In line with the philosophy of ETH Zurich, we aim to conduct world-class materials research and to train and educate excellent materials scientists and engineers.
The Department of Materials is responsible for the education of engineers and scientists in the general field of materials science and engineering, and for the education of students from other departments in materials-related topics.
Besides education, the department's main task consists in contributing to the development and improvement of new materials by research, and to reveal basic principles of materials science.
In both research and education, the department is committed to the idea of materials science spanning many orders of magnitude in size scale, from atoms to products, and also stretching from highly fundamental studies to those with direct technological implications. This variety is reflected in the spectrum of research groups.
Brainpower in conjunction with modern research facilities forms an excellent basis for the Department of Materials' successful activities.