ForMAX Infrastructure Webinar Series

Next webinar November 7

Welcome to a webinar series on the ForMAX infrastructure! Take the opportunity to learn more about the MAX IV laboratory, the ForMAX beamline, and how to get access to the instrument. 

The ForMAX instrument at the MAX IV Laboratory, funded by the industrial partners of Treesearch and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation, will go into operation in fall 2022. With this investment, Treesearch associated get increased access to ForMAX in particular and to MAX IV in general. The webinar series will also present results from the first experiments at ForMAX and from state-of-the-art combined x-ray scattering and rheological studies on lignocellulosic materials.

Register to receive a link to the Zoom-webinars. The webinars are open for all to attend.

Program Fall 2022

Webinar 1:
September 14, 13.00 – 15.00 CET

ForMAX beamline – what it is and how to apply
 

Kim Nygård, project manager and beamline scientist at the MAX IV laboratory

 

Sam McDonald, researcher and beamline scientist at the MAX IV laboratory

The first webinar will be split in two parts. In the first part, we will introduce and explain the MAX IV Laboratory as well as the ForMAX instrument, including dedicated sample environments and means for sample preparation. In the second part, we will guide the audience through each important step of a successful experiment at ForMAX.

Kim received his PhD in physics from the University of Helsinki in 2007. He has held positions at the Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France, and University of Gothenburg, before joining the MAX IV Laboratory in 2017 to lead the ForMAX project. 

Sam received his PhD in Materials Science from the University of Manchester, UK, in 2004, with a focus on the application of X-ray tomography to characterise damage and deformation in metal matrix composites and metallic foams. He has since held post-doc positions at the University of Manchester, the Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland, and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France, before joining the MAX IV Laboratory in 2020 as a scientist at the ForMAX beamline.

Webinar 2:
September 20, 13.00 – 15.00 CET

ForMAX beamline – Feedback session
 

Kim Nygård, project manager and beamline scientist at the MAX IV laboratory

 

Sam McDonald, researcher and beamline scientist at the MAX IV laboratory

During the feedback session for proposals, Treesearch members have the opportunity to discuss their ideas for experiments at ForMAX and/or other instruments at MAX IV, in advance of the proposal submission deadline on September 26th. The participants should prepare 1-2 slides in advance, briefly describing the experiment they’d like to carry out. The feedback session will be led by Sam McDonald and Kim Nygård.

Kim received his PhD in physics from the University of Helsinki in 2007. He has held positions at the Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France, and University of Gothenburg, before joining the MAX IV Laboratory in 2017 to lead the ForMAX project. 

Sam received his PhD in Materials Science from the University of Manchester, UK, in 2004, with a focus on the application of X-ray tomography to characterise damage and deformation in metal matrix composites and metallic foams. He has since held post-doc positions at the University of Manchester, the Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland, and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France, before joining the MAX IV Laboratory in 2020 as a scientist at the ForMAX beamline.

Webinar 3:
November 7, 13.00 – 14.00 CET

Combining Rheology and Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering at MAX IV

Roland Kádár, Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg

A new rheometer has been commissioned at the CoSAXS breamline at MAX IV. An overview of the general uses of rheo-SAXS, what can be currently done at MAX IV and a few new experiments that we already performed, will be presented in this seminar.

Roland is Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden. He obtained his PhD degree in 2010 from the Polytechnic Univesity of Bucharest and then continued as postdoctoral researcher to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In 2014 he was appointed on a tenured position at Chalmers, where he is leading a research group focused on the Rheology and Processing of Soft Matter. Roland is PI in the Wallenberg Wood Science Centre (WWSC 2.0), the Vinnova Competence Centre ‘2D material-based technology for industrial applications’ (2D-TECH) and the FibRe Vinnova Competence Centre, where he also serves as Research Competence Area leader for Predictive Processing. In addition to his activities at Chalmers, Roland is President of the Nordic Rheology Society and elected individual member representative in the European Rheology Society committee.

Registration

Organisers and contact

The webinar is organized by Treesearch and MAX IV

Contact and organizer: Anastasia Riazanova, KTH 

Do you have technical questions about the online seminars or registration? Please contact collaboration@treesearch.se