Engineering Materials (KMAT)

Students, professors and researchers at the Division of Engineering Materials explore the relationships between microstructure and properties of mainly metallic materials but also ceramics, composites and polymers for engineering applications.

Education in engineering materials

We are giving courses in materials science and engineering at both basic and advanced levels to around 400 engineering students each year. Since materials science is a practical subject we combine theoretical studies with hands-on exercises within our laboratory. Our undergraduate courses are taken by students on engineering programmes:

  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Design and Product Development Engineering,
  • Energy, Environment and Management,
  • Industrial Engineering and Management,
  • Master programme in Mechanical engineering.


It is also possible to make a thesis project within the subject Engineering Materials; either in a company or within our laboratory. Please contact Johan Moverare if you are interested.

News and Reportage




Mattias Lundberg, Jonas Saarimäki, Ru Peng, Johan Moverare

Residual Stresses in Uniaxial Cyclic Loaded Pearlitic Lamellar Graphite Iron

In Residual Stresses 2016:ICRS-10, Materials Research Proceedings 2 (2016

Conference paper

Dunyong Deng, Johan Moverare, Ru Lin Peng, Hans Söderberg

Microstructure and Anisotropic Mechanical Properties of EBM Manufactued Inconel 718 and Effects of Post Heat Treatment

In Materials Science & Engineering

Article in journal

Mattias Calmunger, Guocai Chai, Robert Eriksson, Sten Johansson, Johan J. Moverare

Characterization of austenitic stainless steels deformed at elevated temperature

In Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A

Article in journal

Material testing



About the Department