Ida Berglund, Ph.D.

Business Development Manager (Europe)


Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, 2015

B.S./M.S. Materials Design and Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010

Current Role at QuesTek

Ida Berglund, Ph.D., specializes in alloy design and assessment, from concept development and evaluation to process- and structure-property modeling for a variety of materials systems. She has an extensive research background in materials science with expertise in biomaterials and materials design, including significant hands on experience in materials development processes and alloy characterization techniques. 

Background and Specialization

Her Ph.D. work focused on the design and development of biodegradable Mg-based alloys for implant applications, but also included kinetic database development and diffusion modeling of Mg and TiAl-based systems. Her Ph.D. dissertation is entitled “Structure-Property Relationships in Bioabsorbable Magnesium Alloys for Osteosynthesis.”

Honors, Awards and Patents

Ida is the co-inventor of several pending patents that relate to the design and properties of biodegradable Mg alloys for implant applications. During her undergraduate and graduate studies she was awarded multiple achievement and travel scholarships, from the Swedish Society for Materials Research and Jernkontoret, among others. In 2014 she received the Outstanding International Student Award from the UF College of Engineering, and in 2015 the Technology Innovator award from the UF office of Technology Licensing for her successes in Mg-alloy design. She is an active member of TMS and ASM International.

Publications and Patents

  • “Bioresorbable metal alloy and implants made of same”, Application US 13/808,037, PCT/US2011/042892 | “Biodegradable magnesium alloys, methods of manufacture thereof and articles comprising the same” US Provisional Patent No. 61/842,456. Filing Date: July 3, 2013
  • Saal J., Berglund I.S., Sebastian J., Liaw P., Olson G.B., “Equilibrium High Entropy Alloy Phase Stability from Experiment and CALPHAD”, Scripta Mater. 46:C ISSN 1359-6462
  • Berglund I.S., Bryan Z., Manuel M.V., “Kinetic modeling of the ϒ phase in Ti-Al-Nb alloys”, J. Alloys and Comp. 729:30, pp688-694, 2017
  • Gong J., et al. Berglund I.S., Olson G.B., “ICME Design of a Castable, Creep-Resistant, Single-Crystal Turbine Alloy”, JOM (2017) 69: 880
  • Berglund I.S. et al, “The effect of Mg-Ca-Sr alloy degradation products on human mesenchymal stem cells”, JBMR B Appl Biomater. 2017
  • Berglund I.S., Jacobs B.Y., Allen K.D., Kim S.E., Pozzi A., Allen J.B., Manuel M.V., “Peri-implant tissue response and biodegradation performance of a Mg-1.0Ca-0.5Sr alloy in rat tibia”, Under review, Materials Science and Engineering C, May 2015
  • Bryan Z.L., Alieninov P., Berglund I.S., Manuel M.V. “A diffusion mobility database for magnesium alloy development”, Calphad 48, 123-130, 2015
  • Berglund I.S., Mobley B., Wener M.A., Henderson H.B., Manuel M.V., “The effect of hot rolling on the microstructure and degradation behaviour of a Mg-Ca-Sr alloy”, European Cells and Materials 28 (3) 18, 2014
  • Brar H.S., Berglund I.S., Allen J.B., Manuel M.V. “The role of surface oxidation on the degradation behavior of biodegradable Mg-RE (Gd, Y, Sc) alloys for resorbable implants”, Materials Science and Engineering C 40C 407-414, 2014
  • Brar H.S., Ball J.P., Berglund I.S., Allen J.B., Manuel M.V., “A study of biodegradable Mg-3Sc-3Y alloy and the effect of self-passivation on the in-vitro degradation”, Acta Biomaterialia 9 (2) 5331-5340, 2013.
  • Berglund I.S., Brar H.S., Dolgova, N., Acharya, A. P., Keselowsky B.G., Sarntinoranont M., Manuel M.V., “Synthesis and characterization of Mg-Ca-Sr alloys for biodegradable orthopedic implant applications”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials 100B (6) 1524-1534, 2012