Poster Exhibition / Interactive Display

Entrance hall, Chemistry building
Thursday, 18 May
Time: 14:00-16:00
Uneven numbered posters are presented 14:00-15:00
Even numbered posters are presented 15:00-16:00

Everyone at the Chalmers departments of Biology and Biological Engineering and Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, as well at the Chemistry and Molecular Biology department at Gothenburg University are invited to participate in the annual Science & Technology Day Poster Exhibition, which will be followed by the Spring Party where best posters and display awards will take place!

Note: The submission is now closed. You can download the abstract book here.

PhD students and postdocs who present a poster will be eligible for the poster prize. This year, the best poster will be awarded with a 15,000 SEK contribution to participate in a scientific conference of interest. Two second prize winners will receive 5,000 SEK, and for the first time, an award of 5,000 SEK will go to the Interactive Display category. Deadline for application to the Interactive Display is March 31, more information below, and deadline for application to the Poster Exhibition is April 7.
A selection panel made up of researchers and graphic designers will carefully consider all the posters before announcing the winners. The posters will be judged based on several important criteria, listed below.

How to submit your abstracts:
  • Abstracts must be 1 A4 page in English, and may include pictures. No deviations from the abstract template (here) are allowed. Only documents in Word format will be considered.
  • The abstracts should be submitted via email to the organizing committee by April 7; use e-mail header Abstract for Science & Technology Day 2017.
  • Name the attached abstract Microsoft Word file by: category_Last name of first author.docx. For example: nanoscience_Johansson.docx
  • Please include in your e-mail one of the following categories that your abstract best fits into:

  1. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  2. Materials
  3. Chemical Systems: Modeling and Synthesis 
  4. Energy and Environment
  5. Process and Production
  6. Biotechnology
  7. Molecular Biology
  8. Health, Nutrition and Food Science

    If your work is of potential interest to one or several of the following type of companies, please state which in your e-mail.  This will provide a guide for company representatives from the visiting the Science and Technology Day.
  • Chemical Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Transport Industry
  • Paper Industry
  • Food Industry

    This year, the poster abstracts will be provided only as an electronic pdf version, and not printed as a book.

The format of the poster boards are: height 119 cm, width 89 cm (portrait format).
We have in-house poster printer service. You will be contacted by Martina Butorac who will tell you the extra printer hours in the weeks before the poster exhibition. She will send out an e-mail shortly after easter. 
Please note: Chalmers has rules regarding poster formats.  Please click here​ for more information and the Chalmers template.

The posters can be put up already on May 17, must be up at the latest by noon on the Science & Technology day (May 18), and taken down by Thursday 25 (before lunch). 

For further information, please send an email to 

Interactive Display
This is a new category for the Science & Technology Day 2017. Here, we invite junior researchers to present their work directly to colleagues from the different departments. The display will take place for an hour during the S&T day, and include a short (3-5 min) introduction to your work (possibly aided by a poster), followed by demonstrations for the audience at an event station. Examples of displays are, but not limited to: a running chemical or biological experiment, a new material, live modelling of something exciting. 
Your presentation should be fun to watch by someone outside your field, and spectators should be able to experience your research. Use your imagination! Your experiment should however be fully safe for the audience and the public. 
Only a few applicants will be chosen for the Interactive Display, and the chance of winning the Display prize is therefore much higher than for a poster!
To apply, please send an abstract and a rough outline of your idea to the organizing committee on March 31 at the latest. Use Interactive_Display_last name in the subject of your email. 
If you need more information, please contact

Criteria for poster award
Intelligibility: Is the content clear even for a researcher even if they have a different background? Is it possible to understand the context?
Content: Does the poster present new, exciting, and/or important results?
Design: Is the content clearly presented? Are the graphs and figures relevant and illustrative? Do you like its appearance/is it esthetically pleasing?

Best regards from the organizing committee: Martina Petranikova, Johan Larsbrink or Carl-Johan Wallentin

We look forward to receiving your abstracts by April 7 for Posters and March 31 for Interactive Displays!


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