January 2023

On 12th and 13th January 2023, it was performed an onsite meeting of the GRADIENT project. At the Leibniz-Institutes für Polymerforschung Dresden (Germany), IPF fellows welcomed colleagues and project partners from the Luleå University of Technology, the University of Latvia, and the Hitachi company.

Many productive discussions and presentations were made, and also a tour on the IPF facilities, including the Glass Fiber Spinning Plant, the Micromechanical Lab, and the Tailored Fiber Placement (TFP) process.

Team members are engaged and ready for the next steps, so stay with us!


December 2022

On December 2022, two news colleagues joined the Gradient Team: Janis Modniks and Karl Roetsch. They have experience with computational models and they will work with validation tools and multi-scale simulation for interphase characterization.

  • Janis Modniks is MSc in Physics and is going to work in the LU group.
  • Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Karl Roetsch is graduated in Mechanical Engineering. He is a PhD candidate and is going to work in the IPF group.

 We're glad you're joining the team!

October 2022

On October 2022, our new colleague, Dr.-Ing. Andrea Bercini Martins, has joined the team. She will work as a Research Associate in IPF, helping with the fiber composites analysis and results.

Andrea has Ph.D. in Materials Engineering and she comes to help us towards achieving our project goals.

Welcome to the team Andrea!

August 2022

The kick-off meeting of the EU-funded project "GRADIENT" within the M-Era.Net consortium took place on 25 and 26 August 2022 in Lulea, Sweden.

The hosts Roberts Joffe, Patrik Fernberg and Zainab Al-Maqdasi from Luleå University of Technology welcomed the colleagues and project partners from IPF-Dresden, Germany - Christina Scheffler and Axel Spickenheuer; University of Latvia - Jānis Andersons;

During this opportunity, interesting presentations and discussions were made, and there was a factory tour hosted by Anders Holmberg and Magnus Svanberg from HITACHI Energy (PITEÅ).

In the next three years of the project, we will be working on studying the fiber-matrix interphase.

Stay tuned for updates on the project!