Materials Science and Engineering

  • Fibigerstræde, 16

    9220 Aalborg Øst




The general aim is to conduct research and education in materials engineering and science. Materials engineering bridges the traditional boundaries between the disciplinary areas of materials physics, materials processing, and materials science. This interplay between disciplines creates a catalytic environment conductive for the encouragement of materials research.

One of the key ways materials development may be achieved is to synthesise proper materials, whose properties can be controlled by tailoring their microstructure and to develop a direct link and a closed loop between processing and fabrication of materials on one hand, and material characterisation and simulation on the other.

In addition, theoretical modelling supports the achievement of these objectives. Through theoretical modelling, experimental and computational aspects are considered simultaneously in order to build a bridge across length scales.

Nanostructured materials are in focus due to their superior functional and structural properties. Special emphasis is on creation of nanocomposites, such as nanoparticle-filled polymers or nanotube-filled polymers. These have enhanced the fundamentally new and controllable engineering performance, including significantly increased strength, thermal stability, toughness, and reduced flammability.


  • Mechanics of materials
  • Nanocomposites
  • Mesomechanics
  • Closed loop between processing/fabrication and materials characterisation
  • Polymers, polymer based composites, metal alloys, ceramics and microcellular materials


The education and research relies on a well equipped laboratory with state of the art instrumentation within a number of fields, and well equipped conventional laboratories. Specialised staff operates, maintain and supervise the use of the laboratory facilities.

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Gels Teknik og materialevidenskab
Swelling Teknik og materialevidenskab
Mechanical properties Kemiske forbindelser
Graphite Kemiske forbindelser
Composite materials Teknik og materialevidenskab
swelling Fysik og astronomi
Polymers Kemiske forbindelser
Bentonite Kemiske forbindelser

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Projekter 2011 2019

Publikationer 2000 2019

Electrospinning of nonwoven aerogel-polyethene terephthalate composite fiber mats by pneumatic transport

Christiansen, L., Jensen, L. R. & Fojan, P., 10 feb. 2019, I : Journal of Composite Materials. 6 s.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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In Situ Atomic Force Microscopy Studies of the Effect of Indolicidin on E.coli Cells

Askou, H. J., Jakobsen, R. N. & Fojan, P., 2019, I : Journal of Self-Assembly and Molecular Electronics. 2, 1

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftKonferenceabstrakt i tidsskriftFormidling

Escherichia coli
Atomic force microscopy
1 Citation (Scopus)

Interfacial Crack Arrest in Sandwich Beams Subjected to Fatigue Loading using a Novel Crack Arresting Device – Numerical modelling

Martakos, G., Andreasen, J. H., Berggreen, C. & Thomsen, O. T., 1 mar. 2019, I : Journal of Sandwich Structures & Materials. 21, 2

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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Aktiviteter 2013 2013

  • 1 Redaktør af tidsskrift

Journal of Self-Assembly and Molecular Electronics (SAME) (Tidsskrift)

Leonid Gurevich (Redaktør), Peter Fojan (Redaktør)
jan. 20132019

Aktivitet: Redaktionelt arbejde og fagfællebedømmelseRedaktør af tidsskriftForskning