Research at the FSTM is structured into five departments:

Department of Computer Science (DCS)

The Department of Computer Science (DCS) conducts fundamental and applied research in the area of computer, communication and information sciences. The goal is to push forward the scientific frontiers of these fields.

DCS is divided into four main research areas:

  •  Intelligent and Adaptive Systems
  •  Information Security
  •  Communicative Systems
  •  Software and Systems

Department of Engineering (DoE)

The Department of Engineering (DoE) is an interdisciplinary group active in the classical domains of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.
The main research activities are cooperative efforts of specialists in the classical engineering domains organized in four main clusters:

  •  Construction & Design
  •  Energy & Environment
  •  Automation & Mechatronics
  •  Geophysics

Department of Mathematics (DMATH)

The Department of Mathematics (DMATH) carries out research in mathematics, both on its fundamental and its applied aspects. DMATH is internationally very visible through its research publications, its high number of conference and seminar presentations, and the many conferences and workshops that it organises. DMATH disposes of a large network of international collaborations of its members, as well as collaboration agreements.

These are the main research directions:

  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Geometry and the Mathematical Theory of Quantization
  • Geometric Topology and Analysis
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Probability Theory and its Applications

Department of Physics and Materials Science (DPhyMS)

The Department of Physics and Materials Science (DPhyMS) of the University of Luxembourg consists of 19 groups working on a wide range of problems from physics of solid-state, liquid crystals, or living matter, to non-equilibrium thermodynamics, processes in solar cells, quantum mechanical effects, data science, and machine learning. The joint efforts of experimental and theoretical groups result in breakthrough discoveries published in top-level international journals, multiple prestigious EU, ERC and FNR grants, and total external funding of over 6 million Euro per year. The international community of scientists and students, representing all parts of the world creates a unique, friendly, and open-minded environment for research, allowing us to integrate into a multifaceted department both scientifically and culturally. A wide network of collaborations throughout the world opens nearly unlimited possibilities for the advancement of scientific careers.

The Department carries out research activities around five thematic axes:

Department of Life Sciences and Medicine (DLSM)

Combining molecular, cellular and computational approaches, research at the Department of Life Sciences and Medicine (DLSM) focuses on the fundamental understanding of biological processes relevant to human diseases to make use of it for biomedical applications.
Main research areas are:

  •  Signal Transduction
  •  Cancer Cell Biology and Drug Discovery
  •  Molecular Disease Mechanisms
  •  Neuro Inflammation
  •  Calcium Signalling and inflammation
  •  Systems Biology


Strategic Research Priority: Computational Sciences