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2017-04-04
The fourth course theme “Metallic materials” in the LIGHTer - Lightweight materials and design PhD course (6hp) were held in Trollhättan and Älvängen on the 15-16 March. Theoretical lectures were given at the SAAB Car Museum in Trollhättan by Andreas Lundbäck (LTU) and Eva-Lis Odenberger (LTU, Swerea IVF) in combination with industry seminar at GKN Aerospace Sweden and study visit at Brogren Industries AB.

  

Lectures given by LTU at the SAAB Car Museum, industry seminar at GKN and visit at Brogren Industries in Älvängen.

2017-03-17

The LIGHTer PhD network member Mohammadreza Zamani will defended his PhD thesis entitled “Al-Si Cast Alloys – Microstructure and Mechanical Properties at Ambient and Elevated Temperature” at Jönköping University on the 7th of April, 10 AM, room E1405.

2017-02-21
The annual workshop organized for the LIGHTer PhD network will be held on 9 May at Näringslivets Hus, Storgatan 19 i Stockholm on the theme “Scientific writing and publishing with impact”. The workshop starts at 08:30 AM and ends at 04:30 PM, coffee and lunch included.
The workshop will be held by Dr. Dan Csontos at Elevate Scientific AB with a focus on research results in lightweight technologies. The number of participants is limited to 50. The seminar and work shop involves

  1. Crafting a scientific story that makes an impact
  2. Elements of a great paper
  3. Writing with structure and flow
  4. From lab to journal

Book the date in your calendar to join this unique opportunity. The workshop is held in close connection to the LIGHTer result workshop on 10 May in Stockholm.

2017-01-12 - 13
The third course theme “Composite materials and sandwich” in the LIGHTer - Lightweight materials and design PhD course (6hp) were held in Laholm. Theoretical lectures were given by Dan Zenkert (KTH) and Martin Fagerström (Chalmers) in combination with an industry seminar and study visit at DIAB.

  

Lectures given by Chalmers and KTH, industry visit at DIAB in Laholm.

2017-01-12
The LIGHTer PhD network development group wish you all a fruitful 2017!

In January, March and April the PhD course in LIGTHer – Lightweight materials and design (6hp) continues. Three occasions will take place at SAAB Linköping, GKN Aerospace Trollhättan and Brogren Industries in Älvängen and at Gestamp Hardtech in Luleå.

In May the annual workshop for LIGHTer PhD network will take place.

Follow the on-going activities in the calendar 2017!

2016-12-18
The LIGHTer PhD network member Stefan Golling has defended his PhD thesis in the research subject Solid Mechanics at Luleå University of Technology. Congratulations!

More information below:
http://www.ltu.se/research/subjects/Hallfasthetslara/Examina/Disputation-Stefan-Golling-1.129384

2016-12-01
The LIGHTer PhD network workshop and course examination in LIGTHer – Lightweight materials and design (6hp) was held at Nordic Forum in Kista on the 21-22 of November.

The workshop was performed on the theme “Emerging Materials” together with the LIGHTer SRA1 researchers in close connection to the LIGHTer Annual General Meeting, workshop and Board Meeting.

2016-08-30
The unique PhD course in lightweight materials and design takes place for the third time during the autumn 2016 and spring 2017. The course is performed in collaboration between KTH, Chalmers and Luleå University of Technology and involves industries in Sweden from different segments such as Volvo Car Corporation, GKN Aerospace, SAAB Aerospace, DIAB and Gestamp Hardtech. Theoretical lectures are combined with industry seminars and visits at the lightweight theme.
The first course theme will be at Chalmers University and Volvo Cars Corporation in Gothenburg during 18-19th of October where the graduate students also will present their research to each other.

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The course 2015-2016

2016-08-19
Reserve the dates for the LIGHTer PhD network workshop and course examination in LIGTHer – Lightweight materials and design (6hp) at Nordic Forum in Kista on the 21-22 of November. The workshop will be performed together with the LIGHTer SRA1 researchers in close connection to the LIGHTer Annual General Meeting, workshop & Board Meeting.

2016-05-15
The LIGHTer PhD network was held on the 10-11th of May 2016 at Hindåsgården conference facility close to Landvetter airport on the theme; Collaboration.

The focus of the LIGHTer PhD workshop was to build the team with group dynamic exercises and get to know each other’s research interests, discuss the LIGHTer agenda and how interdisciplinary research collaboration between the LIGHTer PhD students can be initiated that results in co-publications.


 
2016-04-21
In the LIGHTer - Leightweight materials and design course, the fifth theme - Manufacturing of metal structures was held on the 19th and 20th of April. The theoretical lectures were given by Luleå University of Technology on modeling and simulation of thermo-mechanical forming and press hardening of boron steels. Industry presentations and factory visit was given by Gestamp HardTech.

2016-04-01
The fourth course theme - Composite materials and sandwich was held at DIAB in Laholm on the 17th and 18th of March. The theoretical lecture was given by Chalmers and combined with presentations and a factory visit at DIAB.

2016-02-01
The third course theme - Composite materials took place at SAAB in Linköping during the 20th and 21st of January. Theoretical lectures given by KTH and presentations including an industry visit given by SAAB discussed lightweight designs and solutions in composite materials for aircraft applications.

2016-01-15
We are happy to announce that 43 graduate students from 7 different Universities in Sweden has been enrolled in LIGHTer PhD network. We look forward to a fruitful and exciting 2016!

2015-12-10
Welcome to a course on the damage and fracture mechanics of composites (7,5hp) offered by LIGHTer PhD network. Lectures will be given by national experts within the field. The course is held at Chalmers in Gothenburg divided into two blocks 25-26 February and 7-8 April. Read more about the course description below.

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2015-12-03
The second course theme - Metals, in the LIGHTer - Lightweight materials and design course took place at University West and GKN Aerospace Sweden in Trollhättan during the 2nd and 3rd of December. Theoretical lectures by Luleå University of Technology and industry presentations given by GKN Aerospace Sweden discussed lightweight design and solutions in aerospace applications. A visit at PTC was also conducted and the graduate students presented their research to each other.

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2015-12-01
The technical PhD project presentations in the course examination of LIGTHer – Lightweight materials and design (6hp) was successfully performed in close connection to the LIGHTer International Conference on 16-17th of November.

2015-10-14
The unique PhD course in lightweight materials and design takes place for the second time during the autumn 2015 and spring 2016. The course is performed in collaboration between KTH, Chalmers and Luleå University of Technology and involves industries in Sweden from different segments. Theoretical lectures are combined with industry seminars and visits at the lightweight theme.
The first course theme was held at Chalmers University and Volvo Cars Corporation in Gothenburg during 13-14 of October where the graduate students presented their research to each other.
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2015-08-28
LIGHTer PhD network organize technical PhD project presentations in the course examination of LIGTHER – Lightweight materials and design (6hp). The examination seminar is performed in close connection to the LIGHTer International Conference on 16-17 of November and it is open to participants of the conference. Your participation is marked through the registration form of the LIGHTer International Conference.

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2015-08-27
The PhD course “LIGTHER – Lightweight materials and design” (6hp) starts for the second time with 20 new graduate students within LIGHTer PhD network. The first course theme on Materials Selection are performed in Gothenburg, 13-14th of October. Theoretical lectures are given by Prof. Lars Nyborg at Chalmers in combination with an industry seminar and study visit at Volvo Car Corporation.

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2015-05-15
The LIGHTer PhD network and SRA1 workshop was held on the 12-13th of May 2015 at Steningevik conference facility close to Arlanda airport with common activities between the SRA1 researchers and the PhD network.

The focus of the workshop was to meet and get to know each other’s research interests, discuss the LIGHTer vision and how leading interdisciplinary research teams can be gathered and established in Sweden. One of the workshop themes also addressed interdisciplinary research collaboration between the SRA1 researchers and LIGHTer PhD students.

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2015-05-06
LIGHTer PhD network organize a workshop and seminar occassion for all PhD students participating in the network during the 12th and 13th of May.

The workshop is a two day event held in the Stockholm area. The first day includes PhD projects presentations focusing on to discuss multidisciplinary research collaboration between the graduate students.
The second day is performed together with the LIGHTer SRA1 researchers from academia and industry. The workshop themes concerns the LIGHTer vision, interdisciplinary research teams and collaboration.

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2015-04-20
In the LIGHTer - Leightweight materials and design course, the fifth theme - Manufacturing of metal structures was held on the 20th and 21st of April. The theoretical lectures were given by Luleå University of Technology on modeling  and simulation of thermo-mechanical forming and press hardening of boron steels. Industry presentations and factory visit was given by Gestamp HardTech.

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2015-04-08
The fourth course theme - Composite materials and sandwich was held at DIAB in Laholm on the 19th and 20th of March. The theoretical lecture was this time given by Chalmers and combined with presentations and a factory visit at DIAB.

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Courtecy DIAB. The picture to the right is taken at DIAB with Carl-Johan Lindholm from CCG Composites and graduate students involved in LIGHTer PhD network.

2015-01-14
The third course theme - Composite materials took place at SAAB in Linköping during the 13th and 14th of January. Theoretical lectures given by KTH and presentations including an industry visit given by SAAB discussed lightweight designs and solutions in composite materials for aircraft applications.

2014-12-08
The second course theme - Metals, in LIGHTer - Lightweight materials and design took place at PTC in Trollhättan during the 3rd and 4th of December. Theoretical lectures by Luleå university of technology and industry presentations given by GKN Aerospace Sweden discussed lightweight design and solutions in aerospace applications.

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Picture by Ted Sjöberg, LTU

2014-11-11
A new specific course for LIGHTer PhD network is included in the course program. The PhD course on Structural Optimization is organised by Linköping University and Lund University. It is scheduled to the 15-17:th of June and 25-27:th of August 2015.

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2014-10-13
Unique PhD course in lightweight materials and design takes place during the autumn 2014 and spring 2015.
The course is perfomed in collaboration between KTH, Chalmers and Luleå University of Technology. Theoretical lectures are combined with industry seminars and visits at the lightweight theme.

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Picture from first course theme at Chalmers University and Volvo Cars Corporation in Gothenburg.
Pictures by Ted Sjöberg. 

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2014-10-10
The first PhD student enrollment is finalised. 35 PhD students has been accepted to join the network!
Observe that it is possible to apply for enrollment continuously.

2014-06-23
The PhD student enrollment is now open for students matriculated at Swedish universities to apply for a membership in LIGHTer PhD network.

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