainable research.

Porous polymers show remarkable stability at high pressure

Umeå physicists are the first to show high stability of the porous nanomaterial COF-1.

Research groups

Andy Ohlin lab
In our lab we focus on the development of novel inorganic materials for the modern society.
Anna Strandberg lab
The research is focusing on material characterization with X-ray tomography and other advanced techniques.
Britt Andersson lab
Characterization and understanding of material properties and how this can be utilized for applications.
Carlos Martín lab
Biorefining of lignocellulosic biomass, upgrading residual bioresources to biofuels and biomaterials.
Christiane Funk lab
Plant proteases and the potential of Nordic microalgae for wastewater reclamation and biomass generation.
Eduardo Gracia Lab
We make the best out of the heterogeneity in nanomaterials.
Jean-Francois Boily lab
Mineral-driven environmental catalysis: from the earth's crust to the atmosphere and other planets
Jia Wang lab
Our group studies low-dimensional semiconductor materials.
Leif Jönsson Lab
The research covers biorefining of lignocellulosic feedstocks, forest-industrial processes, industrial biotechnology, and enzymes involved in...
Ludvig Edman lab
Developing optoelectronics based on organic semiconductors, with focus on functionality and sustainability.
Madeleine Ramstedt Lab
Our group studies interactions between bacteria and materials.
Markus Broström lab
Inorganic products, materials and byproducts from industrial high temperature processes
Research area: Materials science