Materials for Tomorrow 2019

​Probing a material's composition and structure is crucial for our understanding of its properties and interactions. From electron microscopy and atom probe tomography to spectroscopy techniques and NMR cryoporometry, we highlight the cutting edge technologies to visualize soft and hard materials.​

Our annual materials science initiative seminar "Materials for Tomorrow" took place on Dec 4 in lecture hall RunAn, Chalmers Conference Centre. This one-day conference was immediately followed by the symposium "Light at the Nanoscale: from Molecules to Quantum Computers", which was co-organized by the Nano Excellence Initiative and Materials Science​ Area of Advance at Chalmers, and Molecular Frontiers​. ​

In conjunction with the conferences, we announce the winners of the 2019 Photo Contest​.


09.30 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 10.05 Welcome address, Maria Abrahamsson, Director of Area of Advance Materials Science​

Keynote Lecture

10.05 - 10.35 Eva Olsson​, Chalmers University of Technology: Pushing the Boundaries of Electron Microscopy​

Invited lectures

10.35 - 10.55 Alexey Amunts, Science for Life Laboratory / Stockholm University: Visualizing macromolecules using electron cryo-microscopy
10.55 - 11.15 Tom Willhammar, Stockholm University: Scanning electron diffraction reveals the local crystalline ordering of twisting cellulose nano fibers
​11.15 - 11.35 Fang LiuChalmers University of Technology: Carbon fibre – a happy marriage between mechanical and electrochemical properties?
11.35 - 11.55 Jonas Weissenrieder, KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Transient 3D structural  dynamics in 1T-TaSe2

11.55 - 13.00 Lunch served in Volvofoajén

Keynote Lecture

13.00 - 13.30 Emile Greenhalgh​, Imperial College London: Forensic investigation of composite failure across the lengthscales; nanometre to macro​​​

Invited lectures

13.30 - 13.50 Lars Pilgaard Mikkelsen, DTU Technical University of Denmark: Visualizing composite materials for wind turbine blades using X-ray tomography ​
13.50 - 14.10 Mikaela Görlin ​, Uppsala University: Resolving catalytic sites in Ni-Fe oxygen evolution electrocatalysts using electron microscopy and in situ spectroscopic techniques
14.10 - 14.30 Torbjörn Pettersson​KTH Royal Institute of Technology: AFM beyond imaging - towards molecular understanding of cellulose interactions
14.30 - 14.50 Uta Klement​Chalmers University of Technology: Porosity measurements in suspension plasma sprayed YSZ coatings by use of X-ray microscopy and NMR Cryoporometry
14.50 - 15.10 Per Malmberg​, Chalmers University of Technology: Nanoscale ion imaging of soft and hard materials at the limits of detection

15.10 - 15.40 Coffee break

Keynote Lecture

15.40 - 16.10 Martin Andersson, Chalmers University of Technology: Characterisation of Proteins Using Atom Probe Tomography​

Invited Lectures​

16.10 - 16.30 Ute Cappel​KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Investigating dynamics in materials for solar cells with X-ray spectroscopy​
16.30 - 16.50 Yasmine Sassa ​, Chalmers University of Technology: ARPES Investigations on in situ growth ortho-II YBa2Cu3O6.5 films: evidence of charge density disorder
16.50 - 17.10 Julia Fernández-Rodríguez​, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg​: Swedish National Microscopy Infrastructure – Centre for Cellular Imaging, a Correlative Multimodal Imaging Facility. Helping Scientists Identify, Analyse and Resolve Challenging Problems in need of Microscopy!​
17.10 - 17.30 Surprise!


Published: Wed 02 Sep 2020.