News: Centre ChaseOnhttp://www.chalmers.se/sv/nyheterNews related to Chalmers University of TechnologyTue, 19 Nov 2019 14:32:11 +0100http://www.chalmers.se/sv/nyheterhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/130-participants-on-the-fourth-Centre-Day.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/130-participants-on-the-fourth-Centre-Day.aspx130 participants on the fourth Centre Day<p><b>​With around 130 participants, the fourth joint day of the GigaHertz Centre and ChaseOn also became a success. &quot;We gather Sweden&#39;s industry and academia in wireless research, probably the best in Sweden,&quot; says Jan Grahn, director of the GigaHertz Centre.</b></p><div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centreday_191106_IMG_8116_665x330.jpg" alt="Picture from Centre Day 2019." style="margin:5px" /><br /><span style="background-color:initial">It was a huge agenda in Palmstedtsalen in the student union building on 6 November. And Gustav Adolf's baking was of course a mandatory element in honor of the day. One new feature for this year was a &quot;poster flash presentation&quot; where all the poster exhibitors held an elevator presentation of about a minute about their respective posters.</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>A number of speakers from Chalmers, the business community, other educational institutions and organisations replaced each other on the stage. Particularly invited keynote speaker was Dr Thomas Merkle from Fraunhofer IAF in Freiburg, Germany. </div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centreday_191106_IMG_8155_isab_toppbild_750x340.jpg" alt="Picture from Centre Day 2019." style="margin:5px" /><br /><span style="background-color:initial">For the first time, all members of the International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) were also gathered, from left to right Christoph ​Mecklenbräuker, TU Vienna, Riana Geschke, Fraunhofer FHR, Christophe Gaquière, Univ. de Lille, IEMN, and Wolfgang Heinrich, FBH, Berlin.</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centreday_191106_wolfgang_IMG_7924_350x305.jpg" alt="Picture from Centre Day 2019." class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" />Professor Heinrich also gave a speech explaining why wireless is an ever-present area:</div> <div>&quot;Microwaves are everywhere, even in space. If you want to communicate between galaxies, you can only use microwaves. If you are looking for extraterrestrial life - either human or not - you can only use... that's right! ... microwaves&quot;, he said among other things.</div> <div>He predicted a bright future:</div> <div>&quot;Our biggest challenge is to make millimeter waves 5g-compatible.&quot;</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The Centre Day was organized by the departments Microtechnology and Nanoscience - MC2, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering. This year the GigaHertz Centre hosted the event.</div> <div>&quot;What is unique about these events is the high industrial participation with Chalmers researchers and students&quot;, says Jan Grahn.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Text and photo: Michael Nystås</div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/centres/ghz">Read more about the GigaHertz Centre​</a><span style="background-color:initial"> &gt;&gt;&gt;</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/centres/chaseon">Read more about ChaseOn</a> &gt;&gt;&gt;<span style="background-color:initial">​</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centreday_191106_IMG_8009_665x330.jpg" alt="Picture from Centre Day 2019." style="margin:5px" /><br /></span><em style="background-color:initial">Jan Grahn, head of the GigaHertz Centre, and Erik Ström, head of ChaseOn, were pleased with the Centre Day 2019.</em><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Large-interest-for-solid-centre-day.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Large-interest-for-solid-centre-day.aspxLarge interest for solid centre day<p><b>​Intense networking and the latest research updates were on the agenda on the joint day for Chalmers excellence centres ChaseOn and GigaHertz Centre in Palmstedtsalen on 14 November. The day gathered around 140 participants from the academic and business worlds.</b></p><div><span style="background-color:initial"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centreday_strom_grahn_IMG_5724_350x305.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" />The centre directors </span><span style="background-color:initial">Erik Ström, Professor of Communications Systems at the Department of Electrical Engineering – E2, and </span><span style="background-color:initial">Jan Grahn, Professor of Microwave Technology at MC2 (to the left)</span><span style="background-color:initial">, invited to a full and intense day, together with their vice directors Christian Fager, Professor at MC2, and Marianna Ivashina, Professor of Electromagnetic Design of Antenna Systems at E2.</span></div> <div>&quot;With Chalmers and industry together in a consortium, doing this type of joint arrangement is unique in this perspective&quot;, Jan Grahn said in his and Erik Ström's joint welcome address.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>On the agenda there were technical presentations of ongoing research collaborations between Chalmers and the business community in microwave technology and antenna systems, currently nine projects, and plenty of opportunities to network and connect with new contacts. A new feature for this year was a poster exhibition with around ten participants. It drew much attention within the coffee breaks.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centreday_sheemstra_IMG_5810_350x305.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />Specially invited key note speaker was Sonia Heemstra, Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands (to the right). <span style="background-color:initial">Two members of the International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) were also on site: Wolfgang Heinrich, Professor at The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut in Berlin, and Christoph Mecklenbräuker, Professor at TU Vienna.</span></div> <div><br /></div> <div>GigaHertz Centre and ChaseOn together gather 25 partners within academy and industry. That's a considerable share of the expertise in microwave electronics and antenna systems. Nine different projects are ongoing right now in the Vinnova funded effort, which also involves three departments at Chalmers.</div> <div> </div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centreday_poster_b_IMG_5816_350x305.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" />Jan Grahn emphasized that there are strong technical reasons to unite the areas with a joint board and a joint scientific advisory board:</div> <div>&quot;We think that this have been highly beneficial by all standards and even internationally. As directors we feel that this joint consortium has worked extremely well, and we see that we get many new grants and new partners.&quot; </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Ström and Grahn also looked beyond the lifetime of the current setup:</div> <div>&quot;We are already discussing what will happen after this projects end in 2021&quot;, they said.</div> <div>A strategic group has been formed, with 15 members from Chalmers and eight partner companies. Ström and Grahn didn't reveal any details, but said that there is a large consensus to continue and develop the collaboration in the future.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Among the participants at the Centre Day were people from companies such as Volvo Cars, Saab AB and Ericsson. It all ended with a gala dinner at the restaurant Wijkanders.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Text and photo: Michael Nystås</div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Read more about GigaHertz Centre &gt;&gt;&gt;</strong></div> <div><a href="http://www.chalmers.se/ghz">www.chalmers.se/ghz</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Read more about ChaseOn &gt;&gt;&gt;</strong></div> <div><a href="http://www.chalmers.se/chaseon">www.chalmers.se/chaseon</a></div>Fri, 23 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/120-participants-at-intense-centre-day.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/120-participants-at-intense-centre-day.aspx120 participants at intense centre day<p><b>​Around 120 participants from the academic and business worlds got together on the joint day for Chalmers excellence centres ChaseOn and GigaHertz Centre in Palmstedtsalen on 14 November. Specially invited key note speaker was Bram Nauta, Professor at the University of Twente.</b></p><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_171114_665x330.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br />Center chairs Jan Grahn, Professor of Microwave Technology at MC2, and Erik Ström, Professor of Communications Systems at the Department of Electrical Engineering – E2, for the day replaced by <br />vice chair Marianna Ivashina, professor of Electromagnetic Design of Antenna Systems, invited to a full and intense day. <br />&quot;We are two centers with quite different orientations, yet benefiting from each other in this consortium. It is interesting to see and hear about each other's research, and to gather it on a common day&quot;, says Jan Grahn.<br /><br />On the agenda there were presentations of ongoing research collaborations between Chalmers and the business community in microwave technology and antenna systems, currently nine projects, and plenty of opportunities to network and connect with new contacts. The centres' joint international advisory council and steering board were also be present during the day. <br />The day ended with a gala dinner at the restaurant Hyllan in the student union building.<br /><br />Text and photo: Michael Nystås<br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_171114_665x330e.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><em>The International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB), from left to right: Prof. Riana Geschke, Univ. of Cape Town, Prof. Wolfgang Heinrich, FBH, Berlin, and Prof. Christoph Mecklenbräuker, TU Vienna. Missing in picture: Prof. Danielle George, Univ. Manchester.</em><br /> <br /><strong>Read more about GigaHertz Centre &gt;&gt;&gt;</strong><br /><a href="/ghz">www.chalmers.se/ghz</a><br /><br /><strong>Read more about ChaseOn &gt;&gt;&gt;</strong><br /><a href="/chaseon">www.chalmers.se/chaseon</a><br /><br /><a href="/chaseon"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_171114_665x330d.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_171114_665x330c.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_171114_665x330b.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /></a><br />Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Packed-Centre-Day-for-ChaseOn-and-GigaHertz-Centre.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Packed-Centre-Day-for-ChaseOn-and-GigaHertz-Centre.aspxPacked Centre Day for ChaseOn and GigaHertz Centre<p><b>​On 14 November, Chalmers excellence centres ChaseOn and GigaHertz Centre will arrange their joint day in Palmstedtsalen. Specially invited key note speaker is Bram Nauta, Professor at the University of Twente.</b></p>Centre directors Jan Grahn, Professor of Microwave Technology at MC2, and Erik Ström, Professor of Communications Systems at the Department of Electrical Engineering – E2, invite you to a full and intense day. On the agenda there are presentations of ongoing research collaborations between Chalmers and the business community in microwave technology and antenna systems, currently nine projects, and plenty of opportunities to network and connect with new contacts. The day ends with a gala dinner at the restaurant Hyllan in the student union building.<br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/bram_nauta_400px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" width="239" height="294" alt="" style="margin:5px" />The key note speaker Bram Nauta (picture to the right) has been active at the University of Twente for many years. There he leads the research group Integrated Circuit Design. On the centre day he will give a lecture entitled &quot;Towards Flexible Channel Filtering in low-GHz Receivers&quot;.<br />Jan Grahn describes Nauta's speech as a very timely subject with a clear link to ongoing research within 5G at both centres.<br />A wide range of speakers from Chalmers and the cooperating business community participate.<br />&quot;As a whole, it will be an exciting and technically very interesting event, with contributions from Chalmers and companies within communications and sensors for many different applications: telecom, space, defence, medicine and vehicles. Don’t miss the opportunity to get updated on what is happening at the research forefront of these important technical areas within wireless&quot;, says Jan Grahn.<br /><br />The centres' joint <a href="/en/centres/ghz/international-advisory-board/Pages/default.aspx">international advisory council</a> and <a href="/en/centres/ghz/GHz%20Centre%20ChaseOn/Pages/Steering%20Board.aspx">steering board</a> will also be present during the day. In connection with the Centre Day, the ChaseON and GHz Centre General Assembly Meeting will be held for the 23 members.<br /><br />Text and photo: Michael Nystås<br /><br /><strong>Centre Day 2017</strong><br />Date and time: 14 November, 2017, 10: 00-19: 00<br />Location: Palmstedtsalen, Chalmers Student Union Building, Campus Johanneberg<br /><br /><br /><a href="https://icd.el.utwente.nl/persons/?id=6">Read more about Bram Nauta</a> &gt;&gt;&gt;<br /><br /><strong>Read more about GigaHertz Centre &gt;&gt;&gt;</strong><br /><a href="/ghz">www.chalmers.se/ghz</a><br /><br /><strong>Read more about ChaseOn &gt;&gt;&gt;</strong><br /><a href="/chaseon">www.chalmers.se/chaseon</a><br />Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chaseon/news/Pages/Two-centres-together-meet-the-entire-need.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chaseon/news/Pages/Two-centres-together-meet-the-entire-need.aspxTwo centres together meet the entire need<p><b>​Today’s wireless communications systems have practically reached their maximum capacity. The next step, towards a terabit level, requires new technology. At Chalmers, a unique Massive MIMO testing environment is being built, a project in which Ericsson are pleased to be involved.</b></p>​In simple terms, future wireless communication requires two improvements: higher frequency spectrum and new antenna systems. Chalmers has the skills to achieve both – organised through two research centres, Chase and GigaHertz Centre, both funded by Vinnova. Through collaboration in the project MATE, they are jointly developing a test bed for Massive MIMO antenna technology.<br /><br />Björn Johannisson, research manager at Ericsson, is impressed with how the project has succeeded.<br />“It’s not always easy to create collaborative projects of this kind. The researchers need to get along, the partners have to find mutual interests, and the practical parts needs to be addressed. I’m impressed with how it has succeeded, and we see a great value in our collaboration with Chalmers,” he says.<br /><br /><img src="/en/centres/chaseon/PublishingImages/News/BjornJohannisson-quote_350px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />MIMO, or “multiple input-multiple output”, is a technology that improves transfer capacity by adding a large number of antennas in both transmitters and receivers, making it possible to transmit multiple data streams simultaneously. Future systems may involve hundreds, or even thousands, of antennas.<br />“It means that you transmit several streams of information that mix in the air and must then be separated at the receiving end. We are currently developing technology to handle this effectively, but in the MATE project we also want to enable higher frequencies, which adds to our challenge. This requires collaboration because the signal processing must be adapted to the properties of the hardware.”<br /><br />Chalmers and MATE are at the forefront of the research, Johannisson claims.<br />“There are a number of test beds developed at companies, but this is one of the first being created for high frequencies in an academic environment. Which is important to us since the academic research is more transparent, and we want the technology to become globally acknowledged.”<br /><br />To Ericsson, the technology is interesting for the next generation of mobile systems, 5G. Massive MIMO will, however, have a significantly wider area of use than simply mobile phones – everything from connected cars and production environments in factories to small gadgets with communication features. Within the MATE project, a rough draft of how it will work has been drawn up, but many issues remain to be resolved regarding the precise design of the technology.<br /><br />“The test bed that is soon completed will be an important platform for further work. When Chase continues in ChaseOn, we will collect measurement data in order to test algorithms and to provide insights into how high-performance antenna systems can be designed,” concludes Johannisson.<br /><br />Text: Lars Nicklason<br />Photo: Henrik Sandsjö<br /><br /><br /><img src="/en/centres/chaseon/PublishingImages/News/MATE_350px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:150px;height:225px" /><br /><br />More about the MATE project:<br /><a href="/en/projects/Pages/Massive-MIMO-test-bed.aspx">Massive MIMO test bed, project start</a><br /><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/test-bed-for-multi-antenna-systems.aspx">Short interview with Thomas Eriksson at the start of the MATE project</a> (Feb 2015)<br /><br />Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chaseon/news/Pages/Designing-the-best-car-antenna.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chaseon/news/Pages/Designing-the-best-car-antenna.aspxDesigning the best car antenna<p><b>​The global car fleet is rapidly becoming increasingly connected – which puts high demands on stable, robust communication. This will mainly be ensured by the antennas of tomorrow.</b></p>​ <br />If you are at home watching a film and the TV picture suddenly freezes, it’s probably not a disaster. But in the future, if you are driving towards a junction, in which a cloud-based automated driving application optimally guides you and other vehicles through the junction at full speed – well, in that situation communication must always work,” says Mikael Nilsson at Volvo Cars.<br /><br />Of course, it will be a while before this becomes a reality, but other new communication applications are already being developed that demand a very high level of reliability.<br /><br />Volvo’s Road Friction Information is one example. The idea is that cars ahead share information about road conditions to nearby vehicles through the cloud, for example about icy or slippery conditions, which is intended to make the surrounding cars to take precautions in time. In such circumstances, a stable link can mean the difference between life and death. The same applies to E-call, the service for automatic electronic emergency calls from cars to emergency call centres that will become standard in all new cars in Europe by 2018.<br /><br /><img class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" src="/en/centres/chaseon/PublishingImages/News/ChaseOn-Volvo-citat2_270px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" />What happens if a car flips over and the antenna on the roof breaks?<br />“Within Chase we have examined various concepts for how to best position antennas on cars,” says Nilsson.<br /><br />The aim has also been to develop the antennas of tomorrow.<br />“You can build better receivers, switch to better cables between the antenna and the receiver, but that is much more expensive than building better antennas. They will be the most crucial element that affects the performance of the communications system.”<br /><br />Within ChaseOn, Volvo aims at developing an antenna concept that supports new 5G technology. It requires higher frequencies, which in turn demands more of the antenna’s performance and position.<br /><br />“We also plan to develop antennas that are compatible with cars made of materials such as carbon fibre and plastic, which lack a ground plane.”<br /><br />For Volvo Cars, the Chase collaboration has also had what Mikael Nilsson describes as “softer values”.<br />“It is important for us to be part of research hubs, to be visible in these contexts, for instance at conferences around the world at which Chalmers’ researchers participate. It gives us a good reputation and spark enquiries about new projects and collaborations. This exchange between Volvo and universities is perhaps the most important of all.”<br /><br /><img src="/en/centres/chaseon/PublishingImages/News/Chaseon-Volvo-MikaelNilsson_750px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><em>Mikael Nilsson, Technical Expert Wireless Communication at Volvo Cars</em><br /><br /><br />Text: Lars Nicklason<br />Photo: Henrik Sandsjö<br /><br /><br /><img class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" src="/en/centres/chaseon/PublishingImages/ChaseOn_Logo_220x120px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><strong>Antenna systems research centre ChaseOn</strong><br />ChaseOn is a continuation of the very successful Chase centre. The success is mainly due to the Chase’s ability to adapt to new needs and corresponding research challenges and opportunities, while at the same time maintaining a durable vision and long-term strategies.<br /><a href="/chaseon">www.chalmers.se/chaseon</a><br />Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chaseon/news/Pages/ChaseOn-offer-unique-collaboration.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chaseon/news/Pages/ChaseOn-offer-unique-collaboration.aspxChaseOn offers unique collaboration<p><b>​Imagine a collaboration in which two organisations move between each other’s activities over a period of 10 years. It creates trust, and a sense of belonging. Mikael Coldrey, Giuseppe Durisi and Jingya Li all agree: what ChaseOn offers is unique.</b></p><p> </p> <p>It’s of course extremely important for your motivation to receive confirmation from a company that the research you are conducting is interesting and relevant. That is something I didn’t have back in the days when I was a PhD student at Chalmers. You wholeheartedly devoted thousands of hours to something you weren’t sure was useful,” says Coldrey.<br /><br /><img src="/en/centres/chaseon/PublishingImages/News/MikaelColdrey_200px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />He is a master researcher at Ericsson, and through Chase he has worked with several Chalmers researchers right from the start 10 years ago. One of them is Giuseppe Durisi, Associate Professor in Information Theory. They have worked together for three years in the Chase project called Multi-Antenna Technologies for Wireless Access and Backhaul (MATWAB), of which Durisi is the project leader. <br /><br />In this project, they are researching two of the most talked-about technologies for wireless communication: heterogeneous networks, which are designed to provide better coverage at high data speeds while also being more energy efficient than today’s mobile networks, and MIMO (multiple input-multiple output), which is designed to improve transfer speed in radio links by connecting several antennas together. <br /><br />Chase has involved several doctoral students within the framework of the project. One of them is Jingya Li, who defended her doctoral thesis in 2015 and is now employed at Ericsson.<br /><br />On a Thursday in October, Li is sitting around a table with Coldrey and Durisi in Ericsson’s premises at Lindholmen to talk about the Chase collaboration. And she is quick to agree with what Coldrey says.<br /><br /><img src="/en/centres/chaseon/PublishingImages/News/JingyaLi_200px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="Jingya Li" style="margin:5px" />“I find it more inspiring to work on problems that other people are also interested in. And the feedback I received from Ericsson during my doctoral student days was incredibly valuable,” she says.<br /><br />“Within research you constantly come across situations in which you have to choose a path. That’s why it’s valuable to get guidance so that you can feel secure in your choices,” adds Coldrey, and continues:<br /><br />“And for Ericsson it’s important to gain ideas from young, sharp brains that see things in new ways,” he explains. “The ideas are not always immediately usable for us, but through collaboration they may be realised in future products.”<br /><br />Mikael Coldrey is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Chalmers and is currently supervising three doctoral students in Chase. Similarly, Giuseppe Durisi has an office at Ericsson.<br /><br />“We meet at least once a week,” says Coldrey. “Either at Chalmers or at Ericsson. It’s an advantage that Giuseppe can also sit with us; it means that he doesn’t just meet me, but also my colleagues who work within the same field.”<br /><br />“Yes, that’s an important aspect,” says Durisi. “The fact that we have access to each other’s workplaces makes our collaboration much broader than initially intended. There’s a lot going on in close connection to the project that is interesting to us in Chase.”<br /><br />The coffee breaks are important – all three agree on that.<br />“It’s important to meet, talk to people and get to know them. In that way, Chase has opened doors,” explains Durisi.<br /><br /><br />After 10 years with Chase, it is evident that the concept of a research centre fosters successful collaboration, by mutual agreements on confidentiality, IPR and clear frameworks. But how close is the collaboration? Has the “mine-yours” perspective disappeared?<br /><br />“I am involved in many different collaborative projects, but when it comes to Chase I definitely feel that we’re in the same boat,” says Coldrey.<br /><br /><img src="/en/centres/chaseon/PublishingImages/News/GiuseppeDurisi_200px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="Giuseppe Durisi" style="margin:5px" />“There is obviously a difference between what Chalmers and Ericsson want to gain from the projects, but the differences are precisely what make us good together. We complement each other,” says Durisi.<br /><br />Is friendship important when people work together?<br />“It’s a strong word, but trust is important. And it takes time to build up.”<br /><br />“That’s what makes Chase unique,” says Coldrey. “In other projects you meet for a few hours three, four times a year, and then you go home and do your own work. Here, we meet continually and know who’s doing what and who to turn to with a specific question. It spreads ripples on the water and naturally paves the way for new collaborations.”<br /><br />In ChaseOn, the MANTUA project will focus on the challenges associated with antenna systems that are compatible with 5G and high frequencies. Although without Jingya Li. However, she will not be far away, as she will participate in another ChaseOn project, which is focused on vehicular communication.<br /><br />“I’m continuing to work together with people at Chalmers who I have known well since my doctoral student days. Which makes it so much easier; I know their way of thinking and how they work,” concludes Li.<br /><br /><br />Text: Lars Nicklason<br />Photo: Henrik Sandsjö<br /><br /></p>Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Many-examples-of-utilisation-during-Centre-Day.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Many-examples-of-utilisation-during-Centre-Day.aspxMany examples of utilisation during Centre Day<p><b>​About 150 participants from the academic and business worlds got together to celebrate Chalmers Chase excellence centre and GigaHertz Centre in the Palmstedt Hall on 30 November. And there’s more to come – the two centres will work even more closely in the future.</b></p><div>Centre Day featured a wealth of interesting speakers, who presented many examples of fruitful collaborations between the business community and Chalmers over the past decade. It was a day for celebrating the past and looking to the future, with many personal reflections on the benefits of collaboration.</div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_665x330a.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">A glimpse of history</h5> <div>Jan Grahn (above, to the left), professor of microwave technology at MC2 and head of the GigaHertz Centre, and Staffan Sjödin (above, to the right), head of Chase, summarised the histories of the two centres.</div> <div>“We’ve been fortunate enough to work in a variety of excellence centres in 20 years at Chalmers,” Grahn said. “This has truly been a joint venture, in which we’ve invested in and carried out research together. We’re grateful to Vinnova for making this all possible.”</div> <div>Grahn also commented on an editorial in Dagens Nyheter on 29 November about the Swedish government’s research proposal, which emphasises collaboration and utilisation. In the article, three researchers in business economics and sociology write that “collaboration is no guarantee for knowledge development or innovative ability.”</div> <div>“Today we’re going to see many examples to the contrary,” Grahn announced.</div> <div> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Praised Per-Simon Kildal</h5> <div>Staffan Sjödin summarised ten years with Chase, declaring that the excellence centre has generated 24 projects and preliminary studies, 693 conference papers, 280 journal articles and 22 doctoral theses so far.</div> <div>“Chase has had an intense impact on R&amp;D at companies,” Sjödin said.</div> <div>He also praised the late Chalmers professor Per-Simon Kildal, who was a key person at Chase. Kildal passed away unexpectedly last spring, and his name came up several times during the course of the day. It was clear how much he meant to the institution.</div> <div>Sjödin also wished the centre good luck with ChaseOn, the continuation of the Chase Centre for the next five years.</div> <div>“But it’s not too early to think about what will happen after 2021,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll be self-sufficient by then in one way or another.”</div> <div><div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_665x330c.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Eyes to the future </h5></div> <div>Next it was time for Erik Ström (above), professor of communications systems at the Department for Signals and Systems – S2 – to take the stage. He is the head of ChaseOn.</div> <div>“ChaseOn is the future and continuation of Chase. Both ChaseOn and the GigaHertz Centre applied for support from Vinnova. And both got it,” Ström announced, not without some pride.</div> <div>He and Grahn turned their eyes to the future, commenting that their two centres together collaborate with a total of 23 companies. Both the GigaHertz Centre and ChaseOn also work closely with the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden (which will merge in 2017 with Swedish ICT and Innventia under the name RISE). ChaseOn is also partnered with the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and the Västra Götaland region.</div> <div> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Establishing tighter bonds</h5> <div>The GigaHertz Centre and ChaseOn are now establishing even tighter bonds for the coming five-year period. They will remain separate centres, but will make up a consortium with a common steering committee and a joint international advisory council.</div> <div>“This creates many advantages in terms of technology and research,” Grahn says. “We have a golden opportunity here that will create endless possibilities for the future. It’s truly humbling to bring together such a vast array of skills.”</div> <div>Ström and Grahn saw many advantages to the centres working more closely together. The collective skills of the 23 partner companies create completely new opportunities for collaboration in new projects and teams. More results will become available to everyone, the strategic impact will be greater and the centres will become even more attractive to new partners. All this will enhance synergies within Chalmers in terms of coordination and outreach.</div> <div><div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_665x330d.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Personal and humorous </h5></div> <div>Rik Jos (above) from the company Ampleon was an adjunct professor of microelectronics at MC2 for 12 years, until 2016. He gave a personal, sometimes humorous story about his collaboration with the GigaHertz Centre and Chalmers over the past decade.</div> <div>“When I was asked to speak here today, I was struck by two things: 1. It was an honour to be asked. 2. Looking back, I realise that I’ve also aged!” he joked.</div> <div>Jos listed several good reasons why he chose to work with Chalmers in the framework of the GigaHertz Centre:</div> <div> </div> <div><ul><li>An enthusiastic and highly skilled team</li> <li>Complete coverage of the chain – from semiconductor processes to linearisation</li> <li>Project teams reach critical mass</li> <li>Research fields are jointly decided by all partners</li></ul></div> <div>He also had several recommendations for the future, and felt that the international advisors have an important role: </div> <div>“They provide calibration with centres in other countries and a connection that shows us what direction to grow in.”<br /><br /></div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Chase is a strength </h5> <div>Christian Fager, associate professor in the microwave electronics division at MC2, talked about his experimentation with the MOOC concept (online courses). He ended with the observation: </div> <div>“We’ve got very interesting times ahead.”</div> <div>Mats Andersson was the CEO of Bluetest in 2006–2011. Bluetest was founded by Per-Simon Kildal and currently employs 35 people.</div> <div>“Chase has been a strength for us,” he said, “and a key element of our ability to move from research into industry.”</div> <div><div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_665x330l.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Fruitful collaboration </h5></div> <div>Lars-Inge Sjökvist (above), CEO of Gapwaves, brought down the house when he announced that the company was listed on the Nasdaq exchange on 18 November.</div> <div>“We’ve had a fruitful collaboration with Chase over the years,” he commented.</div> <div>Gapwaves also demonstrated a gap antenna in the special exhibition of applications that MC2’s industrial relations coordinator Cristina Andersson set up for Centre Day.</div> <div><div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_665x330f.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">International expertise </h5></div> <div>Each of the centres has had its own international advisory council. The plan was that each of those councils would have a representative on site, but due to an airline strike, the GigaHertz Centre’s expert, Fadhel Ghannouchi from the University of Calgary in Canada, couldn’t make it to Gothenburg. Christoph Mecklenbräuker from the University of Vienna in Austria had better luck and was able to provide us his thoughts on Chase.</div> <div>Erik Ström asked him to reply honestly to the question of whether he thought it was a good idea to establish closer bonds between the two centres. “Yes,” Mecklenbräuker said – after asking jokingly if he could phone a friend as in the popular television game show.</div> <div>But a key requirement for success, Mecklenbräuker pointed out, is that the researchers learn to speak and understand each other’s languages. </div> <div>“Chase had examples of extremely interdisciplinary projects that had a very slow learning curve,” he said by way of example. </div> <div>“We in the advisory council wondered if the situation would ever sort itself out – but in the end the projects were hugely successful. But you have to listen to each other; people think in different terms. The GigaHertz people will think in S-parameters, the ChaseOn people will think in bits per second. But your efforts will be rewarded!” </div> <div><div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_665x330m.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Chalmers an ideal environment </h5></div> <div>Paul Häyhänen, chairman of Chase, and Peter Olanders (above), chairman of the GigaHertz Centre, thanked the organising committee for a well-planned day.</div> <div>“Today we’ve seen a shining example of how this type of centre can contribute to the community,” Häyhänen said, “and also how we can create new start-ups and help big companies to grow even bigger. It’s been a fantastic day.”</div> <div>Olanders described Chalmers as an ideal environment for centres such as these, which is not least confirmed by the fact that Vinnova itself chose to place two of its excellence centres at the university. </div> <div>“Chalmers is definitely a dominant factor for success, but it’s also located in a region with exceptionally strong industry,” he said.</div> <div> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Industry gives extra shine</h5> <div>Vinnova was represented on site by its coordinators Jessica Svennebring and Tommy Schönberg.</div> <div>“My experience of the day is that both centres presented very interesting results from the past 10 years, and while that is certainly good, what gives it a bit of extra shine is the great interest on the part of industry to continue the collaboration,” Schönberg says. </div> <div>“This really confirms that this collaborative form is valuable to all involved parties: academia has the opportunity to publish excellent research results in relevant fields of the future, while industry gains key cutting-edge expertise in its technical field as well as a vital influx of skills in the form of knowledgeable future recruits.”</div> <div>ChaseOn and the GigaHertz Centre have now been granted SEK 70 million in funding from Vinnova for the 2017–2021 period.</div> <div> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Magnificent banquet</h5> <div>Centre Day ended with a magnificent banquet at Wijkanders Restaurang. The organising committee consisted of Cristina Andersson, Agneta Kinnander, Jeanette Träff, Erik Ström, Christian Fager, Jan Grahn and Staffan Sjödin.</div> <div>Chase and ChaseOn also took the opportunity to present a very elegant informational brochure entitled “Celebrating 10 years with Chase and the future with ChaseOn”.</div> <div> </div> <div>Text and photo: Michael Nystås</div> <div> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Read earlier news:</h5> <div><a href="/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Centre-Day-summarizes-ten-years-of-successful-research.aspx">Centre Day summarizes ten years of successful research</a></div> <div> </div> <div><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Strong-recognition-for-Chalmers-industry-collaboration-within-wireless.aspx">Strong recognition for Chalmers industry collaboration within wireless</a><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_665x330b.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_665x330e.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_665x330g.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_665x330h.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_665x330i.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_665x330j.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_665x330k.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /></div>Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chaseon/news/Pages/The-Chase-is-on.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chaseon/news/Pages/The-Chase-is-on.aspxThe Chase is on<p><b>​New challenges have emerged that require urgent advances in antenna systems for communications, sensing and medical applications, says Professor Erik Ström.</b></p>​ <br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/s2/profilbilder/Erik_Ström_web.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />Chase has achieved great progress during the past 10 years. However, we are not done. New challenges have emerged that require urgent advances in antenna systems for communications, sensing and medical applications. The societal challenges are well known: health, food, energy, environment, social inequalities and security. Promising solutions to address these challenges include systems based on advanced wireless technologies, i.e., technologies that require antenna systems. Unfortunately, today’s antenna systems do not always provide sufficiently high performance or are too costly or otherwise unsustainable from an energy or resource perspective. <br /><br />The core of Chase, together with a number of new partners, will therefore continue to collaborate in the new Vinnova Competence Centre called ChaseOn. The research programme will tackle challenges in communications, sensor systems, and health care. Cooperation over project boundaries will enable cross-fertilisation of ideas from different application areas and reuse of basic technologies and knowhow. <br /><br />ChaseOn is designed to complement and profit from other research and innovation initiatives. In particular, we are delighted that our sister centre, GHz Centre, was also awarded funding by Vinnova for another 5 years. We will intensify our collaboration with GHz Centre to facilitate joint work on microwave electronics (GHz Centre) and antenna systems (ChaseOn). <br /><br />Efficient use of higher frequency bands is crucial, as lower frequency bands are rapidly becoming congested. This is an area of dramatically growing importance. ChaseOn and GHz Centre are uniquely positioned to jointly form the future for wireless technologies. We intend to harness this advantage. <br /><br />ChaseOn is built on collaboration. Together we – universities, industry and the public sector – will build expertise and enhance our competitiveness to survive and thrive in an extremely competitive globalised market. Ten years of Chase have given us an excellent starting position. We are very happy and eager to embark on a new five-year journey to explore and expand the frontiers of antenna systems.  <br /><br />Erik Ström <br />Main Applicant ChaseOn  <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/s2/profilbilder/Staffan_Sjödin_web.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:100px;height:129px" />Read more: <a href="/en/centres/chaseon/news/Pages/10-years-of-achievements-with-Chase.aspx">10 years of achievements with Chase</a> <br /><span>Chase centre director Staffan Sjödin hands over the torch <span>to Professor Erik Ström, to take the operations forward for another five years within ChaseOn<span style="display:inline-block">. <span style="display:inline-block"> </span></span></span></span><br />Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:10:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chaseon/news/Pages/10-years-of-achievements-with-Chase.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chaseon/news/Pages/10-years-of-achievements-with-Chase.aspx10 years of achievements with Chase<p><b>​Chase centre director Staffan Sjödin hands over the torch to Professor Erik Ström, to take the operations forward for another five years within ChaseOn.</b></p>​<br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/s2/profilbilder/Staffan_Sjödin_web.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="Staffan Sjödin, Director of Chase" style="margin:5px" />The use of antennas and antenna system technologies is increasing considerably in both traditional industries such as space and telecommunications, and in other areas such as the automotive industry, biomedical engineering and sensors for countless different applications. <br /><br />The launch of Chase was thus very timely. Chase stands for “Chalmers Antenna Systems VINN Excellence Centre” and is a research centre that is funded by Vinnova and focuses on antennas and antenna systems in the microwave range. <br /><br />For the past 10 years Chalmers’ researchers have collaborated with approximately 25 industrial partners, SP, KTH and the public authority Västra Götalandsregionen with the objective to offer world-leading antenna technologies and thereby strengthening the industry’s competitiveness and contribution to a sustainable society. The research projects have been defined on the basis of the long-term needs of the partners, and the centre’s structure and organisation have proved to be very successful in fostering an open collaboration culture with frequent interaction between the Chase partners. <br /><br />Close collaboration and knowledge exchange have been key factors in the success of Chase. Our industry partners have direct contact with scientific excellence and can therefore operate at the forefront of technology with new and outstanding products. Meanwhile, the researchers gain important insight into and understanding of the driving forces in industry, which is valuable when defining new research projects. Our experience during these 10 years also clearly shows that our organisational structure strongly promotes development of the centre and enables inclusion of new member companies and new research projects. <br /><br />Chase has been periodically evaluated over the years, also by international scientific experts. The reviews have been consistently very positive. The aspects highlighted include the researchers’ international contacts, which are crucial to ensure a high international standard and also benefit the member companies. Microwave antenna system technologies advance at an extremely high rate, and it is necessary for industry to keep in close contact with leading research and maintain good awareness of how the market evolves, especially in wireless communications. <br /><br />As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Chase, it is with pride that I note that both Vinnova and the partner companies want to see a continuation of this collaboration. I would like to take this opportunity to honour and acknowledge Professor Per-Simon Kildal, who was the main driver of the application for Chase and an important contributor to its success. Now, it is with confidence that I hand over the torch to Professor Erik Ström, to take the operations forward for another five years within ChaseOn. <br /><br />Staffan Sjödin <br />Director of Chase <br /> <br /><br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/s2/profilbilder/Erik_Ström_web.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:100px;height:129px" />Read more: <a href="/en/centres/chaseon/news/Pages/The-Chase-is-on.aspx">The Chase is on</a><br />New challenges have emerged that require urgent advances in antenna systems for communications, sensing and medical applications , says Professor Erik Ström. <br /><br />Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chaseon/news/Pages/What-do-the-international-evaluators-say.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chaseon/news/Pages/What-do-the-international-evaluators-say.aspxWhat do the international evaluators say?<p><b>​The research projects within Antenna research centre Chase, are rated asbeing of a high international standard, and two of them as being world leading in their field, by the International Scientific Advisory Board.</b></p>​ <br /><span>A unique combination of academic excellence and close collaborations with industry, grouped under the same roof at Chalmers, with the addition of research that is not just important to partner companies but to society as a whole.<span style="display:inline-block"> </span></span> <br /><br />That is a summary issued by the Chase International Scientific Advisory Board when the activities were evaluated in November 2015. The overall evaluation statement was:<br /><br /><em>Chalmers’ laboratories and Swedish industry – both very active in RF research and engineering – are in an excellent position to retain and reinforce their long-term strong position in antenna design, RF components and system engineering, as well as in related application areas in communications and sensor systems.</em><br /><br />The successes are the result of the unique cooperation between university-based and industry-based researchers that fosters the mobility of ideas and generates innovation. This is the opinion of Werner Wiesbeck, Professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany and one of the four prominent members of the Chase International Scientific Advisory Board.<br /><br />“The cooperation works well seeing as everyone – doctoral students, professors, universities and industry – significantly benefit from it. The research topics for the doctoral students are of great interest and are closely related to employment opportunities. The professors increase their reputation, and industry gains access to science, products and engineers,” says Werner Wiesbeck.<br /><br /><img src="/en/centres/chaseon/PublishingImages/quote1_300px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />A further key to the successes of Chase is that the research projects affect society as a whole.<br />“The research has established collaborations between organisations throughout the country. That is one of Chase’s foremost strengths.”<br /><br />The Scientific Advisory Board rates all Chase projects as being of a high international standard and rates two of them as being world leading in their field. The council also states that the level of productivity has been high. Publications include numerous articles in scientific journals and international referee-reviewed conference contributions. In addition, 22 doctoral theses and 31 licentiate theses have been written and 122 master theses have been presented.<br /><br />Furthermore, international recognition has not been slow in coming. For example, researchers at Chase have been granted an advanced ERC (European Research Council) grant – European multi-year financing of research talent with leadership potential – and have received several invitations to make keynote presentations at conferences.<br /><br />“Chase has had a very good level of international visibility through the researchers’ collaborations, participation in conferences and inclusion in scientific journals. The visibility is very positive when the presented results are of international scientific standard,” says Werner Wiesbeck.<br /><br />Text: Lars Nicklason<br /><br /><img src="/en/centres/chaseon/PublishingImages/Chase-10years_710px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br />Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chaseon/news/Pages/Succesful-joint-Chase-GHz-Centre-Day.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chaseon/news/Pages/Succesful-joint-Chase-GHz-Centre-Day.aspxSuccesful joint Chase/GHz Centre Day<p><b>​On 30 November 2016, the joint Centre Day was co-organized by the two VINN Excellence centres, Chase and GigaHertz Centre.</b></p>​ <br />We summarised one decade of microwave and antenna systems research between Chalmers and 30+ companies from all over the world, and demonstrated how our research has strengthened Swedish science and industry in telecom, space, security, automotive, and medtech.<br /><br />Read more<br /><br /><a href="/sv/institutioner/mc2/nyheter/Sidor/Manga-exempel-pa-nyttiggorande-under-centrumdagen.aspx">Många exempel på nyttiggörande under centrumdagen</a><br />Omkring 150 deltagare från akademi och näringsliv mötte upp för att fira Chalmers excellenscentrum Chase och GigaHertz Centrum i Palmstedtsalen den 30 november. Men fortsättning följer. Och nu knyter de båda centrumen ännu tätare band.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.elinor.se/chase-och-ghz-centrum-gar-vidare.html/">Elektronik i Norden published an extensive report from our CentreDay</a> (In Swedish), 7 Dec 2016 <br />Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Centre-Day-summarizes-ten-years-of-successful-research.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Centre-Day-summarizes-ten-years-of-successful-research.aspxCentre Day summarizes ten years of successful research<p><b>​On 30 November, the Centre Day is arranged at Chalmers. At the head of the planning is Jan Grahn, professor of microwave technology, at MC2. We got the chance to ask a few questions prior to the event.</b></p><h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">​What's the Centre Day?</h5> <div>– At the Centre Day, we summarize ten years of successful research between Chalmers and 30 companies in our competence centers GigaHertz Center and Chase. These two centers are focusing on research in wireless, particularly microwave technology and antenna systems, and how we take this into industrial use, says Jan Grahn.</div> <div> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Who is the target group for this day?</h5> <div>– All are welcome who are interested in either advanced research and development in wireless technology, or of how the university and industry can effectively collaborate.</div> <div> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">How many participants are expected?</h5> <div>– Currently we have nearly 110 people notified.</div> <div> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Where are the participants from?</h5> <div>– In addition to 60 Chalmers participants, we have representatives from between 15 and 20 companies, our government funder, Vinnova, Business Region Göteborg, as well as our international scientific advisors from Canada, Austria and Germany.</div> <div> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">What will happen during the day?</h5> <div>– We have selected speakers who will give a personal view of how wireless technology today is in the borderland of academy/company in five different branches: telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, life sciences and defense &amp; security. For example, several speakers from the industry will testify how the Chalmers research has been useful in products that now, ten years later, create competitiveness and jobs.</div> <div>– We will also have an exhibition of posters and demonstrators from researchers and companies that demonstrate successful examples from our common journey.</div> <div> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">What should not be missed?</h5> <div>– I always find it interesting to listen to industry speakers as they describe how the Chalmers research now come to affect their development in very different types of businesses: spin-offs, component manufacturers and systems, says Jan Grahn.</div> <div>He continues:</div> <div>– We have, for example, semiconductor research which started as a small projects at Chalmers 10-20 years ago, and now can be found in sensor and communication systems worldwide.</div> <div> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Will we be hearing some exciting research?</h5> <div>– Of course we have academic presentations from several renowned professors at Chalmers. See the agenda for examples. A portion of this research will certainly be of use in the industry in ten years. The Centre Day therefore provides both a historical perspective and a look into the future! concludes Jan Grahn.</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Text:</strong> Michael Nystås</div> <div><strong>Photo:</strong> Jan-Olof Yxell</div> <div> </div> <div><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/ict/calendar/Pages/CentreDay2016.aspx">Read more about the Centre Day and see full agenda</a> &gt;&gt;&gt;</div>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Strong-recognition-for-Chalmers-industry-collaboration-within-wireless.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Strong-recognition-for-Chalmers-industry-collaboration-within-wireless.aspxStrong recognition for Chalmers industry collaboration within wireless<p><b>​When Chalmers two competence centres Chase and GigaHertz Centre summarize ten years of operation and stake out the direction for the future, both companies and Vinnova want to be on-board.</b></p>​<br />The decision by the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova to grant funding for Chalmers’ two competence centres is a strong recognition of Chalmers’ research excellence in the area of wireless components and systems - an area of critical importance for Swedish industry and to address major societal challenges in health, energy, environment, safety, and security.<br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/s2/profilbilder/Erik_Ström_web.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="Prof Erik Ström" style="margin:5px" />“There is great potential to address societal challenges with wireless technologies. Our research and innovation efforts contribute to efficient medical diagnosis and treatment systems, advanced safety and security applications in many different contexts, as well as to enable sustainable communication systems,” says Erik Ström, principal investigator for ChaseOn (as the Chase follow-up center is called). <br /><br />The unique combination of academic excellence and close industrial collaboration has proven very successful for knowledge transfer. A total of 20 companies and organizations take part in ChaseOn and GigaHertz Centre - telecom, defense, automotive, space, and medical technology companies as well as the public sector. The Swedish partners include Ericsson, RUAG Space, Saab, Volvo Cars, and Västra Götalandsregionen. The international partner companies include Ampleon, Infineon Technologies, Keysight Technologies, and National Instruments. In addition, many small and medium-sized enterprises are joining, several of them spinoffs from Chalmers.<br /><br /><strong>Strengthening a leading position</strong><br />A total of 29 competence centres applied to Vinnova for funding continued operations, and five were granted. After an extensive evaluation with the help of international experts, Vinnova selected two of Chalmers’ centres. According to Vinnova, the competition was fierce, with several high quality proposals. ChaseOn and GigaHertz Centre will receive 70 MSEK of cash funding from Vinnova during the period 2017-2021. In addition, Chalmers and the partner organizations will contribute cash and in-kind to a value exceeding 200 MSEK.<br /><br />“Vinnova's decision is an acknowledgment of Chalmers research excellence, and demonstrates the strategic importance for Sweden to strengthen its leading position in microwave electronics and smart antenna systems,” says Paul Häyhänen, RUAG Space, and Chairman of the Chase board.<br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/20140701-20141231/jgrahn_2006_220x180.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="Prof Jan Grahn" style="margin:5px" />“At Chalmers, we are delighted over Vinnova's decision to support both GigaHertz Centre and ChaseOn. We look forward to doing research with companies from various wireless sectors in one of the single largest Swedish efforts in the area so far,” says Jan Grahn, Director and principal investigator for GigaHertz Centre.<br /><br /><strong>Internationally attractive</strong><br />Gothenburg is internationally recognized for its academic and industrial excellence in microwave technologies. At Chalmers, more than a hundred researchers are engaged in microwave-related research on components, devices, systems, and applications. Moreover, the field employs over 5,000 people in the region, in large companies such as Ericsson, RUAG Space, Saab, as well as in many smaller companies.<br /><br />“Now we can continue the successful efforts in Chalmers competence centres, where we gather research resources in these key areas in close cooperation between industry and Chalmers. The great interest from international companies is concrete proof of our global attractiveness,” says Peter Olanders, Ericsson, and Chairman of the GigaHertz Centre board.<br /><br /><strong>Contact:</strong><br />Professor Jan Grahn, GigaHertz Centrum, <a href="mailto:jan.grahn@chalmers.se">jan.grahn@chalmers.se</a>, +46 730-34 62 99<br />Professor Erik Ström, ChaseOn, <a href="mailto:erik.strom@chalmers.se">erik.strom@chalmers.se</a>, +46 31-772 51 82<br /><br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/s2/Nyheter%20och%20kalendarium/Chase_200px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /><a href="/en/departments/e2/centres/Chase/Pages/default.aspx">Chalmers Antenna Systems Excellence Centre</a><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/Ghz%20Centre/GHzlogo_220x170pxl.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /> <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="/en/centres/ghz/Pages/default.aspx">GigaHertz Centrum</a><br />Fri, 27 May 2016 08:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/chem/news/Pages/Bachelor-students-in-research-project-.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/chem/news/Pages/Bachelor-students-in-research-project-.aspxBachelor students in research project<p><b>​In their bachelor thesis students from Chemical Engineering with Engineering Physics and Bioengineering programs, collaborate in a research project.</b></p>​<span>The goal is to test and develop a hydrogel with the ability to couple antennas and the human body, as well as acting as the cooling agent necessary during hyper thermia treatment of cancer, compared to the currently used water bolus. the project is led by <a href="/sv/personal/Sidor/hana-dobsicek-trefna.aspx">Hana Dobsicek Trefna</a> at Dept. of Signals and Systems, active within the centre <a href="/en/departments/e2/centres/Chase/Pages/default.aspx">Chase </a>and <a href="/en/Staff/Pages/anna-strom.aspx">Anna Ström</a> at Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and active within the centre  <a href="/en/centres/sumo/Pages/default.aspx">SuMo BIOMATERIALS</a>.</span><span>​</span>Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200