Events: Global events at Chalmers University of TechnologyTue, 21 Sep 2021 10:38:43 +0200 seminar: Where are we going?<p>Digital event</p><p>Trends and research directions in transports</p><span style="background-color:initial"><br />One could argue that transport is not just transport anymore.<br /><br /></span><div>Today we look at transport in a new way: As embedded in various contexts and systems. New transport solutions are key to achieving sustainable personal mobility and freight transport, in a new – and safe – urban society. Technical development for shared and/or autonomous transports and sustainable fuels are moving fast. At the same time, e-commerce has grown dramatically during the Covid-19 pandemic, and new transport and logistics solutions in the value chain are in demand.</div> <div>The boundaries between different research areas are also beginning to blur. We are seeing an increased interdisciplinary approach, where transport issues are integrated with energy, urbanization and information technology issues.  In Gothenburg, the Green City Zone is an example of that new way of looking at transport and urbanization.<br /><br /></div> <div>These fast-growing trends spark new ideas, and needs for discussion and dialogue. Transport Area of Advance now arranges the initiative seminar Where are we going? Trends and research directions in transports on September 21. The day will be divided into five different parts with focus on dialogues and interaction.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>• Transport and urban development</div> <div>• Horizontal collaboration for efficient and effective logistics and transport</div> <div>• Safety in the value chain</div> <div>• Active mobility</div> <div>• The role of hydrogen in the transport system</div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">Welcome to this online initiative seminar!</span> Because transport is not only about moving from A to B – it’s all about how we live our lives.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Read more and sign up at the event page</a><br /></div> lecture, Per Lundgren MC2<p>Kollektorn, lecture room, Kemivägen 9, MC2-huset</p><p>​Welcome to listen to the lecture for promotion to Professor by Per Lundgren! The lecture will be held in Kollektorn and online:​ To be admitted, please enter: 997590 As you enter the meeting, please make sure that your username reflects your actual full name for easy recognition.​​</p><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/BNSL/per%20lundgren.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px;height:262px;width:200px" /><div><strong>Title: ​<br /></strong><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);font-family:inherit;font-size:16px;font-weight:600;background-color:initial">Academic alignments – </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><strong></strong></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>ways of forming relationships in higher education</strong></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div><div>When trying to improve something, we typically use some kind of metric to decide what is better or worse. One example of academic alignment is the relationship between the applied metric and the qualities we are actually interested in knowing something about in higher education. In my presentation I will discuss the alignment between different measurements of student learning and of course of course quality (pun intended). I will argue that we can improve assessment efficiency by selectively employing multiple choice testing in engineering education, and I will remind us that evaluations of student satisfaction measure student satisfaction, and not quality of learning.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>A very different kind of academic alignment is the comparison between phenomena observed in one field with those of an entirely different field. Along those lines, I will present a selection of research outcomes in microtechnology (where I have been involved) aligned with some findings (by myself and others) from engineering education research. Can we learn something from the similarities in dynamics between electrons and engineering students?</div> <div><br /></div> <div>I will also talk about academic alignments in general and show examples of different sets of concepts that can be aligned in an academic manner.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>At the end I will present arguments in favor of paying more attention to engineering engineering education education and that a critical element in this endeavor is the alignment of academics.</div></div> <div>​<br /></div> <div></div> Diagnostics, imaging and AI<p></p><p>Welcome to this workshop!​</p><div><br /></div> <div>Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sahlgrenska Academy and Chalmers, via CHAIR and Health Engineering Area of Advance, are arranging a workshop to spark collaborations for research into diagnostics, imaging, and AI. The aim is to create new constellations that will drive important and necessary development for solving challenges in healthcare.<br /><br />The workshop will be a mix of short presentations from PIs (~5 min each), a coffee break with a poster exhibition, thematic discussions to identify research needs and joint interests, and a concluding joint lunch.​<br /><br />This workshop is held at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Blå Stråket 5.<br /><br /></div> <div><div>Questions? Contact: <a href="">Magnus Kjellberg​</a> (</div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><a href="">Register here!​</a></h2></div> <div><br /></div> Autumn research seminars<p></p><p>​The Department of Communication and Learning in Science is proud to present its Autumn research seminars which are open to all. They will be held online in Zoom until further notice.</p>​The presenter of the second CLS research seminar is Johanna Larsson and her topic is The identity work of students training to become physics teachers. More information will come later on. thesis project fair<p>Online</p><p>​Health Engineering Area of Advance, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and the University of Gothenburg are arranging a joint Master thesis project fair online.</p>​​<br /><div>On <strong>October 7</strong>, the third joint thesis project fair in the area of health is held online. Chalmers Health Engineering Area of Advance, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and the University of Gothenburg – Sahlgrenska Academy, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Education – will together host the fair that aims to reoccur biannually. The fair is mainly targeted at master’s students, but students at both bachelor and master level at Sahlgrenska Academy are welcome to participate. <br /><br /></div> <div><div>The aim of the fair is to give students at Chalmers and the above mentioned parts of GU an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary projects while writing their final thesis in the area of health and healthcare. For researchers, this is an opportunity to reach a wider audience of students when advertising project ideas. For students, the fair also offers a unique possibility to work side-by-side together with students that have different competences, in projects that will be co-supervised by PI:s with both clinical and engineering background.</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Preliminary programme</h2> <ul><li>In webinar: Joint introduction</li> <li>In webinar: Marathon of master project presentations</li> <li>In separate zoom rooms: Discussions with researchers and students </li> </ul> <div> </div> <a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Researchers register here</a>. Last day to register as a researcher is <strong>September 30</strong>.<br /><br /><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Students register here</a>. Students may register up to <strong>October 6</strong>.<br /><br />Please observe you need to use the right link above to receive the information you need. A link to the online fair will be sent out shortly before the event. <div> </div> <div>Also see the <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/health/news/Pages/Online-fair-for-interdisciplinary-master-thesis-projects.aspx" target="_blank">news page</a> about the event.<span style="display:inline-block"></span></div> <br /></div> <div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">INFORMATION FOR RESEARCHERS/PI:S</h2> We would like you to prepare maximum two slides about your research and the proposed thesis project, and present this in 2-3 minutes. The slides should be in the 16:9 format, saved as pdf, and contain: <br /><ul><li>Number of students suitable for the maser thesis project </li> <li>Prior knowledge needed for the students to be eligable </li> <li>Contact information (on last slide) containing name of contact person, department and division of contact person, email address, home page for more information (if available) </li></ul> The slides need to be submitted to us one week prior to the fair, on <strong>October 1</strong>, in order for us to arrange the event. Please send your slides to <a href=""></a>. The slides will be sent to the students after the fair. As an option, you can also send an additional onepager pdf about the project, which will then be sent to the students instead of the slides.<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Please note that at Chalmers only final thesis projects (examensarbeten) are considered.<br /> <div> </div> <div>If you have questions regarding the event, please send an email to <a href="">Ann-Sofie Cans</a>.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div></div> collaboration seminar about data and AI usage in pre-hospital stroke care decision making<p>Online</p><p>​This is a seminar about cross-collaboration, potential, challenges related to the data and AI usage in pre-hospital stroke care decision making in Nordic countries and Singapore.</p><div><a href="/en/departments/e2/calendar/Documents/Cross%20collaboration%20seminar.pdf">​<br /></a></div> <div><a href="/en/departments/e2/calendar/Documents/Cross%20collaboration%20seminar.pdf">Read more here<br /></a></div> <div>This is a seminar about cross-collaboration, potential, challenges related to the data and AI usage in pre-hospital stroke care decision making in Nordic countries and Singapore. – What has been done, What should be done, What are the challenges and How can we overcome the challenges together?</div> <div><br />It is known that nowadays chronic diseases impose an enormous financial and societal burden on the world.<br />Stroke, or cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), are caused by either a sudden reduction in the blood supply to the<br />brain due to cerebral infarction (a clot, 85% of patients), or by rupture of a blood vessel or aneurysm in the brain (bleeding, 15% of patients). Stroke is the second leading cause of death and disability in Europe after ischemic heart disease, accounting for 405,000 deaths (9%) in men and 583,000 (13%) deaths in women each year. Minimizing time to definitive care is the key to effective stroke treatment.</div> <div><br />In recent years the treatments for stroke have vastly improved, especially with the introduction of thrombectomy that can cure patients with large vessel occlusion effectively by mechanically removing the clot, a specialized intervention often only available at university hospitals. The main challenge to provide the best possible care for stroke patients today is to improve the precision in recognizing stroke and its subtypes already before arrival to hospital, so that time to the most suitable treatment (in the most suitable hospital) is decreased.</div> <div><br /><strong>Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI)</strong> generally has great potential to be used as decision making support for<br />patient management and treatment. For stroke, a critical decision making applies to the most suitable transport destination for the patient. There is large interest in investigating whether an AI, fusion of different types of data such as known medical history, age, gender, vital data, microwave diagnostic data, EEG, and sound/video, can improve the accuracy of the management of stroke patients. Using heterogeneous data together with AI is definitely an opportunity but in practice, making this happen is challenging and require ecosystemic, interdisciplinary, cross country collaboration and ability to solve the data safety and security issues in a right manner.</div> <div><br />The aim of this seminar is to bring together experts from hospitals, companies and research organizations in<br />between Nordic countries and Singapore in order to discuss about the pre-hospital stroke care decision making. What has been done, What should be done, What are the challenges and How can we overcome the challenges together?</div> <div><br /></div> <a href=""><div><strong>Please register at:</strong></div></a> seminar: Master suppression techniques and how to master them<p>Online</p><p>​Master suppression techniques and power structures in the academic setting – what they are, why they exist and how to counteract them.</p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/20210701-20211231/Paul%20Bengtsson.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="Portrait of Paul Bengtsson" style="margin:5px" /><span style="background-color:initial">In this seminar, Paul will give an introduction to master suppression techniques and abuse of power in a workplace setting. Furthermore, Paul will explain how informal hierarchies are created and maintained and provide some concrete tools and steps to counteract them.</span><div>Paul Bengtsson is a consultant in discrimination prevention and investigation, specializing in gender equality.”</div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">The seminar is on Zoom, <a href="">register here</a>​</span><br /></div> Rehabilitation<p></p><p>​Welcome to this workshop in collaboration between Chalmers Health Engineering Area of Advance, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, the University of Gothenburg, and Region Västra Götaland!​​​​​</p>​​​<br />This workshop will be held at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, in the assembly hall at Blå Stråket 5 (go through the main entrance), from 13:00 to 16:00 followed by a small informal gathering ending at 17:00. Registration will open soon. Autumn research seminars<p></p><p>​​The Department of Communication and Learning in Science is proud to present its Autumn research seminars which are open to all. They will be held online in Zoom until further notice.</p>​<br />At this autumn's third seminar, we will listen to our visiting scholar Amy Ou. More information about the topic of her seminar will come later on. Sustainability week is back!<p>TBA</p><p>​The Sustainability week Act Sustainable is back this autumn! On November 15-19, Chalmers´ and the University of Gothenburg&#39;s sustainability week kicks off. Students, researchers, teachers and other staff at the universities will have a whole week packed with inspiration, research and knowledge for sustainable development. This year’s theme is Factivism – Get your facts straight!​</p><div>​<span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN"><br /></span></span></div> <div><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN">Act Sustainable is </span></span><span lang="EN">Chalmers´ and the University of Gothenburg's</span><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN"> joint annual sustainability week for students, researchers, teachers and staff at the universities.</span></span><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN"><br /></span></span></div> <div><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN"><br /></span></span></div> <div><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN">All information you need to participate in Act Sustainable 2021 can be found on Act Sustainable's website: </span></span><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN"></span></span><a href=""><span><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN">To actsust</span></span></span><span><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN">ainable</span></span></span><span><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN">.se</span></span></span></a><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN"><br /></span></span></div> <div><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN"><br /></span></span></div> <div><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN">Act Sustainable is arranged and administered by the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development at Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg.</span></span><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN"><br /></span></span></div> <div><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN"><br /></span></span></div> <div><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN">Read more about Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development: <a href=";disableRedirect=true&amp;returnUrl=">To: gmv.chal<span></span></a></span></span></div> for Tomorrow 2021<p>Online</p><p>​SAVE THE DATE: The topic of the 2021 Materials for Tomorrow is &quot;Additive Manufacturing – From academic challenges to industrial practice&quot;.The event will take place online, 17 November, 09:30-17:00, with several internationally recognised speakers. This years seminar is devoted to the broad diversity of additive manufacturing, across materials and applications. The lectures cover the additive manufacturing of metals that are printed by laser or electron beam (e.g. for implants and aircraft components), the printing of tissue from bio inks, as well as the printing of thermoplastic polymers.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">T</span><span style="background-color:initial">he full program will available here soon​.​</span><div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif"><span style="font-family:inherit;background-color:initial">About Materials for Tomorrow</span><br /></h2> <p style="margin-bottom:10px"><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news-and-events/Materials-for-Tomorrow/Pages/Materials-for-Tomorrow-2019.aspx">​</a>Materials for Tomorrow is an annual conference - started in 2010 - covering research, education and innovation in materials science. It is one of Chalmers' <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/Pages/Initiative-Seminars.aspx" target="_blank">Initiative Seminars</a>, and is a crucial meeting place for people representing research, innovation and society. ​<br /><br /></p> <p style="margin-bottom:10px"><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news-and-events/Materials-for-Tomorrow/Pages/default.aspx">Materials for Tomorrow 2020</a></p> <p style="margin-bottom:10px"><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news-and-events/Materials-for-Tomorrow/Pages/default.aspx"></a><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news-and-events/Materials-for-Tomorrow/Pages/Materials-for-Tomorrow-2019.aspx">Materials for Tomorrow 2019</a><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news-and-events/Materials-for-Tomorrow/Pages/Materials-for-Tomorrow-2018.aspx">Materials for Tomorrow 2018</a></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news-and-events/Materials-for-Tomorrow/Pages/Materials-for-Tomorrow-2017.aspx">Materials for Tomorrow 2017</a></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news-and-events/Materials-for-Tomorrow/Pages/Materials-for-Tomorrow-2016.aspx">Materials for Tomorrow 2016</a></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news-and-events/Materials-for-Tomorrow/Pages/Materials-for-Tomorrow-2015.aspx">Materials for Tomorrow 2015</a></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news-and-events/Materials-for-Tomorrow/Pages/Materials-for-Tomorrow-2014.aspx">Materials for Tomorrow 2014</a></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news-and-events/Materials-for-Tomorrow/Pages/Materials-for-Tomorrow-2013.aspx">Materials for Tomorrow 2013</a></p></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news-and-events/Materials-for-Tomorrow/Pages/Materials-for-Tomorrow-2012.aspx">Materials for Tomorrow 2012</a></p></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news-and-events/Materials-for-Tomorrow/Pages/Materials-for-Tomorrow-2011.aspx">Materials for Tomorrow 2011</a></p></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news-and-events/Materials-for-Tomorrow/Pages/Materials-for-Tomorrow-2010.aspx">Materials for Tomorrow 2010</a></p></div> <p style="margin-bottom:10px"><br /><br /></p> <span style="background-color:initial"></span></div> years of MANAGEMENT at CHALMERS<p>Vasa A, lecture hall, Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, Vasa Hus 2-3 entréhall</p><p>Welcome to the seminar: Managing more sustainable futures</p><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Program </h3> <div>13:00 <em>Managing sustainable futures at Chalmers</em><br /></div> <div> <span><em>–<span> </span></em></span>Chalmers 2029<em>,</em><span><em></em></span> Prof. <strong>Stefan Bengtsson, </strong>President and CEO of Chalmers, F86</div> <div><span><em>–<span> </span></em></span>Past and present at Technology Management and Economics, Prof. <strong>Maria Elmquist,</strong> Head of Department, I01</div> <div> </div> <div>13:20 <em>Lessons learned from managing through a pandemic</em> <br /><strong>Leif Johansson</strong>, Chairman of Astra-Zeneca, M77, Gustaf Dalén medalist </div> <div> </div> <div>13:45 <em>Managing transformation towards a sustainable world </em><em>–</em><em> An opportunity for Swedish leadership?</em> <br /><strong>Anna Nilsson-Ehle</strong>, Chairman of Vinnova, SIQ and Lindholmen Science Park, F76, Gustaf Dalén medalist</div> <div> </div> <div>14:10 <em>Break with birthday cake</em> <br />MANAGEMENT at CHALMERS 50 years and Prof. Holger Bohlin (1921-2019) 100 years</div> <div> </div> <div>14:45 <em>Managing electrification and more sustainable cities</em><br /><strong>Anna Westerberg</strong>, President Volvo Buses, I00<br /><br /></div> <div>15:10 <em>Managing more sustainable consumption</em><strong> <br />Jesper Brodin</strong>, CEO Ingka Group | IKEA, I95</div> <div> </div> <div>15:35 – 16:00 <em>Panel discussion</em> including Stefan, Maria, Leif, Anna, Anna and Jesper <br />Moderated by Prof. <strong>Mats Lundqvist</strong>, Vice-head TME and Director Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship, F91</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>When:</strong> Friday November 19, 13:00 – 16:00 <br /></div> <div> </div> <div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Where:</strong> Chalmers, Vasa A, Vera Sandbergs allé 8 (limited seats) and on Zoom (webinar)<span style="display:inline-block"></span></div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> <em><strong> </strong></em></div> <div><strong>Welcome to register below! (or </strong><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>click here</strong></a><strong>)</strong><br /></div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> Autumn research seminars<p></p><p>​The Department of Communication and Learning in Science is proud to present its Autumn research seminars which are open to all. They will be held online in Zoom until further notice.</p><br /><div><div><span class="text-normal page-content"><span class="text-normal page-content">​The presenter of the fourth CLS research seminar is Michael O'Connell, PhD student at the division for Engineering Education Researcharsson at CLS. More information will come later on.</span><br /></span></div></div> <div><span class="text-normal page-content"><span class="text-normal page-content">​<br /></span></span></div> Webinar – Materials for futures batteries<p></p><p>​​Welcome to our Tandem Webinar hosted by Chalmers Area of Advance Materials Science.  When: 25 November 2021, at 11 am. Place: Online, Zoom. In this tandem seminar, we will have two presentations dedicated to materials for futures batteries. Two hot topics will be covered, one on high-performance materials based on nanoscopic building blocks, and one on carbon fibers for multifunctional composites.</p>​<div><span style="font-weight:700">The webinar is held on the platform zoom. To login and participate, click on the following link:</span><br /><div><a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /><span style="background-color:initial">h</span><span style="background-color:initial">ttps://</span></a><br /></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">Password: </span>530987</div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">Meeting ID</span>: 676 8329 1498</div> <div><br /></div> <div><div><span style="font-weight:700">Program:</span></div> <div><ul><li><span style="background-color:initial">11:00 am. </span><span style="background-color:initial">The webinar starts. Moderator: Professor Leif Asp, Co-Director Area of Advance Materials Science</span></li> <li><span style="background-color:initial">High-performance materials based on nanoscopic building blocks: from composites to electrodes,<br />Juan J. Vilatela, group leader at IMDEA Materials, centre for applied research, Madrid. Associate lecturer on Physics, Nanomaterials and Materials Science at the Madrid Polytechnic University and Carlos III University. <span style="background-color:initial">​</span></span></li> <li>Carbon fibers for multifunctional composites<span style="background-color:initial">​, </span><span style="background-color:initial">Fang Liu is Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology.</span></li></ul></div> <div><br /></div> <div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">High-performance materials based on nanoscopic building blocks: from composites to electrodes<br /><br /><span></span><div style="font-size:14px"><img src="/sv/styrkeomraden/material/kalendarium/PublishingImages/Juan-J.-Vilatela.jpg" alt="Juan J Vilatela" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" />Fostering the enormous potential of nanomaterials requires assembling them as organized structures on a macroscopic scale. For 1D nanomaterials their natural embodiment is as aligned fibres or fabrics that efficiently exploit the axial properties of their constituents. We work with a method to produce macroscopic solids made of 1D nanostructured directly collected as they grow floating in the gas phase. The resulting ensembles are “macromolecular” networks with many superior properties compared to monolithic materials: fibers of carbon nanotubes have tensile mechanical properties above many high-performance polymer fibers; fabrics of CNTs are ideal built-in porous current collectors to eliminate electron resistance limitations in composite battery electrodes, sheets of silicon nanowires are flexible and have high cyclability as lithium-ion battery anodes. </div> <div style="font-size:14px"><br /></div> <div style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-weight:700">Juan J. Vilatela</span> is a group leader at IMDEA Materials, a centre for applied research based in Madrid. He is also an associate lecturer on Physics, Nanomaterials and Materials Science at the Madrid Polytechnic University and Carlos III University. His group is focused on methods of synthesis and assembly of 1D nanomaterials, and their application for energy storage and as structural elements. </div> <div style="font-size:14px"><br /></div></h2> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><span style="font-weight:700">Carbon fibers for multifunctional composites</span></h2> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><div style="font-size:14px"></div> <span style="font-size:14px"></span><div style="font-size:14px"><img src="/sv/styrkeomraden/material/kalendarium/PublishingImages/Fang-Liu.jpg" alt="Fang Liu" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" />Battery weight is one of the critical bottlenecks for electric vehicles. Multifunctionality, for instance integrating energy storage capabilities to structural components, is a key enabling technology in realizing substantial weight savings on the system level. Carbon fibres are widely used as reinforcements in polymer composites, while graphite powders are widely used as negative electrodes in batteries. Thus, using carbon fibres as negative electrodes, together with solid electrolyte and other components, one can build the so-called structural composite batteries. Imaging the doors and hoods of an electric car also store energy! However, almost all carbon fibres were developed from the mechanical point of view; a fundamental understanding on the behaviour of carbon fibres under the dynamic electrochemical and mechanical processes in structural composite batteries, and on the relationship between their performance and microstructure are still largely lacking. We aim to gain a fundamental understanding of carbon fibres in the multifunctional composites.</div> <div style="font-size:14px"><br /></div> <div style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-weight:700">Fang Liu</span> is Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial and Materials Science. Her research interests are using advanced microscopy techniques to reveal structure-property relationship in multifunctional composites and natural fibre based composites. She is appointed as one of the “Excellence researchers” by the strategic innovation program LIGHTer of Vinnova. <br /><br /><span style="font-weight:700">Related:</span><br /><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Fang-Liu.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Fang Liu's research ​</a><br /><a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Juan J. Vilatela's research​</a><br /><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news/Pages/2021-tandem-seminars.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Watch 2021 spring's Tandem Webinars​​</a></div></h2></div></div></div> Autumn research seminars<p></p><p>​​The Department of Communication and Learning in Science is proud to present its Autumn research seminars which are open to all. They will be held online in Zoom until further notice.</p>​<div>At this last seminar this Atumn we will meet Oskar Hagvall Svensson, PhD student at the division for Engineering Education Research for his final thesis defence. More information will come later on. </div> – Initiativ seminar 2022<p>RunAn, conference hall, Chalmersplatsen 1, Kårhuset</p><p>​Focus on resilient production. Stay tuned, more info to come!</p>​​ Distraction and Inattention - DDI2022<p></p><p>​Welcome to the 8th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention (DDI2022), which will be held in Gothenburg! The conference is arranged by SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers, the Université Gustave Eiffel, and the University of New South Wales.</p>​<br />The International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention is the primary international event on this topic, attracting delegates from more than 20 countries.<br /><br /><div>It is designed to bring participants – from academia, industry and government – up-to-date on the developments and trends in the field of inattention and distraction in driving. The conference features keynote speakers, plenary and parallel sessions, poster exhibition and a panel dialogue with various experts, representing various disciplines in this line of research. Networking is also an important part of the conference.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>DDI2022 follows the highly successful DDI Conferences held previously in Gothenburg, Sweden (2009, 2011, 2013, 2018), Sydney, Australia (2015), France (2017) and the online conference 2021.<br /><br /></div> <div>The conference is hosted and co-organised by the SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers in Sweden, the Université Gustave Eiffel, France and the University of New South Wales, Australia. All conference papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two international experts on driver distraction and inattention, all of whom are members of the conference’s Scientific Committee. The conference aim to co-operate with a high impact factor journal in producing a special issue that features selected papers from the conference – information of the specific journal will be provide before abstract submission opens.<br /><br />More information on <a href="">the conference webpage here​</a>.</div> for a New Sustainable and Flexible Energy System<p>Online</p><p>​On Wednesday, June 23, experts and companies will meet in a webinar &quot;New Energy Landscape Series Season 2 | ZEHTC: Testbed for a New Sustainable and Flexible Energy System​&quot;.</p>​​<span style="font-weight:700">​Read more and register on</span> <a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><span style="background-color:initial"><br /><span style="font-weight:700">Moderator</span></span><div><ul><li>Vanessa Jeffery, Managing Director - SS&amp;A Power Consultancy</li></ul></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">Speakers</span></div> <div><ul><li>Hans Holmstroem, Managing Director - Siemens Energy AB</li> <li>Fredrik Lundström, Program Manager - Swedish Energy Agency</li> <li>F<span style="background-color:initial">ilip</span><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial"> Johnsson, Professor, Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology - Chalmers University</span></li> <li>P<span style="background-color:initial">ritil</span><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial"> Gunjan, Associate Director - Guidehouse​</span></li></ul></div>