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

Olov Planthaber

The goal of the AFM2022 conference is 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.


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.

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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.

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Prof. Claudine Katan

Prof. Antonio F Facchetti

Prof. Marcela Bilek

Prof. Ganpati Ramanath

Prof. Natalia Dubrovinskaia

Prof. Mathias Schubert

Prof. Istvan Furo

Prof. Fredrik Heintz

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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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AFM 2022 acknowledge the generous support from our sponsors.

  • Pfeiffer Vacuum Scandinavia AB

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  • Innovative Materials Arena

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  • Ionbond Sweden AB

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  • Impact Coatings AB

  • Husqvarna AB

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