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



Group picture participants to summer school. PhotoAdditive Manufacturing Course

September 22, 2023 SFI Physmet and the EU project Smart-SWAAM have organized a two days international course on additive manufacturing (AM). Several international and national experts were invited to give lectures about different aspects of AM from fundamental solidification, equipment, powder production, processing, microstructures and properties to applications. Read more here.

Vacant position at SFI PhysMet - Postdoctoral Fellow

August 31, 2023  We are looking for competent and motivated candidates for a position as postdoctoral fellow in laser-based welding of steels and aluminium alloys. Deadline for applications: September 21st. More information on the project and how to apply here.

Group of participants to conference. PhotoSFI PhysMet contributions and award at International Conference in Vienna, July 2023

August 18, 2023  The 12th International Conference on Processing & Manufacturing of  Advanced Materials Thermec’2023, was organized in Vienna, Austria, July 2 - 7. The Thermec conference provides a forum that connects professionals (engineers, technologists, researchers) working in industry, academia and government research labs from around the world. Attendees from SFI PhysMet gave presentations and received award at the conference! Read more here.

Reiersen giving presentation. PhotoConference of Engineering against Failure in Hellas, June 2023

August 17, 2023  The 7th international Conference of Engineering against Failure, ICEAF7, was held in Spetses Greece in June 2023. SFI PhysMet PhD candidate Magnus Reiersen gave a presentation at the conference.  ICEAF is set up to attract interdisciplinary work dedicated to: the design against engineering failure, the implementation of appropriate guidelines and the development and application of concepts and technologies to prevent of failure with the use of both, novel and established approaches, technologies, and tools for failure analysis. Read more here.

Seminar participants group photoSeminar on Computational Thermodynamics and Kinetics in Stockholm

June 13, 2023  Around 90 participants from industry and researcher users of Thermo-Calc products attended the seminar on Computational Thermodynamics and Kinetics, which was organized by Thermo-Calc Software (partner of SFI PhysMet) in Stockholm on June 8th, 2023. The aim of the meeting is to exchange ideas and experience in the field of CALPHAD-type thermodynamics and kinetics in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Read more here.


More news from SFI PhysMet

Vacant positions available

PhD/postdoc positions and master projects available

We are looking for competent and motivated candidates. 

Deadline September 21, 2023: Postdoctor in laser-based welding of steels and aluminium alloys. See announcement here.


The first PhD candidates started working at SFI PhysMet in 2021. See presentations of their projects here. More PhD-students and postdocs start in 2023.

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

October 20th SFI webinar: 

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

More events

Annual Report 2022

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