Science Director Joachim Schnadt

Interim Science Director Joachim Schnadt begins at MAX IV

On March 20th, Professor Joachim “Achim” Schnadt joined MAX IV as the interim Science Director in a newly formed role following the reorganisation of the MAX IV Science Division. Joachim comes to MAX IV as the former Head of the Department of Physics at Lund University. He has extensive experience working at MAX-lab during many years, as a synchrotron user, and with instrumentation development.


Drone image of MAX IV from above, surrounded by green landscape and the horizon.

A record year for research at MAX IV

MAX IV is making significant societal contributions in terms of record-high scientific productivity. In 2023, the number of publications increased by 51% compared to the previous year, and the number of unique users increased by 31%. Moreover, the number of proposals submitted in the most recent Open Call was higher than ever.

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Conceptual design for three potential new beamlines developed with WISE

After successfully bringing the first 16 funded beamlines into operation, we now look into the future. In collaboration with the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE), funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and together with the scientific community, MAX IV will develop the conceptual designs for three potential new materials science beamlines.