New coordinator for Sustainable Vehicle Technologies

New coordinator for Sustainable Vehicle Technologies

She does research on tomorrow’s fuels and believes that we need to change our view on transportation. Selma Brynolf is the new coordinator for the profile Sustainable Vehicle Technologies in Chalmers Areas of Advance Transport and Energy.

​“It's an exciting assignment and I look forward to learning more about the research on transport and sustainable vehicles that is conducted at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg.”

As post-doc at the department of Space, Earth and Environment at Chalmers, Selma Brynolf has evaluated the environmental impact of marine fuels from a lifecycle perspective and worked with modeling of energy systems. Since October 2017, she will also coordinate Sustainable Vehicle Technologies, a profile shared between the Areas of Advance Transport and Energy. She will work together with Anders Nordelöf, who continues his assignment as vice coordinator.

“I currently work with two main questions”, says Selma Brynolf. “Evaluation of possible future fuels and propulsion technologies for shipping, as well as the role that fuels produced from carbon dioxide and water using electricity could have in the transport sector.

Maria Grahn, previous coordinator of Sustainable Vehicle Technologies, is now director of Chalmers Energy Area of Advance.

“I am pleased and proud to announce a new, strong leadership for Sustainable Vehicle Technologies. Handing over to Selma Brynolf and Anders Nordelöf feels very good, I am certain that the work will be continued in the best possible way.”

Selma points out that an important and challenging part of her research is to find sustainable solutions for all modes of transport. She believes that electrification is a possibility for many parts of the transport sector, not just for cars, and that it is very exciting to follow the development.

“But there are many more areas that need to be developed. I also believe that we need to think again and change our view of transport in general and the benefit they give us. I hope to contribute to a slightly more sustainable transport sector.”

Text: Julia Jansson och Emilia Lundgren

Published: Fri 03 Nov 2017. Modified: Mon 04 Dec 2017