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Café Mosaic

24 May 2023


Metal that remembers!

Welcome to the fascinating world of shape memory alloys, where metal has a memory so good, it never forgets to impress!! These magical materials have the ability to return to their original shape after being bent or deformed, kind of like how we snap back into shape after a bad day. From orthodontic wires that straighten teeth to self-deploying stents that open up blocked arteries, shape memory alloys are taking over the healthcare industry faster than you can say "ouch". But wait, there's more! These alloys are also being used in robotics, where they can help create flexible and adaptable robots that can bend and twist in any direction. It's like having a yoga instructor built right into your robot! And that's not all - shape memory alloys are also being tested for use in earthquake-resistant buildings and even space exploration. Imagine a building that can absorb the shock of an earthquake or a spacecraft that can repair itself in space - talk about innovation! So, get ready to be amazed by the endless possibilities of shape memory alloys, where science and technology meet magic!

Avinash Renuke



I am a Postdoctoral researcher at Mälardalen University. My current research focuses on machine learning models of district heating systems for energy savings. I completed my PhD in 2022 from the University of Genova, Italy on radial turbines for small-scale power generation and energy harvesting applications. I did my Master’s in Thermal and Fluids Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India. My overarching interests lie in Energy efficiency and sustainable energy solutions.

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