Formulating your question

Questions that are concrete, clear and that could be discussed in an open forum work best for the AIMday format.

What makes up a good question?

To make the most out of AIMday, your question formulation is key. Your question can be made wide or narrow. You decide. The university AIMday host does not put any restrictions on the question formulation. However, questions that are specific, clearly formulated and fit an open discussion work best for the AIMday format. Furthermore, it is a good idea to include a brief background description of your question. This option is available at registration. If needed, the university AIMday host can give you further guidance on how your question may attract the interest of academics, given the current research theme.

Get inspired by a selection of questions submitted to some previous AIMday events!


Can these be combined with other biomarkers? What is the utility of FDG for monitoring drug treatment in inflammatory diseases, which novel methods for specific imaging in inflammation are available or under development and which targets should be selected for new developments of inflammation imaging modalities?


Our company has developed a special type of graphene – Aros Graphene. This graphene has been shown to make better dispersions in polymers, metals and inorganics and thereby enable composites with enhanced properties. We would like to find out if our Aros Graphene could be used in battery technologies, such as lithium-ion batteries, where even incremental enhancement of performances are valuable. We are searching for different approaches where Aros Graphene could improve battery properties.

Mixed metal structures are used in the chassis e.g. aluminum beams on steel panels (or vice versa). We have already carried out simulation and samples of thermally induced deformations in generic mixed metal compounds and chassis parts. A specific problem is how to minimize the thermally induced stress and deformations in an aluminum/steel joint at a temperature of 200 C. We would also need to generate data as a function of temperature (20-200 C) for heat transfer, heat conductivity and strength of aluminum/steel mixed material. The thermal dilataton causes deformations and stresses that we need to minimize by right material combinations and joint configuration, and also develop material models with the correct material data as function of temperature. We are lacking e g data on heat treansfer, heat dissipation and strength as function of temperature from 20 – 200 C for aluminum sheet and cast materials

This will help in cleaning air flow for enhanced interior environment. Today paper filters are used for the purpose.

Our company has developed equipment to measure addhesion of preferably car paint. The aim now is to develope the method further by measuring, in-situ, the pressure at the surface when exposed to a high pressure water stream. Is it possible to efficiently integrate the sensors to map the pressure? The method is supposed to simulate what happens when washing a car with high pressure water (water jet). The case with a car paint surface damaged by stone chips is of course of great interest.

Det utvecklas värme i t. ex. ledare i olja i lindningsomkopplaren. Det får bli max 105°C, och man vill därför leda bort överskottsvärme så effektivt som möjligt. Ett möjligt material är BeO som har enastående värmeledningsförmåga, och samtidigt är en bra isolator, men det är dessvärre giftigt.

We are interested in a discussion on how compressive/tensile strain in PVD coatings will affect properties like electric conductivity and adhesion. How does crystal structure, grain size, texture and columnarity of a coating contribute to the amount of strain as well as the type of strain (compressive or tensile). Other factors might be of importance like the properties of the substrate? In particular we would like to identify a method which can be used to measure strain in thin coatings (<100 nm) deposited on rough substrates (Ra ~ 150 nm). How do these compare? TEM XRD Nanoindentation? Laser acoustic wave excitation?

Sustainable Cities

What analyses need to be done so that our housing modules can cover all the needs for a comfortable, low budget and mobile accommodation?

What are the basic behavioral changes needed for organizations to start using shared economy platforms ( e.g co-transporting of goods or other shared mobility services)

How can we push the development and implementation of digital technologies such as additive manufacturing, augmented reality and machine learning to become a natural part of the building industry? How can such digital technologies be approached in a way that contributes to digital literacy within the company and throughout the industry?

How can we reuse and recycle building materials in without downgrading, and how can we create new building products with that in mind? What raw materials make an appropriate starting point for exploring circular material systems in the building industry, and how can they be transformed to smart and recyclable building products?

Is there any research that shows how associations and civil society are stimulated in a best way? Is it by association grants or by providing other types of conditions?