SFI PhysMet - Centre for Sustainable and Competitive Metallurgical and Manufacturing Industry
PhysMet is an interdisciplinary centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) in the field of physical metallurgy.
Our goal is to establish knowledge and technology to realise new innovative materials solutions in cost-efficient, low-carbon production chains in the metallurgical and manufacturing industry in Norway.
February 7, 2024 Professor Knut Marthinsen participated on 5-6 February at a two-day scientific discussion meeting on Sustainable metals and systems in London UK. The meeting was organised by Professor Julian M Allwood FREng, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Cambridge and Professor Dierk Raabe, Max-Planck Institute for Iron Research, and gathered more than 80 experts from around the world, with physical presence or online. The meeting was hosted by the Royal Society, London, and took place in venerable and historic locations in central London, with big paintings of Sir Isac Newton, Ernest Rutherford and Stephen Hawkings on the wall. Read more here.
January 25, 2024 Dr. Håkon Wiik Ånes successfully defended his thesis January 25th 2024. Håkon has done his PhD work in the physical metallurgydsdsds group at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, in a project associated to SFI PhysMet. The topic of Håkon’s presentation at the trial lecture was “Correlated multiscale 3-dimensional structure analysis with X-rays and electrons”. The trial lecture was followed by an excellent presentation of his PhD thesis “Effects of second-phase particles on texture during softening of an Al-Mn alloy investigated by correlative microscopy”. Read more here.
December 18, 2023 2023 has been a prosperous year for SFI PhysMet, in terms of scientific results and potential innovations. We have made short presentations of some of the recent scientific achievements made in the various research areas. You can read the presentations here.
December 8, 2023 Håkon Longva Korsvold and Supreet Kaur started as PhD candidates at SFI PhysMet in August 2023. The topic of Håkon's PhD project is Advanced nanoscale characterization of grain boundary segregation in metals. Håkon will study segregation of solute atoms to grain boundaries in aluminium alloys using state-of-the-art characterization techniques. Supreet's topic is The effect of trace elements on recycled Al Alloys. The aim of her project is to understand the role of impurities on different recycled HPDC (High Pressure Die Casting) Al alloys and their properties. You can read more about the ongoing PhD projects in SFI PhysMet here.
November 6, 2023 The Seventh Chinese-Norwegian Symposium on Light Metals and New Energy Materials, was organized in Tianjin, China, 7-10. October 2023. SFI PhysMet Professors Yanjun Li and Knut Marthinsen attended together with 8 other Norwegian representatives (6 from NTNU, 2 from SINTEF and 1 from Hydro). Read more and see pictures here.