What happens inside a material before it breaks and fails? How do deformations and cracks occur, and how do they propagate?
The weakest adhesive John Fredrick Berntsen has studied in his doctoral dissertation is strong enough to lift a 1 500 kilos car with a bonded area of only 3×3 centimetres.
The demands for innovation mean that NTNU is becoming more closely linked to industry. This makes its collaboration with SINTEF more difficult, CASA´s director Magnus Langseth writes in this cronichle.
Sondre Bergo loves equations. That passion helps him closer to the goal of predicting the exact moment when fractures occur in ductile metals.
Companions? Competitors? Or both? SFI CASA´s director Magnus Langseth raises questions on the cooperation model between NTNU and SINTEF.
«The allocation of research funding is worth its weight in gold to the company. It provides predictability», according to entrepreneur Jens Kristian Holmen.
Due to Covid-19 this years ICILSM conference had to be postponed. Now, the new dates are set to 13-17.June 2022.
CASA’s researchers reach out to many more as technical meetings and seminars are now just a click away.
«To receive an ECR means a lot to me. It tells me that my work is recognised for its quality and importance», says Postdoc researcher at CASA, Emil Christiansen.
Save the dates. Here is the tentative plan for virtual seminars, technical meetings and PhD examinations.
«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.
Enjoy some CASA moments. Here is a small visual summary from spring 2020.
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.
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.