Susanne Norgren

Susanne is involved in research on powder metallurgy and sintering of hard metals and diamond materials, especially in metal cutting and rock drilling applications. Here the tribological degradation and coupling between material performance and properties is very important. Her research includes thermodynamic modeling and coupling between atomistic calculations and thermodynamics and kinetics, often applied to practical experiences. 

She is member of several technical program committees, for example the World Powder Metallurgy Conference 2018, European Powder Metallurgy Conference, Nordtrib, Euromat 2019, ICSHM 2019, CALPHAD2020.  She has been invited lecturer to the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), UK, IVA, and Keynote speaker at Euromat and European Powder metallurgy conference, to mention a few. 

Currently she is Chairman of the board of directors for the Hero.M2i Vinn-excellence center and Senior advisor to the Competence center ADDLIFE. She is Member of the board of directors in the foundation for applied thermodynamics and fellow of The Getman Robert Bosch Stiftung Academianet for Outstanding female researchers - nominated by the Swedish research council. She is a fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

She holds a Docent and Ph.D. from Royal Institute of Technology, KTH. Since 2011 she is adjunct Professor (20%) at the Tribomaterials group, Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, where her research focuses on the tribology of metal cutting tools and rock drills and development of Ti-implant materials. Currently, she is supervising Lisa Toller-Nordström and Lee Fowler. During May 2018 – May 2019 she managed the Ångström Initiative on Additive Manufacturing. 

2009-2013 she had a position as material specialist at Sandvik Mining and Construction and 2013 she got the position as Global Sandvik Group Expert. In this role she is working with all Sandvik group companies.