SFI PhysMet Webinar series 2024
Welcome to SFI PhysMet webinar series. We invite to monthly presentations on topics relevant to SFI PhysMet members. See program for 2024 below. To receive calendar invitation, please contact 

Jan 26  


Recrystallization phenomena in nickel based superalloys. Guest lecture by Nathalie Bozzolo, Mines Paris 

Jan 26  


Pushing the limits of diffraction imaging in the scanning electron microscope for the structural characterisation of nitride semiconductor thin films and microstructures. Guest lecture by and Carol Trager-Cowan, University of Strathclyde, UK.



Alloy designing of biomedical >Ti-Zr based alloys - Phase stability, microstructure and properties by Equo Kobayashi, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  Program for the rest of 2024 will follow

Lunch seminars with scientific talks and waffles
We organize lunch seminars in the SFI location in Kjemiblokk 1, Gløshaugen. PhDs and postdoctors present their research and results in an informal setting. Place: Gløshaugen campus, Kjemiblokk 1, 3rd floor

April 24-25, 2024 SFI PhysMet consortium meeting 
The bi-annual meeting for all SFI PhysMet members. The meeting takes place at Clarion Ernst Hotel in Kristiansand.

August 28-29, 2024 National Conference in Materials Technology
Yearly national conference on materials technology, organized at Scandic Lerkendal Hotel, Trondheim The theme for this edition is “Materials technology – challenges and possibilities for the green energy transition.


Previous events

SFI PhysMet Webinar series 2023
We invite to monthly presentations on topics relevant to SFI PhysMet members. 



3D characterization of Precipitates in Al-Mg-Mn alloys

by Professor Kenji Kaneko, Kyushu university, Fukuoka

Feb 14


Ontology – a language connecting humans and computers

by Jesper Friis, SINTEF

Mar 9


Innovation and solar energy 

by Alf Bjørseth

Mar 23


HISC experiences in Equinor the last 25 years 

by Gisle Rørvik, Equinor

Apr 27


LIBS analysis of liquid aluminium and aluminium alloys

by Kristján Leósson 

May 15 10-11 Measurement and Analysis of Recovery at the Interalloy Region of a Rolled Clad Aluminum Alloy: Revisiting Eric Nes’ Static Recovery Models by Bradley J. Diak, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
June 20 15-16 The current and future challenges of metals processing technologies by Professor Jianguo Lin, Imperial College London

Sept 21


Accurate prediction of phase diagrams of binary and ternary metallic alloys from first-principles calculations and statistical mechanics by Professor Javier LLorca, Polytechnical Univ. of Madrid 

Oct 20


The effect of Zn pollution in Al-Mg-Si(-Cu) and of Si pollution in Al-Mg-Zn aluminium alloys in the context of recycling by Senior Research Scientist Calin Marioara, SINTEF

Dec 14


The Fundamental Studies of Phase Transitions in Spheroidal Graphite Irons by R&D Scientist Leander Michels, ELKEM

November 28, 2023 Student projects presentations
The project students of the Physical Metallurgy group at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will present their work from 8.30 to 12.00. The topics might be of interest to many of you. Some of the students are directly connected to the SFI-PhysMet, some not. Take a look at the program. You are welcome to join online - contact coordinator Kari Håland to get the Teams link.
If you are on campus Gløshaugen: Room B, Alfred Getz vei 2b. (Berg: B1 Map)

November 1-2, 2023 SFI PhysMet consortium meeting 
The bi-annual meeting for all SFI PhysMet members. The meeting takes place at Sandic Nidelven Hotel, Trondheim.

October 7-10, 2023  The 7th CNS-Chinese-Norwegian Symposium on Light Metals and New Energy Materials
7th CNS-Chinese-Norwegian Symposium on Light Metals and New Energy Materials will be held on 7th-10th of October in Tianjin,  China. This symposium is partly financed by the INTPART project, IntMat. IntMat will cover the registration fee for all participants from Norway. See information on organizers, venue and program here. For more information on registration, please contact Prof. Yanjun Li, 

September 13-14, 2023  Additive Manufacturing Summer School 
Lectures in Additive manufacturing organized as a collaboration between SFI PhysMet and the EU EIT project SMARTWAAM. For more information, contact organizer Prof. Yanjun Li, 

June 21-23, 2023  LightMAT 2023  
5th International Conference on Light Materials - Science and Technology. This is a hybrid conference organized in Trondheim & Online. For more information on program and participation, see conference webpage.

May 31 - June 1, 2023 SFI PhysMet consortium meeting 
The bi-annual meeting for all SFI PhysMet members. The meeting takes place at Sandic Nidelven Hotel, Trondheim.

May 10-11, 2023 Seminar on clustering and precipitation 
A seminar on clustering and precipitation in aluminium alloys in Trondheim, Norway. More information on seminar website.



SFI PhysMet Webinar series 2022
We invite to monthly presentations on topics relevant to SFI PhysMet members. 

Febr 2 


Metal Continuous Screw Extrusion (MCSE) – characteristics and examples of results by Professor Hans Jørgen Roven, NTNU


Febr 16


Metal powders: how to make them, what we should measure about them and how by Assistant Professor Christopher Hulme, KTH, Sweden

March 23


Glow discharge mass spectrometry (GDMS) and glow discharge optical emission mass spectroscopy (GDOES) - introduction and application examples by Marisa Di Sabatino and Sergey Khromov, NTNU

Apr 27



Strategies for microstructure control during wire and arc additive manufacturing by Associate Professor João Pedro Oliveira from Nova University, Lisbon

May 18



High Energy x-ray Microscopy Insights into Additive Manufacturing by Professor Anthony Rollett, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA 

Sept 7



Optimization of a nickel-based alloy for improved resistance to weld solidification and strain age cracking using multi-objective Bayesian optimization  by Professor Paul Sanders, Michigan Tech University

Sept 21



Cybersecurity weminar. Organizers: SFI PhysMet, SFI Manufacturing and SFI NORCICS

Sept 30



Sustainable aluminium alloys for automotive application by Professor Stefan Pogatscher, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria

Nov 25


Laser materials processing, an enabler for new solutions and efficient joining by associated Professor Jan Frostevarg

Des 7


Combining structure, chemistry and properties at the nanoscale with correlative tomography approaches by Professor Williams Lefebvre, Universite de Rouen

November 17th, 2022 SFI Seminar on Sustainable Materials and Materials Processing 
Professor Dierk Raabe was appointed Honorary Doctor at NTNU in November. Dierk Raabe is a directorat Max Planck Institute and member of SFI PhysMet Scientific Board. November 17th there will be an all-day seminar in connection with the appointment of Professor Raabe. See program here. 

November 9-10, 2022 SFI PhysMet consortium meeting 
This is a bi-annual meeting for all SFI PhysMet members. The November meeting was organized at the Catapult Centre, Raufoss. 

September 21, 2022 Seminar about data security 
SFI PhysMet will together with SFI NORCIS and SFI Manufacturing give a seminar about data security from the perspective of a user of a digital platform. 

May 31, 2022  SFI PhysMet Consortium Meeting  
May 31 we organize the bi-annual SFI PhysMet consortium meeting. The meeting takes place at Scandic Lerkendal hotel.  Meeting program.

April 20, 2022 SFI PhysMet Board Meeting
Place: Gløshaugen campus, Kjemiblokk 1, 3rd floor

March 4, 2022 Workshop on welding and joining of aluminium alloys 
SFI PhysMet and SINTEF invites all interested to participate on the first workshop related to welding and joining of aluminium alloys. The first workshop will focus on processes and metallurgy when joining aluminium. See program here. When: March 4th at 08:30-12:30
Place:Microsoft Teams – get calendar invitation from



SFI PhysMet Webinar series 2021. 

March   23    


Thermo-Calc Software - Modelling tools and databases. By Thermo-Calc Software
April 28 13-14:30

Powder production capabilities and applications. By Hanne Flåten Andersen (IFE), Kenneth Friestad (Elkem) and Morten Henriksen (Tekna Plasma)

May 19

Damage and fatigue life enhancements by post-processing of additive manufactured (LPBF) AlSi10Mg. By Aude Simar, UC Lovain/ SFI Scientific Advisory Committee

June 15 13-14


Methodologies for 4D crystallographic imaging - Practical examples, Potentials and Limitations. By Dorte Juul Jensen, Technical university of Denmark/ SFI Scientific Advisory Committee 

Aug 26 13-14:30   

Sustainable Metals and Alloys: how to meet the environmental challenges with science. By Dierk Raabe, Max Planck Institute/ SFI Scientific Advisory Committee 

Sept 29


From atomic-scale understanding to advanced alloys. By Associate Professor Paraskevas Kontis, NTNU

Oct 20 10-11

Microstructure optimization for precipitation hardening effectiveness in aluminium alloys . By Witold Chrominski, Warsaw Technical University. Guest researcher at NTNU, Dep. Of Physics

Nov 18


Structural integrity of advanced architected cellular materials . By Professor Filippo Berto, NTNU

Dec 14 10-11 Improving the lifetime of hydro turbine steel by thermal spray coatings. By Ashok Sharma, Professor at the dep. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) in Jaipur, India.



Official opening of the new SFI PhysMet location - October 27th
We celebrate the opening of our new location in  Kjemiblokk 1! Time: 12-14

SFI PhysMet Board Meeting - October 27th
Place: Gløshaugen campus, Kjemiblokk 1, 3rd floor

SFI PhysMet Consortium Meeting - October 26th
October 26th we organize the bi-annual SFI PhysMet consortium meeting. Place: Scandic Lerkendal Hotel, Trondheim. Consortium meeting program.