Our research focuses on condensed matter and materials physics, quantum physics and nano-optics, and advanced energy sciences. Our traditions are particularly strong in experimental and computational research and theoretical physics.
The department hosts two Academy of Finland Centres of Excellence: Molecular Engineering of Biosynthetic Hybrid Materials research known as HYBER (2014–2019) and Quantum Technology Finland (2018–2025). Further quantum enabling technologies are facilitated by our Centre for Quantum Engineering. We are also engaging in database-driven machine learning in materials research.