Events: Global events at Chalmers University of TechnologyFri, 21 Sep 2018 11:40:47 +0200 Economy of Battery Production and Recycling<p>Gothenburg, Sweden (Chalmers conference centre, Lindholmen)</p><p></p> coffee seminar: Coupled Surface Acoustic Waves Cavities<p>Kollektorn, lecture room,</p><p>​Talk by André Bilobran, University of Valencia</p> public lectures in programme Advanced Prediction of Earth and Climate<p>Hörsalen, Guldhedsgatan 5C</p><p>​Dr Jean Jouzel, Dr Lonnie Thompson, Dr Örjan Gustafsson, Dr Katarina Gårdfeldt</p><p>​<br />No registration required.</p> <p>Dr. Jean Jouzel, 14:40-15:10: Water isotopes from pole to pole: what do we learn from paleodata?</p> <p>Dr. Lonnie Thompson, 15:10-15:40: Glacier Archives from the Tropics to the Poles as Recorders and Indicators of Climate Change</p> <p>Dr. Örjan Gustafsson, 15:40-16:10: Thawing permafrost and light-absorbing aerosols: two grand challenges for climate research in the Arctic and the Third Pole</p> <p>Dr. Katarina Gårdfeldt, 16:20-16:40: A short overview of the Swedish polar research</p> <p>Panel discussion on researches in the three poles and possible synergies, 16:40-17:25</p> seminar with Claudia Eckert<p>EDIT room, floor 3, EDIT building, Hörsalsvägen 11, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Welcome to a WiSE lunch seminar with the Chalmers Jubilee Professor Claudia Eckert!</p>​<div><span style="background-color:initial">Jubilee Professor Claudia Eckert works at the Department of Design, Development, Environment and Materials at the Open University (UK) and is currently hosted by Chalmers in the research group of Systems Engineering Design at the Department of Industrial and Materials Science.</span><div><br /></div> <div>At this WiSE lunch seminar, Claudia will talk about her research as well as how her multi-disciplinary background, and being a woman, has helped her.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Industry Trends to 2040</strong><br /></div> <div>&quot;We live in socially and politically uncertain times. Sustainability is becoming an ever more pressing issue. The European Union and others have conducted multiple studies of societal and technological trends. However, much less is known about what this means for how engineering companies work and how we as universities support them through our teaching and research. This talk reports on the findings of a workshop with over 40 participants from industry and academia and 10 preliminary interviews with experienced engineering designers and design managers from Sweden, the UK, Germany and Ireland.&quot;</div> <div><br /></div> <div>During the seminar, we offer lunch to participants who<strong> r</strong><strong><strong>e</strong>gister before 15:00 on 21 September</strong>. The seminar is open to everyone with an interest in female rolemodels within academia - especially from Chalmers, Gothenburg University, Borås University, MedTech West and the Sahlgrenska Academy.<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href=";utm_source=email&amp;utm_medium=email" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register here</a></div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/E2/Kalendarium/WiSE/WiSE_250px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br />WiSE - Women in Science - aims to create a supportive network for young female researchers during their academic career. WiSE is a joint project between MedTech West and the department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology.<br /><a href="/en/departments/e2/network/wise/Pages/default.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about WiSE​</a></div> engineering design processes - a key to sustainable ICT and software engineering<p>Room Tesla, Lindholmen conference centre, Lindholmspiren 5, Göteborg</p><p>​Welcome to a seminar with Professor Claudia Eckert, The Open University, UK, and currently Jubilee Professor at Chalmers.</p><div>​ <br /></div> <div><strong>Abstract:</strong><br />Studying the design processes that lead to the development of complex incremental products reveals problems that are due to component connectivity and the timing of design decisions. Many of the key decisions about new technologies are taken early in product development processes. Most complex products are designed incrementally with a large degree of carryover parts or systems; and also have a long time in development with long lead-times components and system. This constraint the design processes and forces engineers to make decisions about new technology before they can access the risks and opportunities fully. The order in which decisions are taken in an organisation lock companies into technological pathways, making the cost of fundamental changes to the product in light of new possibilities and concerns prohibitive. New technology is also an opportunity for the rethinking of the decision making processes in organisation, however, in practice, this can take many years to be implemented. This talk will argue that we need a greater understanding of product development processes to harness the potential of new technologies in a positive way.<br /><br /><strong>Speaker:</strong><br />Claudia Eckert is Professor of Design at The Open University, and is currently Chalmers Jubilee Professor. Her research interests include design processes of complex incremental products in industry, and addressing problems through tools, methods and the development of design theory. She has worked with engineering design, fashion design and construction, which has led to an interest in comparisons between design domains. She has a background in Artificial Intelligence.<br /></div>,-Ronald-Laurids-Boring.aspx,-Ronald-Laurids-Boring.aspxThe Role of Human Reliability in the Design of Systems, Ronald Laurids Boring<p>Virtuella utvecklingslaboratoriet, laboratory,</p><p>​Välkommen till föreläsning av Ronald Laurids Boring - Distinguished Scientist in Human Factors and Human Reliability Idaho National Laboratory -  27 September 2018 (följt av fika och diskussioner) Föreläsningen hålls på engelska.</p><strong>​</strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>A</strong><strong>bout the Talk </strong></span><div>Human reliability analysis (HRA) is often treated primarily as a way to quantify human errors in support of probabilistic safety assessments. This view greatly oversimplifies HRA and excludes one of the most powerful uses of HRA—the design of systems. HRA is a series of techniques for predicting human performance and identifying vulnerabilities in human-system interactions. As such, HRA can serve an important but still underutilized role in the design of safety-critical systems. HRA can identify human error traps and prioritize mitigation strategies. This talk will review recent applications of human reliability for the design of systems and as a complementary tool to more traditional human factors design and evaluation methods. Examples of HRA in design will be provided for control rooms in nuclear power, vehicles for long-duration space flight, new oil and gas systems, military systems, and in conventional usercentered design interfaces. The talk will conclude with ideas for new research and development opportunities for informing design through human reliability. About the Presenter Dr. Boring is a Distinguished Scientist in human factors and human reliability.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><div><strong>About the Presenter </strong></div> <div>Dr. Boring is a Distinguished Scientist in human factors and human reliability at Idaho National Laboratory, where he has worked as a researcher and principal investigator on projects for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Norwegian Research Council. He previously worked as a human reliability researcher at Sandia National Laboratories, a usability engineer for Microsoft Corporation and Expedia Corporation, a guest researcher in human-computer interaction at the National Research Council of Canada, and a visiting human factors scientist at OECD Halden Reactor Project. Dr. Boring has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Carleton University. He was a Fulbright Academic Scholar to the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He has published over 200 research articles in a wide variety of human reliability, human factors, and human-computer interaction forums. He is the founder of the Human Error, Reliability, Resilience, and Performance conference, and he is Chair Elect for the 2018-2021 annual meetings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.</div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> seminar: 2D materials beyond graphene<p>Palmstedtsalen, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Welcome to an initiative seminar on 2D materials beyond graphene, arranged by the Excellence initiative and Graphene Centre Chalmers.</p>​<div><span style="background-color:initial">The continuing trend to miniaturization of devices in modern technology faces fundamental physical limits of applied materials. The search for novel structures with new functionalities has brought </span><span style="background-color:initial">atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial">into the focus of current research. They represent a new class of materials that are characterized by a wide range of exceptional optical, electronic, mechanical, chemical, and thermal properties suggesting technological application in </span><span style="background-color:initial">next-generation flexible and transparent nanoelectronic devices</span><span style="background-color:initial">.</span></div> public lecture in programme Advanced Prediction of Earth and Climate<p>Euler, Skeppsgränd 3</p><p>​Dr. Ruby Leung, U.S. Department of Energy Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Global Warming and Extreme Events</p><p>​<br /><strong>Abstract</strong>:<br />Since the preindustrial era, the Earth has warmed by about 1oC globally, with significant climatic, hydrological, and ecological changes observed regionally. Changes in the mean climate can also have important effects on extreme events such as floods and droughts, heat waves and cold air outbreaks, and a host of severe weather events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and hail storms. A suite of modeling tools is available to develop theory, understanding, and projections of how extreme events may respond to warming. In this lecture, I will introduce the key factors that control how global warming may perturb weather and climate extremes and use examples to illustrate insights that can be gained through data analysis and modeling experiments.</p> <p><strong>Short biography of the speaker</strong>:<br />Dr. L. Ruby Leung is a Battelle Fellow at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and an Affiliate Scientist at National Center for Atmospheric Research. Her research broadly cuts across multiple areas in modeling and analysis of climate and water cycle. Dr. Leung is the Chief Scientist of DOE’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), a project involving over 100 scientists across eight DOE multi-disciplinary national laboratories and university collaborators. She has served on advisory panels and National Research Council committee that define future priorities in climate modeling. Dr. Leung is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the Washington State Academy of Sciences. She is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Geophysical Union (AGU), and American Meteorological Society (AMS). She received a BS in Physics and Statistics from Chinese University of Hong Kong and an MS and PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from Texas A&amp;M University. She has published over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles. </p> <p>Coffee and snacks will be served after the lecture.</p> will receive the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018?<p>Kollektorn, lecture room,</p><p>​Let&#39;s find out together! Forum för tekniska fysiker (forum for engineering physicists) invites all of you to a sparkling new presentation of the Nobel Prize in Physics.</p><div>Together we will follow the live broadcast of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics. This will take place no earlier than 11.45. After the Academy's decision we will learn a bit more about the laureate/laureates and hopefully, we can listen to a live interview in connection with the press conference.</div> <br /><div>Welcome to attend the event!</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />To the homepage of Forum för tekniska fysiker. </a> <br /></div> <br /> Colloquium: Unconditional non-gaussianity as a resource for quantum computation in opto-mechanical systems<p>Kollektorn, lecture room,</p><p>​Talk by Alessandro Ferraro, Queen&#39;s University Belfast, UK</p><h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">​Abstract:</h5> <div>The development of quantum information science aims at exploiting quantum features as technological resources suitable to process information. This endevour has led to the introduction of precise mathematical definitions of various notions of quantum resources, and manipulations thereof. In this talk, I will introduce a resource theory for infinite-dimensional (continuous-variable) quantum systems, grounded on operations routinely available within current technologies. The present theory lends itself to quantify both quantum non-Gaussianity and Wigner negativity as resources. This framework finds immediate application in continuous-variable quantum computation, where the ability to implement non-Gaussian operations is crucial to obtain universal control. In this context, I will illustrate a scheme to arbitrarily process quantum information over mechanical oscillators (e.g., opto- and electro-mechanical systems, photonic crystals, trapped ions, ...). In particular, I will show how universal non-Gaussian gates can be unconditionally attained by making use of cubic non-linearities.<br /><br /></div> Computer Science Summit<p>Chalmers conference centre, Chalmersplatsen 1, Gothenburg</p><p>​ECSS 2018 with the main theme &quot;Informatics Transforms and Renews&quot; will take place in Gothenburg (Sweden), 08-10 October 2018, at Chalmers Conference Center, organized by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg.</p><div>​ <br /></div> <div>The annual  European Computer Science Summit is the only place, where leaders and decision makers in Informatics research and education in Europe gather to debate <strong>strategic themes and trends</strong> related to research, education and policies.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>For more information, visit the event webpage: <a href=""></a><br /></div> seminar - Gender and diversity inclusive engineering education<p>Virtuella utvecklingslaboratoriet, laboratory,</p><p>​​​This seminar aims to discuss gender and diversity issues with particular relevance to CDIO education. For example, CDIO programmes feature many team-based projects. Appropriate approaches for managing team dynamics and task selection are critical. If the team is international, gender issues may be even more critical. In addition, many CDIO programmes are male-dominated,  in terms of student numbers as well as the culture in the programmes.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">The seminar will provide an opportunity to learn insights from some leading experts in the area and to share knowledge and experiences with other CDIO educators.</span><div><br /></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">Target audience</span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><ul><li>Teachers in CDIO programmes<br /></li> <li>Educational leaders<br /></li> <li>Engineering education scholars with a particular interest in problem-based learning and CDIO<br /></li></ul> <div><br /></div></div> <div><a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />More information on​</a></div> of Robotics and AI: Moral responsibility and societal challenges<p>Chalmers conference centre, Chalmersplatsen 1, Johanneberg</p><p>​Lunch seminar with Professor Mark Coeckelbergh, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna and President of the international Society for Philosophy and Technology.</p><div> <br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>You need to register for this event, the seats are limited. First come, first served.</div> <div><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4"><a href="" target="_blank">Register here at the latest on Tuesday 2nd October &gt;</a></h4></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Abstract</strong><br />Robotics and AI raises many questions, fears, and expectations, both among experts and in public discussions. This talk looks beyond the hype and discusses some urgent ethical issues and potential societal consequences of current developments in these areas. Particular attention will be given to issues concerning responsibility in situations where there is a high degree of automation, including the case of self-driving cars. The talk also explores some implications for technology development and innovation policy and reflects on how to bring together philosophy and technological practice.<br /><br /><strong>Short Bio</strong><br />Prof. Dr. Mark Coeckelbergh is a full Professor of Philosophy of Media and Technology at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Vienna and President of the international Society for Philosophy and Technology. His expertise focuses on ethics and technology. He is the author of 9 books and numerous articles in this area, including New Romantic Cyborgs (MIT Press, 2017). He is currently a member of various entities for the support of policy building in the area of robotics and embedment of ethical standards in AI system such as the High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence which advises the European Commission, the Robotik-Rat Council – established by the Austrian Government to support policy building in the area of robotics, the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, and the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. Previously he was the co-Chair of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical Committee on Robot Ethics. He is involved in interdisciplinary collaborations in the context of European research projects such as INBOTS (Inclusive Robotics for a better Society), DREAM (robot-enhanced therapy) and previously SATORI (ethical impact assessment of research and innovation). <br /><br /></div>,-Stefan-Pettersson.aspx,-Stefan-Pettersson.aspxInauguration lecture, Stefan Pettersson<p>EC, lecture hall, Hörsalsvägen 11, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Welcome to a lecture for the position Adjunct Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, held by Stefan Pettersson.</p>​<div><div><strong>Titel:</strong></div> <div>Collaborative academia-institute-industry/society electromobility research</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Abstract:</strong></div> <div>Vehicles run on electricity have the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the transport sector. Furthermore, there will be no tail pipe emissions from the vehicle when run on electricity. Electricity can be generated in different ways and there is a great potential to produce it from renewable sources like wind, solar and water. Regardless of production, the flexibility of electricity generation ensures security of the energy and transportation system in the country, an advantage compared to be dependent on oil and carbon import from unstable countries.</div> <div>Even though there are several advantages of running vehicles on electricity, there are several hinders as well that need to be addressed which give rise to much research possibilities. Focus of the speech will be on successful electromobility projects including partners from academia-institute-industry/society, including control engineering examples but also projects spanning several research disciplines. The speech will also include ideas how academia and institute can collaborate better.</div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Short bio:</strong><br /></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/s2/profilbilder/Stefan_Pettersson_170px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />Stefan Pettersson has a M.Sc. in Automation Engineering and a Ph.D. in Control Engineering and became an Associate Professor in Control Engineering at Chalmers University in 2004. During 2006-2009 Stefan worked in the automotive industry at Volvo Technology, mainly with the energy management of hybrid powertrains. Currently, Stefan is the Research Manager of the Electromobility application area at RISE Viktoria, and leads a group of more than twenty researchers. More than 30 projects are yearly performed, considering technology, behavior, business and society perspectives. Stefan is also responsible for the focus area of Energy and Environment for Mobility at RISE, discussing the industry needs and common projects from a fossil-free transport system perspective. Stefan became an adjunct Professor at Chalmers University of Technology in 2017, where he is part of the department council of Electrical Engineering discussing future research and possibilities.<br /></div> Sustainability Day 2018<p>Campus Johanneberg, mostly at Chalmers conference centre, Student Union Building</p><p>​Chalmers Sustainability Day is back - Tuesday 23 October 2018. This year’s theme is Good Health and Well-being.</p>​ <br /><div><h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">The programme is launched!</h5> <div>Chalmers Sustainability day will offer an exciting and vast programme, open to all Chalmers employees and students. </div> <div> </div></div> <div>Programme and registration: <a href="/en/about-chalmers/Chalmers-for-a-sustainable-future/sustainability-day2018/Pages/default.aspx">Chalmers Sustainability Day 2018</a></div> <br /><br />,-Implement-the-CDIO-approach-in-your-course.aspx,-Implement-the-CDIO-approach-in-your-course.aspxInvitation to: CDIO Faculty Development Course, Implement the CDIO approach in your course<p>Virtuella utvecklingslaboratoriet, laboratory,</p><p>​This 2nd version of the CDIO Faculty Development Course at Chalmers focuses on theimplementation of the CDIO approach in the participants’ own courses. The targeted audience are course examiners, teachers and teaching assistants who wish to rethink their course in a structured way with the assistance of CDIO experts and peers. The 2-day course contains case studies, lectures and group work sessions. It is designed for both experienced and new participants. New participants will have the opportunity to learn about CDIO and its principles in the “Introduction to CDIO” parallel session during the first day of the course whereas the more experienced students could choose the lab visit instead .  Programme​ WHEN: October 29 10:00 - October 30 15:30, 2018 WHERE: Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg,  Industrial and Materials Science Department, Virtual Development Laboratory COST: The seminar is free of charge for partner universities in the CDIO EIT Raw Material Project, although seats are limited. Prior knowledge is not required. Registration is mandatory.</p>​<h2 class="chalmersElement-H2" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif">Learning outcomes</h2> <div>After the course, participants will be able to:</div> <div></div> <div><ol><li>Explain how th<span style="background-color:initial">e CDIO approach can be implemented in engineering education.</span><br /></li> <li>Apply the CDIO Methodology to course development, including<br />a) Formulating learning outcomes on the course level<br />b) Developing appropriate learning activities for discipline-led learning and for problem based/project organized learning<br />c) Developing appropriate assessment methods aligned with the intended learning outcomes​<br /><br /></li></ol></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Preparation</h2> <div>​To be able to gain most of this course each participant should, b<span style="background-color:initial">efore course, c</span><span style="background-color:initial">reate three slides of their own course with: </span></div> <div><ol><li>Course description with intended <span style="background-color:initial">learning outcomes, </span><br /></li> <li>How the course is taught, </li> <li>How the course is assessed.<br /></li></ol></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">Please e-mail your presentation to <a href=""></a> at the latest 28th Oct​​</span></div></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700"><br /></span></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif">Certificate </h2> <div>Upon completion of the course a certification of participation will be provided to the attendees.​<span style="font-weight:700"><br /></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="font-family:inherit;font-size:26px;background-color:initial">​</span></div> Day Chase-On + GHz Centre<p>Palmstedtsalen, university building,</p><p>​You are invited to an exciting joint Centre Day, co-organised between the centre on antenna systems ChaseOn and the centre on wireless communication and sensor technologies GHz centre.​</p><p class="chalmersElement-P">​<span>The day will </span><span>include technical presentations of all collaborative research projects, an invited talk given by </span><span>Prof.</span><span> Sonia </span><span>Heemtra</span><span> from the Univ. of Eindhoven and lots of opportunities for mingling and networking with other peers, as well as a gala dinner as the icing on the cake.</span></p> <p></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span>Don’t miss the opportunity to get updated on what is happening at  the research forefront of these important technical areas.</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> ceremony autumn 2018<p>RunAn, conference hall, Kårhuset, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​​Chalmers University of Technology holds graduation ceremonies each spring and autumn to honour the graduating students who have received their degrees.  For more information, please read here</p> Simulation Conference 2018<p>Svenska Mässan, Göteborg</p><p>​Join us at WSC2018 with its theme of Simulation for a Noble cause.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system simulation.  In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central meeting place for simulation practitioners, researchers, and vendors working in all disciplines in industry, service, government, military and academic sectors.</span><div><br /></div> <div>Simulation has been found useful for a range of scientific, engineering and business applications as evident by the papers presented at Winter Simulation Conferences over the past 50 years.  Simulation has been employed to help noble causes too over the recent past but such efforts have received limited attention.  The 2018 conference seeks to highlight applications of simulation for noble causes in addition to continuing to report leading developments and applications in other fields.  The track sessions will feature uses of simulation in efforts analyzing and addressing issues facing humanity including, but not limited to, reducing poverty and world hunger, social causes, social problems, improving natural environment, and disaster response.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Learn about simulation applications for analyzing social issues such as human trafficking in the keynote address by Dr. Jean Baderschneider, CEO of the Global Fund to End Slavery. Two excellent speakers will present during the conference lunches, Dr. Peter Frazier, Associate Professor at Cornell University and Staff Data Scientist and Data Science Manager at Uber, and Dr. Russell Cheng, Emeritus Professor at the University of Southampton. </div>