The development of various materials has had a profound impact on the way people live their lives – from the Bronze Age and Iron Age to today when 3D printers are printing materials with built-in sensors. As we now pursue a sustainable society we are carefully considering the best way to manage the materials when a product is no longer in use or when it will be used in the next cycle in a circular, sustainable economy.
New materials and processes are presenting a challenge for today’s product designers. There are more and more ways to reduce the weight of various products and more of them are being electrified. Demand for metals for batteries is also growing, and it is increasingly important to find the most efficient ways to recycle these.
We welcome you to a full day on the theme of materials and materials development arranged by IVA’s Mining and Materials division. We will discuss the challenges, trends and opportunities for a sustainable future from a materials perspective.
09:00 Welcome Gert Nilson, Technical Director, Jernkontoret and Chair IVA's Division Mining and Materials
09:05 Introduction - The role of materials in society, Olle Wijk, Professor and Chairman SWERIM, Swedish Research Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Materials
9:30 The role of materials in the past, present and future
- Small atoms, big revolutions - How our ability to assemble atoms and molecules has changed (and will further change) human history,Vincenzo Palermo, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology
- Urban mining-Recycling of electronics, Kerstin Konradsson, CEO Boliden Smelters
- A modern view of metallurgy - 2020 vision, Roger Reed, Professor, University of Oxford,
12:30 Current material trends – caring for the planet
- At the Crossroads of Additive, Analytics and Advanced Materials, Tresa Pollock, Professor NAE, GASL, ALCOA Distinguished Professor, Materials University of California, Santa Barbara
- Materials of tomorrow - the design approach, Annika Borgenstam, Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Director of the Hero-m 2i center
- Materials science for reduced CO2 emissions in processing of steel, Martin Pei, Executive Vice President, CTO SSAB
14:50 Materials for the future
- Integrated Computational Materials Engineering – Materials for the future daily life and space exploration, Charlie Kuehmann, Vice-President of Materials Engineering at Tesla and SpaceX
- Two-dimensional materials – from Flatland to reality Jari Kinaret, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology and Head of the European Graphene Flagship on Graphene
16:10 - 16:30 Break
16:30 - 17:15 Panel discussion: Outlook making the earth suffice beyond 10 billion inhabitants