AFM 2022: The 4th Conference on Advanced Functional Materials      29-31 August

Olov Planthaber

The goal of the AFM2022 conference was to highlight research within the area of Advanced Functional Materials, to establish new projects and collaborations, and to discuss challenges and opportunities within materials sciences, in the Nordic countries and internationally.

The AFM 2022 conference was held at Kolmården Vildmarkshotell for three days at the end of August. The conference was delayed for two years because of the pandemic. On this page you can find information about what was discussed, debated and accomplished. The AFM conference will be back in 2024.


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

  • novel high-performance soft, hard, and hybrid smart materials
  • photovoltaic energy conversion with polymeric 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 encompasses 240 researchers organized into interactive collaborating teams. We envision that science focused on the atomic/molecular-scale design of new materials will provide solutions to broadly-based societal issues, including jobs, health, energy, environment, and sustainability.

More information on the Strategic Research Area “Advanced Functional Materials”, including staff active within, please visit our AFM homepage at Linköping University.


Impressions from the AFM 2022 conference

Olov Planthaber

Julia Morat, PhD-Student

Why did you participate?

For the opportunity to get to know more about what my follow colleagues are doing, get inspired to new ideas and collaborations as well as knowledge about equipment that can be used at campus.

What did you get out of the conference?

Except for the above mentioned I also received valuable knowledge about the organization behind a conference, as well as a good time.

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Henrik Pedersen, Professor

Why did you participate?

To hear more about the materials science research at LiU.

What did you get out of the conference?

I had lots of good discussions and interesting talks with other participants.

Olov Planthaber

Gabriel Kofi Nzulu, Research Engineer

Why did you participate?

I am part of a PhD school in Linköping. As part of the PhD program, conferences and seminar play a part of the curriculum. In view of this, I presented a poster and gave a short talk on my project.

What did you get out of the conference?

I got connected with other PhD students alike and shared ideas on different projects including techniques and analytical tools. I did gain some insights that are important in my area of research. Also, I also learn some new things in presentation techniques as well as meeting experienced researchers from abroad.

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Anna Du Rietz, PhD-student

Why did you participate?

I think it is important to meet colleagues and discuss science.

What did you get out of the conference?

I feel inspired and expanded my scientific network.

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Per Persson, Professor

Why did you participate?

I participated to meet research colleagues and stay up to date in the field.

What did you get out of the conference?

Both, it was a nice and relaxed environment where you can mix private and professional reflections and experiences, together with discussions and strategy work.


Olov Planthaber

Emma Björk, Associate professor

Why did you participate?

I participated to get an updated view of what is happening in the materials science research at LiU right now and to show my colleagues parts of what I am working on in sustainable development 

What did you get out of the conference?

I got a good idea of what is going on in the field and an opportunity to meet people I don't meet on a daily basis.

Registration and information

Conference itinerary and abstracts

Conference itinerary

For full conference itinerary, please download the document here>>.

Conference abstracts

All abstracts to poster sessions and oral presentations are available for download here>>.

Registration and abstract submission

Registration and abstract submission for the AFM2022 is now closed. If you have any queries about abstracts and presentations, please contact Caroline Brommesson.

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The AFM 2022 conference is organised by International Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Advanced Functional Materials (AFM) at Linköping University.

Organising committee

  • Caroline Brommesson
  • Eleni Stavrinidou
  • Sergei Simak
  • Kajsa Uvdal
  • Jens Birch

Venue and time

The conference will be held 29-31 August. The venue for AFM2022 is Vildmarkshotellet, Kolmården, Norrköping, Sweden.


Most welcome to participate as exhibitor at the AFM 2022! For details and more information please contact the organisers.

Keynote speakers

Prof. Claudine Katan

Professor Katan's web page

Metal halide perovskites and their interfaces: current issues and recent advances 

Claudine Katan
Univ Rennes, ENSCR, INSA Rennes, CNRS, ISCR (Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes), France

The considerable attention paid to metal halide perovskites (MHP) in recent years led to several scientific and technological advances, among which the creation of a new photovoltaic (PV) technology that competes with the most widespread ones1. With the ever-increasing diversity of applications explored, the need for fundamental understanding persists and may be gained either by smart and simple experimental protocols or models, or else via complex set-ups and computationally expensive ab-initio calculations.

At present, MHP materials used in devices are frequently far from their ideal bulk structure, which hinders the use of state-of-the-art first principles simulations including many-body effects and calls for the design of dedicated models. For PV and LEDs, they are mixed with each other in complex alloys and heterostructures, including 2D/3D compositions, combined with additives or protecting layers to improve their stability and/or defectiveness as well as assembled with carrier selective layers. On the other hand, colloidal MHP nanocrystals are promising for devices exploiting both weak and strong light-matter interactions, such as lasers, single photon emitters if not all-optical logic gates. 

After a general introduction on MHPs, the talk will bring up some of the hot topics in the field and will summarize recent results obtained by the group in Rennes in collaboration with our partners from France and abroad2-6. 

This research received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, through an Innovation Action under the grant agreement No. 861985 (PeroCUBE) and a FET Open action under the grant agreement No. 899141 (PoLLoC). 


[1] and
[2] W. Li et al., Light-activated interlayer contraction in two-dimensional perovskites for high-efficiency solar cells, Nature Nanotechnology, 17, 45 (2022)
[3] B. Traore et al., A theoretical framework for microscopic surface and interface dipoles, work functions and valence band alignments in 2D and 3D halide perovskite heterostructures, ACS Energy Lett. 7, 349 (2022) 
[4] B. Traore et al., Band gap and energy level alignment of 2D and 3D halide perovskites using DFT-1/2, Phys. Rev. Materials, 6, 014604 (2022)
[5] S. Sidhik et al., Deterministic fabrication of 3D|2D 1 perovskite bilayer 2 stacks for durable and efficient solar cells, accepted.  
[6] Q. Akkerman, et al., Taming the nucleation and growth kinetics of lead halide perovskite quantum dots,

Prof. Antonio F Facchetti

Professor Facchetti's web page

Unconventional film morphologies for stretchable electrochemical transistors

1 Northwestern University 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston IL, 60208 USA 


The realization of fully stretchable electronic materials is central to advancing new types of mechanically agile and skin-integrable optoelectronic device technologies. In this presentation we report a materials design concept combining a porous organic semiconductor honeycomb film morphology with a biaxially pre-stretched platform that enables high-performance organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs) with charge transport stability up to 30-140% tensional strain, limited only by metal contact fatigue. The pre-stretched honeycomb channel semiconductor, donor-acceptor polymer DPP-g2T (DPP=diketopyrrolopyrrole, 2T=dithiophene), exhibits high ion uptake with ultra-stable electrochemical and mechanical properties, > 1500 redox cycles with 10000 stretching cycles under 30% strain. Highly reliable electrocardiogram recording cycles and synapse responses under varying strains, along with mechanical finite element analysis, underscore that the present stretchable OECT design strategy is suitable for diverse applications requiring stable signal output under deformation with low power dissipation and robustness to mechanical deformation.


1. Chen, J.; Huang, W.; Zheng, D.; Xie, Z.; Zhuang, X.; Zhao, D.; Chen, Y.; Su, N.; Chen, H.; Pankow, R. M.; Gao, Z.; Yu, J. Guo, X.; Cheng, Y.; Strzalka, J.; Yu, X.; Marks, T. J.; Facchetti, A. Highly-Stretchable Organic Electrochemical Transistors with Strain-Resistant Performance Nature. Mater. 2022, 21, 564–571.
2. Huang, L.; Wang, Z.; Chen, J.; Wang, B.; Chen, Y.; Huang, W.; Chi, L.; Marks, T. J.; Facchetti, A. Porous Semiconducting Polymers Enable High-Performance Electrochemical Transistors. Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 2021, 33(14), 2007041.

Author introduction
Antonio Facchetti is a co-founder and currently the Chief Technology Officer of Flexterra Corporation. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University and a Guest Professor at Linkoping University. He has published more than 550 research articles, 15 book chapters, and holds more than 130 patents. He received the ACS Award for Creative Invention, the Giulio Natta Gold Medal of the Italian Chemical Society, the team IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe Award, the corporate Flextech Award. He is a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Inventors, MRS, AAAS, PMSE, Kavli, and RSC. 

Prof. Marcela Bilek

Professor Bilek's web page

Tailorable biosignalling interfaces for controlled modulation of cell and tissue responses on glassware, multi-well plates, porous 3D scaffolds and micro/nanoparticles 

MMM Bilek*1,2,3,4, C.T. Tran1,2, A. Gilmour1,2, B Akhavan1,2, L Haidar1,2, R. Walia1,2, K Sato5, X. Feng2, S Wickham1,5, A Waterhouse3, G Yeo3, S Fraser2

1School of Physics, A28, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
2School of Biomedical Engineering, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
3Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
4 Sydney Nano Institute, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
5School of Chemistry, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

Modern biomedical research and clinical practice relies on a wide range of materials formed into complex structures to provide suitable environments for cells and tissues. These materials range from metals and glasses to plastics and hydrogels. Constraints on mechanical and optical properties required for particular in-vivo and in-vitro applications are usually not compatible with providing the optimum biological microenvironments for the interfacing cell types. 

Here we describe rapid, wet-chemistry free approaches that utilise environmentally-friendly ionised gases to activate a range of materials and structures for spontaneous, reagent-free, covalent functionalisation with bioactive molecules. Molecules that can be immobilised whilst retaining their functions include but are not limited to oligonucleotides, enzymes, peptides, aptamers, cytokines, antibodies, cell-adhesion extra-cellular matrix molecules and histological dyes. Their immobilisation occurs via surface-embedded radicals that are created by energetic ions from the ionised gas bombarding the materials surfaces prior to contact with the biomolecules [1]. Typical time scales of cell cultures necessitate covalent tethering because physical bonding would be susceptible to exchange with biomolecules from the culture media and robust spatial patterning of the molecules is required to replicate physiologically relevant structures. 

This presentation will examine the fundamental science and process adaptions that enable such surface modifications to be applied to the internal surfaces of multi-well plates, complex, porous materials and micro/nanostructures whilst retaining favourable optical properties. Strategies to pattern immobilised molecules on the surfaces will be examined. Applications enabling biological studies of the response of individual cells to proteins on a sub-cellular scale [3], and the preparation of multi-functionalisable nanoparticles [4] will be discussed. The surface embedded radicals are shown to enable polymerisation of hydrogels from thus activated surfaces [5] and control of the density and orientation of surface-immobilised bioactive peptides through pH variations and/or the application of external electric fields during the immobilization [6]. 

[1] PNAS  108:14405-14410  (2011); 
[2] ACS Appl. Mater. and Interfaces (2018); 
[3] ACS Appl. Nano Materials (2018); 
[4] Adv. Funct. Materials (2020);
[5] Nat. Comm. 9:357 (2018) 

Prof. Ganpati Ramanath

Professor Ramanath's web page

Molecular-design of inorganic interfaces and nanomaterials

Ganpati Ramanath
John Tod Horton Professor of Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, USA.
Visiting Professor
Advanced Functional Materials Laboratory, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, 
Linköping University, Sweden

Engineering nanomaterials and their heterointerfaces with control over multiple properties is crucial for diverse applications. I will first discuss a new approach to create high-figure-of-merit thermoelectric nanomaterials from nanocrystals synthesized by molecularly-directed synthesis and doping. The nanostructuring-doping combination in bulk nanostructured pellets formed from doped nanocrystals allows the untangling of unfavorable couplings between multiple properties. Doping-induced alterations in defect chemistry and electronic band structure provide a means to simultaneously achieving a high electrical conductivity and a high Seebeck coefficient, while nanostructuring leads to low thermal conductivities. I will then describe the use of molecular nanolayers at inorganic interfaces to obtain multifold enhancements in chemical stability, interfacial fracture energy, and thermal and electronic transport. Mechanisms include strong bonding, diffusion curtailment, and altered interfacial phase formation paths, that can be controlled through choices of molecular termini, chain length and backbone structure, and annealing. I will show that molecular nanolayers can trigger unusual interfacial phenomena (e.g., viscoelastic bandgaps), provide a new approach for studying interfacial fracture nanomechanics through macroscale experiments, and enable the design of high-interface-fraction organic-inorganic nanocomposites wherein the molecularly-induced interface properties become the materials properties. 

Selected references

Sci. Rep. 12, 10788 (2022); Nature Comm. 9, 5249 (2018); ACS Appl. Mater. Interf. 9, 2001 (2017); ACS Appl. Mater. Interf. 8, 4275 (2016); Adv. Mater. 28, 6436 (2016); Nature Mater. 12, 118 (2013); Nature Mater. 11, 233 (2012); Nano Lett. 12, 4523 (2012); Nano Lett. 11, 4337 (2011); ACS Nano 4, 5055 (2010); Nano Lett. 10, 4417 (2010); Nature 447, 299 (2007); Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 053903 (2014); Adv. Mater. Interf. 2, 1500186 (2015); Nanotechnology 27, 175601 (2016); Scripta Mater. 121, 42 (2016); Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 173904 (2016). 


Prof. Natalia Dubrovinskaia

Professor Dubrovinskaia's web page

Research on Advanced Functional Materials at High Pressures

Material Physics and Technology at Extreme Conditions, Universität Bayreuth, Germany
Guest Professor at Linköpings Universität, Sweden


The state of matter is strongly affected by variations in its chemical composition and the external parameters, such as pressure and temperature, allowing tuning of materials properties. This gives rise to a variety of phenomena relevant for a broad range of scientific disciplines and technological applications, from fundamental understanding of the Universe to targeted design of advanced materials. Compression is known to endorse, for example, metal-to-insulator transitions, superconductivity, and other interesting phenomena. To generate very high static pressures, we use an instrument which is called a diamond anvil cell (DAC), in which the material under investigation is squeezed between very small flat tips of two gem quality diamonds – diamond anvils. Due to extremely high compressional strength of diamond, pressures up to 200 GPa can be achieved on the sample. Our group has extended the static pressure range for materials investigations up to 1TPa (10 million atmospheres) due to our invention of a double-stage DAC. 
In our research at high and ultra-high pressures, we not only synthesize novel, often unpredictable, materials and study their structures using synchrotron single-crystal X-ray diffraction, but also try to understand the physical phenomena underlying their formation, chemical bonding, and properties.  In this talk I will focus on recent results achieved in a very close collaboration with Professor Igor Abrikosov and his theoretical group at Linköpings Universität. In particular, the synthesis and characterisation of a Dirac material (layered van der Waals bonded BeN₄ polymorph) and a whole plethora of novel transition metals borides, nitrides and polynitrides, including metal-inorganic frameworks Hf₄N₂₀⋅N₂, WN₈⋅N₂, and Os₅N₂₈⋅3N₂ with polymeric nitrogen linkers (a new class of compounds featuring open porous structures at megabar compression) will be discussed. Selected references are provided below.


I thank the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (Grant No. 05K19WC1), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG Projects No. DU 954–11/1) and the Swedish Government Strategic Research Areas in Materials Science on Functional Materials at Linköping University (Faculty Grant SFO-Mat-LiU No. 2009 00971).

Selected references

1) L. Dubrovinsky, S. Khandarkhaeva, T. Fedotenko, D. Laniel, M. Bykov, C. Giacobbe, E. L. Bright, P. Sedmak, S. Chariton, V. Prakapenka, A. V. Ponomareva, E. A. Smirnova, Maxim P. Belov, F. Tasnádi, N. Shulumba, F. Trybel, I. A. Abrikosov, N. Dubrovinskaia. Materials synthesis at terapascal static pressures. Nature (2022), 605, 274-278. doi:10.1038/s41586-022-04550-2
2) A. Aslandukov, F. Trybel, A. Aslandukova, D. Laniel, T. Fedotenko, S. Khandarkhaeva, G. Aprilis, C. Giacobbe, E.L. Bright, I. A. Abrikosov, L. Dubrovinsky, N. Dubrovinskaia. Anionic N18 Macrocycles and a Polynitrogen Double Helix in Novel Yttrium Polynitrides YN6 and Y2N11 at 100 GPa. Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2022), in press.
3) E. Bykova, E. Johansson, M. Bykov, S. Chariton, H. Fei, S.V. Ovsyannikov, A. Aslandukova, S. Gabel, H. Holz, B. Merle, B. Alling, I.A. Abrikosov, J.S. Smith, V.B. Prakapenka, T. Katsura, N. Dubrovinskaia, A.F. Goncharov, L. Dubrovinsky. Novel Class of Rhenium Borides Based on Hexagonal Boron Networks Interconnected by Short B2 Dumbbells. Special edition of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A “Emerging investigators” (2022), in press.
4) M. Bykov, T. Fedotenko, S. Chariton, D. Laniel, K. Glazyrin, M. Hanfland, J. S. Smith, V. B. Prakapenka, M. F. Mahmood, A. F. Goncharov, Alena V. Ponomareva, Ferenc Tasnádi, A. I. Abrikosov, T. B. Masood, I. Hotz, A. N. Rudenko, M. I. Katsnelson, N. Dubrovinskaia, L. Dubrovinsky, I. A. Abrikosov: High-Pressure Synthesis of Dirac Materials: Layered van der Waals Bonded BeN₄ Polymorph. Physical Review Letters, 126 (2021). doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.175501
5) M. Bykov, S. Chariton, E. Bykova, S. Khandarkhaeva, T. Fedotenko, A. V. Ponomareva, J. Tidholm, F. Tasnádi, I. A. Abrikosov, P. Sedmak, V. Prakapenka, M. Hanfland, H.-P. Liermann, M. Mahmood, A. F. Goncharov, N. Dubrovinskaia, L. Dubrovinsky. High-Pressure Synthesis of Metal-Inorganic Frameworks Hf₄N₂₀⋅N₂, WN₈⋅N₂, and Os₅N₂₈⋅3N₂ with Polymeric Nitrogen Linkers. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 59 (2020). - S. 10321-10326, doi:10.1002/anie.202002487.
6) M. Bykov, S. Chariton, H. Fei, T. Fedotenko, G. Aprilis, A. V. Ponomareva, F. Tasnádi, I. A. Abrikosov, B. Merle, P. Feldner, S. Vogel, W. Schnick, V. B. Prakapenka, E. Greenberg, M. Hanfland, A. Pakhomova, H.-P. Liermann, T. Katsura, N. Dubrovinskaia, L. Dubrovinsky. High-pressure synthesis of ultraincompressible hard rhenium nitride pernitride Re₂(N₂)(N)₂ stable at ambient conditions. Nature Communications, 10 (2019). doi:10.1038/s41467-019-10995-3

Prof. Mathias Schubert

Professor Schubert's web page

"Oxide based high power electronic materials research for the future of green energy"

Prof. Istvan Furo

Professor Furo's web page

NMR Spectroscopic Approaches to Materials. A Case Study in Batteries and Supercapacitors

István Furó and Sergey V. Dvinskikh
Department of Chemistry, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden


Last year, the Swedish Research Council VR granted a new national infrastructure SwedNMR. Distributed over nine Swedish universities, the network is tasked by facilitating and broadening access to NMR spectroscopy. One of the three access nodes (located jointly at Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology) handles applications of NMR to materials while the other nodes concern biomolecular and medical applications such NMR-based metabolomics. 

Arguably, NMR in materials is an extremely heterogeneous area and, perhaps by tradition, material scientists are not the most ardent users of this methodology. In this lecture we wish to highlight the ways the rich variety of NMR-based experiments can be applied to materials. We shall also illustrate the potential and comparative advantage with NMR that can be realized despite its disadvantages (among other things, its low signal strength and its interpretational pitfalls primarily connected to its tendency to make structural information dependent on the dynamical regime).

Our illustrative examples are going to be taken from the family of materials that, when combined into devices like batteries and supercapacitors, permit us to store electric energy. We shall emphasize that in battery and supercapacitor materials NMR approaches adapted to either the electrodes or the electrolyte can provide direct and local structural and dynamical information about the most crucial component in those systems: the ions. As we are also going to show, a lot what can be learned from NMR is not accessible by other methods. In an orthogonal manner, we shall also try to illustrate what possible insights can be gained from different sorts of NMR parameters like chemical shifts and line splittings (chemical/electronic environments and mesoscopic structures), spin relaxation times (local dynamics), self-diffusion and electrokinetic coefficients (long range dynamics of molecules and ions) and, on a distinct manner, by NMR (or, MRI) images.

Prof. Fredrik Heintz

Professor Heintz's web page

AI - What is it and Why is it important?

Prof Fredrik Heintz

Self driving cars, intelligent robots and computers with superhuman performance in games like Go and Poker was previously science fiction. 
Now they affect the way we work, our everyday activities, and society at large. This talk will give an overview of what AI is, how it can be used to do better science and also some of the likely consequences for society. Be prepared as you may leave the talk with more questions than answers.

Professor of Computer Science at Linköping University, where he leads the Reasoning and Learning lab. His research focus is artificial intelligence especially Trustworthy AI and the intersection between machine reasoning and machine learning. Director of the Wallenberg AI and Transformative Technologies Education Development Program (WASP-ED), Director of the Graduate School of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), Coordinator of the TAILOR ICT-48 network developing the scientific foundations of Trustworthy AI, and President of the Swedish AI Society. Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).



Monday 29 August

17:45-18:30 "AI - What is it and Why is it important?" Invited talk by Prof Fredrik Heintz, Linköping university. (Stellar Hall, level 4)

18:30 Dinner

Tuesday 30 August

09:30-09:45 Introduction by AFM acting director Igor Abrikosov

09:45-12:00 Session one, Keynote presentations. 

Chairperson Igor Abrikosov 
(Stellar Hall, level 4)

  • 09:45-10:15 "Unconventional film morphologies for stretchable electrochemical transistors" Prof. Antonio F Facchetti, Northwestern University, USA
  • 10:15-10.45 "Title TBA" Prof. Claudine Katan, Rennes Institute of Chemical Sciences, France
  • 10.45-11.00 Break
  • 11:00-11:30 "Tailorable biosignalling interfaces for controlled modulation of cell and tissue responses on glassware, multi-well plates, porous 3D scaffolds and micro/nanoparticles" (via Zoom) Prof. Marcela Bilek, University of Sydney, Australia
  • 11:30-12:00 "Research on Advanced Functional Materials at High Pressures" (via Zoom), Prof. Natalia Dubrovinskaia, University of Bayreuth, Germany

12:00-12:50 Lunch

14:00-15:00 Poster session with coffee (Stellar Hall, level 4), Company exhibition

15:15-16:45 Session 2 Oral presentations

Chairperson Xavier Crispin
(Stellar hall, level 4)

"Understanding mechanism and application of dilute donor non-fullerene organic solar cells" 
Fengling Zhang 
"Efficient photon upconversion in semiconductor nanowires through heterostructure engineering " 
Mattias Jansson 
"Investigating CVD of sp2-boron nitride films on different sapphire-based substrates" 
Sachin Sharma
"Metabolite-induced in vivo fabrication of substrate-free organic bioelectronics " 
Xenofon Strakosas
"Ion-selective electrocatalysis: Directional ionic transport in electrochemical conversion of quinones”
Mikhail Vagin 
"Is Atomic Layer Deposition the Enabler for InN-based electronics? " 
Henrik Pedersen 

15:15-16:45 Session 3 Oral presentations

Chairperson Per Eklund
(Uttern lecture hall, level 1)

"Amorphization and scattering contrast tuning in polarizing multilayer neutron optics " 
Anton Zubayer
"Competition between plasticity and brittleness in refractory ceramics"
Davide G. Sangiovanni
"Chemical Bonding of Termination Species in 2D Ceramic Materials (MXenes) Investigated by X-ray Spectroscopy and Electronic Structure Calculations"
 Martin Magnuson 
"New Understandings of Doped Organic Hole Transport Layer for More Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells"
Feng Wang
Machine learning approach for longitudinal spin fluctuation effects in bcc Fe at Tc and under Earth-core conditions
Marian Arale Brännvall
"Investigation of 2D Boridene from First Principles and Experiments "
Pernilla Helmer

16:45-18:30  Poster and company exhibition

18:30 Dinner

20:30-22:30 Poster and company exhibition. Individual research discussions. 

Wednesday 31 August

08:15-09:45 Session 4 Oral presentations

ChairpersonRu Peng
(Stellar hall, level 4)

"Atomic-scale imperfections in transition metal diboride coatings” 
Justinas Palisaitis
"Toward energy-efficient physical vapor deposition: densification of (Ti1 yAly)1 xWxN thin films grown with no external heating" 
Xiao Li 
"First principles meet machine learning: Green-Kubo simulations for the discovery of thermal insulators"
Florian Knoop
"Machine learned interatomic potentials to simulate materials at  realistic conditions"
Ferenc Tasnádi
"High-efficiency organic solar cells with minimised voltage losses" 
Feng Gao
"ARTEMI - a National Infrastructure for Electron Microscopy"
Per Persson


08:15-09:45 Session 5 Oral presentations

Chairperson Kajsa Uvdal
(Uttern lecture hall, level 1)

"Polypyrrole-based soft actuators driven by glucose”
Amaia B. Ortega-Santos
"Vapour Phase Polymerization of Thieno[3,4-b]thiophene-Tosylate: Optimization and Application for Fast Electrochemical Switching and Controllable Structural Colouration"
Mohammad Shaad Ansari 
"Development of a novel toolbox for fabrication of protein materials" 
Niclas Solin
"Printed Hybrid Materials for Thermoelectric Energy Conversion"
Zia Ullah Khan
"Accessing and describing novel properties in nanomaterials by combining chemical synthesis and first principles calculations"
Geetu Sharma
"Piezoelectric cellulose nanofibers"
Ayesha Sultana

09:45-10:15 Coffee 

10:00-11:45 Session 6 Keynote presentations

Chairperson Johanna Rosén (Stellar Hall, level 4)

  • 10:15-10:45 "NMR Spectroscopic Approaches to Materials. A Case Study in Batteries and Supercapacitors" Prof. Istvan Furo,KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • 10:45-11:15  "Molecular-design of inorganic interfaces and nanomaterials" Prof. Ganpati Ramanath, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • 11.15-11:45 "Oxide based high power electronic materials research for the future of green energy" Prof. Mathias Schubert (University of Nebraska, USA) 


11:45-12:45 Lunch

13:00-13.30  "Research strategy, profile areas and AFM" Per Dannetun (Stellar Hall)

13.30-14.00 Panel discussion. (Stellar Hall)

14:00-14:30 Coffee

14:30-15:30 Session 7 Oral presentations

Chairperson Daniel Aili 
(Stellar hall, level 4)

"Fully 3D-Printed Organic Electrochemical Transistors"
Matteo Masetti
"Stretchable electronic composites for wearables and implants”
Klas Tybrandt
"Self-Assembled Cellulose-Nanoparticle Composites for Sensing and Wound Care"
Olof Eskilsson
"Mesoporous materials for a sustainable society" 
Emma Björk

14:30-15:30 Session 8 Oral presentations

ChairpersonMagnus Jonsson
(Uttern lecture hall, level 1)

"Chrome-free corrosion protected anodic coatings by a sustainable aerosol-based sealing technique "
Thirza Poot
"Graphene/3C-SiC heterostructure for converting CO2 into renewable fuel using solar energy " 
Jianwu Sun
" Extreme complexity of high-pressure nitrides at extreme conditions revealed by SCXRD and DFT"
Florian Trybel
" Epitaxial growth of group 4 transition metal diboride thin films on 4H-SiC(0001) substrates”
Claudia Schnitter

15:30-15.40 Poster prize award (presented in Stellar Hall), Concluding remarks



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