The research in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is based on the importance of materials science and engineering and encompasses the field of structural metals and metal alloys. Since the combination of metals with non-metals (composites, coatings, protection) is important in many cases, some attention is also paid to non-metals in this respect.
Embedded in the research are also topics or activities of a wider importance for Delft University of Technology, such as analysis techniques - scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, surface analysis (Auger, XPS), optical microscopy - and mechanical testing.
Unexpected career change
After working on a PhD-project in materials engineering at the TU Delft, I am now working at the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), an institute for forensic services for police and other organizations in the criminal justice chain.