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How functional materials are formed and can be tailored

PhD defence, Monday, 22 March 2021. Sanna Sommer.

2021.03.22 | Karen Konradi

Sanna Sommer

Functional materials surround us in our daily life covering phones, paint, energy conversion and storage to mention a few. The development of these materials require intricate details of the atomic structure, which is defining the physical properties. To be able to intelligently tune the properties, knowledge on the reaction pathway, and what influences it, is essential. Sanna Sommer has taken this approach to the optimization of varies different functional materials, which will be exemplified with the ZnAl2O4 structure in the current presentation. In the end, Sanna will present how machine learning can be used to discover new functional materials.        

The PhD study was completed at department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Monday, 22 March 2021 in the afternoon.
Place: PhD defence will be held online. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Bo Brummerstedt Iversen, Bo@chem.au.dk.
Title of PhD thesis: Reaction mechanisms from precursor structures to crystallites

Contact information: Sanna Sommer, e-mail: Sanna@chem.au.dk, tel.: +45 28265053

Members of the assessment committee:

Professor Karena Chapman, Professor of Materials Chemistry Department of Chemistry Stony Brook University, USA.

Professor Richard Walton, Department of Chemistry University of Warwick United Kingdom

Associate Professor Jacob Overgaard, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark (chair)

Main supervisor:
Professor Bo Brummerstedt Iversen, Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
Due to the coronavirus situation, the PhD thesis will not be available for reading at the offices of the PhD administration. Instead, interested parties may send an e-mail to gradschool.nat@au.dk to receive a digital copy of the PhD thesis. Please note, it may in certain cases be necessary to make an individual arrangement to read the PhD thesis.

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