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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

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Research projects



Claudia Schwerz, Johan Moverare, Alain Kung, Benjamin A. Bircher, Dmitri Riabov, Lars Nyborg (2024) Reduction of oxygen content in laser powder bed fusion process atmosphere - Effects on stochastic defect formation and mechanical properties JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-JMR&T, Vol. 30, p. 4667-4681 Continue to DOI
Xiaoyu Sun, Xiaolong Li, Sheng Guo, Xin Yu, Lilong Zhu, Jianwei Teng, Liang Jiang, Johan Moverare, Xin-Hai Li, Ru Lin Peng (2024) Revealing microstructural degradation mechanism induced by interdiffusion between Amdry365 coating and IN792 superalloy Materials & design, Vol. 241, Article 112937 Continue to DOI
Joakim Nordström, Zhihua Dong, Lisa Lautrup, Raveendra Siriki, Levente Vitos, Johan Moverare, Mattias Calmunger, Guocai Chai (2024) Temperature study of deformation twinning behaviour in Nickel-base Superalloy 625 Materials Science & Engineering: A, Article 146628 Continue to DOI
Liene Zaikovska, Magnus Ekh, Johan Moverare (2024) Three-Dimensional Columnar Microstructure Representation Using 2D Electron Backscatter Diffraction Data for Additive-Manufactured Haynes®282® Materials, Vol. 17, Article 1659 Continue to DOI
Claudia Schwerz, Johan Moverare, Vishal Sundar, Benjamin A. Bircher, Alain Kung, Dmitri Riabov, Lars Nyborg (2024) Mechanical properties of Hastelloy X produced by laser powder bed fusion and affected by spatter redeposition JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-JMR&T, Vol. 29, p. 4200-4215 Continue to DOI


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