Materials Technology Institute
The Institute of Materials Technology (MaTe) is located on the top floor of the mechanical engineering building of the TU/e and houses the divisions Computational and Experimental Mechanics (CEM) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering (BMTE) of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. CEM includes the Chairs of Polymer Technology and Mechanics of Materials, while BMTE comprises the Chairs of Tissue Engineering, Cardiovascular Mechanics and Bone Mechanics. The members of MaTe carry out joint research projects, share staff, utilities, computer infrastructure and experimental facilities and jointly offer Master Degree tracks in Computational and Experimental Mechanics (CEM in mechanical engineering) and Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering (BMTE in biomedical engineering).
MaTe’s philosophy in research and education is based on a multi-disciplinary approach which includes classical disciplines like fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, materials science, (bio)physics, (bio)chemistry, numerics and mathematics. Central is a numerical-experimental approach that is characterized by stepwise simplifications of complex, often multi-length and time-scale problems.
In the MaTe Institute (MTI),the two divisions organize two master tracks:
- Computational and Experimental Mechanics (in Mechanical Engineering)
- Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering (in Biomedical Engineering)