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  • KTH Energy Platform visits the lab where sustainable materials are being designed for the future

    Three women talking together.
    Liubov Belova and Veena Singh were two of the researchers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering who welcomed the Energy Platform, including Director Lina Bertling Tjernberg (right). Photo: Mikael Sjöberg
    Published Oct 17, 2022

    KTH Energy Platform’s visit to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering included a well-received tour of labs and research centres. This is where new materials, methods and products are cre...

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  • Chuan Wang at Swerim becomes Adjunct Professor

    Chuan Wang joins KTH as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Materials Science an Engineering.
    Published Sep 12, 2022

    From September 2022 Chuan Wang, research manager for recycling and the environment at Swerim, will be an Adjunct Professor in the Unit of Processes at KTH Materials Science and Engineering for three y...

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  • Loop of energy can save costs in industry

    3D printed heat exchanger
    The 3D printed heat exchanger prototype
    Published Sep 08, 2022

    KTH researchers from different disciplines join forces to create a sustainable loop from electricity to waste heat, and back to electricity. This saves operating costs for energy-intensive industries ...

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  • Neutron and X-ray competence spinned off

    Two men working together in a lab.
    Peter and Ahmet at the D33 small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) beamline at the Institut Laue–Langevin in France.
    Published Jun 09, 2022

    More and more companies want to use neutrons and synchotron X-rays to develop materials, but not all have the in-house know-how and capacity for doing it. Former KTH PhD student Ahmet Bahadir Yildiz a...

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  • Unexpected bonds between covid and inorganic surfaces

    A coin, a corona virus and a detail of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and inorganic surfaces.
    Quantum mechanical modeling predicts strong interactions between glucosides of the tip of the S1 subunit of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and inorganic surfaces. These interactions depend largely on the type of surface and on the presence of surface bound water.
    Published May 04, 2022

    By using quantum mechanical modeling KTH has revealed how the covid virus interacts with inorganic surfaces. And the virus reacts a little bit different than expected.

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  • New glasses can pave way for new battery standard

    Illustration of an all-solid-state Li-ion battery with a glass as solid electrolyte.
    Published Apr 19, 2022

    A new type of Na-based glasses may unlock the potential for a new battery standard that can contribute to the transition to a sustainable and affordable energy system.

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  • Malin Selleby the first woman to get the Sefström Medal

    Malin receives a diploma and flowers from Peter, older man.
    Malin Selleby is regarded as one of the world's foremost experts in thermodynamic modelling in materials design. Here, she receives the medal by Peter Samuelsson. Photo: Mats Gartz
    Published Mar 30, 2022

    Malin Selleby receives the Sefström Medal for her work in Computational Thermodynamics. The Sefström Medal is awarded by The Swedish association of mining and metallurgical engineers* every 5 years si...

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  • Stainless-steel slag treat acidic wastewater

    Remains of slag is emptied an a steel plant
    Photo: Jernkontoret
    Published Mar 23, 2022

    Slag from stainless-steel can substitute the use of lime to neutralise industrial acidic wastewater. This way part of the CO2 emissions derived by the extraction and processing of lime can be avoided,...

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  • Xiaoqing Li nominated to AcademiaNet

    Published Mar 23, 2022

    AcademiaNet works to increase the proportion of women in leading positions in the research world. The database contains over 3,200 well-qualified researchers nominated by European research funders and...

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  • Hillert Materials Modeling Lab colloquium series

    Published Mar 22, 2022

    During the spring and autumn, the new lab at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering will provide a series of seminars on materials modeling tools and demonstrations held by leading expert...

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  • Meet the all virtual Hillert Laboratory

    Levente Vitos
    Levente Vitos, director of Hillert Laboratory, explaining ”muffin-tin orbitals”.
    Published Oct 05, 2021

    Modeling is a rapidly growing field in materials science. It is also an area where the new Hillert Laboratory will play an important role.

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  • New director at Hultgren Laboratory

    Ander Tilliander outside Hultgren Laboratory
    Anders Tillander is associate professor in industrial process metallurgy. He started as a researcher at the Department of Materials Science in 2003. He has also worked with safety issues and fire protection at the department. Photo: Alexandra von Kern.
    Published Sep 21, 2021

    With increased accessibility and an expanded instrument park, Anders Tilliander wants to offer the lab’s services to small and medium-sized companies.

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  • Paper waste makes greener steel

    Woman in lab holding a lab glass
    Osmet started around the same time as Tova Jarnerud graduated from Bergs. Tova had not planned to do a doctorate, but was attracted by the Osmet project. Photo: Alexandra von Kern.
    Published Jun 02, 2021

    If the ideal sustainability project saves both the environment and money, and at the same time develops a research area, Osmet might be just that. Two of Sweden's largest basic industries join forces ...

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  • They found a way to optimize recycling of cars – with torrefaction

    Image with car, shredder fines, torrefaction and output.
    Illustration: Katarzyna Jagodzińska
    Published May 26, 2021

    Hi Katarzyna Jagodzińska, who recently published the article together with Stena Recycling International AB: “Can torrefaction be a suitable method of enhancing shredder fines recycling?”

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  • Findings offer ‘recipe’ for fine tuning alloys for high-temperature use

    A piece of alloy is stress tested in Levente Vitos' lab at KTH (photo: courtesy of Levente Vitos).
    Published Apr 26, 2021

    Superalloys that withstand extremely high temperatures could soon be tuned even more finely for specific properties such as mechanical strength, as a result of new findings published recently.

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  • Joakim Odqvist new Professor

    portrait Joakim Odqvist
    Published Dec 01, 2020

    KTH has appointed new Professors and among them, one belongs to Materials Science and Engineering. Our new Professor Joakim Odqvist explains why structural transformation of metals matters and how it ...

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  • Malin Selleby named “Teacher of the year” at KTH

    Portrait Malin Selleby
    Malin Selleby, Professor at Materials Science and Engineering, thinks that interested students are among the best things about teaching.
    Published Nov 04, 2020

    Malin Selleby is the winner of Teacher of the year 2020 for the entire KTH, elected by the student union THS. Malin works at the Department of Material Science and Engineering (MSE) and teaches Comput...

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  • Expanding the field of nano- and micro mechanics

    Electron / ion microscope at Hultren Laboatory.
    Electron / ion microscope at Hultren Laboatory.
    Published Oct 21, 2020

    Hultgren Laboratory will soon be one of few labs in Sweden with test possibilities for the connection between nano- and microstructures and material properties. Something that is crucial for material ...

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  • She designs new materials on an atomic level

    A blue animated hand reaches into a molecule structure.
    Published Oct 09, 2020

    By using quantum mechanical modelling, KTH Researcher Raquel Lizárraga can help companies to cut years and millions from the development of new materials.

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  • New research center at ITM

    Published May 05, 2020

    Starting this year, Center for Mechanics and Materials Design (MMD) will bring together Solid Mechanics and Materials Science and Engineering. The center belongs to ITM but operates at both the ITM sc...

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