Faculty of Engineering
Department of Material Science and Engineering 

Department of Material Science

Materials Science and Engineering Department (SIM) is aiming  high performance education, developed and perfected according to current requirements through a complex research in materials and informational resources offered by modern society. SIM Department coordinates Materials science undergraduate programs  and Applied Informatics in materials engineering  and two masters, Advanced materials and innovative technologies (MATI) and Nanotechnologies and multifunctional materials (NMF).

Professional competencies of graduates include analysis, selection and characterization of materials, design of new materials, processing materials management processes, computer aided design, management and marketing, materials degradation mechanisms, methods to increase their durability etc.

Future specialists, engineers in material science engineering, are able to optimally utilize existing materials or create new types of materials for various fields: electronics, information technology, medicine, civil and industrial, transportation, construction machinery and equipment ,  sports, etc.

In the department of Materials Science and Engineering research is conducted on four research directions that include research topics of interest to scientific research but also for business.

1. Obtaining, processing and characterization of metals .

- Physicochemical and thermodynamic processes in binary systems, ternary, multicomponent preparation of metals and alloys.

- The mechanism  of solid state transformation using traditional materials processing.

- Processes specific physico-chemical and metallurgical engineering surfaces for conventional metallic materials.

- Identification of phase transformations in materials processing and establishing structure-property correlation .

- Development of technologies for processing metallic materials: preparation, casting, plastic deformation and heat and thermochemical treatment

  2. Processing and characterization of advanced materials. ·

- Physicochemical and thermodynamic processes in binary systems, ternary, multicomponent alloys development with special properties.

- The mechanism of solid state transformations in advanced materials processing.

- Obtaining new material: metal with special destination, metal matrix composites, monocrystals, micro and nanostructured materials, ceramic materials magnetic properties of oxide semiconductor, optical and electrical.

- Coatings in micro and nano-size metals, alloys, polymers, composites.

- Tribocorosion and bio-corosion of  materials and coatings.

- Physical, chemical and metallurgical processes for surface engineering.

  3. Applied Informatics in Material Engineering

· Modeling specific engineering processes and materials in order to improve results

· Using information systems to design materials and technologies for processing and data management.

· Computer aided design technologies for obtaining and processing the material in compliance with quality, environmental and occupational safety regulations

· Analysis, characterization and use of materials based on laboratory and industrial experimental methods

  4.  New technologies applied in the manufacturing of materials and products with high added value considering sustainable development according with European environmental and safety regulations.

 · Develop marketing strategy and  management in material engineering

· Decreased envinronment impact for material and energy consumption in specific systems engineering processes and materials given the safety in operation of machinery and equipment.

· Research in engineering materials on the dissipation of gaseous and particulate pollutants from industrial sites aiming the environmental issues

· The design of systems for capturing and retaining particulate material resulting from the production and processing of data collected through the use of advanced methodology based on modeling of physical, chemical and mathematical systems.

More information concerning  research results can be found on the faculty research centers websites, namely the Centre for nanostructures and functional materials (NCC) http://www.cnmf.ugal.ro, Research Center Quality and Environmental Materials (CCMM) http://fimm.ugal.ro/cmm/index.php Competence Center: Interfaces - Tribocoroziune and Eectrochimice systems (CC-ITES) http://www.cc-ites.ugal.ro.