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LUMIA - Luleå Material Imaging and Analysis

LUMIA is a merger of four laboratories that perform micro-analysis of various solid materials in 2D/3D/4D.

Within LUMIA, analytical research expertise and advanced analytical equipment have been brought together to create a forum for groundbreaking research and analysis of various materials. LUMIA acts as a hub for the technical analytical capacity at the university and this experimental environment for advanced materials analysis is a creative meeting place for researchers, students, and companies.


Glenn Bark

Bark, Glenn - Senior Lecturer

Organisation: Ore Geology, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 491039
Photo: Tomas Bergman
Materials of the future in a new technology lab

At Luleå University of Technology, four high-tech labs capable of characterizing solid materials at an extremely detailed level in 2D/3D/4D have been merged into the joint lab LUMIA. By coordinating the lab's different methods and advanced analytical instruments in a joint lab, the researchers hope to create groundbreaking research with significance for, among other things, the green transition.

Ore geologists from LTU on the still warm lava flow around Fagradalsfjall in Iceland. Photo: Privat
Ore geologists on Icelandic volcano

Researchers from ore geology at Luleå University of Technology have spent a week on the world's longest mountain range. The mountain range that is 90% under water and runs about 6,500 km around the earth is called the mid-ocean ridge.

Christina Wanhainen
"SUN is about how we can use our natural resources in a smart and balanced way"

Christina Wanhainen is professor of ore geology and scientific leader of SUN.