Doctoral programme in Materials Engineering at Karlstad University
Materials Engineering is a knowledge domain within materials science and engineering subject in which the properties of structural and functional materials are described. The domain focuses especially on the connection between the microstructure and mechanical properties of materials and their technical application.
There is established cooperation with other institutions of higher education, both nationally and internationally. The technical application aspect means that there are also well-established industrial partnerships at the regional, national and international levels. At Karlstad University, the subject participates in multidisciplinary research groups in, or in related areas of, materials science. Sharing research results and subject knowledge yielded through contract research projects is encouraged and constitutes an experience-based environment for the doctoral students.
Research in materials engineering is carried out in the form of theoretical and experimental studies, varying from basic character to industrially practicerelated applications. Numerical modelling and advanced experimental equipment are important tools in doctoral studies. These are used for studying the structure of materials, mechanical and tribological properties, surface modification and the use of materials in engineering applications.