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Material Engineering studies focus on understanding and mastering the principles and laws influencing material structure and properties. Attention is paid particularly to the problems of preparing projects for the production of new materials with specific utility properties (physical, chemical, biochemical). Stress is put on the modern methods of measurement for characterization of select material properties, use of computer systems for modelling material quantities, their extrapolation to the stress limits, modelling state of stress by the finite elements method. Selected parts of lectures deal with the systems of rapid prototyping for plastic industry, metal processing, design and fine stoneware. Material Engineering studies focus on reconciliation of all preparation methods and techniques, characterization and identification of individual products and their production itself with the valid norms ISO and CSN.
The Institute is a partner and contact point for Czech Republic of the specific support action program of the 6.FP of the European Union " Services for CollaboRative SMEs Aerospace Technical research, IV (SCRATCH IV) " focused on support of the application of grant proposals (Aeronautic calls) within the 6.FP of small and medium size enterprices (SME).
The Institute participates also on the activity of the European network European Aeronautic Science Network (EASN), Garching (D), and to the NENAMAT - Network for Nanostructural Materials of ACC from 6.FP EU (Core group in Czech Republic), coordinated by Centre of nanostructural materials SAV, Košice (SR).
The priority of educational process is the field of intelligent material studies, research of basic principles of interdisciplinary industry activities, projecting and development of structures with well-defined characteristics, development of supermolecular and macromolecular engineering instruments focusing on synthesis, use and application of new molecules and new compound substructures.
Another field of study is the technology connected with production and transformation of high-added-value materials, new materials and materials with improved properties including their production (materials for separation and catalysis, hybrid materials and compounds, bioactive materials), structural and self-repairing materials, and interdisciplinary technologies including surface engineering.
Attention is also paid to the engineering support of material development, when focusing particularly on the important aspects of development optimization, material production and processing, performance, testing, evaluation and analysis, including a life-cycle approach, biointeraction and efficiency in connection with the environment.
The graduates from Material Engineering Studies will assert themselves in research and project institutes of basic and applied research, also in the production companies dealing with material processing (consumer-goods industry, rubber and plastic industry, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, human and veterinary medicine, environmental protection). Their qualification is reflected in the successful assertion of all students on the job fair, local or national.