Rickard Shen defended his PhD thesis in solid mechanics, “On the low primary water stress corrosion cracking susceptibility of weld deformed Alloy 690”, on March 29, 2017. Faculty opponent was Professor Grace Burke from the Materials Performance Center of University of Manchester, UK. Adj Professor Pål Efsing has been Rickard’s supervisor.
Prashanth Srinivasa defended his PhD-thesis "Mechanics of Nanocellulose Foams:
Experimental and Numerical Studies" on March 16, 2017. Faculty opponent was prof. Laurent Orgéas, CNRS/Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France.
Eric Linvill defended his PhD thesis in solid mechanics, “3D Forming of Paper Materials”, on February 10, 2017. Faculty opponent was Professor Leif A. Carlsson, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA. Professor Sören Östlund has been Eric’s supervisor.