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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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  • Best paper award from IOM3 to researcher at the unit of Process

    Johan Martinsson
    Johan Martinsson, main researcher behind the study of foam structures in high temperatures.
    Published Apr 20, 2020

    Johan Martinsson´s work solves the experimental difficulties of studying the structure of foam as a function of slag composition and viscosity at high temperatures.

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  • She reveals metal's secrets during 3D printing

    Greta Lindwall, Assistant Professor at the department of Materials Science and Engineering.
    Published Mar 25, 2020

    Hi Greta Lindwall, you have received funding from Vetenskapsrådet through the Röntgen-Ångström Cluster (RÅC) to do research on real-time tracking of electron beam additive manufacturing. 

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  • Extensive project grant awarded to MSE researcher

    Published Mar 16, 2020

    Greta Lindwall, assistant professor at MSE, has been awarded a grant from Röntgen-Ångström for a research project in additive manufacturing.

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  • Hultgren Laboratory climbs the ladder

    Published Feb 11, 2020

    Hultgren Laboratory at Material science and Engineering is now a so-called KTH Research Infrastructure. The aim is to strengthen important research environments with strong infrastructure.

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  • Prize for climate neutrality innovation

    Rutger Gyllenram (left) and Peter Samuelsson (right) of the Unit of Processes
    Published Jan 29, 2020

    Congratulations to Peter Samuelsson and Rutger Gyllenram who have won the KTH Innovations Challenge "Going climate neutral" for their idea "FerroSilva, the Iron Forest".

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  • International Seminar 2019

    KTH prizewinners Henrietta Isaksson (middle) and Hans-Henrik König (right). Another prizewinner from NTNU is on the left.
    Published Dec 16, 2019

    In November Assistant Professor Chris Hulme-Smith travelled to NTNU (Trondheim, Norway) with 21 masters students for the 2019 International seminar in materials processes.

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  • Inauguration of new synchrotron radiation center

    Peter Hedström, director of CeXS, talks about the center.
    Peter Hedström, director of CeXS, talks about the center. Photo: Tao Zhou.
    Published Oct 02, 2019

    The Center for X rays in Swedish materials science (CeXS) was formally inaugurated on August 14 with a workshop at KTH. Present were representatives from the Swedish synchrotron community, including a...

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  • Jubilee conference for Bergsskolan 200 years

    Bergsskolan was moved to Stockholm after an extended battle between those who wanted a more theoretical environment and those who wanted to remain close to the mining and industries in Falun. Theory was seen as the winner, but questions about how practitioners and researchers could work together remained in the school for a long time.
    Published Jul 08, 2019

    Sweden's first higher civil technical education turns 200. Bergsskolan in Falun became the basis for both today's KTH and Materials Science and Engineering. To celebrate the anniversary this year has ...

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  • John Ågren visiting professor at Northwestern University

    Portrait of John Ågren.
    Published May 13, 2019

    In the position as visiting professor John Ågren will be teaching Computational Thermodynamics Kinetics as well as performing research within the Exellence Center ChiMaD and Professor Greg Olson's gro...

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  • Bergsskolan 200 years – jubilee conference

    Published Apr 11, 2019

    Bergsskolan turns 200, which we celebrate with a conference and dinner at KTH 17th–18th of June. The conference involves two full days of lectures and other activities. Invited national and internatio...

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