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Sandvik Mining and Constructions Tools AB (SMC)
Sandvik Rock Tools is a part of Sandvik Mining within the Sandvik Group and offers the world’s widest range of tools and accessories for exploration, rock drilling, raise boring, coal and mineral cutting, tunneling, trenching, road grading and road planing. As world leaders in steel, hard-materials technology and tool design, Sandvik Rock Tools products are renowned for quality, high performance and the lowest cost per unit of work performed. The focus is to raise productivity and enable ever harder rocks and materials to be excavated economically, but also environmental concerns, health and safety (EHS) is of most importance. The focus for Sandvik Rock Tools R&D Hard Materials group in Stockholm is to develop novel hard and superhard materials & processes that meet these expectations. The Hard Materials R&D group in Stockholm consists of twelve persons (nine researchers, eight PhD’s) with competencies covering, apart from material design and characterization also material property testing and wear and fracture analysis.

CV of persons who will primarily be involved in the project

Malin Mårtensson, Senior Researcher (female) has a Bachelor of Science degree in Inorganic Chemistry from Uppsala University (1994) and received her Ph.D. in Structural Chemistry in 1999 at Stockholm University. She joined Sandvik Coromant as a Research Engineer in 2000 where she conducted materials research-, process- and product projects concerning ceramics, cemented carbide, cermets and superhard materials. In 2011 she was appointed as a Senior Researcher at Sandvik Rock tools R&D hard Materials in focusing on new superhard materials & production processes for these aiming for rock excavation. Her current work includes powder metallurgical processes, sintering, material characterization (SEM, EDS, XRF, XRD including Rietveld analysis, XCT) and performance testing mainly in house or at Sandvik Mining’s Technology Center in Zeltweg, Austria. In 2012 she was together with three colleagues awarded Sandvik Innovation Prize for the development of a new process platform for PCBN and PCD materials. She is a co-inventor in eleven published patent applications/patents.