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Spyridon Diplas

Research Manager

Employed at SINTEF since 2007, Research Manager since 2011 and Associate Professor II at the University of Oslo, Dept. of Chemistry since 2008. Has studied metallurgy & materials science at the National Technical University of Athens, University of Manchester, and University of Surrey. Has > 25 years research, teaching, and management experience in 3 countries within metal & alloy processing, energy materials, bulk and surface characterisation, and testing. Has >120 publications (h-index 26).


1993-1998: School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering University of Surrey, (Ph.D) Thesis Title: "Bulk and Surface studies of Vapour Deposited Mg-V and Mg-Zr Alloys". Support, SMC, DERA, Farnborough, UK, (Disputation March 1998)

1991-1992: Manchester Materials Science Centre/University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), M.Sc in "Metallic and Ceramic Materials". Project: "Microstructural Features of A354 and C355 Al-Si Turbocharger Castings.

1984-1990: National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)/ School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering/Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science. Master of Engineering-Specialisation in Physical Metallurgy. Thesis: "The Effect of Deformation on the Corrosion Behaviour of Galvanised killed and Semi-killed Steels".

Other courses:
2013-2014: Leader Development (LUP) Academy, SINTEF
29-31 Jan 2008: Project Management in SINTEF (SINTEF School)
31 May-1 Jun 2007: Welcome to SINTEF- Project work in SINTEF (SINTEF School)
1-5 July 1996: Waste and Recycling Technology, University of Surrey.
13-17 Nov. 1995: Advanced Electron Microscopy & Analysis, University of Surrey.
21-25 Nov. 1995: Light Metals and Alloys, University of Surrey.
4-8 July 1995: Composite Materials Technology, University of Surrey.
18-22 Apr. 1995: Surface Analysis-An Introduction to XPS, Scanning Auger Microscopy & Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, University of Surrey.
11-15 Apr. 1994: Corrosion & Corrosion Control, University of Surrey.
21-25 Mar. 1994: Electron Microscopy in Materials Science, University of Surrey.
21-25 Feb. 1994: Design and Manufacture, University of Surrey.
May-July 1993: Project Management, Hellenic Productivity Centre, Athens, Hellas.
April-June 1991: Investment Analysis, Hellenic Innovation Centre, Athens, Hellas.

Competence and research areas

Scientific competence with various characterisation techniques such as x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, light microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy with x-ray microanalysis and x-ray diffraction. Research experience within bulk and surface characterisation of materials for sustainable energy technologies, environmental behaviour of materials (material degradation), electronic structure studies with electron spectroscopy, alloy development, physical metallurgy of steels and light metal alloys, thermoelectric materials, thin films, industrial minerals, and additive manufacturing. Research and industrial experience within casting & solidification of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. 15 years-management experience.



Contact info

Visiting address:
Forskningsveien 1