Speaker: Malin Åkermo
Title: Composite manufacturing in future lightweight design
Date/Time:24 May 2022 / 17:30 - 18:30
Bio: Malin Åkermo is Professor in Lightweight structures at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, with a particular interest in composite materials and their processing. For more than 15 years, she has led a group performing research on the manufacturing of structural composites in collaboration with the industry. Studied material systems and applications span from aerospace to automotive. The research relies on simulations combined with experimental studies. Examples of ongoing research areas are multi-layer forming of UD prepreg composites, environmental impact on form stability and spring-back, composite tooling technology, and multi-functional composites with sensing ability. Further, the group is developing conceptual design methodologies aiming at finding the best combination of material selection, design, and manufacturing process from a cost-to-weight perspective, thereby studying the impact of, e.g., circular materials.