About us

The Section for Materials and Surface Engineering (MSE) performs research in the field of materials science and engineering involving theoretical, experimental, and numerical approaches. The research themes pursued in the section can be broadly described as: Materials design and surface engineering, Microstructure evolution and phase transformations and Materials performance and degradation.

The research is multi-disciplinary and involves aspects of physics, mechanics, chemistry, and manufacturing technology.

New tendencies at the section
In 2017, the section has submitted ambitious proposals for new research initiatives with (inter)national collaborators from academia and industry and looks forward to starting research projects; several of these have already been granted. The section has been extended with complemetary expertise in materials characterization by electron microscopy and the effect of thermomechanical processing on materials’ microstructure from the DTU Wind department.

Expectations for the year ahead
The integration of complementary expertise in materials characterization by electron microscopy further strengthens the research profile of the section and gives the opportunity for new research initiatives and advanced courses. An important upgrade of the microscopy facilities for application in education and research is planned.

The research themes pursued in the section can be broadly described as:

• Materials design and surface engineering

• Microstructure evolution and phase transformations

• Materials performance and degradation


The research is multi-disciplinary and involves aspects of physics, mechanics, chemistry, and manufacturing technology.


Contact

Marcel A. J. Somers
Section head, Professor, Dr.ir.
DTU Mechanical Engineering
+45 45 25 22 50