News: Globalhttp://www.chalmers.se/sv/nyheterNews related to Chalmers University of TechnologyWed, 24 May 2017 09:39:24 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/sv/nyheterhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/physics/news/Pages/Nanoalloys-ten-times-as-effective-as-pure-platinum-in-fuel-cells.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/physics/news/Pages/Nanoalloys-ten-times-as-effective-as-pure-platinum-in-fuel-cells.aspxNanoalloys ten times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells<p><b>​A new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel cell cars. Research results from Chalmers University of Technology and Technical University of Denmark show that it is possible to significantly reduce the need for platinum, a precious and rare metal, by creating a nanoalloy using a new production technique. The technology is also well suited for mass production.</b></p><div>​”A nano solution is needed to mass-produce resource-efficient catalysts for fuel cells. With our method, only one tenth as much platinum is needed for the most demanding reactions. This can reduce the amount of platinum required for a fuel cell by about 70 per cent”, says Björn Wickman, researcher at the Department of Physics at Chalmers. </div> <div> </div> <div>If this level of efficiency is possible to achieve in a fuel cell, the amount of required platinum would be comparable to what is used in an ordinary car catalytic converter. </div> <div> </div> <div>“Hopefully, this will allow fuel cells to replace fossil fuels and also be a complement to battery-powered cars”, says Björn Wickman. </div> <div> </div> <div>Even though there have been fuel cell cars for about fifty years, advances have not led to a commercial breakthrough. The catalysts in today’s fuel cells require large amounts of platinum, which is one of the world’s most expensive metals. </div> <div> </div> <div><img width="174" height="174" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/F/Blandade%20dimensioner%20inne%20i%20artikel/legering_narbildI200x200MG_0737.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" />Previous research has shown that it is possible to mix platinum with other metals, such as yttrium, to reduce the amount of platinum in a fuel cell. Even so, no one has yet managed to create alloys with these metals in nanoparticle form in a manner that can be used for large-scale production. The major problem has been that yttrium oxidizes instead of forming an alloy with the platinum. </div> <div> </div> <div>This problem has now been solved by Chalmers researchers by combining the metals in a vacuum chamber using a technique called sputtering. The result is a nanometre-thin film of the new alloy that allows mass-produced platinum and yttrium fuel cell catalysts.</div> <div> </div> <div>To use the new material, today’s fuel cells need to change slightly, but doing so creates incredible opportunities.</div> <div> </div> <div>“When we can use our resources better, we save both the environment and lower costs. Fuel cells convert chemical energy into electrical energy using hydrogen and oxygen – with water as the only product. They have huge potential for sustainable energy solutions in transport, portable electronics and energy”, says Niklas Lindahl, researcher at the Department of Physics at Chalmers. <br /></div> <div><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/admi.201700311/full">The results were recently published in the journal Advanced Materials Interfaces. </a> </div> <div> </div> <div>Text: Mia Halleröd Palmgren, <a href="mailto:mia.hallerodpalmgren@chalmers.se">mia.hallerodpalmgren@chalmers.se</a> </div> <div> ​</div> <div><a href="http://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/chalmers/pressreleases/nanoalloys-ten-times-as-effective-as-pure-platinum-in-fuel-cells-1982186"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /> Read the press release and download high resolution images. </a> </div> <div><img width="695" height="315" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/F/750x340/nanokatalysator750x340.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /> Image: Niklas Lindahl <br /></div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">How the new method works: </h5> <div>Nanoalloys of platinum (grey) and yttrium (blue) are created using sputtering in a vacuum chamber. This is done by directing plasma (purple) at a piece of platinum with small attached pieces of yttrium. The nanometre-thin alloy films effectively transform oxygen (red) and protons (white) into water. It is this reaction that causes the fuel cell to generate electricity. </div> <br /><h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">More information: </h5> <div><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/Björn-Wickman.aspx">Björn Wickman</a>, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology,<br />+46 31 772 51 79, bjorn.wickman@chalmers.se</div> <div> </div> <div><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Niklas-Lindahl.aspx">Niklas Lindahl</a>, Post Doc, Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, <br />+46 31 772 33 33, niklas.lindahl@chalmers.se<br /><br /></div> <div><img width="689" height="312" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/F/750x340/Bjorn_Niklas_Chalmersplatsen750x340MG_0643.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /> <span>New research results from Chalmers and the Technical University of Denmark can be a key to resource-efficient fuel cell cars. Two of the researchers behind the study are Björn Wickman and Niklas Lindahl at the Department of Physics at Chalmers.  <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></div> <div> </div> <div><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/admi.201700311/full"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Read the scientific article “High Specific and Mass Activity for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction for Thin Film Catalysts of Sputtered Pt3Y” in Advanced Materials Interfaces.</a></div> <div> </div> <div>The article was written by Chalmers researchers Niklas Lindahl, Ligang Feng, Henrik Grönbeck, Christoph Langhammer and Björn Wickman, and by Eleonora Zamburlini, Maria Escudero-Escribano, Ifan E L Stephens and Ib Chorkendorff from the Technical University of Denmark. </div>Wed, 24 May 2017 07:00:00 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/news/Pages/Take-the-lead-in-the-transition-to-a-sustainable-society.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/news/Pages/Take-the-lead-in-the-transition-to-a-sustainable-society.aspxTake the lead in the transition to a sustainable society<p><b>​If we are to successfully transition to a sustainable society, as the climate requires, many need to take action – countries, cities, businesses and organisations. What roles should various players take, and what are the challenges for those who take the lead? Chalmers invites you to a major conference on these questions in June.</b></p>​Nearly all the countries in the world have subscribed to the vision of a sustainable future. But how do we achieve it? What obstacles are in the way? What roles should various players have, and how do we make the transition go fast enough? <br /><br />These are the kinds of questions that transition researchers focus on. In June, many such researchers will gather in Gothenburg when Chalmers hosts the 8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference.<br /><br />“The conference focuses on the leadership and learning needed to speed up the transition to a sustainable society,” says Hans Hellsmark, transition researcher at Chalmers and coordinator of the conference.<br /><br />In addition to researchers, the conference is also for government agencies and ministries, organisations working towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and companies that want to take the lead in sustainability transitions. The conference will feature over one hundred sessions under eleven themes, including leadership; entrepreneurship; urban, regional and corporate transitions; policy instruments and politics.<br /><br />“Our dialogue sessions are probably especially exciting for non-academics,” Hellsmark says. “They involve interaction between different players, making a point of collaboration and learning from each other. Monday’s panel discussion on political leadership and scientific knowledge in sustainable transitions also looks to be really exciting.”<br /><br />The keynote speakers are typical high points of any conference. They include Peter Senge from the MIT Sloan School of Management, who wrote the bestselling book The Fifth Discipline. He will be talking about what kind of leadership is required in sustainability transitions, and the challenges to different organisations when taking the lead.<br /><br />“The conference can give valuable insights into everything from the importance of grassroots involvement to the most effective policy instruments,” Hellsmark says. “And of course it’s a great opportunity to make good connections.”<br /><br />For Chalmers, the conference is an opportunity to showcase its strong research environment in the field of sustainability transitions. The researchers come from a variety of disciplines and are united under <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/energy/joint_initiatives/Pages/Chalmers-Initiative-in-Innovation-and-Sustainability-Transitions.aspx">Chalmers Initiative for Innovation and Sustainability Transitions</a>.<br /><br />The conference will be held on 18–21 June. Read more and register at the conference website: <a href="http://ist2017.org/">8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference</a><br /><br />Text: Ingela Roos<br />Fri, 19 May 2017 13:00:00 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/AoA-award-217.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/AoA-award-217.aspxJoint research on the future of the shipping industry wins Areas of Advance Award<p><b>​Their unique initiative has put Chalmers on the map – and makes the sea a bit “greener”. The 2017 Areas of Advance Award goes to the interdisciplinary project that Karin Andersson and Maria Grahn have built up in the field of renewable fuels and future technologies for the shipping industry.</b></p>​ <br />Chalmers bestows the Areas of Advance Award on interdisciplinary research collaborations that contribute to resolving the great sustainability challenges of the future. One such challenge is the shipping industry, or more specifically the fuels and technology used in it.<br /><br />“It’s barely been ten years since the shipping industry even developed an interest in sustainability,” says Karin Andersson, researcher in the Mechanics and Maritime Sciences Department. “Suddenly the Swedish shipping industry began talking about a zero-emissions goal, and in a very short time the environmental issue got really hot.”<br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/20170101-20170630/FramtidensSjöfart%202.jpg" alt="Maria Grahn and Karin Andersson, Chalmers" style="margin:5px 0px" /><br /><em></em><br /><br /><strong>Combined knowledge and tools</strong><br />Up until 2011, Maria Grahn’s research in physical resource theory at the Space, Earth and Environment Department had solely focused on road transports. Then Karin Andersson invited her to present her models and analytical methods for future fuels in a session at the Transport Forum conference. The two scientists realised that the maritime sector had never been analysed that way before, but that there was great interest in “someone” doing it.<br /><br />“Karin found me,” Grahn says, “and combining her knowledge on ships and shipping with my tools for energy system analysis developed into something really exciting.”<br /> <br />The interdisciplinary collaboration that evolved from the two scientists’ initiative found its home in the Energy and Transport Area of Advance. Over the years funds have been provided from various sources to develop solutions for environmental challenges in the shipping industry in the short and long term. For example, Karin Andersson and Maria Grahn have had people doing their degree projects, doctoral and post-doc students all working jointly at both departments. The overarching structure of the Areas of Advance made it easier to conduct joint activities, which are otherwise difficult to achieve in the academic world. <br /><br /><strong>World-leading system view </strong><br />The issues they have worked with have primarily come directly from the shipping industry and other heavy industries. They are currently pursuing several projects in parallel that target the challenges that the shipping industry faces from different angles. Some examples are Future Fuels, a project initiated by the Swedish Energy Agency to conduct a long-term study on drop-in fuels; two projects via the F3 Center for renewable fuels on the purification of fuels and on future marine fuels; and a project in collaboration with ScandiNAOS, involving adapting a pilot boat to run on methanol.<br /><br />“We're the people that various players turn to when they need the big picture and a system approach,” says Maria Grahn. “We’re the leaders in Sweden, and perhaps the world, in that field. We are putting Chalmers on the map as the only research team in the world analysing fuel challenges in the shipping industry from a global, long-term energy system perspective.”<br /> <br /><br /><strong>About the Area of Advance Award</strong><br /><em>With the Areas of Advance Award, the leadership at Chalmers wants to reward people who have made significant contributions to interdisciplinary collaborations and who, in the spirit of the Areas of Advance, integrate research, education and utilisation. The award will be bestowed during the doctoral degree ceremony on 6 May 2017.</em><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><strong>Text</strong>: Carolina Svensson <br /><strong>Photo and video: </strong>Johan Bodell<br />Fri, 19 May 2017 11:00:00 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/William-Hallberg-awarded-grant-from-Fredrik-H-Lamms-fund.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/William-Hallberg-awarded-grant-from-Fredrik-H-Lamms-fund.aspxWilliam Hallberg awarded grant from Fredrik H Lamm&#39;s fund<p><b>​William Hallberg, PhD student at the Microwave Electronics Laboratory (MEL), has been awarded a grant from Fredrik H Lamm&#39;s fund.</b></p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/whallberg_350x305.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" width="192" height="167" alt="" style="margin:5px" />The grant of 5 000 SEK will be used for a field trip to the University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado, USA.<br /><br />Fredrik H Lamm's Fund is managed by the Chalmers University of Technology Foundation, the sole owner of Chalmers University of Technology AB.<br /><br />Fredrik H Lamm was a Chalmers educated electrical engineer and active as a teacher and professor of electrical engineering at Chalmers for 41 years. He graduated in 1891 and was then active in Zurich and in the United States in various rounds, before returning to Chalmers in 1896. In 1911 he was appointed professor. For many years, <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/fhlamm_250px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" width="160" height="219" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br />Fredrik H Lamm was the leader of Chalmers Electrical Materials Testing Facility (Chalmers elektriska materialprovningsanstalt). During his life he also served as chairman of the Chalmers Alumni Association and Honorary Member of the Technology Association C.S.<br />In 1937 he donated a equivalent of SEK 5,000 to a travel fund in his name. Fredrik H Lamm died 1948 at the age of 75 years.<br /><br />Text: Michael Nystås<br /><br /><a href="/en/foundation/scholarshipsandgrants/Pages/Lamm.aspx">Read more about Fredrik H Lamm's Fund</a> &gt;&gt;&gt;Fri, 19 May 2017 10:00:00 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Major-coverage-of-photonics-research-in-Elektroniktidningen.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Major-coverage-of-photonics-research-in-Elektroniktidningen.aspxMajor coverage of photonics research in Elektroniktidningen<p><b>​Peter Andrekson, Anders Larsson, Åsa Haglund and Magnus Karlsson, all at the Photonics Laboratory at MC2, were extensively covered in Elektroniktidningen #1 2017.</b></p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/elektroniktidningen_01_2017_600px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" height="334" width="236" alt="" style="margin:5px" />The important branch news magazine dedicated six pages for its major coverage, under the headline &quot;Cutting edge photonics research&quot;.<br /><br />At Chalmers in Gothenburg, four research leaders are contributing to world-class Swedish photonics research. They are ramping up the data rate and reducing energy consumption. Noise-free amplifiers and blue surface emitting lasers are other challenges in their labs.<br /><br />Chalmers’ photonics research is at the cutting edge. The lab has been developing lasers for over 20 years, and new challenges are on the agenda. Right now, the researchers face challenges such as noise-free optical amplifiers, blue surface emitting lasers, higher data rates in data centres, and lower power consumption. Four leaders are guiding the teams to achieve results: Peter Andrekson, Anders Larsson, Åsa Haglund and Magnus Karlsson.<br /><br />MC2 is of course very happy about this great attention which highlights one important area of ours. All articles are written by reporter Anna Wennberg at Elektroniktidningen. Photographs are taken by Henrik Sandsjö.<br /><br /><strong><br />Read the articles online at the website of Elektroniktidningen &gt;&gt;&gt;</strong><br /><br />Peter Andrekson: <a href="http://etn.se/index.php/63497">Reaching further in the fibre and aiming for Mars</a><br /><br />Åsa Haglund: <a href="http://etn.se/index.php/63496">On the way towards blue surface emitting laser</a><br /><br />Anders Larsson: <a href="http://etn.se/index.php/63499">Holistic solutions for higher data rates</a><br /><br />Magnus Karlsson: <a href="http://etn.se/index.php/63500">Hunting energy thieves in the optical fibre network</a>Thu, 18 May 2017 09:00:00 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/news/Pages/Flexible-heating-cuts-costs-and-environmental-impact.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/news/Pages/Flexible-heating-cuts-costs-and-environmental-impact.aspxFlexible heating cuts costs and environmental impact<p><b>​When district heating is in great demand, producers often have to fire up expensive fossil-fuel boilers. But research at Chalmers shows that costs and CO2 emissions can be reduced by diverting buildings’ use of thermal energy to other times of the day and night.</b></p><div><span style="background-color:initial">District heating is generally an environmentally friendly method of heating buildings. But need varies substantially during a 24-hour period, and to meet peak demand, many district heating producers are forced to fire up expensive, fossil-fuel back-up boilers.</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>But Johan Kensby, a Building Services Engineering researcher at Chalmers, has now demonstrated how to avoid this in a cost-effective way. In the first part of his doctoral project he observed that thermal energy can easily be stored in buildings, which creates good conditions for evening out the load on the district heating system (read more in <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/energy/news/Pages/Thermal-energy-storage-in-buildings-makes-district-heating-more-climate-friendly.aspx">Thermal energy storage in buildings makes district heating more climate-friendly</a>).</div> <div><br /></div> <div>In the second part of his doctoral project he investigated how the use of district heating can be controlled in practice. Kensby conducted his research in collaboration with the company Göteborg Energi. Together their work included performing an extensive test with varying hourly prices to 19 residential properties. Each property had been equipped with a control system designed to heat the property as inexpensively as possible. As a result, the properties moved their use of thermal energy to the times with the lowest production costs and least environmental impact.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“This is a very cost-effective way of saving money and sparing the environment in district heating production. Indoor temperature sensors and connected control systems are becoming increasingly common in properties, so software is all that’s needed,” says Kensby.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>In terms of environmental impact, Kensby has calculated that controlling 20 percent of the properties in the district heating network can reduce the use of fossil-fuel boilers for thermal energy by 25 percent.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“This is financially beneficial and benefits customers and the environment. We are now continuing to work on creating attractive offers for our customers based on Johan’s results,” says Ulf Hagman, Development Manager at Göteborg Energi. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The business model is as yet unwritten, but Johan Kensby thinks that the best method is for the energy company to provide the investment and heating control function and then share the financial gains with its customers in a suitable way. The challenge is to find a business model that distributes profits and risks fairly, while also being simple to communicate.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Kensby says that his collaboration with Göteborg Energi, where he has spent a lot time working on site, has been one of the most enjoyable aspects of his doctoral position.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“I’ve had the opportunity to work close to real conditions, and the results of my calculations have been used in practice on a large scale. There are also many inspiring people there.”</div> <div><br /></div> <div>And Göteborg Energi appreciated his presence at their company.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“Johan is a very committed and skilled person, who has also contributed to our internal collaboration regarding these issues. Having a researcher here with us has given us close contact with Chalmers and access to Johan’s network, which we greatly appreciate,” says Hagman.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Johan Kensby will publicly defend his doctoral thesis on 12 May. He will subsequently work with systems development and digitalization in district heating through the Utilifeed company that he has helped to establish.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Link: <a href="/sv/institutioner/ace/kalendarium/Sidor/Disputation---Johan-Kensby.aspx">Johan Kensby’s public thesis defence seminar in the calendar</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Text and photo: Ingela Roos</div> <div><br /></div>Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/Transport/news/Pages/Self-driving-cars-negotiating-their-way-through-the-intersection.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/Transport/news/Pages/Self-driving-cars-negotiating-their-way-through-the-intersection.aspxSelf-driving cars negotiating their way through the intersection<p><b>​In the video above we see three cars heading for an intersection, at a speed of 50 km/h, and passing the intersection almost simultaneously. The self-driving cars are initially on a collision course, but negotiate with each other and adjust their speeds to avoid collisions and maximize the traffic flow.</b></p>​ <br />Intersections are particularly challenging and dangerous in today’s traffic system. A large number of cars need to share the same crossing and, to avoid accidents, traffic lights, signs and rules are necessary. Unfortunately, this causes the traffic flow to slow down and queues to arise, and fuel consumption to increase. With communicating self-driving vehicles there is a great potential for improvement and many problems could be alleviated.<br /><br />The demonstration shown in the video is conducted at the AstaZero test track by a group of researchers from Chalmers. When the self-driving vehicles approach the intersection, they communicate with the other vehicles and a joint decision is taken on how to cross the intersection in an optimal way.<br /><br />&quot;Today's traffic system is both accident-prone and inefficient. Often the vehicles are forced to halt unnecessary. With our method, we can automatically find the most energy efficient and safe solution. For example, a smaller vehicle would accelerate through the intersection in order to avoid slowing down a truck”, says Robert Hult, researcher at the Electrical Engineering Department.<br /><br />The decision-making process is very fast and is repeated as the cars approach the intersection to adapt to unforeseen events. The demonstration is developed to promote efficient traffic flow and the method is scalable and can be applied to more than three cars.<br /><br />What does it feel like sitting in a self-driving car passing another car with such small margins?<br />&quot;The passenger's experience must of course be taken into account, and although the comfort was very good, the crossing felt a little tight at first. After a couple of times, however, it became quite natural&quot;, says Mario Zanon, researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering.<br /><br />The research involves several research groups at Chalmers, and is partly performed within the research project Copplar. Copplar stands for Campus Shuttle cooperative perception and planning platform, which aims to develop a self-driving vehicle for city traffic, regardless of weather conditions, which can be run between Chalmers two campuses Johanneberg and Lindholmen.<br /> <br /><br /><strong>The results have been published:</strong><br /><a href="http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=7798649" target="_blank">Primal decomposition of the optimal coordination of vehicles at traffic intersections</a><br />Robert Hult; Mario Zanon; Sébastien Gros; Paolo Falcone, Chalmers University of Technology<br /><br /><a href="https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315189963_An_Asynchronous_Algorithm_for_Optimal_Vehicle_Coordination_at_Traffic_Intersections" target="_blank">An Asynchronous Algorithm for Optimal Coordination at Traffic Intersections</a><br />Mario Zanon; Sébastien Gros; Paolo Falcone; Henk Wymeersch, Chalmers University of Technology<br /> <br /><br />The research has been funded by VR, the Swedish Research Council, FFI, Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation, Vinnova grant no 2015-03075, the research project Copplar, and Chalmers Area of Advance Transport.<br /><br /><strong>Contact:</strong><br />Department of Electrical Engineering, Division of Systems and Control<br />Robert Hult, PhD student, <a href="mailto:robert.hult@chalmers.se">robert.hult@chalmers.se</a><br />Mario Zanon, Postdoc, <a href="mailto:mario.zanon@chalmers.se">mario.zanon@chalmers.se</a><br />Sébastien Gros, Associate Professor, <a href="mailto:grosse@chalmers.se">grosse@chalmers.se</a><br />Paolo Falcone, Associate Professor, <a href="mailto:paolo.falcone@chalmers.se">paolo.falcone@chalmers.se</a>Tue, 16 May 2017 10:00:00 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/The-Letterstedtska-Prize-to-Floriana-Lombardi.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/The-Letterstedtska-Prize-to-Floriana-Lombardi.aspxThe Letterstedtska Prize to Floriana Lombardi<p><b>​Floriana Lombardi, professor at the Quantum Device Physics Laboratory at MC2, is honoured with the Letterstedtska Prize for scientific investigations of high importance 2017.</b></p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/floriana_665x330.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br />She will receive her award at a solemn gathering on 14 June.<br /><br />The Letterstedtska Prize is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and is based upon a donation from the consul general Jacob Letterstedt in the 1800s. Floriana Lombardi gets the prize of 50 000 SEK &quot;for her findings regarding nanophysics/high temperature superconductors&quot;.<br /><br />Text: Michael Nystås<br />Photo: Henrik Sandsjö<br /><br /><a href="http://www.kva.se/sv/nyheter/akademien-prisar-forskare-oversattare-och-forfattare">Read news article (in Swedish) on the website of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences</a> &gt;&gt;&gt;<br />Mon, 15 May 2017 10:00:00 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Per-Delsing-in-new-tv-show.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Per-Delsing-in-new-tv-show.aspxPer Delsing in new tv show<p><b>​Per Delsing, well-known professor in experimental physics at MC2, stars in the first episode of the new science show &quot;Researchers for the future&quot; (&quot;Forskare för framtiden&quot;), which premiered on Sveriges Television (SVT) on 10 May.</b></p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/pdelsing_urplay_170510_665x330_adj.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br />Per Delsing explains the twin paradox, and reveals how his own interest for science and technology once were born and tells about other research interests. <br />&quot;When I was nine, ten years old, I watched on tv how they landed on the moon, and I thought it was so amazing. That's when I decided that I wanted to work with technology and science&quot;, he says in the programme.<br />The 7 minute long programme also features scenes filmed in the Nanofabrication Laboratory, guided by Per Delsing.<br />The series is produced in Swedish by the Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company (UR).<br /><br />Text: Michael Nystås<br /><br /><a href="http://urplay.se/program/200618-forskare-for-framtiden-einstein-i-ett-datorchip">You can stream the programme on UR Play until 10 November</a> &gt;&gt;&gt;Mon, 15 May 2017 09:00:00 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/physics/news/Pages/How-to-slam-the-science-to-the-crowd.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/physics/news/Pages/How-to-slam-the-science-to-the-crowd.aspxHow to slam the science to the crowd<p><b>​Do you want to learn something new in just three minutes? Then you should join the Science Slam in Gothenburg on the 12th of May. For example, you can get a glimpse of the biggest secret in the Universe.</b></p>“It brings mass to your ass!” That was how Bruce Springsteen explained the Higgs Boson at a concert when the particle was discovered a few years ago. <p></p> <p>In the Science Slam, Christoffer Petersson at the Department of Physics at Chalmers will explain his research in that field. He and his collaborators have found a connection between the Higgs Boson and dark matter. Their theory is now being tested in the world's largest and most powerful particle collider, The Large Hadron Collider, at the Cern laboratory in Switzerland. </p> <p>“It is a fun challenge and a good opportunity to reach out with my research and the results. Hopefully, I can inspire people and make them think that this is an exciting field. As a matter of fact, only five percent of the Universe consist of known, visible matter. The rest – dark matter and dark energy - still needs to be explored”, says Associate Professor, Christoffer Petersson, who is the only physicist among the competitors. </p> <p>Together with seven researchers from Chalmers and University of Gothenburg he will compete in the Science Slam at the ongoing International Science Festival in Gothenburg. The task is to give an exciting mini lecture of three minutes and it is up the audience to decide who is the best “science slammer”. <br /></p> <p><span>Text: Mia Halleröd Palmgren<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /></p> <br /> <p></p> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">The other competitors from Chalmers are… </h5> <div>…Anna Katarina Elofsson: To fly or not to fly - is that the question? </div> <div>…Pernilla Wittung Stafshede: Protein folding – a game of life and death! </div> <div>…Andreas Dahlin: Colorful Electronic Paper. <br /><br /></div> <p></p> <p><strong>What:</strong> Science Slam at the International Science Festival in Gothenburg<br /><strong>Where: </strong>Bältespännarparken<br /><strong>When: </strong>12 May, 18-19<br /><strong>How:</strong> Just join. It’s fun and free of charge. </p> <p><br /><br /><a href="http://vetenskapsfestivalen.se/for-alla/program/event/20462"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />More information on the Science Slam</a><br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1874795959438985/"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Sign up for the event on Facebook</a><br /><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzwbvzIqQYU"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Let Christoffer Petersson invite you to the event. </a></p>Thu, 11 May 2017 16:00:00 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Chalmers-is-one-of-Sweden's-most-international-universities.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Chalmers-is-one-of-Sweden's-most-international-universities.aspxChalmers is one of Sweden&#39;s most international universities<p><b>​Five stars out of five possible. The international environment at Chalmers University of Technology gets the highest possible score when the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, Stint, presents its index for 2017.</b></p><ul><li>​Chalmers has Sweden's highest proportion of internationally educated doctors; 20 percent has obtained his or her doctorate degree at a university abroad.
</li> <li>Every other doctoral student at Chalmers has completed his or her undergraduate education in a country other than Sweden.</li> <li>
Within the undergraduate programs, more than 60 percent of the education credits are given in courses held in English.</li></ul> 

These are some of the reasons why Chalmers University of Technology gets five stars out of five in Stint's internationalization index.

<br /><br />One underlying explanation is a conscious strategy for early transition to the Bologna system – with three-year bachelor’s programs in Swedish and two-year master's programs which are held in English throughout – to lay the foundations for a good international environment. Chalmers today attracts international master's students in all disciplines. Many of them choose an academic career here. Chalmers outbound student mobility at the master's level is substantial as well.

<br /><br />&quot;We have also worked hard in consciously chosen international networks, primarily in our Areas of Advance, to strengthen research, innovation and education in different ways. For instance, through engagement in challenge-driven consortia and by actively and successfully recruiting Postdocs and Assistant Professors in several rounds,” says Stefan Bengtsson, President and CEO of Chalmers University of Technology.

<br /><br />Another explanation is the extensive cooperation that Chalmers has with a large number of global industrial enterprises, which provides opportunities for various types of international connections.

<br /><br />”Influence of new ideas and knowledge is crucial for any university to develop. A high degree of internationalization is essential for this to happen, and we have proven to be successful in this respect. The index also gives us good hints on how to improve going forward,&quot; says Stefan Bengtsson.<br /><br />

Read also news item from: <br /><a href="http://www.stint.se/en/news/var/newsID/571" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, Stint</a>.<br /><br /><strong>Text: </strong>
Christian Borg<br /><br />Tue, 09 May 2017 13:30:00 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/news/Pages/Chalmers-is-awarded-WSBE2020.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/news/Pages/Chalmers-is-awarded-WSBE2020.aspxChalmers is awarded WSBE2020– a global conference for a sustainable built environment<p><b>In collaboration with RISE and Johanneberg Science Park, Chalmers has, in fierce competition, been granted the opportunity to organise the next edition of the global conference – in Gothenburg 2020.</b></p><p><span></span> <style> p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin-top:0cm;margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:8.0pt;margin-left:0cm;line-height:107%;font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;} p.MsoHeader, li.MsoHeader, div.MsoHeader {margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;tab-stops:center 225.65pt right 451.3pt;font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;} p.MsoFooter, li.MsoFooter, div.MsoFooter {margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;tab-stops:center 225.65pt right 451.3pt;font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:#0563C1;text-decoration:underline;text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:#954F72;text-decoration:underline;text-underline:single;} p {margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";} span.apple-converted-space {;} span.HeaderChar {;} span.FooterChar {;} .MsoChpDefault {font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;} .MsoPapDefault {margin-bottom:8.0pt;line-height:107%;} @page WordSection1 {size:595.3pt 841.9pt;margin:70.85pt 70.85pt 70.85pt 70.85pt;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} </style> </p> The World Sustainable Built Environment Conference (WSBE) is held every three years and is considered the world’s most prestigious conference and forum in the field.  Holger Wallbaum, Professor of Sustainable Built Environment and profile area leader:  <br /><br />     - The conference is a unique opportunity for us to present Chalmers, Gothenburg and all of Sweden on an international stage, and specifically how we address issues about a sustainable built environment. For me, being able to make visible our profile area “Responsible resource management” is wonderful and I hope that it will both attract more researchers to Chalmers and lead to more collaborations.  <br /><br />The motivation for finally choosing Chalmers and partners as organisers of the event is partly their strong foundation in both national and international networks and the industry behind the application, and partly the way in which the programme for the conference has been structured, based on the <a href="http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/">UN’s sustainable development goals</a>.  <br /><br />     - The platform with Chalmers and its areas of strength alongside RISE, Johanneberg Science Park and the City of Gothenburg constitutes a very clear example of the interoperability aptitude that we have. It is also great that we are able to contribute to the specification of the global sustainability goals”, Holger Wallbaum continues.  <br /><br /><a href="http://www.wsbe17hongkong.hk/">The next WSBE conference</a> will take place in Hong Kong in June 2017. The overall goal of the conferences is to increase knowledge and skills within the design, development, construction and operation of buildings and urban systems. The originator of the conference is <a href="http://www.iisbe.org/">iiSBE</a>, a global, non-profit organisation whose main purpose is to facilitate and promote the introduction of policies, methods and tools to speed up the shift toward a sustainable social built environment globally.  <br /><br />The application work has been coordinated by Izabela Kurkowska (principal author of the application) and conducted in collaboration with Holger Wallbaum, Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias, Mats Rydehell and Henriette Söderberg from Chalmers, Kristina Mjörnell from <a href="https://www.ri.se/om-rise">RISE </a>and Evdoxia Kouraki and Mats Bergh from <a href="https://www.johannebergsciencepark.com/">Johanneberg Science Park</a> with support from Anna Hylander from <a href="http://www.goteborg.com/en/convention-bureau/convention-bureau/">Gothenburg Convention Bureau</a>.<br />  <br />The programme committee for the conference will be chaired by Holger Wallbaum and Kristina Mjörnell. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.sbe-series.org/">Previous conferences <br /></a> <br />Contact for questions Evdoxia Kouraki, <a href="mailto:evdoxia.kouraki@johannebergsciencepark.se">evdoxia.kouraki@johannebergsciencepark.se </a> <br /><a href="http://johannebergsciencepark.com/nyheter/chalmers-far-wsbe2020-global-konferens-hallbart-byggande">Johanneberg Science Park</a><br /><br /><p></p>Mon, 08 May 2017 13:00:00 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/news/Pages/Meet-our-researchers.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/news/Pages/Meet-our-researchers.aspxMeet our researchers!<p><b>​Proteins, algae and cell factories. The topics varies when researchers from the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering meet the public at the Science Festival. Professor Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede is one of many speakers, and she will also participate in the Science Slam competition.</b></p>​Hundreds of activities, over 1000 hours of science and more than 70,000 visits. This is the International Science Festival, with the aim to communicate science in an easy way, towards the public, schools and business sector. This year the festival will take place on May 8-19.<br /><br /><img class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/Bio/ChemBio/PernillaWittung-Stafshede_professor_02_250.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" />Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede, Professor and Head of the Chemical Biology division, will make two appearances. One is a lunch lecture, the second is at the Science Slam competition, where researchers from the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers challenge each other to explain their research in three minutes. Last year, the winner was Biology and Biological Engineering researcher Cecilia Mayer with her research on beans.<br /><br /><strong>Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede, what’s your talk about?</strong><br />– I will talk about proteins. How they work and how important they are to all living organisms, but also about the fact that they can make us sick. If the proteins misfold, they can cause neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. I will focus on diseases caused by misfolding, and the fact that we see a dramatic increase worldwide right not – mainly because the population is growing older – and we have no cure for these diseases today.<br /><br /><strong>What’s it like to talk about this in such a short time – is it even possible to describe your research so briefly?</strong><br />– Yes, it’s possible and I’m a fast talker! But I will try to slow down to make people understand.<br /><br /><strong>And what about the fact that this is a competition – how does that feel?</strong><br />– Exciting and scary, and new to me. But I see the competition as a fun part of this, nothing too serious.<br /><br /><strong>What are your chances?</strong><br />– I don’t know anything about the researchers from the University of Gothenburg, but I do know that the participants from Chalmers are good people with very interesting research. So it will be a tight race!<br /><br /><strong>Why is Science Slam a good idea?</strong><br />– It’s a good way to convey what Chalmers researchers are doing. It’s important to show the breadth of Chalmers – and the fact that we are doing many kinds of research of importance for the future!<br /><br /><strong>Meet the researchers at the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering during the Science Festival:</strong><br /><br />Wednesday, May 10:<br />Theme: Refining in Sweden – Factories for a green future <br />Bältespännarparken, Lilla festivaltältet, 16.00-17.30<br /><br />Several researchers from Chalmers will give short talks under this theme. Note that all the talks are in English!<br />Lisbeth Olsson: The Bio-refinery concept, 16.00-16-15 <br />Jenny Arnling Bååth: Enzymes &amp; biorefineries, 16.15-16.30<br />Cecilia Geijer: Microorganisms: small efficient cell factories, 16.30-16.45<br />Emma Karlsson: Nylon from the forest – how can that be? 16.45-17.00<br />Ingrid Undeland: Algae – green slime to future food? 17.00-17.15<br />Matty Janssen: Does cutting trees for plastics help the planet? 17.15-17.30<br />Conferencier: Carl-Johan Franzén<br /><br />Friday, May 12:<br />Science Slam competition with Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede (and other Chalmers researchers)<br />Bältesspännarparken, 18.00-19.00<br /><br />Saturday, May 13:<br />Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede: Proteinveckning – en fråga om liv och död (in Swedish)<br />Chalmersska huset, Södra Hamngatan 11, 12.00-13.00<br /><br />Sunday, May 14:<br />Cecilia Mayer: Bönorna regerar! (in Swedish)<br />Chalmersska huset, Södra Hamngatan 11, 12.00-13.00<br /><br /><br />Text: Mia Malmstedt<br />Photo of Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede: Johan Bodell<br />Mon, 08 May 2017 12:00:00 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/The-second-call-for-WASP-PhD-student-positions-is-now-open.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/The-second-call-for-WASP-PhD-student-positions-is-now-open.aspxThe second call for WASP PhD student positions is now open<p><b>​Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) announces 22 new PhD student positions. Seven of the positions are offered at Chalmers.</b></p>​The WASP program addresses research on autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems. WASP’s key value is research excellence in autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry.<br /><br />The graduate school within WASP is dedicated to provide the skills needed to analyze, develop, and contribute to the interdisciplinary area of autonomous systems and software. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD-students, researchers and industry.<br /><br /><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/ict/research/automated-society/wasp/Pages/Open-PhD-positions-2017.aspx">Read about the 7 positions offered at Chalmers &gt;&gt;</a><br /><br /><strong>Application deadline is 31 May.</strong><br /><br /><br /><span style="text-decoration:underline">More information</span><br /><br />About WASP, <a href="http://wasp-sweden.org/">www.wasp-sweden.org</a><br /><br /><a href="http://wasp-sweden.org/wasp-announces-22-phd-student-positions/">The 22 positions that are announced now &gt;&gt;</a><br /><br /><a href="http://wasp-sweden.org/graduate-school/">About WASP Graduate School &gt;&gt;</a><br />Wed, 03 May 2017 16:00:00 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/New-departmental-structure-.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/New-departmental-structure-.aspxNew organisation from 1 May<p><b>Beginning 1 May, Chalmers will have 13 departments. The adjustment is part of major efforts under way to further develop the quality of all aspects of operations. Eight departments are being merged in pairs to form four new departments, with some gaining additional support with one or more divisions while many remain relatively unchanged. A new department is being formed and contains a library plus two divisions.  Applied Information Technology will cease to be a department at Chalmers.</b></p><div>​“We are now creating departments that are more financially robust and more equal in size, thereby creating greater opportunities for developing different subject areas and departments better equipped to face future challenges. Through equal conditions and common working methods, we will be able to use Chalme<span><span><img src="/sv/nyheter/PublishingImages/stefan_bengtsson.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="President Stefan Bengtsson" style="margin:5px" /></span></span>rs' resources more efficiently. The goal is to lay a sustainable, stable foundation that enables Chalmers to be a national and international leader in our scientific areas,” states President Stefan Bengtsson.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><span></span> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Students not affected</h2> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>From a short-term perspective, students will not be affected by the change in organisation since Chalmers' educational programmes are managed in a separate and joint purchasing organisation that is separate from the departments. This will be handled the same way after 1 May 2017. Over time, it will create conditions for further improving both educational and research quality since having a smaller number of large departments creates better efficiency in management and support functions, thereby freeing up resources.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>“The number of teachers and researchers will remain the same, and the content of the educational programmes will not be affected. What will change, however, is where the individual employees are based. The change is about making the best possible use of the time and resources we have at our disposal,” says Stefan Bengtsson.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Web may be affected temporarily</h2> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>During a transitional period, there may be some practical problems with, for example, staff searches and other information on the web. Please bear with us while we resolve these issues.  If you have problems finding what you need, please contact the Chalmers switchboard at 031-772 10 00.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><br /></h2> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"> </h2> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Chalmers is made up of the following departments:</h2> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"> </h2> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"> </h2> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"> </h2> <div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">  </h2></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Architecture and Civil Engineering / </strong><span><strong>Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik <span style="display:inline-block"></span></strong></span> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>Abbreviation: ACE<br />Head of department: Recruitment under way. Acting head of department:  Mats Viberg<br />Comment: Architecture plus Built Environment<strong>. <br /><br />Biology and Biological Engineering / </strong><span><strong>Biologi och bioteknik <span style="display:inline-block"></span></strong></span><br /><span>Abbreviation<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> BIO <br /><span>Head of department<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> Stefan Hohmann</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><span>Comment:<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> Unchanged </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /><span style="font-weight:700">Chemistry and Chemical Engineering<span style="display:inline-block">  /  </span></span><span style="font-weight:700">Kemi och kemiteknik</span><br />Abbreviation<span style="display:inline-block"></span>: K<br />Head of department<span style="display:inline-block"></span>: Leif Åhman<br />Comment:<span style="display:inline-block"><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> Unchanged<span><strong><br /></strong></span></div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">Communication and Learning in Science (preliminary name) / <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><span style="font-weight:700">Vetenskapens </span><span style="font-weight:700">kommunikatio</span><span style="font-weight:700">n</span><span style="font-weight:700"></span><span style="font-weight:700"></span><span style="font-weight:700"></span><span style="font-weight:700"></span><span style="font-weight:700"></span><span style="font-weight:700"></span><span style="font-weight:700"></span><span style="font-weight:700"></span><span style="font-weight:700"></span><span style="font-weight:700"></span><span style="font-weight:700"></span><span style="font-weight:700"> och lärande <br /></span>Abbreviation<span style="display:inline-block"></span>: CLS (preliminary)<br />Comment: New department consisting of Chalmers library and the divisions Engineering Education research and fackspråk from Applied IT.<br />New assignment is under developing.<br /></div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div><span><strong>Computer Science and Engineering <span style="display:inline-block"> /  </span></strong></span><strong>Data- och informationsteknik</strong><br /><span>Abbreviation:<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> CSE<br /><span>Head of department:<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> Johan Karlsson<br />Comment: CSE plus the division of Interaction Design from Applied IT.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><div><div><span style="font-weight:700">Electrical Engineering <span style="display:inline-block">/ </span></span><span style="font-weight:700">Elektroteknik</span><br />Abbreviation<span style="display:inline-block"></span>: E2<br />Head of department:<span style="display:inline-block"></span> Anders Karlström<br />Comment: Signals and Systems plus the divisions of Electric Power Engineering from Energy and Environment and <span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;,sans-serif">High voltage engineering<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span>from Materials and Manufacturing Technology. <span style="display:inline-block">  </span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <span style="font-weight:700"></span></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">Industrial and Materials Science <span style="display:inline-block">/ </span></span><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">Industri- och materialvetenskap </span><br /></div> <div>Abbreviation:<span style="display:inline-block"></span> IMS<br />Head of department: Recruitment under way. Acting head of department: <span style="display:inline-block"></span><span style="display:inline-block"></span>Rikard Söderberg <br />Comment: Materials and Manufacturing Technology<span style="display:inline-block">  (except from divison of High Voltage Engineering) plus  </span>Product and Production Development plus the division of Material and Computational Mechanics from Applied Mechanics.<br /></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700"><br /></span></div> <span><strong></strong></span></div> <div> </div> <div><strong style="background-color:initial">Mathematical Sciences / </strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Matematiska vetenskaper</strong></span><br /></div> <div> </div> <div><span>Abbreviation<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>: MV<br /><span>Head of department:<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> Bernt Wennberg<br /><span><span></span><span></span><span>Comment:<span style="display:inline-block"><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span> Unchanged<br /><br /> </span></div> <div> </div> <div><div><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700">Mechanics and Maritime Sciences<span style="display:inline-block"> </span></span></span><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="display:inline-block">/ </span></span></span><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial">Mekanik och<span></span> </span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial">mariti</span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial">ma</span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial"></span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial"></span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial"></span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial"></span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial"></span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial"></span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial"></span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial"></span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial"></span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial"></span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial"></span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial"> vetenskaper</span><br /></div> <div>Abbreviation<span style="display:inline-block"></span>: M2<br />Head of department: Recruitment under way. Acting head of department:<span style="display:inline-block"></span> Angela Hillemyr <br />Comment: Applied Mechanics (except for the division of Material and Computational Mechanics plus <span style="display:inline-block">Shipping and Marine Technology.​</span></div> <span></span></div> <div> </div> <div><span><br /></span></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Microtechnology and nanoscience <span style="display:inline-block"> /  </span></strong></span><strong style="background-color:initial">Mikrotek</strong><strong style="background-color:initial">nologi</strong><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><strong style="background-color:initial"> och </strong><strong style="background-color:initial">nanovetens</strong><strong style="background-color:initial">kap</strong><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><br /></div> <div> </div> <div><span>Abbreviati</span><span>o</span><span>n<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>: MC2<br /><span><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><span><span>Head of department<span style="display:inline-block">:  </span></span></span>Mikael Fogelström<br /><span><span></span><span></span><span>Comment:<span style="display:inline-block"><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span> Unchanged</span></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><span> </span> </div> <div> </div> <div><div><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700">Physics <span style="display:inline-block">/ </span></span></span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial">Fysik </span><br /></div> <div>Abbreviation<span style="display:inline-block"></span><span></span> F<br />Head of department<span style="display:inline-block"></span>: Thomas Nilsson<br />Comment:<span style="display:inline-block"><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> Unchanged​</div></div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">Space, Earth and Environment <span style="display:inline-block">/ </span></span><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap </span><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>Abbreviation<span style="display:inline-block"></span>: SEE<br />Head of department: Recruitment under way. Acting head of department:<span style="display:inline-block"></span> Måns Henningson<br />Comment: Earth and Space Sciences plus the divisions of Physical Resource Theory<br />and Energy Technology from Energy and Environment.​<br /></div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><span><strong>Technology Management and Economics </strong></span><span><strong><span style="display:inline-block">/ </span></strong></span><span><strong><span style="display:inline-block"> </span></strong></span><strong>Teknikens </strong><strong>ekonom</strong><strong>i</strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong> och organisation</strong><br /><span><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><span><span>Abbreviation<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>:<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> TME<br /><span>Head of department<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>: Maria Elmquist<br />Comment: TME plus the division of Environmental Systems Analysis from Energy and Environment.<span></span><span style="display:inline-block"></span><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> <br /><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div>Mon, 01 May 2017 05:00:00 +0200