• 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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    Research Output

    Achieving ultrahigh crack resistance in glass through humid aging

    Liu, P., Youngman, R. E., Jensen, L. R., Bockowski, M. & Smedskjær, M. M., 19 Jun 2020, In : Physical Review Materials. 4, 6, 13 p., 063606.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • 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 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Controllable embedding of size-selected copper nanoparticles into polymer films

    Bonde, H. C., Fojan, P. & Popok, V. N., May 2020, In : Plasma Processes and Polymers. 17, 5, 8 p., e1900237.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)


    Geometric measurement of the surface of a v-bend during multi-scan laser forming

    Thomsen, A. N. (Creator), Kristiansen, M. (Creator), Kristiansen, E. (Creator) & Endelt, B. Ø. (Creator), Mendeley Data, 14 Aug 2019



    How the drug loading method affects cellular uptake of PVP-based nanocarriers

    Leonid Gurevich (Lecturer)

    7 Sep 2020

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    11th International Conference Biomaterials and Nanomaterials: Recent Advances Safety-Toxycology and Ecology Issues

    Leonid Gurevich (Participant)

    7 Sep 20208 Sep 2020

    Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation


    Leonid Gurevich (Participant)

    10 Aug 2020

    Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation


    Press / Media

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    Jesper de Claville Christiansen


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    Jesper de Claville Christiansen


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    Nu skal plasten genanvendes!

    Jesper de Claville Christiansen


    1 item of Media coverage

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