Sven Bossuyt

Professori (Associate professor)
Professori (Associate professor)
T212 Mechanical Engineering


My main interests in research and teaching are the science of engineering materials, the physics of metals, and the mechanics of materials, but I very much enjoy interdisciplinary work as well, so that is by no means an exhaustive list. Particular topics I have worked on as a full-time researcher have been to investigate the deformation behavior and processing of bulk metallic glasses, and to develop next-generation digital image correlation methods for full-field measurements of localized deformations.


I am from Belgium originally, but I spent several years in the U.S.A. and in the U.K. as well, before moving back to Belgium and then settling in Finland. For my Academy of Finland Award, a short video was made presenting my story as a fairy tale about "the material boy", which I think is really nice!

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Areas of expertise

Bulk Metallic Glass, Amorphous metals, Digital Image Correlation, Engineering Materials, Inverse problems

Honors and awards

Academy reward 2013 Academy of Finland, Finland

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Mechanical Engineering Jan 2013

Research groups

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Professor (Associate Professor)


Anisotropic Plastic Behavior of Additively Manufactured PH1 Steel

Wenqi Liu, Zinan Li, Sven Bossuyt, Antti Forsström, Zaiqing Que, Roy Björkstrand, Mika Salmi, Jouni Partanen, Junhe Lian 2021 ESAFORM 2021 - 24th International Conference on Material Forming

Hydrogen embrittlement of nodular cast iron

Patrik Sahiluoma, Yuriy Yagodzinskyy, Antti Forsström, Hannu Hänninen, Sven Bossuyt 2021 MATERIALS AND CORROSION-WERKSTOFFE UND KORROSION

Characterization of Microstructurally Small Fatigue Crack Behavior

Evgenii Malitckii, Heikki Remes, Pauli Lehto, Sven Bossuyt 2020 ICTAEM 2020 : Proceedings of ghe Third International Conference on Theoretical, Applied and Experimental Mechanics

Stacked elasticity imaging approach for visualizing defects in the presence of background inhomogeneity

Danny Smyl, Sven Bossuyt, Dong Liu 2019 JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS: ASCE

An overview of 38 least squares–based frameworks for structural damage tomography

Danny Smyl, Sven Bossuyt, Waqas Ahmad, Anton Vavilov, Dong Liu 2019 Structural Health Monitoring

Full-field Strain Measurements for Microstructurally Small Fatigue Crack Propagation Using Digital Image Correlation Method

Evgenii Malitckii, Heikki Remes, Pauli Lehto, Sven Bossuyt 2019 Journal of Visualized Experiments

Dull punch line is not a joke – Worn cutting edge causes higher iron losses in electrical steel piercing

Sampsa V.A. Laakso, Arijussi Väänänen, Sven Bossuyt, Antero Arkkio 2019 Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing

Materials Matter 2019

Pirjo Kääriäinen, Heidi Henrickson, Liisa Poskiparta, Ariane Relander, Sven Bossuyt, Kati Miettunen 2019

Strain localization in copper canister FSW welds for spent nuclear fuel disposal

A. Forsström, S. Bossuyt, Y. Yagodzinskyy, K. Tsuzaki, H. Hänninen 2019 Journal of Nuclear Materials