Materials science and environmental engineering
Materials Science and Environmental Engineering support sustainable development, where materials science combines natural sciences and engineering expertise to collaborate with industry, chemistry focuses on new functional materials and technologies based on them, and the core of environmental technology is on bio- and circular economy technologies and processes.
The research in the Unit of Materials Science and Environmental Engineering is focused on three research fields:
Engineering Materials Science utilizes new breakthrough materials to address future challenges related to the environment, energy and human welfare. We develop solutions for all materials used in industrial applications, such as metals, ceramics, elastomers, composites and paper-based materials, as well as study and develop different engineering coatings and surfaces. We take pride in our excellent quality of education; our teachers, laboratories and research are at the cutting edge of materials science in Finland.
In Bio and Circular Economy, the research focuses on environmental technology, bioenergy and biorefining, and industrial biotechnology with the ultimate goal to promote a cleaner and safer future for the benefit of people and the environment. The research connects widely with water, waste and energy sectors.
In Chemistry and Advanced Materials, the goal is to foster interdisciplinary solutions for contemporary problems cemented in chemistry in a vivid and international research environment, through privileged access to state-of-the-art instrumentation. We also offer a broad and high-level chemistry education required for successful career development in modern research and industry.