Boel Wadman has a background in materials microanalysis from Chalmers, and during her 18 years at the research institute Swerea IVF she has performed research within sheet metal forming. She has been visiting researcher at Grundfos A/S, Outokumpu Stainless and Ohio State University, partly financed by a three-year Marie Curie/VINNMER scholarship. Boel has led sheet metal forming courses for industrial training, and acted as guest lecturer for Bachelor and Master Classes. Recently, Boel and Johan Ahlström at Chalmers co-created an (on-going) Master Course in Metal Joining and Forming. Boel’s interest for resource-efficiency and scrap reduction led to the development of a challenge-driven Innovation project “From Spill to Gold”, that collected 24 partners within four sectors in the mutual effort to reduce industrial waste and improve the recycling and reuse of materials.