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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 – submit your abstract in the registration form


The program and speakers may be updated. 

Wednesday May 24


Registration opens




Welcome and start of the conference

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


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
Reine Wallenberg, Lund University

Bonus visit: Food Lab


Study visit at Lund University – Kemicentrum and M-building


Wrap-up and summary of Day 1


Poster session and mingle



Thursday May 25


Coffe and mingle


Welcome and start of Day 2


Materials Characterization and Processing – Large-scale Synchrotron Facilities

Tomas Rosén, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The ForMAX beamline at MAX IV
Kim Nygård, MAX IV


Coffee break


Materials Characterization and Processing – Research Presentations

Linnea Björn, Chalmers
Eskil Andreasson, Tetra Pak

Cellulose under extreme pressure
Rohan Ajit Kulkarni, WWSC/KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Korneliya Gordeyeva, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Sara Blomberg, Lund University


Materials Characterization and Processing – Industrial Applications

Christophe Barbier, Billerud

Eskil Andreasson, Tetra Pak




End of conference


Among the speakers at Treesearch Insight:

Anastasia Riazanova

Coordinator Treesearch Research Infrastructure

Christophe Barbier

Senior Manager Research & Specialists Billerud AB

Daniel Söderberg

Director Treesearch

Eskil Andreasson

Technology Specialist Tetra Pak

Kim Nygård

Beamline Scientist and Project Manager MAX IV

Korneliya Gordeyeva

Researcher KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Linnea Björn

PhD student Chalmers

Ola Wallberg

Professor Lund University

Reine Wallenberg

Professor Lund University

Rohan Ajit Kulkarni

WWSC/KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Tomas Rosén

Researcher KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Sara Blomberg

Assistant Professor Lund University

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-building 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 submit abstract is April 24 and last day to register is May 5. In case of cancellation after the 10th of May, Treesearch reservs the right to take out a fee for covering the costs of administration.


Last day to register: May 5

Abstract submission

Submit an abstract to participate in the poster session on Day 1! Abstract submission is open to everyone who is interested or engaged in the area of materials characterization and processing. It is not a requirement to have used large-scale synchrotron facilities or Treesearch Research Infrastructure before. We will present all abstracts and posters on the conference website. 
You submit your abstract in the registration form.

Last day to send in an abstract: April 24


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