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Department of Materials Science (DMS) is one of the biggest education and research units at Tampere University of Technology. 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.
About two-thirds of the total funding and practically all of the research funding of DMS comes from outside the university budget, mainly from the Finnish industry, SHOKs, Tekes, Academy of Finland, and the EU.
Department of Materials Science is among the largest departments at Tampere University of Technology and have taught about 900 MSc students, 80 licentiates and over 60 doctors since 1969.