Activities

Upcoming:

Seminar

A webinar on Analytical microscopy and spectroscopy for characterization of coatings will be given over Teams at 24 November 13:00 – 16:40. The event is free of charge and open for everyone. Program and registration is available here.

Past activities:

Conference

The yearly FunMat-II conference was held online on 9 – 10 Nov.

Karriärdagen

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?”

Seminar

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.

Licentiate defence

On 22 April, Smita G. Rao will defend her licentiate thesis Multicomponent CrFeCo:N-based thin films at 10:15. Opponent is prof. Denis Music, Malmö University.

Licentiate presentation

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.

Seminar

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.

Dissertation

On 4 December, Johan Tidholm successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled Lattice dynamics: From fundamental research to practical applications.

Thesis defence

On 16 November, Asker Jarlöv presented his Maters thesis Corrosion studies on multicomponent TiZrNbTa thin films at Uppsala University.

Licentiate defence

On 11 November, MSc Rui Shu defended his licentiate thesis Nonstoichiometric Multicomponent Nitride Thin Films at Linköping University. The defence was broadcasted on Zoom.

Career day

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.

Docentship

On 10 March, Dr. Emma Björk gave a presentation entitled Mesoporous materials for catalysis and drug delivery to obtain her docentship.

Seminar

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.

Dissertation

On 11 December, Muhammad Bilal Syed, succesfully defended his PhD thesis Cathodic arc deposition process.

Docentship

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.

Seminar

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).

Seminar

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.

Seminar

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.

Carreer day

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).

Seminar

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.