Executive Vice President of Hydro Extruded Solutions Egil Hogna recently paid a visit to SFI CASA. Discussions revealed that significant industrial trends can pave the way for closer collaboration between the Centre and the world’s largest producer of aluminium profiles.
Birgit Søvik Opheim never considered a PhD until a couple of people gave her a personal, gentle push. A push that changed her life and led the way to her present position as Vice President of Project Development Early Phase in Equinor.
Mikhail Khadyko heads north again. This time as an associate professor.
In 1580, the Swedes produced cannons and cannonballs in Finspång. Today, they friction stir weld battery trays for electric vehicles: welcome to the innovation & technology hub of Hydro Extruded Solutions.
Can wood be used as a major component in the new government buildings in Oslo? This was the topic of a Parliament hearing on 16 March. SFI CASA Director Magnus Langseth was summoned.
Electricity pylon Alma has half the weight of her steel competitors. She just might signal the start of another victory for aluminium structures. Alma is made from fifteen different profiles. Eight of them are brand new. NTNU helped find the best.
Associate Professor Ida Westermann has a bun in the oven. Don’t worry. She knows how to bake. Even aluminium.
SFI CASA Professor Knut Marthinsen just visited the Center for Hierarchical Materials Design at Northwestern University in Chicago. He lectured on advanced characterization and modelling for aluminium process and alloy design.
Professors Randi Holmestad (Dept of Physics) and Knut Marthinsen (Dept of Materials) from the CASA core team were in Japan last week, meeting the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mæland.
PhD candidate Johan Kolstø Sønstabø has spent ten weeks with Honda R&D Americas as part of his work on flow-drill screw connections to join aluminium sheets. Here is his report from the stay:
“Some of the presentations we have seen are jaw-dropping.” “There are big challenges ahead.” These potentially contradictory quotes encapsulate the impressions of SFI CASA’s Scientific Advisory Group meeting last week.
Confused? Good. In real life, mustard and honey goes on top of the salmon loin when SFI CASA Professor Aase Reyes prepares dinner. The polymer foam stays at work.
With thorough insight in aluminium, automotive industry and anti-terror, it’s hard to imagine a better match for SFI CASA than SINTEF’s new CEO Alexandra Bech Gjørv.
SFI CASA Professors Odd Sture Hopperstad, Tore Børvik and colleagues have just received a 30 million NOK Toppforsk grant to investigate new ways of designing aluminium structures against failure.
Pure aluminium is a very soft metal, not suitable for any kind of structural use. To make it stronger, some kind of alloying elements are always used.
If you’re grateful for Magnus Langseth’s scientific contributions, say thank you to his wife. She stopped him from taking over the family farm. What she hasn’t done, is take the hunter out of him.
The folks at SIMLab know better than anyone how aluminium grains behave under attack. Because of that, they decided that brand new SFI CASA needs expertise on atomic level. Randi Holmestad’s expertise.