A webinar on Latest advances in characterization and modelling of high temperature properties in coating materials will be given over Teams on 9 June. The event is free of charge and open for everyone. Program and link to registration can be found here and here.
On 16 June Binbin Xin will defend his PhD thesis Flexible Inorganic and Hybrid Thermoelectric Thin Films Based on Layered Calcium Cobaltate at 9:15. The defence will be broadcasted over Zoom and Assoc. Prof. Jiri Houska, University of West Bohemia, will be the opponent.
On 31 May Rui Shu (LiU) successfully defended his PhD thesis Refractory High-entropy Alloy and Nitride Thin Films. Opponent was Prof. Alfred Ludwig, Ruhr-Universität-Bochhum.
On 3 March at Clara Linder (RISE) presented her licentiate thesis Catalytically active and corrosion resistant cobalt-based thin films. Opponent was Prof. Anna Martinelli, Chalmers.
A webinar on Analytical microscopy and spectroscopy for characterization of coatings was held Teams at 24 November. Approximately 60 participants listened to presentations from national and international speakers. Thank you all for participating, and a special thank you to all the speakers.
The yearly FunMat-II conference was held online on 9 – 10 Nov.
The yearly career day for Oscarsgymnasiet was held at 22 October. 5 speakers from industry and Linköping University talked about career paths to answer the question “How did I end up here?”
A seminar on AI and machine learning for materials design was held on 3 June. Guest speakers on the event were Claudia Draxl (Humboldt University of Berlin), Alexander Shapeev (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology), and Anna Dehlin (KTH Royal Institute of Technology). The seminar was broadcasted over Teams and had more than 100 attendants. Our seminars are open also for non-FunMat-II members.
Master thesis presentation
On 17 May, Florian Bock successfully defended his master thesis Active learning of interatomic potentials to investigate thermodynamic and elastic properties of Ti0.5Al0.5N at elevated temperature.
On 22 April, Smita G. Rao defended her licentiate thesis Multicomponent CrFeCo:N-based thin films at 10:15. Opponent was prof. Denis Music, Malmö University.
On 21 April, León Zendejas Medina succesfully defended his licentiate thesis Sputtered high entropy alloy coatings and the effects of carbon addition at 15:15. Opponent was prof. Peter Leisner, Jönköping University.
Diploma work presentation
On 10 March, Grzegorz Sadowski defended his masters thesis Multicomponent TiNbCrAl nitride films produced by DCMS and HiPIMS.
Diploma work presentation
On 5 March, Jakob Steneteg defended his master thesis Corrosion resistant multicomponent coatings for hydrogen fuel cells.
Diploma work presentation
Asker Jarlöv presented his masters thesis Corrosion studies on multicomponent TiZrNbTa thin films. The work was a collaboration between Uppsala University, Linköpng University and Impact Coatings.
A seminar with the topic Characterization of materials for batteries and fuel cells was given over Zoom, at 10 December 2020. ~90 attendants from industry and academy listened to our national and international speakers.
On 4 December, Johan Tidholm successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled Lattice dynamics: From fundamental research to practical applications.
On 16 November, Asker Jarlöv presented his Maters thesis Corrosion studies on multicomponent TiZrNbTa thin films at Uppsala University.
On 11 November, MSc Rui Shu defended his licentiate thesis Nonstoichiometric Multicomponent Nitride Thin Films at Linköping University. The defence was broadcasted on Zoom.
5 November was a digital Career day held at Oscarsgymnasiet. Second year high school pupils will learn about what an engineer does. Industrial participation from Saft, Scania and KSU. Organizers are Linköping University, NOVA, and Oscarsgymnasiet. Read more about the event in Barometern Oskarshamns-Tidningen.
On 10 March, Dr. Emma Björk gave a presentation entitled Mesoporous materials for catalysis and drug delivery to obtain her docentship.
A seminar with the topic Spectroscopic methods and synchrotron XRD for materials characterizationwas given at RISE, Stockholm, at 5 March 2020. More than 30 attendants from industry and academy listened to our national and international speakers. A special thank you to our invited speakers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and Max IV.
High school project
Hans Haraldsson from Oscargsgymnasiet did his high school project in collaboration with Linköping University. He investigated how mesoporous silica can be used as catalysts for bio fuel production.
On 11 December, Muhammad Bilal Syed, succesfully defended his PhD thesis Cathodic arc deposition process.
On 14 November, Dr. Lina Rogström gave a presentation on the topic Material behavior of wear-resistant coatings during metal cutting to obtain her docentship.
A seminar with the topic Characterization and modelling of materials defects was given at Linköping University at 19 September. More than 30 attendants from industry and academy listened to our national and international speakers and had a laboratory visit of the Ångström building (TEM) alternatively National Supercomputer Centre (NSC).
A seminar with the topic Materials and coatings for fuel cells and batteries was given at RISE, Stockholm, on 27 March. More than 30 attendants from industry and academy listened to our national and international speakers.
A seminar with the topic Latest advances in characterization techniques for coating processes was given at Linköping University at 26 November. More than 30 attendants from industry and academy listened to our national and international speakers and got a guided tour at LiU’s facilities.
We arranged a career day for Oscarsgymnasiet in Oskarshamn on 13 November. Nine companies from the municipality of Oskarshamn and Linköping University met students in secondary highschool to talk about work opportunities after higher education. Read more about it here (Swedish only).
A seminar on Characterization of mechanical properties of surfaces and coatings was given at Swerea KIMAB, Kista at 22 May. We had more than 30 attendants from both industry and academia who listened to national and international speakers.