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Agora materiae

About Agora Materiae

The Agora Materiae Graduate School for PhD students working in the research field of novel functional materials, including both hard and soft materials, was initiated in January 2012. Today Agora Materiae has almost 50 members, from the three departments IFM, ITN and IEI. In year 2014, 7 PhD theses and 4 licentiate theses of Agora members were presented and defended.

Agora Materiae provides financial support from AFM, which manages larger investments in research and infrastructure, based on the strategic support from the Swedish government for materials science. The Graduate School is dedicated to offer graduate studies in a true multi-disciplinary environment.  

The director for AFM is Magnus Berggren. The graduate school is organized by the graduate school director, Per Olof Holtz, the graduate school administrator, Karina Malmström, and the student council with five Agora PhD students.

Seminars 2017:

The dates and information about the schedule for the seminars of 2017 can be found here (last update 11/01/2017).


Next Seminar

Wednesday May 10 at 15:15-17:00 in Planck, Campus Valla in Linköping.

May 10 (Planck)

First Session Chair: Shabo Han

Speaker 1: Alexandra Serban

Speaker 2: Jalin Shah

Second Session Chair: Erik Ekström

Speaker 3: Dunyong Deng

Invited Speaker: Jr-Tai Chen

Cake responsible: Tim Cornelissen, Chung-Chuan Lai


Publications by Agora Materiae members

Agora Materiae is a group in Materials Science on Mendeley.

Joining Agora Materiae

For those interested in joining Agora Materiae, please send an e-mail to Per Olof Holtz and Karina Malmström by clicking here. The e-mail, which should be sent by both the PhD student and his/her supervisor, should include the name of the PhD student and his/her supervisor, the institution and group to which they belong to, as well as their e-mail addresses.

Upcoming Events

Next Seminar:

May 10


Study Visit of Spring 2017:

We will go to Kiruna in the north of Sweden on 29-31 May. More info will follow, but save the date!.







(if you know of any upcoming events regarding Agora that you would like to feature here, send me a note at robka36@ifm.liu.se)



Agora Materia Calendar



A Google Calendar has been created which will be updated with all Agora Materiae related events. It can be accessed here.

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