University of Malta
The The University of Malta (UOM), which consists of 14 faculties, 12 centres and 3 Schools, performs research in various fields. There are a number of fields which the University has identified as priority areas, amongst which are relations with industry and the strengthening of the engineering departments; the further development of information technology, materials engineering, computer science and artificial intelligence. In the past three years, UM managed to attract an average of Eur9.1M annually for research.
The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (DIME) carries out research and provides training in the field of product development methodology and technology. DIME runs an M.Sc. in Integrated Product Development. Research at DIME is carried out in collaboration with a number of foreign academic/research institutes as well as a number of local industrial partners. Various fields are researched at DIME including design
methods, design guidelines, manufacturing of micro components and assemblies, industrial automation, digital manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing, polymer processing and design of high-value added products/components. DIME has filed patents, won a number of awards, ERDF and has been involved in a number of EU projects.
The Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (DMME), established in 1992, provides academic and research capability in materials engineering. DMME staff deliver study units ranging from the fundamentals of materials science to nanomaterials and biomaterials at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and academic research at postgraduate level is supported. The research areas include material degradation, surface engineering, laser processing and composites, and we are actively collaborating with industry and research institutions in these fields. DMME laboratories also support research carried out by other faculties and local industry by providing expertise in the behaviour, properties, degradation, testing and characterization of materials, and the
application of material engineering techniques to optimise the selection of materials and material processing techniques for obtaining the best performance out of materials. DMME has been involved in a number of EU funded projects.