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Johan Moverare


My research focus is on the mechanical properties of metallic materials intended for load-bearing structures. The link between the materials microstructure and mechanical properties, the deformation and failure mechanisms are of interest.

Mechanical properties of metallic materials

Johan Moverare is a professor in Engineering Materials at the Department of Management and Engineering. He is leading the research group in mechanical properties of structural materials.

The research is often carried out in an interdisciplinary way involving advanced mechanical test methods, high-resolution microscopy of deformation and damage mechanisms as well as material modelling of the observed phenomena. Johan Moverare has close links to parts of the Swedish industry and is very open for industrial co-operations. In addition to an academic career Johan Moverare also has industrial experience and has been working full time for 10 years as a specialist at Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB.

Main research interests:
  • Thermomechanical fatigue of high temperature materials
  • Mechanical properties and material modeling of engineering materials
  • Effects of in-service degradation on mechanical properties
  • Relationship between processing, microstructure and the mechanical properties of engineering materials
  • Superalloys 
  • Additive manufacturing

Research areas

Research projects



Luqing Cui, Dunyong Deng, Shuang Jiang, Ru Peng, Tongzheng Xin, Honghong Zhang, Zoltan Hegedues, Ulrich Lienert, Weifeng He, Johan Moverare (2023) New insights into the anisotropic ductility of additively manufactured Inconel 718 International journal of plasticity, Vol. 169, Article 103738 Continue to DOI
Freddy Leijon, Johan Moverare (2023) High-Throughput Printability Screening of AlMgSi Alloys for Powder Bed Fusion Metals, Vol. 13, Article 1114 Continue to DOI
Stefan B. Lindstrom, Johan Moverare, Jinghao Xu, Daniel Leidermark, Robert Eriksson, Hans Ansell, Zlatan Kapidzic (2023) Service-life assessment of aircraft integral structures based on incremental fatigue damage modeling International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 172, Article 107600 Continue to DOI
Camille Pauzon, Ahmad Raza, Imran Hanif, Sophie Dubiez-Le Goff, Johan Moverare, Eduard Hryha (2023) Effect of layer thickness on spatter properties during laser powder bed fusion of Ti-6Al-4V Powder Metallurgy Continue to DOI
Xiaoyu Sun, Pimin Zhang, Johan Moverare, Xin-Hai Li, Luqing Cui, Ru Lin Peng (2023) Impeding the γ' depletion during the interdiffusion between bond coatings and superalloys via introduction of tantalum in bond coatings Materials & design, Vol. 227, Article 111792 Continue to DOI


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Research at IEI holds a high standard

Stanford University has recently released an updated list of the top two percent most cited researchers globally, and it is gratifying to note that once again, several distinguished researchers from IEI are represented on the list.

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IEI researchers among the world´s most cited

Stanford University has recently published an update of the list of the two percent most cited scientists in the world. And again several researchers at IEI are on the list.

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IEI invests in additive manufacturing

A new 3D printer, a Wematter Gravity, enables more students in various engineering courses to have high quality plastic components quickly manufactured . At LiU can now also conduct more research in 3D printing.