«I believe that it is not typical for a research group to reach its hands so far out to industry, as CASA does», says Arjan Strating.
Randi Holmestad blogs on pioneering work with Electron Microscopy as The 2020 Kavli Prize honours 4 scientists for breakthroughs in nanoscience. Holmestad is Professor in physics at NTNU and head of research programme Lower Scale at SFI CASA.
A short time before scheduled laboratory tests for their Master’s theses, 4 students working with steel structures at SIMLab had to leave campus because of Covid-19. Now, two months later, NTNU is cautiously reopening and allowing them back in the lab to complete their experiments.
Andria Antoniou was to leave Grenoble to start working as a postdoc at SFI CASA on 16 March, but Covid-19 locked her up in France.
Enjoy some CASA moments. Here is a small visual summary from spring 2020.
When a shiny new car model is rolling off the factory floor, it is also a compact example of research with high utility value. Recently, vendors in car-dealer Møller Bil got a presentation on how scientists at SFI CASA contribute to ever safer vehicles.
Glass is brittle. When it breaks, it happens suddenly and unexpectedly. It is precisely this unpredictable and violent behaviour that attracts the interest of SFI CASA´s Jonas Rudshaug.
SFI CASA´s Ruben Løland Sælen started on his PhD studies on 3D printed polymers in August 2019. The yearly revenues in the global market for such materials are expected to grow from $10 billion to $20 billion by the time he defends his thesis.
Take a closer look at this photo. It sums up how the coronavirus put its mark on Ole Vestrum’s defence of 4 years of doctoral work.
A lucky side effect of the polymeric coatings on steel pipelines is that they also work as bumpers at great water depths. PhD candidate Ole Vestrum has found a new way to model how they react when hit by mooring lines, falling anchors or fishing trawls.
12 March: Status report on how the coronavirus affects people and activities at SFI CASA.
Neither students nor staff should stay in NTNU’s buildings, due to the extraordinary coronavirus situation.
Maria Jesus Perez and Borja Erice are leaving CASA and settling down in Spain. The couple takes on new positions at the Mondragón University in The Basque Country.
The 3rd International Conference on Impact Loading of Structures and Materials to be held on 23-26 June 2020 in Trondheim is postponed to 16-19 March 2021.
18 students are now set out to work on master´s theses at SIMLab and SFI CASA. See the full list of this spring´s names and topics.
MSc students Magnus Pjaaka Torp and Håkon Frydenberg study polymeric coated pipelines and their ability to withstand sudden impact.
CASA gets down to the second half of the SFI period. It is time both to sum up and to adapt for the future.
More than 140 researchers from all over the world have submitted abstracts for the ICILSM2020 conference in Trondheim in June.