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Treesearch Insight 2023

Materials Characterization and Processing

24 – 25 May, Kemicentrum and MAX IV in Lund

Welcome to this year’s Treesearch Insight – a conference on characterization and processing of materials from the forest, with study visits to Lund University and the synchrotron facility MAX IV.

The conference is open and free to attend for you who are associated to Treesearch, or are working at a Treesearch partner.

Join an interactive conference where you get to visit world-class research infrastructure, listen to inspiring examples on applications, and network with academia, industry and institute.

Scientific advances

Listen to current scientific breakthroughs and progress in the field of materials characterization and processing​

Visit Lund University

Learn about infrastructure and expertise that are available at Lund University and via Treesearch Research Infrastructure

Visit ForMAX at MAX IV

Visit the newly opened ForMAX beamline at MAX IV, a beamline specially designed for studies on materials from the forest 

Present your research

Take the opportunity to present your research at the conference in a poster session


The program and speakers may be updated. 

Wednesday May 24


Registration opens

Kårhuset Lobby



Moroten & Piskan 


Welcome and start of the conference

Treesearch research infrastructure for materials characterization and processing
Anastasia Riazanova, Treesearch

Kårhusets hörsal (Kårhör)


Research Infrastructure at Lund University – Introduction

Biomass Steam Pretreatment
Ola Wallberg, Lund University

4D Imaging Lab
Stephen Hall, Lund University

nCHERM – National Center for High-Resolution Electron Microscopy
Daniel Madsen, Lund University

Bonus visit: Food Lab

Kårhusets hörsal (Kårhör)


Study visit in groups at Lund University – Kemicentrum and M-building


End of study visit


Poster session and mingle
Read the poster abstracts here





Thursday May 25


Welcome and start of Day 2



Materials Characterization and Processing – Large-scale Synchrotron Facilities

Synchrotrons – A non-technical guide to the whats, whys, and hows
Tomas Rosén, KTH / WWSC

The ForMAX beamline at MAX IV
Kim Nygård, MAX IV



Coffee break


Materials Characterization and Processing – Research Presentations

Why x-ray a paper straw?
Linnea Björn, Chalmers
Eskil Andreasson, Tetra Pak

Cellulose under extreme pressure
Rohan Ajit Kulkarni, WWSC/KTH 

Investigation of wood based materials by synchrotron radiation techniques
Korneliya Gordeyeva, KTH 
Pablo Villanueva Perez, Lund University

In situ X-ray spectroscopy of catalysts for biofuel production
Sara Blomberg, Lund University



Materials Characterization and Processing – Industrial Applications

Go to Gemba with x-rays
Christel Andersson, Tetra Pak

How to use synchrotron X-rays in product development – The devil is in the details
Christophe Barbier, Billerud

Synchrotron Facilities & AstraZeneca – Research and Collaboration
Stefan Norberg, AstraZeneca






End of conference


Practical details for the conference

When: May 24 – 25. The program starts May 24 with lunch at 12.00 and ends May 25 at 16.00.

Who can attend: Treesearch associated (e.g., researcher, PhD student, postdoc, industrial specialist) or working at a Treesearch partner. You can also be a special invited guest.

Cost: Treesearch covers the conference fee, including all meals, for you who are associated to Treesearch or are an employee at a Treesearch partner. Participants cover the cost for accommodation and travel.

Accommodation: Please note that all participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation.

Venues: The conference will take place at different venues including study visits to Lund University and MAX IV. Day 1 will take place at Kårhuset, Kemicentrum, and M-huset at Lund University. Day 2 will take place at BRICKS and MAX IV. We suggest to bring clothes according to weather conditions as well as comfortable shoes to walk in.

Changes in your registration: If you want to change any details in your registration contact

Important dates: Last day to register is May 5. In case of cancellation after May 10, Treesearch reservs the right to take out a fee for covering the costs of administration.


Among the speakers at Treesearch Insight:

Christel Andersson

Technology Specialist Tetra Pak

Christophe Barbier

Senior Manager Research & Specialists Billerud

Linnea Björn

PhD student Chalmers / FibRe

Eskil Andreasson

Technology Specialist
Tetra Pak

Stefan Norberg

Associate Principal Scientist AstraZeneca

Sara Blomberg

Assistant Professor Lund University

Kim Nygård

Beamline Scientist and Project Manager MAX IV

Tomas Rosén

Researcher KTH / WWSC

Korneliya Gordeyeva

Researcher KTH

Stephen Hall

Senior Lecturer, Lund University

Pablo Villanueva Perez

Associate senior lecturer, Lund University

Ola Wallberg

Professor Lund University

Rohan Ajit Kulkarni

PhD student WWSC/KTH 

Daniel Söderberg

Director Treesearch

Anastasia Riazanova

Coordinator Treesearch Research Infrastructure


Registration is closed


For questions regarding the conference and content please contact Kristin Witzel, Deputy Director for Collaboration at

For questions regarding your registration contact the registrator at