Shahriar Afkhami, Master of Science in Technology, will defend his doctoral dissertation in the field of Mechanical Engineering at LUT University on the 10th of November at noon, Auditorium 1318. The dissertation is titled "Laser Powder-Bed Fusion of Steels: Case Studies on Microstructures, Mechanical Properties, and Notch-Load Interactions".

Professor Junhe Lian, Aalto University, Finland, will act as the opponent. Professor Timo Björk of LUT University will act as the custos.

The dissertation has been published in the Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis research series number 1040. ISBN  978-952-335-855-3, ISBN 978-952-335-856-0 (PDF), ISSN 1456-4491.