FunMat-II is a competence center on functional nanoscale materials based at Linköping University. The center is a continuation of the successful VINN Excellence Centre FunMat center inaugurated in 2007 (ended 2016) and is funded by Vinnova, Linköping University and our partners.

With a team of more than 40 academic and industrial researchers coming from two universities, two research institutes and eight industrial partners, we have a wide competence within material science and surface engineering.

Specifically we focus on wear resistant coatings for cutting tools, corrosion resistant coatings for fuel cells and catalytically active materials for batteries. Using a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches, we generate knowledge on synthesis processes and material behavior in specific applications and we use the knowledge to design new materials with improved functionality.