SOLID Assembly October 2023

The SOLID Assembly of October 2023, hosted by the Mads Clausen Institute (MCI) of the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Sønderborg, was an engaging and enlightening event for attendees. Over the course of two days, participants had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the scientific research topics and project discussions.


The assembly kicked off with a warm welcome and registration. The morning began with a casual get-together, allowing participants to enjoy small lunch and prepare for the day ahead.

The assembly officially commenced with a welcome note by the local organizer Till Leissner and vice-chair Henrik Bikkerdal, setting the tone for the event.

Advancements in Imaging Detectors: A highlight of the day was a captivating talk by Adrian Losko, an Instrument Scientist at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRMII) at Technische Universität München. His presentation focused on "Advancements in Imaging Detectors based on Event Mode Data Acquisition."

X-ray Tomography: Dr. Christian M. Schlepütz, a Beamline Scientist from the X-ray Tomography Group at the Swiss Light Source, shared his expertise in the field.

Coffee Break: A brief coffee break provided attendees with a chance to network and discuss the morning's presentations.

Materials Characterization: Ulrich Lienert, Beamline Scientist in Charge of the Swedish materials science beamline at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, gave an informative talk on "Materials characterization with high-energy X-rays at the Swedish materials science beamline P21.2 at PETRAIII."

New Power Electronic Magnetic Materials: Prof. Thomas Ebel, Head of the Centre for Industrial Electronics, shared insights into new developments in power electronic magnetic materials.

Laboratory and Campus Tour: The day concluded with a tour of the laboratory and campus, allowing attendees to explore the facilities and engage in interactive discussions.

In the evening, attendees gathered for a delightful dinner at Torve-Hallen, Nørre Havnegade 28, Sønderborg, providing a perfect opportunity for continued networking and camaraderie.


The second day of the assembly began with an exciting workshop on "How to tell your project in a video?" led by Taisa Snoor, a professional photographer working part-time for SDU. This hands-on workshop encouraged participants to use their creativity to represent their projects through video storytelling.

Steering Group Meeting: Concurrently, a steering group meeting took place, allowing project leaders to discuss strategy and progress.

Closing Remarks: The assembly concluded with closing remarks summarizing the event and expressing gratitude to all participants.

The SOLID Assembly of October 2023 was a resounding success, offering a platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and innovative thinking. It showcased the dedication of researchers and scientists committed to advancing various aspects of materials science and technology. As participants left Sønderborg, they carried with them new insights and connections, energized and ready to contribute to the ever-evolving field of scientific research.