The origins of the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics date back to 1949, when the Faculty of Minerals, later renamed the Faculty of Ceramics, was set up at the University of Mining and Metallurgy. Its present name was given in 1971, and was related to the inauguration of the “Materials Science” course, the first such a course in Poland, and one of the first courses of this kind in Europe.
The Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics educates students in the following disciplines: Materials Engineering, Chemical Technology, Ceramics (since 2010), and Chemistry of Building Materials (a joint programme of three universities: Gdańsk University of Technology, Technical University of Łódź, and AGH UST, offered since 2011).
Students graduating from the faculty have strong technological background, traditionally associated with the manufacturing of ceramics, glass, building materials, and refractories. They also have comprehensive engineering knowledge in the areas of designing, processing and testing new materials for specific applications in different fields of modern industry (for example, energy production, aircraft and automobile industries, electronics), materials for medicine and environmental protection, as well as analytical science and quality control.
The main research activities of the faculty staff in the area of solid state chemistry, inorganic chemistry and silicate chemistry focus on problems important for traditional large-scale technologies, but they also concentrate on the development of knowledge-based materials for demanding applications, and advanced characterization methods and analysis.
The Faculty Board is entitled to confer the degree of doctor as well as the post-doctoral qualification, and the title of professor in chemical and engineering sciences in the following disciplines: chemical technology, materials engineering, and chemistry. The Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics is a well-equipped research and education centre which has a nationwide importance, strong links with industry, as well as excellent international collaboration.
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