Brainnovation Day

Invitation to the 4th annual Brainnovation Day at AU On “Degradation and Recycling of Inorganic Materials”

29.10.2018 | Susan Hjort Skyum

29 November 2018, 09.00-16.00

iNANO auditorium and foyer, Aarhus University

Gustav Wieds Vej 14, Aarhus


The aim of the 4th Brainnovation day “Degradation and Recycling of Inorganic Materials” is to significantly increase dialogue and collaboration between the industry and AU

(i.e. iNANO and the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, Engineering etc.). This year we will address this specific theme and, in particular, the many challenges associated

with choice of technology, material integration, analysis methods, exploitation of new knowledge, etc.

The primary focus of the meeting is on challenges and problem-solving of industrial problems. During the day representatives from SDU Chemical engineering and the

companies COWI A/S, Rockwool Group, Haldor Topsøe A/S and Stena Metal Group will address the innovations taking place at their sites and describe some of the challenges

they face. Likewise, iNANO/Chemistry and Geoscience researchers will give an overview of their work in the field of “Degradation and Recycling of Inorganic Materials”.

After the morning session, poster session and lunch, the afternoon will be fully dedicated to networking and brainstorming in focus groups on problems of relevance to the industry.

Discussion themes: The problems or themes for discussion are open for input from the participants. Your input should be sent beforehand (deadline 22 November), by mail to the

organizer (

Invitation for Poster presentations: Postdocs and PhD students are strongly encouraged to participate with a poster presentation. Please send your abstract before November 22,

by email to the organizer (

Please read more and register here (deadline November 22, 2018)

And please share the event in your network.

Program 29 November 2018

08:30-09:00                           Registration and coffee, iNANO Foyer

Materials degradation (Chair, Jørgen Skibsted)

09:00-09:05                             Kim Daasbjerg (Chairman of the Business Committees of iNANO and

Department of Chemistry):Welcome”

09:05­-09:25                             Senior scientist Karsten N. Thomsen, Cowi A/S, Aalborg:

                                                    “Degradation of materials by biomass-based production of heat and power”

09:25-09:45                             Project Manager Dorte B. Johansson, Rockwool Group:

“Durability and dissolution of mineral wool fibers”

09:45-10:05                             Senior Scientist Lars F. Lundegaard, Haldor Topsøe A/S:

“XRD Diffraction tomography studies of degradation processes in MTH catalysts”

10:05-10:25                             PhD student Lasse R. Jørgensen, iNANO and Dept. of Chemistry:

"Thermal stability of thermoelectric materials”

10.30-11:00                             Posters and Coffee

Materials Recycling (Chair, Bo. B. Iversen)

11:00-11:05                             Welcome back

11:05-11:25                             Research Director Christer Forsgren, Stena Metall Group:

"Improved material recycling recycling, an efficient way to reduce GHG emissions”

11:25-11:45                             Assoc. Professor Shuang Ma Andersen, SDU Chemical Engineering:

“Recycling of platinum catalyst from loss to gain”

11:45-12:05                             Assoc. professor Thomas Ulrich, Geoscience, Aarhus University:

The value chain of (critical) raw materials from source to sink

12:05-12:15                             Presentation of discussion groups

12:15-13:00                             Lunch

13:00-14:30                             Group Discussions

14:30-16:00                             Networking and Coffee.

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