Our Research Groups
The division for applied material science is devided into five research groups: Electron Microscopy and Nanoengineering, Materials in Medicine, BioMaterial Systems, Tribomaterials, and Diamond Optics. The head of the Division is Prof. Håkan Engqvist.
Visiting address: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1, 752 37 UPPSALA
Postal address: Box 534, 751 21 UPPSALA
Telephone: 018-471 3148
Fax: 018-471 3572
Electron Microscopy and Nanoengineering
The group is dedicated to the quantitative electron microscopy analysis of materials that take their functionality from single nano-objects down to single atoms as well as to the fabrication of nanomaterials and nano-devices for environmental and health applications.
To learn more please visit the Electron Microscopy and Nanoengineering website
The BioMaterial Systems Group focuses on the study, development and characterization of new materials and implant designs, mainly for orthopaedic applications, in their systems. Focus lies on injectable materials as well as materials and implant design development through additive manufacturing (3D-printing).
To learn more please visit the BioMaterial Systems website.
Materials in Medicine
Our research is focused on materials to be used in contact with living tissues. We research and develop biomaterials for medical devices and drug delivery systems. Our group is formed by a multidisciplinary staff with backgrounds in materials science, chemistry, and biotechnology. We conduct research in close collaboration with the industry and clinicians at both national and international level.
To learn more please visit the Materials in Medicine website.
Our research in tribology aims towards improving or developing new materials, coatings, surfaces structures, etc. "Better tribology" may lead to fantastic benefits in terms or quality, energy, economy, environment & health, safety, raw material savings, and much more. Please learn more about the benefits of tribological research and development and more about our research.
We teach undergraduate courses (civilingenjörskurser) on materials science, surface analysis, electron microscopy, tribology and surface engineering.
To learn more please visit the Tribomaterials website.
Our research in Diamond Optics is currently focused on applications within astronomy and life sciences. In these projects we use own developed advanced diamond micro- and nanostructuring techniques to fabricate diamond optical components working in the infrared wavelengths. We also have expertise in optical design and simulations. Visit our website for more information.