Since the start in 2004, we have examined doctors and licentiates of technology with focus on ‘Cost-effective sampling’, ‘Alternative sorption materials’, ‘Decision support for assessing the sustainability of remediation measures’ and ‘Project risk assessment of remediation measures in the built environment’.
We have published approximately 30 scientific articles internationally, attended conferences and seminars, and been the examiners for a large number of student theses. FRIST has also completed four projects, involving mainly risk assessments, within the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency’s knowledge program, Sustainable Remediation. We have also carried out commissioned research of an experimental nature and pilot projects looking at remediation of contaminated waters.
We have launched new Master’s level courses at Chalmers, where remediation of contaminated sites is an important component. We also provide training on basic statistical data analysis for consultants, authorities and remediation companies. To be able to start and develop educational initiatives within this area is important to ensure a future supply of knowledgeable problem solvers. Further education is needed to communicate our knowledge to those who may benefit from it. All education must be based on well-founded scientific research.