Bo Sundman



I am professsor emiritus at the Computational Thermodynamics (CT) division at the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) department at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). I graduated as a physics engineer at KTH in 1974, got a PhD in physical metallurgy in 1981, become lecturer at KTH in 1986, assistant professor in 1994 and professor in 2000 and retired in 2012. The head of the CT division is professor Malin Selleby.

The activities at the division of CT are devoted to the development of modelling of thermodynamic properties from atomistic properties, development of software and databases for thermodynamical calculations and the application of thermodynamics in process simulation. The Thermo-Calc (TC) software system was developed at the division. A free version of this software can be downloaded here.. The databases are developed in cooperation with Scientific Group Thermodata Europe (SGTE). As thermodynamics is an integral part of many fields of science I get into contact with a large group of users of the Thermo-Calc software. Previously this has mainly been producers of steels and other metals but recently also with users of metals and materials like ceramics, electronic materials, superconductors etc. Many contacts are also interested in the use of thermodynamics in process simulation, corrosion, energy production, microstructure evolution etc.

I have published more than 140 papers listed here and received the Calphad "Triangle" Award 2002, the Hume-Rothery Award 2005 from IOM3. My CV can be found here

Together with Leo Lukas and Suzana Fries I have written a book "Computational Thermodynamics, the Calphad Method" published by Cambridge University press. There is a web page with additional materials for the book here

In the 2008 international evaluation of researchers at KTH I found that I have a paper among the top 10 cited papers published by KTH researchers since 1975 and also a paper among the top 10 cited papers published by KTH researchers since 2000

Since 2006 I have been on leave to work at in France, for 3 years I was at CIRIMAT, ENSIACET in Toulouse and between 2009-11 at INSTN, CEA Saclay. Together with Constantin Meis I arranged an exciting winter school on Fundamentals of Thermodynamic Modelling of Materials in 2009. Due to the large interest this school was be arranged again in arranged again in July 2012 and possibly every year later.

The autumn 2008 I held a concentrated graduate course in modelling and assessment of thermodynamic data at KTH. A zip file with the lectures and a new case study for the course 2008 can be found here.

A software to replace V variables with values for Windows or for LINUX

The beginnings of a tutorial on phase diagrams

Some recent assessments here

Since September 2012 I am retired but there is still a lot to do.

September 2012