Department of Materials Science (DMS) is one of the biggest education and research units at TUT. At the moment, DMS is the only higher education unit in Finland covering all material groups, i.e., metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. The cornerstone of research and teaching at DMS is high-level basic research of the structure, properties, processing, and use of materials. In addition, DMS is operating in very close collaboration with Finnish industry in applied materials research and product development.
International collaboration in both teaching and research is also very active, as evidenced by the increasing number of international exchange and degree students as well as the exchange of scientists with the world's top universities and research institutions. At the moment, almost half of the Finnish experts of materials science and engineering are trained at DMS.
Head of the Department is Prof. Veli-Tapani Kuokkala.