SFI PhysMet

SFI PhysMet

– Centre for Sustainable and Competitive Metallurgical and Manufacturing Industry
Researchers in the TEM lab. Photo
Photo: Ole Morten Melgård

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.

About SFI PhysMet



Screenshot front page of new articleNew insights: Orientation dependent nucleation and growth behavior during recovery and recrystallization with strong concurrent precipitation in Al–Mn alloys.

February 22, 2023  The paper Orientation dependent pinning of (sub)grains by dispersoids during recovery and recrystallization in an Al–Mn alloy has been published in the journal Acta Materialia. The paper presents the application of a recently developed experimental methodology to directly correlate (sub)grains and particles during recovery and recrystallization in an Al-Mn alloy. Read more here.

Panel debate EU conference. Photo7th NTNU European Conference

February 21, 2023  Centre leader Knut Marthinsen participated 9th February at the 7th NTNU European Conference, organized by NTNU at the Residence Palace in Brussel, where he chaired a session on Critical Raw Materials. The topic of the conference was: The Future guiding the Present: The Role of R&I and Education in navigating current and incoming EU Challenges. Read more here.

Data collection illustrationA common language for data from material science

January 30, 2023 Researchers from SFI PhysMet develop ontologies as a common language for describing and connecting data from different sources. Read more in this article published in Dagsavisen. The article gives a brief historical background to ontologies and points out resent applications for new innovations. 

SFI PhysMet Scientific Highlights from 2022

December 19, 2022 2022 was a prosperous year for our centre, 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. Read more here.

Rector and a man. Photo

Professor Dierk Raabe appointed Honorary Doctor at NTNU

November 30, 2022 Professor Dierk Raabe was appointed Honorary Doctor at NTNU at the NTNU Doctoral Awards Ceremony November 18th. Dierk Raabe is a Director at Max Planck Institute for Iron Research in Düsseldorf, Germany, and he is also a Professor at RWTH Aachen. His interests are in sustainable metallurgy, hydrogen, microstructures, alloy design, computational materials science and atom probe tomography. Read more

A bridge leading to a building. Photo

SFI PhysMet consortium meeting at Raufoss November 9th-10th 2022

November 29, 2022 All SFI PhysMet members were invited to the biannual SFI consortium meeting at Raufoss November 9th – 10th. The meeting was hosted by SINTEF Manufacturing and 55 participants met at The Catapult Centre at Raufoss (Manufacturing Technology). Read more about the highlights and see pictures from the meeting here.

More news from SFI PhysMet

Vacant positions available

PhD/postdoc positions and master projects available

We are looking for competent and motivated candidates: 

The first PhD candidates started working at SFI PhysMet in 2021. See presentations of their projects here. Recruitment of more PhD-students and postdocs continue in 2022. Contact the centre management for information on more positions. We also have projects available for motivated Msc students! More information on recruitment and student projects here.

Would you drive a car made of recycled materials?

Close collaboration between research institutions and industry is crucial to make the transition to a green future. SFI PhyMet has published a chronicle about the need to produce more knowledge on recycling and sustainable production of metal products. Read the chronicle here (in Norwegian).



Upcoming events

Upcoming events

March 23rd SFI webinar: 

Gisle Rørvik. PortraitHISC experiences in Equinor the last 25 years by Gisle Rørvik, Equinor

More events

Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2021

Industry partners


Industry partners



Industr partners 2