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




Pimin Zhang

Oxidation behaviour of MCrAlX coatings: effect of surface treatment and an Al-activity based life criterion

Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary

Frans Palmert, Johan Moverare, David Gustafsson, Christian Busse

Fatigue crack growth behaviour of an alternative single crystal nickel base superalloy

In International Journal of Fatigue

Article in journal

Dunyong Deng, Ru Peng, Håkan Brodin, Johan Moverare

Microstructure and mechanical properties of Inconel 718 produced by selective laser melting: Sample orientation dependence and effects of post heat treatments

In Materials Science & Engineering

Article in journal

Material testing



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