Materials science and environmental engineering
The Materials Science and Environmental Engineering unit carries out research and education in materials science, chemistry, environmental and energy engineering, and bioengineering. We employ approximately 20 professors, 20 university lecturers, and university instructors, and more than 100 doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. Our employees represent 20 or so nationalities, and around 40% of our staff are non-Finnish nationals. We are one of the three units in the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (ENS) at Tampere University.
We work towards a cleaner and safer environment by undertaking a variety of experimental research activities and developing new technologies and materials. In the field of Engineering Materials Science, we study new materials, material structures, and related research methods with the aim of developing more sustainable materials. Our research in Chemistry and Advanced Materials focuses on the study of new functional materials and related technologies. Our priority areas in Bio and Circular Economy research include processes in environmental, energy and bioengineering, systems relating to a sustainable material circulation, and the production of chemicals, materials, and fuels.
We have International Master's Programs in Environmental Engineering and in Engineering Materials Science, where you have also the opportunity to complete an international double degree. We offer three Finnish-language master's degree programmes in materials engineering, chemical engineering and environmental, energy and bioengineering, and a degree programme for future teachers of mathematical subjects. We offer diverse modes of educational delivery and integrate research and sustainable development into our teaching. Our graduates address society’s challenges as they go on to pursue diverse roles in Finnish and international companies, the public sector, and research institutions.