The Materials Science, Optics and Electronic Technology Department provides interdisciplinary teaching activities in four main areas of knowledge: Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, Optics, Electronic Technology, and Mechanics of Continuous Media and Theory of Structures. We provide instruction for undergraduate programs in the fields of telecommunications, industrial, and materials engineering. We also participate actively in the Master’s in Research in Industrial and Telecommunication Technologies. Also offered are a variety of undergraduate and graduate projects to provide students with academic training in the above mentioned areas.
The department possesses the theoretical and experimental capabilities to successfully undertake tasks ranging from the purely scientific to applied engineering problems within photonics, electronics, and materials science. These include the following core expertise: displays and liquid crystal devices; holographic optical elements and recording materials; anomalous pulse propagation and photonic crystals; semiconductor lasers; printed antennas and microwave circuits; power electronics, renewable energies, and space power systems.
Several faculty members also belong to the Institute of Bioengineering where they carry out research activities such as design and development of phase diagrams in oxide binary systems, design of eutectic and eutectoid microstructures, and biomaterials.