News: Signaler och system, Electrical Engineering related to Chalmers University of TechnologyTue, 06 Mar 2018 10:06:18 +0100 Industrial PhD student positions in AI<p><b>​Call open for Industrial PhD students in artificial intelligence. Application deadline 11 May 2018.</b></p>​ <br />Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest ever individual research program, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems. The vision of WASP is Excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry. <br /><br />One part of the initiative in Artificial Intelligence has a strong focus on machine learning and more specifically deep learning but includes also other areas of AI. The second part deals with increasing our understanding of the mathematical principles behind AI. <br /><br />The graduate school within WASP is dedicated to provide the skills needed to analyze, develop, and contribute to the interdisciplinary area of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD-students, researchers and industry. The graduate school provides added value on top of the existing PhD programs at the partner universities, providing unique opportunities for students who are dedicated to achieving international research excellence with industrial relevance. Further information about WASP Graduate School can be found here. <br /><br /><strong>Open positions within Artificial Intelligence</strong> <br />We are now (2018 March 2) offering up to 15 industrial doctoral student positions within AI at the five partner universities Chalmers, KTH, Linköping University, Lund University and Umeå University. In addition to the partner universities, applications for this call can include Örebro University. <br /><br /><strong>Guidelines for WASP Industrial doctoral student positions </strong><br />There are a set of guidelines for WASP Industrial PhD students that are important to consider during the application process. The guidelines (in Swedish) can be found <a href="">here</a>. <br /><br /><strong>Application process </strong><br />The application should be written in a dedicated application form and submitted jointly by the industry and university. The form is available <a href="">here</a>. The form together with requested CVs and a course transcript for the industrial doctoral student, as stated in the form, should be sent to <a href=""></a> <strong>no later than 2018-05-11</strong> <br /><br /><strong>Information and guidance </strong><br />There will an information meeting for industry in connection with the <a href="">AI4X meeting</a> in Stockholm 2018-04-11. In addition to general information there will be a possibility to ask questions and to get suggestions for academic contacts. For further information and contact with Chalmers, please contact: <br /><span>David Sands, Chalmers (<a href=""></a>) <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /><br />For further information and contact with the other partner universities, please contact:<br />Danica Kragic, KTH (<a href=""></a>) Amy Loutfi, ÖrU (<a href=""></a>) <br />Fredrik Heintz, LiU (<a href=""></a>) Thomas Schön, UU (<a href=""></a>) <br />Helena Lindgren, UmU (<a href=""></a>) Karl-Erik Årzén, LU (<a href=""></a>) <br /><br /><strong>Timetable </strong><br />2018-04-11 Information &amp; Q/A Stockholm <br />2018-05-11 Application deadline <br />2018-06-11 Decision <br />2018-08-01 Earliest start <br />2019-01-01 Latest startMon, 05 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0100 marks the launch of Chalmers first ever MicroMasters programme<p><b>​Powertrains for vehicles are developing rapidly. The first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in the MicroMasters programme introduced by Chalmers University of Technology focuses on the ongoing technology transition. You will not only learn how to design both electric and conventional powertrains, but to analyze their performance.</b></p><p>​– To make you capable of working with many of the interesting challenges in developing future vehicle powertrains, this course will deal with both electric and engine based powertrains, with a focus on how to analyze and design them, says Sven B Andersson who is one of the teachers you will meet in the course.</p> <p>Since the conventional powertrain is dominating today, it makes sense to use this as the starting point for the course &quot;Electric and Conventional Vehicles&quot;. The conventional powertrain has another set of strengths and weaknesses than the electric powertrain. Therefore it is not a question of which powertrain is the best. Rather, it is important to match each vehicle type to a suitable powertrain.</p> <p>– Electric powertrains are becoming more and more used, but also the conventional powertrain is undergoing a strong development, not to mention the electric hybrids. There are several reasons for this, says Anders Grauers who is co-teaching the course. He provides a list of reasons:<br /><br /></p> <ul><li>Concerns for greenhouse gases and air quality in cities have led to more and more stringent emission and fuel economy limits.</li> <li>Lithium Ion batteries have enabled better performance than previous battery technologies.</li> <li>Cost for batteries and electric drive components have dropped drastically in recent years. </li> <li>Also, the first generation of electric vehicles have generally exceeded expectations leaving only a few major concerns, like the cost for providing long driving range and battery life length under harsh conditions. <br /></li></ul> <p><br />– In the ongoing technology transition period, it is important to not only learn how a powertrain is designed now, but to learn methods to analyze and compare different powertrain solution, as the powertrains will continue to develop for many years to come, says Anders Grauers. </p> <p><br /></p> <a href="">Enroll at edX</a><br /><br /><p></p> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Facts about the MOOC Electric and Conventional Vehicles</h4> <div><strong>Start date: </strong></div> <div>1 March 2018</div> <p></p> <p><strong>Teachers: </strong><br /><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/svan.aspx">Sven B. Andersson</a><br />Professor at Combustion and Propulsion Systems <br /><br /><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/anders-grauers.aspx">Anders Grauers</a><br />Associate Professor at department of Electrical Engineering<br />and Powertrain specialist at the Swedish Electromobility Centre </p> <p></p> <div> </div> <div>As well as <a href="/en/Staff/Pages/sedarsky.aspx">David Sedarsky</a> (Combustion and Propulsion Systems), </div> <div>and <a href="/en/Staff/Pages/arvidssr.aspx">Rickard Arvidsson</a> (Volvo Car)</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Chalmers MicroMasters programme</h4> <div>The new MOOC is also part of the MicroMasters programme Emerging Automotive Technologies, which provides learners with a holistic perspective on emerging technologies fostering sustainability and digitalization within the automotive industry through seven courses and a final capstone exam. It represents the equivalent of ca 20 credits of coursework at the Chalmers Master’s programmes Automotive Engineering or Systems, Control and Mechatronics.</div> <div>The programme is an advanced, professional, graduate-level foundation in automotive engineering, developed in cooperation with Volvo Cars, Volvo Group and Zenuity and designed to prepare learners for the careers in-demand today.</div> <p></p> <p><br /><a href="/en/news/Pages/Micromasters-programme.aspx">Read more about the Chalmers MicroMasters programme</a><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end" style="display:inline-block"><br /></span></p> <p><br /></p> <p><strong>Text:</strong> Sofia Larsson-Stern<br /></p>Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:40:00 +0100 profile in renewables returns<p><b>​After 35 productive years as a researcher, inventor and entrepreneur, Mats Leijon has returned to Chalmers, where he once started his career, now as a Professor in Electrical Engineering.</b></p>​“This is a new and exciting step for me”, Mats Leijon says. “I see myself as a resource for younger researchers, with the purpose to contribute with my knowledge where I can make the most of it.”<br /><br />His career started with studies in electrical engineering at Chalmers in the 1980s. After having defended his doctoral thesis in high voltage engineering in 1987 he started working at ABB in Västerås. During his 13 years at the company he had several positions and worked as head of research, developing technology for measurements of diagnostics and monitoring of insulation systems and electrical power devices. In addition, he has invented and developed products in power generation. Most known is perhaps the Powerformer, a high voltage generator for connection to the grid without any intermediate transformer.<br /><br /><strong>Developing renewables</strong><br />Since 2000, Mats Leijon is a Professor in electrical science at Uppsala University. He has got about 1500 patents and has published more than 300 scientific articles. Developing renewable energy sources by using waves, wind and tidal currents have become his specialty. In parallel he has started the company Seabased, which plans, builds and installs complete, grid-connected wave parks at sea. Research and demonstration facilities are located outside Lysekil.<br /><br />He is now phasing out part of his many commitments to be able to take on the assignment at Chalmers.<br /><br />&quot;I look forward to combining theory and practice to a larger extent than I have been able to do previously in academia&quot;, says Mats Leijon. “Here at the division of Electrical Power Engineering, there are good laboratory activities.”<br /><br />In his opinion, setting high goals is crucial to success.<br /><br />“First of all, I'm going to familiarise myself with the research activities here, and then apply for funding to do exciting research, but it is still too early to say in what areas this will be.”<br /><br /><strong><img class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/E2/Profilbilder%20Elkraftteknik/Mats-Leijon_300x300px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:250px;height:250px" />Important to do one´s homework</strong><br />“As a researcher, it is important not to limit your mind. One prerequisite is that you have done your homework and have a solid and stable knowledge base founded in basic theory”, Mats emphasises. “That gives you qualifications to take responsibility for development in society.”<br /><br />&quot;In order to implement your ideas, as an engineer, you can´t ignore what is possible to put into practice and what is commercially viable”, he states. “It is important to understand how your own research fits into the big picture.”<br /><br />He sees the conformity within academia as a problem.<br /><br />”People of the same type tend to choose the same type of solutions. The question is then if the right solutions really are highlighted? At Uppsala University, women account for about 40 percent in the field of electrical engineering. Perhaps I have some lessons learnt, that I could bring here”, Mats Leijon concludes.<br /><br />Text: Yvonne Jonsson<br /><br /><strong>Contact: </strong><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/Mats-Leijon.aspx">Mats Leijon</a>, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:30:00 +0100 for new paradigm in pulping technology<p><b>​The Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award 2018 has been granted to Professor Anders Karlström, Head of the department Electrical Engineering at Chalmers.</b></p>​The award is given out every two years by Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award Foundation to promote the development of new technology for the manufacture of high-yield pulp. It is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in research and development of mechanical pulping technology.<br /><br /><span>“To receive this award is a great honor for me”, Anders Karlström says. “I have been working with this for many years and it feels fantastic to get a confirmation that the struggle really has been worthwhile.”<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /><br />The justification for the award reads as follows: “Based on his deep understanding of the fundamentals of refining in mechanical and chemimechanical pulping, Anders Karlström has initiated a paradigm shift regarding the theory of refining by introducing the entropy model. This new approach offers tools to understand the interplay in the refining zone with regards to refiner operation, plate patterns and the produced pulp quality. These new findings are already in use in several production lines offering a set of possible ways to optimise quality and specific energy input.”<br /><br />The award consists of a gold medal and an honorarium of SEK 25,000. The prize ceremony will take place at the International Mechanical Pulping Conference, IMPC, in Trondheim on 29 May. <br /><br />Regarded as the &quot;Nobel Prize&quot; in the field of mechanical pulping, the Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award was established in 1985 to commemorate the Swedish engineer Arne Asplund’s contribution to the pulp and paper industry worldwide. He was the inventor of the thermomechanical pulping technique, known as the defibrator-method, also called the Asplund-method, for pulping wooden chips.<br /><br /><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Read the press release</a><br /><br /><strong>Contact:</strong> <a href="/en/Staff/Pages/anders-karlstrom.aspx">Anders Karlström</a>, Professor and Head of the Department Electrical Engineering, Chalmers<br />Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0100 computers learn how to diagnose brain diseases?<p><b>​Imaging technology has revolutionized healthcare and is widely used for diagnosis before treatment or surgery. Despite these advances, routine clinical MRI data interpretation is mostly performed by medical experts. Is it possible to use deep learning to teach computers to diagnose brain diseases as well as or in some aspect even better than medical doctors?</b></p>​<span><img class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/E2/Nyheter/Kan%20datorer%20lära%20sig%20att%20diagnosticera%20hjärnsjukdomar/Inrene_Gu_200px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>Deep learning is about using powerful computers with embedded artificial intelligence to resemble the human brain's way of interpreting new information and draw conclusions in relation to what is already known. The difference is that computers, amongst other things, are able to analyse much larger amounts of data, which can be used to find better methods for solving difficult mathematical and technical problems.<br /><br />“Using a large amount of brain image data, deep learning methods can be used to find characteristic features related to some diseases, and provide powerful diagnostic tools to medical doctors”, says Irene Gu, Professor in the signal processing group at Chalmers. <br /><br />So far, only preliminary research work on deep learning is reported in the medical area. In computer vision, deep learning has reached or even surpassed human performance when it comes to face recognition. <br />Recently, Irene Gu has started a research initiative on brain image analytics using deep learning methods in close collaboration with medical doctors at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and several students. The question is: Would it be possible for artificial intelligence technology to diagnose Alzheimers’ disease, or to find brain tumors’ grading, by only using a large amount of brain image data?<br /><br />“We have obtained some initial promising results. Our ambition is to reach the performance of medical experts and yet in much simpler ways”, says Irene Gu.<br /><br /><strong>Detection of Alzheimer’s disease</strong><br />Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic neuro-degenerative disease currently incurable, its cause is not yet completely understood. According to WHO’s statistics in 2015, roughly 30 million people in the world suffer from Alzheimer’s. The symptoms consist of disorientation, language difficulties, memory loss, mood swings and many more. Early diagnosis and treatment can potentially slow down the development of the disease.<br /><br />Brain scans by magnetic resonance imaging, MRI, is a commonly used diagnostic method for detecting Alzheimer’s disease. This is often used in combination with other diagnostic methods involving a set of clinical exams, by observing the progression of dementia symptoms.<br /><br />“In this project, two dedicated deep learning methods, simple yet effective, have been developed for detection of Alzheimer’s disease. One method is based on 3D convolutional networks, another on 3D multiscale residual networks. We use a large amount of brain MRI scans to learn our computers the features of Alzheimer’s disease, and subsequently to detect Alzheimer’s patients from unseen scans”, Irene Gu explains. <br /><br />The study involved 340 subjects and about 1200 MR images, obtained from a public available dataset, Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI).<br /><br />“The proposed schemes have yielded high accuracies. For example, one method has reached an accuracy of 98,74 % on previously unseen MRI scans, and 90,11 % from MRI scans of unseen patients in the study. This almost reaches the highest state-of-the-art research results”, Irene Gu says. “This indicates that the method that we have developed is useful in this type of studies.”<br /><br />One of the projects was conducted by <a href="">Mahmood Nazari and Karl Bäckström as a master's thesis project</a>.<br />A paper submitted on this work has recently been accepted by IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical imaging (ISBI) 2018. Another MSc project is still ongoing.<br /><br /><strong>Brain tumor grading</strong><br />Encouraged by the good deep learning results using MR images, Irene Gu has started another project based on similar technology, performed by Karl Bäckström in 2017. <br /><br />“Thanks to the interest in computer-assisted brain tumor diagnostics shown by medical doctors at Sahlgrenska, and seed funding from the department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers, we could perform a study on brain tumor (glioma) grading using deep learning”, says Irene Gu.<br /><br />A glioma is a type of tumor that starts in the glial cells of the brain or the spine. Gliomas comprise about 30 percent of all brain tumors and central nervous system tumors. About 80 percent of all malignant brain tumors are gliomas.<br /><br />The broad international collaboration networks, which the medical doctors are engaged in, have provided the researchers with brain tumor datasets from USA, France and Austria.<br />We have already obtained some promising results, though on relatively small datasets”, says Irene Gu. “Now we are conducting further in-depth research, where more students and researchers from Chalmers participate in close collaboration with Sahlgrenska University Hospital.”<br /><br />Text: Yvonne Jonsson<br /><br /><strong>More information</strong><br /><a href="/sv/personal/Sidor/Irene-Yu-Hua-Gu.aspx">Irene Gu</a>, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers<br /><a href=""></a><br /><a href=""></a><br /><a href="/en/departments/e2/research/Signal-processing-and-Biomedical-engineering/Pages/Image-and-video-analysis.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about computer vision and medical image analysis</a><br />Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0100 Meaney elected Fellow of IEEE<p><b>​From January 2018 Paul Meaney, Professor in microwave imaging for biomedical applications, is elected IEEE Fellow for his contributions to microwave tomography and its translation to clinical use.</b></p>​IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership in the world’s largest technical professional organization, given to persons with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.<br /><br />Professor Paul Meaney was recruited to Chalmers and the research group Biomedical electromagnetics in 2015. He also holds a position as Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. <br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/E2/Nyheter/Paul%20Meaney%20elected%20Fellow%20of%20IEEE/Paul_Meaney.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:280px" />“To be appointed Fellow of IEEE is for me a nice validation that microwave tomography is for real and can be applied in real world situations”, says Paul Meaney.<br /><br />While the field is generally dominated by numerical modelers, translation to a working system has been a huge stumbling block.<br /><br />“Our work draws from a variety of imaging fields outside of the microwave domain. We previously collaborated with groups working in near infrared imaging, electrical impedance imaging and MR elastography. In depth discussions with these groups formed many of our design choices. From a classical microwave antenna standpoint, many of our design concepts often appear counterintuitive. However, when taking into account a broader array of ideas, it becomes clear that our synergism of various techniques is well grounded in classical mathematics and physics. These methods have been crucial in translating the technology to the clinic”, Paul Meaney comments.<br /><br />Developing a microwave imaging system has required inputs from multiple disciplines.<br /><br />“We have become experts in designing and building custom microwave electronics systems that achieve higher dynamic range, along with excellent cross channel isolation, than what is available in most commercial measurement systems. The monopole antenna concept is remarkably simple and counterintuitive yet most closely meets all of our system requirements. We have also delved heavily into numerical modeling and parameter estimation theory to devise algorithms which interact optimally with our physical illumination chamber concept. Being able to draw conclusions from these different cross-disciplinary areas of expertise has been crucial in our success”, Paul Meaney concludes.<br /><br /><a href="/en/departments/e2/news/Pages/Chalmers-recruits-leading-Microwave-Imaging-Professor.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about Paul Meaney and his research</a><br /><a href="/en/departments/e2/research/Signal-processing-and-Biomedical-engineering/Pages/Biomedical-electromagnetics.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />The research group Biomedical electromagnetics</a><br /><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Information about the IEEE program</a><br /><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br />Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0100 take the chance to be guest researchers in industry<p><b>​The Chalmers researchers Giuseppe Durisi and Tomas Bryllert receive the 2017 Strategic Mobility contribution from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. The aim is to increase the mobility between business and academia and thus enriching both environments.</b></p>​In total, 15 million SEK is distributed among 14 applicants. The Strategic Mobility contribution covers the costs corresponding to one year’s full-time work for a person who wishes to do research at a different workplace than his or her regular.<br /><br /><strong>Research on connectivity solutions for the internet-of-things</strong><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/E2/Nyheter/De%20tar%20chansen%20att%20gästforska%20inom%20industrin/Giuseppe_Durisi_200x245px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="Link to news article." style="margin:5px" />Information theory is the area of research in which Giuseppe Durisi, Professor at the department of Electrical Engineering, is active. It is a mathematical discipline that deals with optimal methods for representing, communicating, and storing digital information. His mobility grant project “Low-Latency Wireless Random Access for IoT connectivity” will be carried out at the company Qamcom in Gothenburg.<br />“One of the most critical research challenges in my field right now is how to provide secure, reliable, and low-latency wireless connectivity to a massive number of devices that want to exchange data”, says Giuseppe Durisi. “Such devices may be traffic and energy monitors, thermostats, smart watches, or other Internet of Things (IoT) sensors.”<br /><br />“I want to identify and test novel promising connectivity solutions”, Giuseppe Durisi continues. ”At Qamcom, we plan to identify the most relevant use-case scenarios together with selected Swedish municipalities. They are the natural stakeholders of my project, because municipalities may benefit significantly from the deployment of IoT solutions in terms of increased efficiency and cost reductions for the society.”<br /><br />Sweden has the ambition of becoming world-leading in using the opportunities brought by digitalisation. Exploiting IoT connectivity is one of the crucial first steps.<br />“Qamcom is a prominent player in the Swedish IoT landscape, and thus a natural partner to team up with, especially given their long history of successful collaboration with Chalmers. I appreciate their holistic system-level view, which complements my academic orientation”, he concludes.<br /><br />Giuseppe Durisi will be working part time for the project for 18 months, starting in June 2018.<br /><br /><strong>Radar systems at very high frequencies</strong><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/tbryllert_anna-lena_lundqvist_220x180.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="Link to news article." style="margin:5px" />Tomas Bryllert is a researcher at the Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience – MC2. He works very broad with anything from device- and circuit technology all the way up to operating systems.<br />&quot;The last few years I have worked a lot with radar systems at very high frequencies (220 GHz, 340 GHz). These radar systems are then used to take high resolution 3D images and to do spectroscopy. We are interested in several applications of these radar systems – including process control in industrial reactors, security and atmospheric science,&quot; says Tomas Bryllert. <br /><br />He gets a one year’s full-time salary to be a guest researcher at the defence and security company Saab, and is looking forward to this opportunity: <br />&quot;I’m very glad and excited about taking on a new research area and a new workplace, at the same time I’m a bit worried about if I will have enough time for my commitments at Chalmers and for life outside of work.&quot;<br /><br /><strong>Combine Chalmers knowledge with Saab’s expertise in radars</strong><br />At Saab, Tomas Bryllert will investigate the possibilities with MIMO radar, that is, radar systems that consist of several transmit- and receive elements with individual control of each element. This is a continuation of the development of radars from systems based on mechanically scanned reflector antennas to electronically steered arrays. <br />&quot;There are many similarities with the next generation base stations for mobile networks that will also include electronically steered antennas. We hope to combine Chalmers knowledge in experimental radar systems and communications research with SAAB’s expertise in radars to demonstrate, and better understand MIMO radar,&quot; says Tomas Bryllert. <br /><br />Text: Yvonne Jonsson and Michael Nystås<br />Photo: Oscar Mattsson and Anna-Lena Lundqvist<br /><br /><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Read more about the Strategic Mobility contribution</a><br /><br /><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Read more about Qamcom</a><br /><br /><a href=""><span></span></a><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /><span style="display:inline-block"></span></a><span>Read more about Saab</span><br /><br />Fri, 22 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0100 Agrell elected Fellow of IEEE<p><b>​From January 2018 Erik Agrell, Professor in Communication Systems at Chalmers, is elected IEEE Fellow for his contributions to coding and modulation in optical communications.</b></p>​IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership in the world’s largest technical professional organization, given to persons with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.<br /><br />“I regard this honour as a recognition of the truly interdisciplinary research we have been pursuing for many years”, says Erik Agrell. “When I started to work on fibre-optic communications in 2003, other researchers with my background, which is communication theory, were very much focused on wireless applications, at Chalmers as well as worldwide. Conversely, progress in optical communications relied largely on photonic hardware improvements. There was practically no interaction between communication theory and photonics.”<br /><br />Nowadays, this picture has changed completely. The internet and our whole information-dense society relies on a backbone network of optical fibres, supporting several terabits per second on a single fibre. <br /><br />“It is now widely recognized that the demands for ever-increasing data rates can only be met by including advanced digital communication techniques in the fibre networks. My team and our collaboration partners in the research centre FORCE were among the first to push this development, and we still have a leading role. We are bringing the worlds of photonics and digital communications closer together!” Erik Agrell concludes.<br /><br /><a href="/sv/personal/redigera/Sidor/erik-agrell.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about Erik Agrell and his research</a><br /><a href="/en/departments/e2/research/Communication-systems/Pages/Optical-communications.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Optical communications</a><br /><a href="/en/centres/force/Pages/default.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Fibre Optic Communications Research Centre, FORCE</a><br /><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Information about the IEEE program</a><br />Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0100 participants at intense centre day<p><b>​Around 120 participants from the academic and business worlds got together on the joint day for Chalmers excellence centres ChaseOn and GigaHertz Centre in Palmstedtsalen on 14 November. Specially invited key note speaker was Bram Nauta, Professor at the University of Twente.</b></p><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_171114_665x330.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br />Center chairs Jan Grahn, Professor of Microwave Technology at MC2, and Erik Ström, Professor of Communications Systems at the Department of Electrical Engineering – E2, for the day replaced by <br />vice chair Marianna Ivashina, professor of Electromagnetic Design of Antenna Systems, invited to a full and intense day. <br />&quot;We are two centers with quite different orientations, yet benefiting from each other in this consortium. It is interesting to see and hear about each other's research, and to gather it on a common day&quot;, says Jan Grahn.<br /><br />On the agenda there were presentations of ongoing research collaborations between Chalmers and the business community in microwave technology and antenna systems, currently nine projects, and plenty of opportunities to network and connect with new contacts. The centres' joint international advisory council and steering board were also be present during the day. <br />The day ended with a gala dinner at the restaurant Hyllan in the student union building.<br /><br />Text and photo: Michael Nystås<br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_171114_665x330e.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><em>The International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB), from left to right: Prof. Riana Geschke, Univ. of Cape Town, Prof. Wolfgang Heinrich, FBH, Berlin, and Prof. Christoph Mecklenbräuker, TU Vienna. Missing in picture: Prof. Danielle George, Univ. Manchester.</em><br /> <br /><strong>Read more about GigaHertz Centre &gt;&gt;&gt;</strong><br /><a href="/ghz"></a><br /><br /><strong>Read more about ChaseOn &gt;&gt;&gt;</strong><br /><a href="/chaseon"></a><br /><br /><a href="/chaseon"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_171114_665x330d.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_171114_665x330c.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/centre_day_171114_665x330b.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /></a><br />Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:00:00 +0100 prized young prominent female researchers<p><b>​Hana Dobšíček Trefna has received a grant of 1 million SEK from the Hasselblad Foundation for her research on a more effective technology to treat cancer. The award is given to female researchers in the field of natural sciences who are in the beginning of their academic careers.</b></p>​“This prize will mean a lot to my research,” says Hana Dobšíček Trefna, Assistant Professor in the research group Biomedical electromagnetics at Chalmers. “Thanks to this I will be able to employ a PhD student in my research area, thereby hoping that it will be possible to faster implement effective technology for treating and curing cancer.”<br /><br /><strong>Microwave technology used for cancer treatment</strong><br />Hana's research focuses on using microwave technology as a complement to traditional cancer treatments. By transmitting microwaves through the body of the patient, the cancer tumor is heated to 40-44 degrees, so called hyperthermia. This treatment is toxic to the tumor, and the warming also makes the tumor more susceptible to other treatments. Clinical studies have shown that traditional radiation therapy and chemotherapy combined with hyperthermia significantly enhances the possibility of a long-term cure for a number of different cancer types.<br /><br />“In about a year, by the end of 2018, we are planning to start clinical studies on patients at Sahlgrenska University Hospital,” Hana says. “Through a new hyperthermia system, which can reach deep-seated tumors in the head and neck with high precision, it is possible to raise the temperature in the tumor without damaging the surrounding tissue. This study is an important step on the way to finally make the treatment available in cancer care.”<br /><br /><strong>Unique research on brain tumors in children</strong><br />Hana also conducts research on brain tumors in children, where the research group today is the only one in the world developing microwave technology for that kind of treatment. The primary goal is that fewer children should suffer from serious side effects in the brain's development that traditional therapies induce.<br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/E2/Nyheter/Hasselblad%20prisar%20framstående%20unga%20kvinnliga%20forskare/Hana_200px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />”It really would be great if we succeed in this,” says Hana Dobšíček Trefna. “Just consider what it would mean to contribute to higher survival rates and to a better life for children and adults with a cancer diagnosis, as well as for their families.”<br /><br />For the seventh consecutive year, the Hasselblad Foundation allocates funds to support female postdoctoral researchers in the field of natural sciences. The other recipient of 2017 is Anna Reymer from University of Gothenburg. <br /><br />Text: Yvonne Jonsson<br />Photo: Yvonne Jonsson, and Cecilia Sandblom © Hasselbladstiftelsen<br /><br /><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Read more about the Hasselblad Foundation</a><br /><br />For more information, contact <a href="/en/Staff/Pages/hana-dobsicek-trefna.aspx">Hana Dobšíček Trefna</a>, Department of Electrical Engineering.<br />Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100 robotic arm interested the President of France<p><b>​The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, and the Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, took in conjunction with the EU summit in Gothenburg the opportunity to get to know more about an innovation that sparked the curiosity of them both: the first mind-controlled arm prosthesis used in daily life.</b></p>​Innovations were on the agenda when Emmanuel Macron and Stefan Löfven jointly visited the Volvo Group headquarters on 17 November. Various innovations were presented to the visitors during a guided tour, among other things the arm prosthesis which is neurally controlled by the patient´s thoughts. The prosthesis is developed by Max Ortiz Catalan, researcher at Chalmers department of Electrical Engineering, in collaboration with the company Integrum and Sahlgrenska University Hospital. <br /><br />The French president was keenly interested and asked several questions about this novel technology that is changing the lives of amputees. Max Ortiz Catalan was accompanied by Integrum’s CEO and a patient who demonstrated his new bone-anchored arm prosthesis with neural control to the visitors.<br /><br />”A handful of large multinational companies were invited to showcase their most innovative technology, and then us, smaller in comparison but nevertheless with a ground breaking technology of great impact. President Macron and Prime Minister Löfven were genuinely interested in our work and what it represents for patients with missing limbs,” says Max Ortiz Catalan.<br /><br /><span><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/E2/Nyheter/Svensk%20robotarm%20intresserade%20Frankrikes%20president/IMG-20171118-WA0005_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><em>Max Ortiz Catalan shook hands with Emmanuel Macron and presented research on bone-anchored prostheses.</em><br /></span><br /><a href="/en/news/Pages/Mind-controlled-prosthetic-arms-that-work-in-daily-life-are-now-a-reality.aspx" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about the research in <span>bone-anchored prosthesis<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></a><br /><br /><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Biomechatronics and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory</a><br />Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0100 fruitful collaboration between medicine and engineering<p><b>​The initiative seminar Engineering Health – The Legacy of William Chalmers on 8-9 November 2017 gathered a large number of engineers and clinicians with one strong interest in common: to bring medicine and engineering closer together.</b></p>​The programme stretched from the past, to the present and into future challenges. Many short pair-presentations provided an overview of ongoing collaborations. These featured local, as well as international, researchers who have succeeded in establishing translational activities.There were a lot of evidence shown on how academia, industry and health care jointly collaborate for mutual progress, for the benefit of patients. Round table discussions and other activities provided plenty of networking opportunities.<br /><br />The initiative seminar was a collaboration between Sahlgrenska University hospital, AstraZeneca, Chalmers, University of Gothenburg and MedTech West. The first day was held at Chalmers and the following day took place at AstraZeneca in Mölndal.<br /><br />Here is a cavalcade of photos from the seminar day at Chalmers 8 November:<br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/EngineeringHealth_171108_07_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The opening of the seminar was held by Stefan Bengtsson, President of Chalmers, and Ann-Marie Wennberg, Hospital director of Sahlgrenska. By cutting a blue and yellow double twisted Möbius ribbon lengthwise they got two halves linked together, manifesting the fruitful collaboration between the two partners. Chalmers and Sahlgrenska – a never ending story.<br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/EngineeringHealth_171108_02_600px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:340px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />In a historical reenacting Philip Wramsby and Johan Randhem appeared as William Chalmers and Pehr Dubb, giving the audience a humorous insight into how it might have happened when William Chalmers left half of his fortune to a school, nowadays known as Chalmers University of Technology, and the other half to Sahlgrenska hospital. And the rest is history…<br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/EngineeringHealth_171108_08_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Kjell Torén from Sahlgrenska gave an overview of historical collaborations between Chalmers and Sahlgrenska. A traffic accident in the 1950s, where a Professor from Chalmers crashed his motorbike into a bus and got a complicated fracture, is said to have had importance for the upgrading of X-ray equipment at Sahlgrenska and also for the further collaboration in medical engineering.<br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/EngineeringHealth_171108_10_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />A long-distance guest was Chris Cheng from Stanford University, who gave a talk on “Vascular Biomechanics – A collaborative Effort at Stanford” mentioning that a Chalmers alumnus, Hans Wallstén, created one of the earliest and most successful stents – the Wallstent.<br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/DSC_6876_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Stents was also the subject in the presentation given by Mårten Falkenberg, Sahlgrenska, and Håkan Nilsson, Chalmers: “Air bubble release and flow-induced forces in stent grafts”. <br />They also clearly pointed out the benefits of collaboration, listed according to their experience. Among Chalmers´ strengths are technologies, physics, mechanical as well as mathematical models, and analysis of results. Sahlgrenska, on the other hand, has expertise in life science problems, offers a clinical testbed and patient feedback, and is prominent in epidemiology.<br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/EngineeringHealth_171108_22_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Three flagships of medtech research, originating from Gothenburg, presented themselves. First in line was Max Ortiz Catalan from Chalmers, who gave a talk on “The future of bionic limbs: osseointegration and neural control”. In his research, conducted together with Rickard Brånemark, previously at Sahlgrenska but now at University of California, San Francisco, the world´s first mind-controlled arm prosthesis was developed, now regarded by the patient as a body part more than an external device. A coming research project is focused on feedback and doing the same with a leg; neuromuscular control of robotic leg prostheses.<br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/DSC_6895_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />“You couldn´t do it without me!” said Sabine Reinfeldt from Chalmers and her colleague Måns Eeg-Olofsson from Sahlgrenska made the same statement: “You couldn´t do it without me!”. They jointly presented their research on “New hearing implant replacing the middle ear”, where functionally deaf patients can gain normal hearing with a Bone Conduction Implant (BCI). <br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/EngineeringHealth_171108_26_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Mikael Elam, Sahlgrenska, and Mikael Persson, Chalmers, are co-inventors of the stroke helmet Strokefinder and share many research projects in the field of traumatic brain injury and stroke. They presented “A Sahlgrenska Chalmers collaborative effort around Stroke and trauma”. <br />They also emphasized the importance of MedTech West as a network and collaborative platform for research, education, development and evaluation of new biomedical concepts and technologies. The focus is on addressing actual clinical needs in collaboration with relevant clinical staff, and to initiate, facilitate and promote increased research collaboration between the health care sector, industry and academia.<br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/DSC_6930_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Elin Rønby Pedersen is a member of Google Medical Brain Team and uses brain technology to solve problems in clinical domains. She focuses her research on the human side of deep learning in health and medicine, for example when it comes to adapting deep neural networks to read fundus images. Big data will only be helpful if you understand the context, was one of her conclusions.<br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/DSC_6937_red_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Oliver Aalami from Stanford University Hospital gave a talk on how “Apps, Augmented reality and Bio design” can be designed through collaboration between computer science and medicine. For example, smart glasses can be used by surgeons to better get an overview of monitors and screens in the operating room, without taking the eyes off the patient. <br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/EngineeringHealth_171108_04_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />About 270 persons had registered for the first seminar day at Runan, Chalmers.<br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/DSC_6943_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Hanns-Ulrich Marschall, Sahlgrenska, and Paul Hockings, Chalmers, presented their collaboration in the TRISTAN project, focusing on “Imaging biomarkers for safer drugs”, especially in the field of assessment of liver toxicity. MRI-models are used to find biomarkers to better predict toxicity in humans in the development of drugs.<br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/DSC_6959_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Marta Bally, Chalmers, and Nils Lycke, Sahlgrenska, gave a talk on &quot;Lipid nanoparticles for mucosal vaccine delivery: from physicochemical properties to immune stimulation&quot;. In their research, they have identified that lipid-based nanoparticles are suitable as pharmaceutical carriers. However, the physicochemical profile of an ideal nanoparticle for mucosal vaccine delivery remains to be further investigated.<br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/DSC_6988_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><span><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />A garment with integrated sensors, from the smart textiles project “WearIT” was shown by Kristina Malmgren from Sahlgrenska and Leif Sandsjö from MedTech West/University of Borås. <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/DSC_6966_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <span><span>Kris</span></span><span><span>tina Malmgren <span style="display:inline-block"> explained</span></span></span>.<br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/DSC_6972_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Textiles that monitor your health or measure your movements was the subject also for Nils-Krister Persson, Smart Textiles Technology Lab, and Anja Lund from Chalmers in their presentation “Chalmers Textiles as enabler for Engineering Health”. Amongst other things they defined the differences between medical textiles, medtech textiles and hygiene textiles. The presentation also included information about research on compression sensitive gastro intestinal stents, where a strain-sensing thread can be integrated in the stent to sense both position and amplitude of deformations.<br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/DSC_6995_500.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />A poster session was arranged and showed even more projects where clinicians and engineers collaborate. <br /><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/lifescience/events/Engineering-Health/Pages/Abstracts.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read the abstracts from the poster session</a><br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Engineering%20Health%208%20November%202017/DSC_6883_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />A number of new Sahlgrenska-Chalmers contacts were made during the coffee breaks, lunch and dinner.<br /><br /><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/lifescience/events/Engineering-Health/Pages/default.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about the initiative seminar</a><br /><br /><span><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />​MedTech West about &quot;Sahlgrenska and Chalmers - a never ending story&quot;</a><br /> <br />Text: Yvonne Jonsson<br />Photo: Yen Strandqvist<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> and Yvonne Jonsson<br /><br />Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0100 research opportunities for Chalmers researchers as ElectriCity grows<p><b>​ElectriCity, best known for the electric bus 55 in Gothenburg, is much more than just the bus. As the project grows, new exciting opportunities for research appear. Per Lövsund, coordinator for ElectriCity at Chalmers University of Technology, invites Chalmers researchers to contact him with ideas.</b></p><p><br /></p> <p>“We can perform research projects, master and bachelor thesis projects within ElectriCity, and thereby gain better dissemination and utilisation of our results”, says Per Lövsund, who calls on Chalmers researchers to contact him with ideas for new projects.<br /></p> <p><br /></p> <p>ElectriCity is now growing to include for example smaller trucks, such as waste trucks and distribution cars. This means exciting opportunities for several research areas, Per Lövsund explains. Self-driving vehicles, safety, community planning, noise, thermal optimization, control algorithms, vehicle dynamics, development and recycling of batteries and fuel cells, and charging station requirements are some examples of questions from different research fields, all of which can be studied within the framework of ElectriCity.<br /></p> <p><br /></p> <p>Researchers involved in ElectriCity have access to research platforms such as buses and other vehicles. The project’s demo arena also includes the new urban area Frihamnen and the development of south Chalmers Johanneberg Campus, with a stop for the ElectriCity bus. Here, safety aspects and new innovative solutions at the stop and interactions between vehicles and unprotected road users can be studied.<br /></p> <p><br /></p> <p>The fact that ElectriCity enters a new phase has already generated new research at Chalmers.<br /></p> <p><br /></p> <p>“One project about bus trains and one about autonomous docking at bus stops are just about to take off”, says Per Lövsund. “Another project investigates how bus drivers experience the effects of the Volvo Dynamic Steering system.”<br /></p> <p><br /></p> <p>A workshop is planned to be held at Chalmers to formulate projects on low-frequency noise in urban environment, modeling of noise impact and safety issues regarding quiet buses at bus stops.<br /></p> <p><br /></p> <p>“In the long run, perhaps other sectors could be included as well. I personally think that the marine sector would be interesting”, says Per Lövsund. “Chalmers has great competence in this field, for example through <a href="">SSPA </a>and <a href="">Lighthouse</a>.” <br /></p> <p><br /></p> <p>ElectriCity has run in Gothenburg for two years and is a collaboration between industry, academia and society, where the participants develop and test solutions for tomorrow’s sustainable public transport. The electric and hybrid buses of route 55, where different technology solutions are tested and developed, run between the two campuses of Chalmers. The project has created a lot of international interest.<br /></p> <p><br /></p> <p>“The international attention has given us new networks and new interesting research topics”, concludes Per Lövsund.</p> <p><br /></p> <p>Are you a Chalmers researcher and have a project idea for ElectriCity? Contact Chalmers coordinator Per Lövsund, <a href=""></a><br /></p> <p><br /></p> <p><a href="">Read more about ElectriCity &gt;&gt;</a><br /><br /></p> <p><br /></p> <p><em>Text: Christian Boström, Emilia Lundgren</em><br /></p>Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Centre Day for ChaseOn and GigaHertz Centre<p><b>​On 14 November, Chalmers excellence centres ChaseOn and GigaHertz Centre will arrange their joint day in Palmstedtsalen. Specially invited key note speaker is Bram Nauta, Professor at the University of Twente.</b></p>Centre directors Jan Grahn, Professor of Microwave Technology at MC2, and Erik Ström, Professor of Communications Systems at the Department of Electrical Engineering – E2, invite you to a full and intense day. On the agenda there are presentations of ongoing research collaborations between Chalmers and the business community in microwave technology and antenna systems, currently nine projects, and plenty of opportunities to network and connect with new contacts. The day ends with a gala dinner at the restaurant Hyllan in the student union building.<br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/bram_nauta_400px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" width="239" height="294" alt="" style="margin:5px" />The key note speaker Bram Nauta (picture to the right) has been active at the University of Twente for many years. There he leads the research group Integrated Circuit Design. On the centre day he will give a lecture entitled &quot;Towards Flexible Channel Filtering in low-GHz Receivers&quot;.<br />Jan Grahn describes Nauta's speech as a very timely subject with a clear link to ongoing research within 5G at both centres.<br />A wide range of speakers from Chalmers and the cooperating business community participate.<br />&quot;As a whole, it will be an exciting and technically very interesting event, with contributions from Chalmers and companies within communications and sensors for many different applications: telecom, space, defense, medicine and vehicles. Don’t miss the opportunity to get updated on what is happening at the research forefront of these important technical areas within wireless&quot;, says Jan Grahn.<br /><br />The centres' joint <a href="/en/centres/ghz/international-advisory-board/Pages/default.aspx">international advisory council</a> and <a href="/en/centres/ghz/GHz%20Centre%20ChaseOn/Pages/Steering%20Board.aspx">steering board</a> will also be present during the day. In connection with the Centre Day, the ChaseON and GHz Centre General Assembly Meeting will be held for the 23 members.<br /><br />Text and photo: Michael Nystås<br /><br /><strong>Centre Day 2017</strong><br />Date and time: 14 November, 2017, 10: 00-19: 00<br />Location: Palmstedtsalen, Chalmers Student Union Building, Campus Johanneberg<br /><br /><br /><a href="">Read more about Bram Nauta</a> &gt;&gt;&gt;<br /><br /><strong>Read more about GigaHertz Centre &gt;&gt;&gt;</strong><br /><a href="/ghz"></a><br /><br /><strong>Read more about ChaseOn &gt;&gt;&gt;</strong><br /><a href="/chaseon"></a><br />Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0200 initiative seminar - programme ready<p><b>​On 15 November it is time for this year&#39;s Transport Initiative Seminar. Check out the programme and register now!</b></p>​<br />The focus this year is on the transition to future transportation. The programme is now ready, and offers a range of different perpectives on what waits around the corner. Join us at Lindholmen Conference Center to hear representatives from industry, public sector and academia share their views on what will have impact on tomorrow's mobility.<br /><br /><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/Transport/calendar/initiative-seminar-2017/Pages/default.aspx">Check out the programme &gt;&gt;</a><br /><br /><strong><a href="">REGISTER &gt;&gt;</a></strong><br />Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200