CoSiMa - concept for digitized development of the sustainable soft materials of the future
Research Project, 2021 – 2025

Purpose and goal: The purpose is to provide Swedish industry with the opportunity of efficient and flexible material development in a world with quickly changing demands and conditions. The focus is on industry with products where transport of liquids and dissolved molecules are important for the functionality.
The aim is a flexible multidisciplinary concept for digitized sustainable material development, based on 3D-imaging of materials and simulation of structure dependent material function. Additionally, a business model will be developed for the use of the concept as a modular service. Expected results and effects: The expected main result is a digital toolbox where the different parts: structure imaging, image processing and virtual design, and simulation of mass transport, have been validated experimentally och works together as a whole. This enables a novel and more flexible material development process. The expected effect when companies implement the digital way of working is a greater flexibility in the choice of raw materials, faster adaptation to new regulations and conditions, and improved material function leading to reduced energy or material consumption.


Tobias Gebäck (contact)

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Applied Mathematics and Statistics


RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden

Stiftelsen Chalmers Industriteknik

Gothenburg, Sweden



Project ID: 2021-03665
Funding Chalmers participation during 2021–2025

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