Start-up in Borlänge with a welcome, information and presentation of all participants. The students presented themselves and their research projects. The PhD- students were asked to write a short report about their reflections as feedback by the end of the colloquium.
Participants: PhD Students, JS, LI, JA
After lunch the first visit of the week, at SSAB Borlänge with an introduction and company presentation by Lars Troive, Senior Forming Specialist and R&D and strategies by Eva Pétursson, VP, and head of Strategic R&D. Very inspiring and informative, however took too long time compared to the planned schedule which left a very limited time for the PhD-students to show and discuss their posters, presented on the walls, before the guided tour through the plant. Two of the PhD- students gave presentations of their work.
Since this was the first company visit, there were some learnings of practical nature. I.e. how to place and display posters, time for toilet visits, etc. SSAB representatives were very positive to the event and are looking forward to the continuation of the Colloquium.
Participants: PhD-Students, five persons from SSAB, JS, LI
During the plant visit we saw the continuous annealing line and hot rolling mill, much appreciated by the students.
Evening: Dinner and visit to the Framtidsmuséet Science Center were a social actitvity was arranged to give an opportunity to get to know each other. An appreciated and fun Lego Robot contest took place. One of the highlights of the week, according to the students.