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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

Markus Carlborg lab
Material transformation in high temperature processes using materialography and structure identification.
Research area: Materials science
Merve Yeşilbaş Lab
Aquatic (geo) chemistry of Mars and icy worlds in our solar system, focusing on extreme environments on Earth.
Michael Holmboe lab
Geochemical processes on the molecular scale, in particular the water/mineral interface of silicate minerals.
Naser Tavajohi lab
Our research is focused on developing artificial membranes for separation and purification applications. The prepared artificial membranes can be...
Nicolò Maccaferri lab
In our group we study both the fundamental and applied aspects of light-matter interactions.
Nils Skoglund lab
Interaction of elements at high temperatures. Integrate resource recycling in a sustainable energy system.
Solomon Tesfalidet Lab
Electrochemical approaches in the fields of chemical analysis, material science, and cancer research.
Research area: Cancer, Materials science
Thomas Wågberg lab
Synthesis and characterization of various types of nanomaterials.