With this conference, we aim to highlight research within the area of advanced functional materials, to establish new projects and collaborations and to discuss challenges and opportunitites within materials sciences in the Nordic countries and more internationally.

Photo credit Olov Planthaber

The scope of the conference

Materials science of novel ceramics, metals, polymers, organic compounds, nanotechnology, advanced surfaces. For example:

  • high-performance soft, hard, and hybrid smart materials
  • photovoltaic energy conversion with polymeric, perovskite and other types of solar cells
  • reduced friction in engines
  • efficient light sources
  • new materials for scalable electrical energy storage in a low-carbon economy is addressed by utilization of renewable biopolymers
  • modeling and data-driven design of advanced materials


With a support from a Strategic area grant provided by the Swedish government, Linkoping University has established an International interdisciplinary laboratory for Advanced Functional Materials (AFM).

AFM consists of 240 researchers who work together in interactive teams. We envision that science focused on the atomic/molecular scale design of new materials will provide solutions to broadly-based societal issues, including work opportunities, health, energy, environment, and sustainability.

More information on the Strategic research area “Advanced Functional Materials”, including staff active within, please visit our AFM web page at Linköping University.

Impressions from the AFM 2022

Practical information, registration and abstracts

Deadlines for registration

Last registration for presenters is May 15. 

Deadline for registration/cancellation is May 24. Requests for late registration, please contact anna.brodzka@liu.se


Registration for LiU employees/affiliates

Accommodation costs are covered by participant. The cost to be covered is 1470 SEK + VAT per night. 

Exhibitors and non-LiU participants

Exhibitors and non- LiU participants must cover participation costs. An invoice will be sent after the conference. 

2200 SEK + VAT per night in Vildmarkshotellet Kolmården

640 SEK + VAT per day - participation without a hotel room, lunch included.

Programme and abstracts

Find programme and abstracts here.

Cancellation and changes

Free cancellations are permitted until May 24. After this date, cancellations may incur the full cost of participation. To cancel or inform about changes to the registration form, please contact anna.brodzka@liu.se.



The AFM 2024 conference is organised by the international interdisciplinary laboratory for advanced functional materials (AFM) at Linköping University.

Organising committee

  • Caroline Brommesson
  • Nara Kim
  • Victor Norman
  • Sergey Simak

Venue and time

Time: 20-22 August

Venue: Vildmarkshotellet Kolmården


Most welcome to participate as exhibitor at the AFM 2024!

For details and more information, please contact the organisers.

Keynote speakers

David Mecerreyes, POLYMAT, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain

Abstract will be published shortly.

Anna Delin, KTH, Sweden

Abstract will be published shortly.

Guocai Chai, group expert Alleima EMEA AB

Abstract will be published shortly.

Cecilia Persson, Uppsala University, Sweden

Abstract will be published shortly.

Qiye Wen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Abstract will be published shortly.

Natalia Doubrovinckaia, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Abstract will be published shortly.

Carina Bennerhag, Luleå Tekniska universitet and Norrbottens museum

Abstract will be published shortly.

Andreas Larsson, Luleå tekniska universitet 

Abstract will be published shortly.

Leonid Dubrovinsky, Universität Bayreuth

Abstract will be published shortly.




To be announced.