Events: Global events at Chalmers University of TechnologyWed, 20 Oct 2021 15:59:29 +0200 Matchmaking Workshop<p>Stora aulan Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, Blå Stråket 5, Göteborg</p><p>At the Rehab Matchmaking Workshop researchers from technical faculty and medical faculty are brought together with clinical experts of the various patient needs. The aim of the event is to initiate new multidisciplinary research constellations and research projects in the area of rehabilitation.</p><p>By attending you will increase your knowledge of the rehab area and find project partners!<br /><br />Organizer: Chalmers Health Engineering Area of Advance, Innovationsplattformen, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, the University of Borås, the University of Gothenburg, and MedTech West.</p> <p><br /></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Registration</a> is open until October 25.<br /></p> 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. Sustainable 2021<p>Studenternas Hus, university building, Götabergsgatan 17, Campus Vasa</p><p>Welcome to the sustainability week Act Sustainable 2021 on November 15-19. Act Sustainable is Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg´s shared sustainability week, packed with inspiration, research, and knowledge for all students, teachers, researchers, and staff at the universities.</p><div>​<span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN"><br /></span></span></div> <div><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN">On November 15 Act Sustainable will open the doors to Studenternas Hus in Vasa and invite students, researchers, teachers and all other staff at the universities to a whole week dedicated to sustainable development. Each day offers several events, all with a unique take and perspective on sustainable development and this years theme: Factivism – Get Your Facts Straight!<br /><br />The week will feature several keynote speakers, so far we can reveal that Maja Lunde is booked for a book talk on her bestselling novel Blue together with researchers and students from Chalmers University of Technology.<br /><br />For the complete program and all information you need to participate see the Act Sustainable website:</span></span><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN"><br /></span></span></div> <div><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN"></span></span><a href=""><span><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN">actsust</span></span></span><span><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN">ainable</span></span></span><span><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN">.se<br /></span></span></span></a></div> <div><br /><a href=""><span><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN"></span></span></span></a><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN"></span></span></div> <div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Factivism – Get Your Facts straight!</h2> <div> <span style="background-color:initial">T</span><span style="background-color:initial">his year’s theme is as relevant and important as ever and carries a great academic tradition. Through knowledge and a better understanding of the world, w</span><span style="background-color:initial">e have the tools to shape and change it, to be something better. Agenda 2030 and the Global Goals are an attempt at making things better with a holistic approach never before seen on this scale. We all have to chip in with research, practice and action.</span></div> <div> </div> <div>Read more about this year’s theme on the Act Sustainable website: <a href=""><span><span><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN">actsust</span></span></span><span><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN">ainable</span></span></span><span><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN">.se/factivism</span></span></span></span></a><br /><br /></div></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><span><span lang="EN">Stay connected<br /></span></span></h2> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Fo</span><span style="background-color:initial">r more information about Act Sustainable 2021 please visit the webpage, follow the Facebook event, or contact Karin Bylund, project leader for Act Sustainable. To be sure not to miss anything regarding the sustainability week follow the Student Sustainability Hub on social media.</span><br /></div> <div><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN"><br /></span></span></div> <div><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN">Visit the Act Sustainable website:<br /><a href="">Sustainability Week | Act Sustainable | Gothenburg | Chalmers | University of Gothenburg</a><br /><br />Follow the Facebook event:<br /><a href="">Act Sustainable 2021: Factivism – get your facts straight! | Facebook</a><br /><br />Follow the Student Sustainability Hub on social media:<br /><ul><li><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN"><a href="">Gothenburg Student Sustainability Hub | Facebook</a></span></span></li> <li><span class="y2iqfc"><span lang="EN"><a href="">Student Sustainability Hub GBG (@studentsustainabilitygbg)</a></span></span></li></ul> Contact: Karin Bylund<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=">gmv.chal<span></span></a></span></span></div> ​ Structural Design Day 2021<p></p><p>Wind: Aerodynamics in the spatial and structural design of our built environment</p>​<span></span><span><strong>Wind and wind loads are important factors when we plan and build our cities and design our structures. In this year's edition of the Structural Design Day you will hear experts present how they handle wind in high rise buildings, and researchers on wind tunnel tests as well as virtual city models.</strong><span><br /></span></span> <div><br /></div> <div>Wind is all over, particularly In Gothenburg.   <br />The wind shapes trees and bushes along the barren west coast, where people have built their shelters and structures to meet the forces of the wind. Today, wind engineering is an emerging discipline that increasingly contributes to the design of our built environment from the envelope of skyscrapers to the public spaces of our cities.  <br /><br />In architecture streamlining expressed the heroic ethos of the 1930’s echoing the sweeping advances in aviation engineering of the age. Now, we must build our environment with a minimal footprint and deal with the consequences of climatic change. Thus, a smart aerodynamic cross section of a tower can replace tons of structural steel – in a world where severe storm events occur with rising frequency. At the same time, wind powers more and more of our energy consumption while expanding our awareness of the complex phenomena that steer the convoluted relationships between the forces in the atmosphere and the structures of our built environment.  <br /><br />These days, the Gothenburg Karla Tower gradually grows into the sky to become the tallest building in Scandinavia. Designed and engineered by <a href="">SOM</a> and <a href="">VBK</a> along with a large team of collaborating companies the tower deals with the increasing forces of wind in its high elevation. To overcome the effects of the wind new knowledge is provided from aeroelastic modelling of load bearing structures to aerodynamic design of leeward and comfortable urban spaces.  <br /><br />The webinar will address the advances in the research of wind design and engineering and practical application in the built environment by leading practitioners and researchers contributing within the field:    </div> <div><br />William Baker, SOM (Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill)<br /><span>Valery Chernoray, Chalmers<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /><span>Svend Ole Hansen, SOH Wind Engineering</span><br />Andreas Lindelöf, VBK<br />Andreas Mark, Fraunhofer</div> <div>David Salekärr, Serneke<br /><br />Discussion leader – Morten Lund, Chalmers<br /></div> centre day 2021<p>RunAn and on Zoom</p><p>Welcome to the first 2D-TECH Centre Day with, among others, keynote speakers Peter Bøggild, DTU, Denmark, Dept. of Physics, Nanomaterials and devices, Centre for Nanostructured Graphene and Jari Kinaret, Chalmers, Dept. of Physics, Director of the Graphene Flagship.  The Centre Day 2021 will be a hybrid event, both on-site in RunAn and on Zoom.  ​​​​​​​​​​</p><div><p class="chalmersElement-P"><a href="" style="font-family:inherit;font-size:20px"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register for the Centre Day​</a><br /></p></div> <div><em>Last day for registration is 25 October</em></div> <div><em><br /></em></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><div>Program</div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><em>can be subject to change</em></p></h2> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong>09.00</strong> Registration and coffee<br /><strong style="background-color:initial">09.30</strong><span style="background-color:initial"> Welcome by Samuel Lara Avila, Centre Director, Chalmers<br /></span><strong style="background-color:initial">09.40</strong><span style="background-color:initial"> <strong>Invited talk:</strong> The Graphene Flagship, Jari Kinaret, Chalmers, Director of the Graphene Flagship<br /><strong>10.10</strong> R&amp;I*-line </span><span style="background-color:initial">Multifunctional composites, Leif Asp, </span><span style="background-color:initial">Chalmers</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong style="background-color:initial">10.30</strong><span style="background-color:initial"> Coffee break</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong style="background-color:initial">10.50</strong><span style="background-color:initial"> R&amp;I-line Electronics, Herbert Zirath, Chalmers<br /></span><strong style="background-color:initial">11.10</strong><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Industry invited talk:</strong> Fredrik Edgren, Volvo Car </span><span style="background-color:initial">Corporation<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>11.30</strong> </span><span style="background-color:initial">PhD Student and Postdoc projects - presentation </span><span style="background-color:initial">relay race</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong style="background-color:initial">12.00</strong><span style="background-color:initial"> Lunch break</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong style="background-color:initial">13.00</strong><span style="background-color:initial"> <strong>I</strong></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>nvited talk:</strong> 2D materials – a unique canvas for </span><span style="background-color:initial">creating new electronic properties, Peter Bøggild, </span><span style="background-color:initial">DTU,  Denmark, Dept. of Physics and Centre for </span><span style="background-color:initial">Nanostructured Graphene<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>13.40</strong><strong> </strong></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Industry invited talk:</strong> New generation of graphene </span><span style="background-color:initial">enabled electronic textiles, Erik Khranovskyy, Grafren<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>14.00</strong> </span><span style="background-color:initial">R&amp;I-line Sustainable energy, Johan Liu, Chalmers</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong style="background-color:initial">14.20</strong><span style="background-color:initial"> coffee break</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>14.40</strong> </span><span style="background-color:initial">R&amp;I-line Emerging Materials, Timur Shegai, Chalmers<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>15.00</strong> </span><span style="background-color:initial">PhD Student and Postdoc projects - presentation </span><span style="background-color:initial">relay race<br /></span><strong style="background-color:initial">15.40</strong><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial">SIO Grafen: financing opportunities and more, </span><span style="background-color:initial">Elisabeth Sagström, Director of SIO Grafen<br /></span><strong style="background-color:initial">16.00</strong><span style="background-color:initial"> Closing remarks, Cristina Andersson, Centre Coordinator, Chalmers</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial">​</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial">*</span><span style="background-color:initial"><em>Research and Innovation</em></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial">​</span></p></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> for Tomorrow 2021<p>Online</p><p>INVITATION:  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>The Initiative Seminar will be fully online and free of charge.<br /><a href="" style="outline:0px"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register to the seminar</a><br /><br /><div><strong>Program:</strong><br />09:30 Welcome. Moderators <span style="background-color:initial">Uta Klement. and</span><span style="background-color:initial"> Leif Asp, </span><span style="background-color:initial">Materials Science </span><span style="background-color:initial"> Area of Advance</span><span style="background-color:initial">, Chalmers University of Technology.</span></div> <span></span><div></div> <div><br /></div> <em>Session 1</em><br /><div><ul><li><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Powder Based Metal Additive Manufacturing: possibilities and challenges</strong><br /></span><img src="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/PublishingImages/MFT_Eduard_Chalmers.jpg" alt="Eduard Hryha" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" />P<span style="background-color:initial">rofessor </span><a href="/en/staff/Pages/hryha.aspx"><span style="background-color:initial">E</span><span style="background-color:initial">duard Hryha</span></a><span style="background-color:initial">,</span><span style="background-color:initial"> division of Materials and manufacturing, Industrial and materials science, Chalmers Director of CAM2: Centre for Additive Manufacture - Metal.<br /><strong><br />Abstract: </strong>Significant development in the area of powder based metal additive manufacturing during last decade resulted in significant expansion of the material portfolio, development of robust  Additative Manufacturing, AM , processes for number of materials and hence resulting in successful industrial application of the technology for the high-value components. Expansion of portfolio of AM materials as well as understanding the properties of AM materials is the must to assure broader industrial implementation of the technology. Hence, state-of-the-art and challenges of the powder-based metal AM, required to pave the way for the broader industrial utilization of metal AM, are discussed.  <br /> <br /></span></li> <li><strong style="background-color:initial">Industrialization of AM at Alfa Laval<br /></strong><img src="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/PublishingImages/MFT_Anna_Wenemark.jpg" alt="Anna Wenemark" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" />Anna Wenemark, Technology Office Manager, Alfa Laval, and Chairman of the board of CAM2.<br /><br />This talk will share Alfa Laval’s journey of industrialization of AM and critical success factors going forward.</li></ul></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><ul><li><strong>Operando synchrotron characterization of temperature and phase evolution during </strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>laser</strong></span><span style="background-color:initial"><b> powder bed fusion of Ti6Al4V<br /></b></span><img src="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/PublishingImages/MFTvanswygenhoven_helena_2.png" alt="Helena Van Swygenhoven-Moens" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" />Professor <a href="">H<span style="background-color:initial">elena </span><span style="background-color:initial">Van Swygenhoven-Moens,</span></a><span style="background-color:initial"> </span>Paul Scherrer Institute &amp; École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland<br /><strong><br />Abstract: </strong>Thanks to the high brilliance and the fast detectors available at synchrotrons, operando diffraction experiments during L-PBF have become possible. <br />Two types of operando experiments are presented. The first is performed while printing a 3D Ti6Al4V during xray diffraction. It allows to track with a time resolution of 50µs the dynamics of the α and β phases during fast heating and solidification, providing the cooling rates of each phase and the duration the β phase exists [Hocine et al, Mat Today 34(2020)30; Add Manuf 34(2020)101194 ; Add Manuf 37 (2021)101747]. The second is an operando experiment carried out on a thin Ti6AlV wall while remelting the surface. It allows quantification of the thermal cycles experienced by the material along the building direction [Ming et al, submitted]. Both experiments were carried out at the MicroXAS beamline of the Swiss synchrotron.<span style="background-color:initial">​</span></li></ul></div> <div>Break 10 minutes</div> <div><br /></div> <div><div><ul><li><b>The unique material capabilities of Electron Beam Melting (EBM)<br /></b><img src="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/PublishingImages/MFT_Joakim-1.jpg" alt="Joakim Åhlgård" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" />Jo<span style="background-color:initial">akim Ålgårdh</span><span style="background-color:initial">, External Research Lead, GE Additive|EBM.<br /></span><strong style="background-color:initial">Abstract</strong><span style="background-color:initial">: </span><span style="background-color:initial">W</span><span style="background-color:initial">i</span><span style="background-color:initial">th the use of a high intensity electron beam as an energy source, the additive manufacturing technology Electron Beam Melting (EBM, or EB-PBF) features unique capabilities on materials processability. This talk will give an overview of the features and technologies present in the EBM process; a deep dive in what makes them exceptional, and how they affect and improve the processing and manufacturing of advanced materials. Examples of current materials and their applications will be presented to give an insight to where the technology is used today and why these materials and applications exist. Further, the material possibilities in the EBM process will be discovered to show the unique material capabilities in the process. <br /><br /></span></li> <li><strong>Additive manufacturing and metal-based implants</strong><br /><a href=""><img src="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/PublishingImages/MFTanders_palmqvist.jpg" alt="Anders Palmquist" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" />A<span style="background-color:initial">nders Palmquist</span>​</a><span style="background-color:initial">, </span><span style="background-color:initial">D</span><span style="background-color:initial">epartment of Biomaterials, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden.<br /></span><strong style="background-color:initial">Abstract:</strong><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial">A</span><span style="background-color:initial">dditive manufacturing is becoming an e</span><span style="background-color:initial">stablished fabrication technique within the field of biomaterials, where patient specific implants with integrated porous structures could be built to fit the patient in various clinical applications. Powder based techniques such as SLM and EBM are techniques for fabrication of metal implant for bone anchorage and repair, where preclinical studies show a high potential of as-produced implants. The healing potential could be boosted further in combination with bioactive ceramic coatings. Recent and on-going studies will be presented, ranging from material to clinical applications.</span></li></ul></div></div> <div></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Lunch 12:10-13:30<br /><br /><em>Session 2</em><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><ul><li><b>Materials of Yesterday and LSAM<br /></b><img src="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/PublishingImages/MFT_jan_johansson.jpg" alt="Jan Johansson RISE" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" />Ja<span style="background-color:initial">n Johansson, </span><span style="background-color:initial">Re</span><span style="background-color:initial">searcher at </span><span style="background-color:initial">R</span><span style="background-color:initial">ISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Division: </span><span style="background-color:initial">Additive Manufacturing<br /></span><strong>Abstract: </strong>T<span style="background-color:initial">h</span><span style="background-color:initial">e recent shortages of plastic materials as well as electronic components have made it difficult for the manufacturing industry to meet the demand. During the pandemic, many companies have temporarily or permanently switche</span><span style="background-color:initial">d to new kinds of products either by choice or necessity. As additive manufacturing can be a good help to accommodate demands of new products so can repurposing industrial robots be a fast and cost-effective way to create the necessary 3D printers for large scale additive manufacturing. </span>B<span style="background-color:initial">y using locally available recycled materials, a long and sometimes brittle supply chain can be shortened and become more resilient and sustainable. Depending on the purpose recycled plastics can be upgraded by wood or other bio based fibres to suit an application. The 3D printing process can in turn be adjusted to handle variations in the recycled raw material.</span></li></ul> <br /></div> <div><ul><li><img src="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/PublishingImages/MFT_UGO_LAFONTE.jpg" alt="Ugo Lafont" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" />Polymer additive manufacturing for space: from ground to out-of-earth applications<br />Ugo Lafont, Space Materials &amp; Technology Specialist at European Space Agency – ESA<br /><strong>Abstract: </strong>Additive manufacturing using thermoplastics present great advantage for the Space sector. From prototyping to flight hardware manufacturing and looking into the the future toward out-of earth manufacturing, this talk aim to expose the different aspect of polymer 3D printing (FFF/FDM) for space application. The European Space Agency is looking into the implementation and use of new materials to enable new applications for space. Polymers and polymer composites specially are part of such focus among others. However, the benefit of new functionalities or capabilities brought by materials shall be assessed against their behaviour under the effect of space environment. Effect of space environment (VUV, Thermal Cycling, ATOX) on the functional performance of advanced thermoplastics materials (PolyEtherEtherKetone-PEEK) focusing on electrically conductive PEEK processed by additive manufacturing will be presented. The results obtained on this material mechanical, optical and electrical performances be presented including demonstrator enable by such material and process combination. The effect of the process and its relation with the material on the final part performance will be discussed as well showing the importance of having a standardised approach to enable accurate part qualification. The recent advances on the use of 4D printing concepts suitable for space application will be exposed and discussed with an emphasis on the role of meso-structuration. Last, the results presented and the role of materials in the implementation and development of out-of-earth / In-space manufacturing capabilities will be put in perspective against the current state-of-the-art and available technologies. <span style="background-color:initial">​</span></li></ul> <br /></div> <div><ul><li><b>3D Bioprinted Human Tissue Models for Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Product Testing<br /></b><a href=""><img src="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/PublishingImages/MFT_Itedale_Namro_Redwan.jpg" alt="Itedale Namro Redwan" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" />I<span style="background-color:initial">t</span><span style="background-color:initial">edale Namro Redwan</span></a><span style="background-color:initial">, PhD. Chief Scientific Officer, Cellink<br /><strong>Abstract: </strong>Founded in 2016, Cellink is the leading bioprinting company providing technologies, products and services to create, understand and master biology. <br /></span>W<span style="background-color:initial">ith a focus on the application areas of bioprinting, the company</span><span style="background-color:initial"> develops and markets innovative technologies to life science researchers, enabling them to culture cells in 3D, perform high-throughput drug screening and print human tissue and organ models for the medical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. <br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">Cellink’s bioinks are groundbreaking biomaterial solutions tha</span><span style="background-color:initial">t enable researchers to culture human cells into functional tissue constructs. These bioinks provide an environment similar to native human tissue that cells can thrive in due to adhesion contacts, as wel</span><span style="background-color:initial">l as the ability to be manipulated and remodeled, and direct differentiation and organization. Today, the company’s disruptive bioprinting platforms are used to print tissue structures such as liver, heart, skin and even functional cancer tumor models. During the presentation, some of the latest results obtained using the company’s different bioinks and bioprinters will be summarized.</span></li></ul> <div><br /></div> <br /></div> <div>Coffee break 10 minutes<br /><br /></div> <div><ul><li><strong>AM from a pharmaceutical technology perspective<br /><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/anette-larsson.aspx"><img src="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/PublishingImages/MFT_Anette-Larsson.jpg" alt="Annette Larsson" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" />Annette Larsson</a><span style="font-weight:300;background-color:initial">, </span><span style="font-weight:300;background-color:initial">P</span><span style="font-weight:300;background-color:initial">rofessor; Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Technology, Co-director for Area of Advance Production. </span></strong><span style="background-color:initial"> <br /></span><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700">Abstract: </span></span><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial">A</span><span style="background-color:initial">M technique used for printing pharmaceutical formulations opens up new areas for the future pharmaceutics. However, there are some challenges. This presentation will discuss challenges when it comes to feeding, deposition and adhesion of pharmaceutical formulations, and also come with suggestion on need</span><span style="background-color:initial">ed next steps of development. To overcome these challenges is a must if the AM technique should be able to provide us with functional pharmaceutics for the future.</span></li></ul></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><ul><li><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>​Direct ink writing of thermosetting polymers and composites enabled by frontal polymerization<br /></strong></span><a href=""><img src="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/PublishingImages/MFT_Nancy_R_Sottos.jpg" alt="Nancy R Sottos" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" />Nancy R S<span style="background-color:initial">ottos</span></a><span style="background-color:initial"> , Professor at the University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Materials Science &amp; Engineering, Swanlund Endowed Chair and Center for​ Advanced Study.<br /></span><strong style="background-color:initial">Abstract: </strong><span style="background-color:initial">T</span><span style="background-color:initial">hermosetting polymers and composites present significant challenges for additive manufacturing due to the required speeds of printing in comparison to the time required for the curing reaction, relaxation of the printed ink, interfacial bonding of the printed layers, and integration of high aspect ratio fibers, among many other factors.  Our group recently developed a technique which combines direct ink writing with frontal polymerization (FP) of the thermosetting resin.  Frontal polymerization is a curing process in which a thermal stimulus initiates a self-pr</span><span style="background-color:initial">opagating reaction wave.  Our printing approach is based on the frontal ring-opening metathesis polymerization of endo-dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) and other comonomers using a thermally activated ruthenium catalyst. The monomeric ink is extruded from a print head onto a heated bed triggering the frontal polymerization (FP) reaction. Heat released from the polymerization activates adjacent monomer to further the curing process, thereby forming a self-sustaining propagating reaction wave that polymerizes the printed filament. The stiff polymerized segment of the filament can structurally support the printed part during its fabrication to produce three-dimensional (3D) free form printed structures with excellent fidelity. Fabricated parts exhibit a degree of cure of 99.2% and do not require further post-processing.  The addition of nanoparticles and other reinforcement phases allows access to a range of rheological profiles between low-viscosity liquid and free-standing elastomeric gel – all of which frontally polymerize upon thermal activation. This presentation will summarize the characterization of ink rheology for printing, influence of printing parameters, addition of reinforcing fillers, and the resulting mechanical properties of the printed structures.</span></li></ul></div> <div><br /><br /><a href="" style="outline:0px"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register to the seminar </a><br /></div> <br /><span style="background-color:initial"></span><div><span style="background-color:initial;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(33, 33, 33);font-size:20px">A</span><span style="background-color:initial;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(33, 33, 33);font-size:20px">bout Materials for Tomorrow</span><br /></div> <div> <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> ​​​ and GHz Centre Day 2021<p>RunAn, conference hall, Chalmersplatsen 1, Kårhuset</p><p>ChaseOn and  GHz Centre now finalize Sweden’s largest wireless research programme between Chalmers and more than 20 industrial partners. At this day, leading researchers from Chalmers and industry summarize our long-term impact on telecom, radar, sensors, medtech, space etc and what we will bring to the next decade of wireless collaborations.  ​The Centre Day will be a hybrid event, both on-site in RunAn and on MS Teams.  ​​​​​ ​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​</p>​​<div><a href="" style="font-family:inherit;font-size:16px"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register for the Centre Day</a><br /><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);font-family:inherit;background-color:initial">Last day for registration is 26 October</span><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);font-family:inherit;font-size:20px;background-color:initial">​</span><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);font-family:inherit;font-size:20px;background-color:initial">​</span></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><span>Program</span></h2> <div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">09:</span><span style="background-color:initial">30     Registration and coffee</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial">10:00     <strong>Directors of GHz and ChaseOn: Centre Achievements:</strong> Jan Grahn + Erik Ström<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">10:30     <strong>Transmitters for 5G and beyond:</strong> Christian Fager<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">11:00     <strong>Millimeter-wave integrated antennas</strong><strong><strong>:</strong> </strong>Marianna Ivashina<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">11:30     <strong>RF GaN Technology: From the Reactor to the Air: </strong>Mattias Thorsell<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">12:00     Lunch<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">13:00     <strong>15 years of MW research set to change healthcare</strong><strong>:</strong> Hana Dobsicek Trefna<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">13:30     <strong>From big science projects to new space applications, enabling microwave &amp; submm wave device technologies: </strong>Peter Sobis<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">14:00     <strong>Wireless systems, sensor technology:</strong> Fredrik Brännström<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">14:30     <strong>Chalmers-industry wireless centre research after 2021: </strong>Christian Fager &amp; Marianna Ivashina<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">14:45     <strong>Chairman ChaseOn+GHz Centre: Concluding remarks:</strong> Peter Olanders<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">15:00     ​End of Centre Day and coffee</span></div> <div><br /></div></div> ​<span style="background-color:initial">Presentations will feature a mix of academic and industrial speakers summarizing more than a decade of research between Chalmers and companies in microwave and antennas​</span><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"></span></p> 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 – Revolution in the ultraviolet spectrum<p></p><p>​Welcome to a Tandem Webinar hosted by Chalmers Area of Advance Materials Science. When: 19 November 2021, at 15:00 -16:00. Place: Online, Zoom. In this webinar two scientists will give us different perspectives and offer an exciting and dynamic discussion on a hot topic.</p><strong>​​</strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>To login and participate, click on the following link:</strong> <br /><a href=""></a><br /></span><strong>Password: 999323</strong><br /><br /><div><strong>Speakers:</strong><br /><strong><img src="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/PublishingImages/Tim_W.jpg" alt="Tim Wernicke" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" style="margin:10px" /><img src="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/PublishingImages/Asa_Haglund.jpg" alt="Åsa Haglund" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:10px" /></strong><div><span style="font-weight:700">Tim Wernicke </span>is leading III-N epitaxy laboratory of the Experimental Nanophysics and Photonics group at the Technische Universität Berlin and his research focuses on the epitaxy of AlGaN-based UV-LEDs and lasers.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">Åsa Haglund</span><span style="background-color:initial"> is a Professor at the Deptartment of Microtechnology and Nanoscience at Chalmers University of</span><span style="background-color:initial"> Technology and her research group focuses on visible and UV vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, thin-film UV light-emitting diodes. </span><br /></div> <br /><strong>Up to now, </strong>if you wanted to work with ultraviolet (UV) light you needed bulky, fragile and expensive lasers or gas discharge lamps available only at distinct wavelengths. With LEDs and lasers based on the ultra-wide bandgap semiconductor AlGaN a new age of UV technology and applications is dawning. However, developing semiconductor-based UV light-emitters requires a holistic approach. Therefore, we have joined forces between material physicists at TU Berlin and device physicists at Chalmers, creating energy efficient UV light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and the world’s shortest emission wavelength from a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL). <br /><br /><strong>Why should we care about UV light-emitters?</strong><br />With the ongoing pandemic the need for disinfection is now even more important than ever. UV illumination has proven efficient in sterilizing SARS-CoV-2, but also other virus and bacteria, making it an important tool to combat future pandemics, but also to provide clean drinking water. UV illumination is also of great use for other applications such as promoting healthy substances in plants, dermatological phototherapy, curing of materials, gas sensing etc. <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Why UV LEDs and lasers? What are the challenges?</strong><br />Today, UV illumination is often provided by mercury-based UV lamps. By replacing them with semiconductor-based UV LEDs and lasers the light source will become environmentally friendly, have a small form factor (µm-sized instead of cm-m sized) and be tailorable in wavelength. However, the development of semiconductor-based UV light sources has been limited by material challenges such as high defect densities, low electrical conductivity, and low optical transparency. On top of this, device concepts used for high-performing visible and infrared emitters are not that easily implemented for UV devices. Therefore, UV LEDs suffer from a poor power conversion efficiency that is typically below 10% and VCSELs with an emission wavelength shorter than UVA did not existed a short while ago. <br /><br /><strong>What has been achieved? What does the future hold?</strong><br />Low defect density and highly conductive UV-transparent device structures have been demonstrated using short-period superlattices, and more recently tunnel junctions. To boost the light extraction efficiency in LEDs and enable VCSELs with highly reflective mirrors, we have developed a substrate removal technique based upon selective lateral electrochemical etching. When the substrate has been removed, the LED surface can be roughened, which increases the light extraction efficiency by about 25%. Instead of roughening the surface, we can form a laser cavity by depositing high-reflectivity dielectric mirrors on both sides. This resulted in the world’s shortest emission wavelength from a VCSEL at 310 nm. By combining advanced material growth and innovative device fabrication we have pushed these devices forward, but this is only the beginning. If you join this seminar, we will also reveal what at we think the future holds.   </div> <div><br /></div> <div><div><br /></div> <div></div></div> <div><br /></div></div> Webinar – Materials for future 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 future 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>–-good-examples-of-collaborations-between-Chalmers-and-RISE.aspx workshop – good examples of collaborations between Chalmers and RISE<p>Lecture Hall Palmstedt, university building, Chalmersplatsen 2, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​​SAVE THE DATE: On December 2, Chalmers and RISE​ invite you to a workshop with good examples of research collaborations. The purpose is to inspire and show collaboration opportunities of working together, and how these values ​​have been achieved. The primary target group is researchers at Chalmers and RISE. More information and a program will follow on 20 October.​​</p>​Time and place: 2 December, 13:00 -17:00, Palmstedtsalen Chalmers kårhus, Chalmersplatsen 2, Campus Johanneberg.​ Talks with Cynthia Rudin<p>Zoom</p><p></p>​<span style="background-color:initial">December 8</span><span style="background-color:initial;font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;">, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm (Swedish time)</span><div><div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;">Online, Zoom</div> <div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;"><br /></div> <div><span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;font-size:16px;font-weight:600;background-color:initial">Title: I</span><font face="open sans"><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial">nterpretable Machine Learning</span></span></span></font></div> <div><font face="open sans"><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-weight:700"><br /></span></span></font></div> <div><font face="open sans"><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700"><a href="">Register by subscribing to our mailing list here.​</a></span></span></span></font></div> <div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-weight:600;background-color:initial"><br /></span></div></div> <span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;"></span><div><div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;"></div> <div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;font-size:16px"></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;"><span style="font-weight:700">Abstract:</span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;"> </span><font face="open sans">With widespread use of machine learning, there have been serious societal consequences from using black box models for high-stakes decisions, including flawed bail and parole decisions in criminal justice, racially-biased models in healthcare, and inexplicable loan decisions in finance. Transparency and interpretability of machine learning models is critical in high stakes decisions. However, there are clear reasons why organizations might use black box models instead: it is easier to profit from inexplicable predictive models than transparent models, and it is actually much easier to construct complicated models than interpretable models. Most importantly, there is a widely-held belief that that more accurate models must be more complicated, and more complicated models cannot possibly be understood by humans. Both parts of this last argument, however, are lacking in scientific evidence and are often not true in practice. There are many cases in which interpretable models are just as accurate as their black box counterparts on the same dataset, as long as one is willing to search carefully for such models. </font></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><font face="open sans"><br /></font></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><font face="open sans">In her talk, Dr. Rudin will discuss the interesting phenomenon that interpretable machine learning models are often as accurate as their black box counterparts, giving examples of such cases encountered throughout her career. One example she will discuss is predicting manhole fires and explosions in New York City, working with the power company. This was the project that ultimately drew Dr. Rudin to the topic of interpretable machine learning. This project was extremely difficult due to the complexity of the data, and interpretability was essential to her team’s ability to troubleshoot the model. In a second example, she will discuss how interpretable machine learning models can be used for extremely high stakes decisions, such as caring for critically ill patients in intensive care units of hospitals. Here, interpretable machine learning is used to predict seizures in patients being monitored with continuous electroencephalogram monitoring (cEEG). In a third example, she will discuss predicting criminal recidivism, touching upon the scandal surrounding the use of a black box model in the U.S. justice system, questioning whether we truly need such a model at all.</font></p></div> <div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;font-size:16px"><a href=""></a></h2> <span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;font-size:16px"></span><div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;font-size:16px"><br /></div> <span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;font-size:16px"></span><div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;"><span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;font-size:20px">About the speaker</span><br /></div> <div><span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;font-size:20px"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/CHAIR/events/AI_Talks_CynthiaRudin.png" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin-top:5px;margin-bottom:5px;margin-left:10px;height:232px;width:180px" /></span><font face="open sans">Cynthia Rudin is a professor of computer science, electrical and computer engineering, statistical science, and biostatistics &amp; bioinformatics at Duke University, and directs the Interpretable Machine Learning Lab (formerly the Prediction Analysis Lab). Previously, Prof. Rudin held positions at MIT, Columbia, and NYU. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University at Buffalo, and a PhD from Princeton University. She is a three-time winner of the INFORMS Innovative Applications in Analytics Award, was named as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by Poets and Quants in 2015, and was named by as one of the 12 most impressive professors at MIT in 2015. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.</font></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>