On the 6-7th of October 2022, the first annual conference within the RSP gathered researchers and industrial partners in Lund. On the 6th of October, after another session of the Thermodynamics course for the PhD students and PIs at the Kemicentrum LTH, the conference started with an inspiring visit to MaxIV and ForMax.
Here, opportunities for new insights into processes and bio-materials based on utilization of synchrotron light were highlighted. Experimental set-ups and application procedures were discussed. Discussions and networking continued during dinner at Elite hotel Ideon.
On the following day, introduced by Hannes Vomhoff (Holmen) and Fredrik Wernersson-Brodin (Södra) – who emphasized the importance of networking, of combining deep and broad knowledge, out-of box thinking and not the least the importance of thermodynamics for processing research – the research projects were presented and discussed. Initial results and future plans were shown. The sessions were moderated both by industrial partners and the academic researchers and triggered discussions covering technical, as well as fundamental questions, both highly relevant for continued work.