• Fibigerstræde, 16

    9220 Aalborg Øst


Organization profile

Organisation profile

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 Engineering & Materials Science
Swelling Engineering & Materials Science
Polymers Chemical Compounds
Composite materials Engineering & Materials Science
Graphite Chemical Compounds
Mechanical properties Chemical Compounds
Bentonite Chemical Compounds
Nanocomposites Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2011 2022

Research Output 2000 2020

Competitive effects of free volume, rigidity, and self-adaptivity on indentation response of silicoaluminoborate glasses

Liu, P., Januchta, K., Jensen, L. R., Bauchy, M. & Smedskjaer, M. M., Feb 2020, In : Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 103, 2, p. 944-954

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Free volume

Controllable embedding of size-selected copper nanoparticles into polymer films

Bonde, H. C., Fojan, P. & Popok, V. N., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Plasma Processes and Polymers. e1900237.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


Electrospun ZnO nanofiber interlayers for enhanced performance of organic photovoltaic devices

Mohtaram, F., Borhani, S., Ahmadpour, M., Fojan, P., Behjat, A., Rubahn, H-G. & Madsen, M., 2020, In : Solar Energy. 197, p. 311 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2013 2019

  • 2 Journal editor
  • 1 Conference organisation or participation
  • 1 Organisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars
  • 1 Visiting another research institution

University of Edinburgh

Anders Lund Søbye (Visiting researcher)

Activity: Visiting another research institution

International Conference on Self Assembly and Molecular Electronics (SAME)

Peter Fojan (Organizer), Leonid Gurevich (Organizer)
13 Nov 201816 Nov 2018

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

16th Nordic Laser Materials Processing Conference, NOLAMP16

Morten Kristiansen (Organizer), Ewa Kristiansen (Organizer), Sigurd Villumsen (Organizer), Farhang Farrokhi (Organizer), Anders Noel Thomsen (Organizer), Klaus Schütt Hansen (Organizer)
Jan 2017Aug 2017

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation