Meet the team

QuesTek Europe has a rapidly growing, highly specialized team of materials scientists working on computational materials design, materials modelling and analysis. Supported by the combined expertise of the 70+ scientists and engineers at QuesTek International and Thermo-Calc Software, QuesTek Europe delivers high-quality, state-of-the-art materials modelling and design services. 

Ida Berglund, Ph.D. Managing Director

Ida has a doctorate in materials science and engineering from University of Florida, USA, and master of science in materials design from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Ida focuses on overall company growth and management. With multi-year international experience in project management and business development, and technical expertise is process-structure-property modelling, characterization, and design of novel materials in energy- and aerospace applications, automotive and oil & gas industry, she leads growth initiatives for QuesTek’s ICME services in Europe and manages materials- and development efforts at QuesTek Europe.

Martin Walbrühl, Ph.D. Materials Design Engineer

Martin obtained his doctorate in applied materials science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and his bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln, Germany. With focus on project management for both academic and industrial activities, he is involved in business development, research coordination and external outreach. Martin’s technical expertise lies in ICME-based materials design for multi-length scale modelling and experience with cemented carbides, high performance steels, lightweight materials, metallic glasses and functional materials, and both traditional and novel processing techniques.

Jiayi Yan, Ph.D. Materials Design Engineer

Jiayi earned his doctorate from Northwestern University, USA, and bachelor in engineering degree from Tsinghua University, China. Prior to joining QuesTek, Jiayi performed postdoctoral studies on steel development at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and property model development at Thermo-Calc Software. Jiayi is expert in computational materials design using the systems approach, and development of mechanistic models as process-structure-property links and the underlying Materials Genome across scales. He has successfully applied the systems approach to steels, titanium, aluminium and more. Jiayi focuses on model development and alloy design as well as enhancing QuesTek’s internal technology including tools development and research.

David Linder, Ph.D. Materials Design Engineer

David received his doctorate in applied materials science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and master of science in applied physics and electrical engineering from Linköping University. David works on process-structure-property modelling for a variety of materials systems and alloy design projects and is also involved in business development. David’s technical expertise is in mechanical property modelling, thermodynamic- kinetic and finite element simulations, and materials characterization (microstructure, mechanical and magnetic properties). He has extended expertise in finite element-based structure-property modeling for cemented carbide systems, and practical experience with cemented carbides, high entropy alloys and electromagnetic materials.

Fuyao Yan, Ph.D. Materials Design Engineer

Fuyao earned her doctorate in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University, USA, and bachelor in materials science and engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, China. Fuyao’s expertise lies in the practical application of materials design and the systems approach, with focus on process optimization. Fuyao has experience with several materials systems including steels, titanium and oxide systems, is a specialist in design of alloys for additive manufacturing, and has hands-on experience with a variety of production and characterization techniques.

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