SFI PhysMet

SFI PhysMet

– Centre for Sustainable and Competitive Metallurgical and Manufacturing Industry
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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



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.

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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

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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.

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SFI PhysMet contributions at the 18th International Conference on Aluminium Alloys in Japan

September 9, 2022 The 18th International Conference on Aluminium (ICAA18)   was organized as an hybrid event in Toyama, Japan, September 4th-8th. At ICAA-conferences scientists from academia and industry meet to exchange new knowledge and breakthroughs through discussions on the science and applications of aluminium alloys. Read More

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Presentations of the SFI PhysMet PhD candidates

2021 The first PhD candidates started working at SFI PhysMet in 2021. They are now producing important results within their topics. To learn more about their fields of expertise, methods and project goals, have a look at our PhD candidate presentations website. Read More

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

January 10th SFI webinar: 

Professor Kaneko. Photo3D characterization of Precipitates in Al-Mg-Mn alloys by Professor Kenji Kaneko, Kyushu university, Fukuoka

More events

Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2021

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