Events: Global events at Chalmers University of TechnologyFri, 13 May 2022 17:55:22 +0200 Professors ICT 2022 – research presentations<p></p><p>​​The long search for a new Assistant Professor within the ICT Area of Advance is coming to an end. In the upcoming weeks, the four candidates will give their research presentations.</p><p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial">Seminar 30 min, Q&amp;A 20 min. For titles, abstracts and bio – click on the name below. The seminars are open to all. </span><span style="background-color:initial">Note: There are two separate occasions.</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P">Welcome to listen!</p> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><span>13 May</span></h3> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><b>10:00-11:00</b>  <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/ict/calendar/Pages/Assistan-professor-seminar.aspx">Carlos Errando Herranz </a>(click for abstract)</p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><b>Location: </b> <a href="">Fasrummet, MC2</a></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><br /></p> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">17 May​</h3> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><b>09.30-10.20</b>  <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/ict/calendar/Pages/assistant-professor-Xingqi-Zhang-.aspx">Xingqi Zhang​</a> <span style="background-color:initial">(click for abstr</span><span style="background-color:initial">act)​</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><b>10.30-11.2</b><b>0</b>  <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/ict/calendar/Pages/Assistant-Professor-RuiLin.aspx">Rui Lin​</a> (click for abstract)</p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><b>11.30-12.2</b><b>0</b>​  <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/ict/calendar/Pages/Assistant-professor-research-presentation-.aspx">Elena Pagnin​</a> <span style="background-color:initial">(click for abstr</span><span style="background-color:initial">act)</span></p> <span></span><p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial"><b>Location: </b> <a href="">Building EDIT, lecture hall EA, floor 4​</a></span>​</p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <div> </div> <div> </div> <p></p> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> Modeling and Optimization for Emerging Wireless Technologies in Smart Cities<p>Location: Building EDIT, lecture hall EA, floor 4​</p><p>Xingqi Zhang  will give his research presentation for Assistant Professor within the ICT Area of Advance. Welcome!​</p><div><p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700"><br /></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">WHO: </span><span style="background-color:initial">Xingqi Zhan</span><span style="background-color:initial">g</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span style="font-weight:700">WHEN:</span><span style="font-weight:700"> </span>17 May, 09:30-10:20</p></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <div><p style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span style="font-weight:700">WHERE:</span> <a href="">Building EDIT, lecture hall EA, floor 4​</a>​ (Go to building EDIT stairs C, D and H. Entrance from Hörsalsvägen 11. Take stairs C. Go to floor 4)​</p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><br /></p></div> <b></b></div> <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Information%20and%20Communication%20Technology/News%20events/250x273-Photo_Xingqi-Zhang[1].jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px 20px;color:rgb(33, 33, 33);font-weight:700" /><b>ABSTRACT</b><br /><div>Transforming metropolitan areas into “smart” cities requires the large-scale deployment of leading-edge information and communication technologies. From wireless control of mass transit systems, 5G/6G/THz cellular communications, to smart factory/home and environment and health monitoring, the successful application of those emerging technologies relies on the availability of accurate and efficient computational planning tools. Such tools are necessary to evaluate the performance of those technologies, and are indispensable for the design and deployment of corresponding geographically distributed wireless access points and sensor networks.</div> <div>This talk will present recent research on the development and application of such high-performance computational tools, integrating the physics of electromagnetic wave propagation with system-level design and optimization techniques, for the development and deployment of emerging 5G and beyond wireless technologies in smart cities. </div> <div>T<span style="background-color:initial">he talk will focus on the intelligent planning of wireless systems and networks in railway transportation, including the development of physics-based propagation models, application of machine learning and stochastic uncertainty quantification techniques, electromagnetic interference and signal analysis, as well as network-level performance optimization. In the end, some ongoing and future work on extending current modeling and optimization framework to a broader range of smart city applications will be discussed.</span></div> <div> </div> <div><b>BIO</b></div> <div>Dr. Xingqi Zhang is currently an Assistant Professor at the University College Dublin (UCD). He is also an Associate Investigator in the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications in Ireland. Prior to joining UCD, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Toronto, where he obtained both his M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. </div> <div>His research is in the interdisciplinary areas of applied electromagnetics and wireless communications, with a focus on the development of high-performance computational models for emerging wireless technologies in 5G/6G/THz communications, intelligent transportation, industrial Internet of Things, as well as biomedical sensing and healthcare applications. </div> <div>He has served as an Associate Editor for the IET Microwaves, Antennas &amp; Propagation, and the IEEE Journal on Multiscale and Multiphysics Computational Techniques, as well as a TPC Member and Session Chair for several high-profile conferences. He was the recipient of the RIA Charlemont Award from the Royal Irish Academy, the Young Scientist Award from the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), and several Best Paper Awards at international symposia.</div> <div>​<br /></div>​Quantum Internet, will optical fibre network help us get there faster?<p>Building EDIT, lecture hall EA, floor 4​​</p><p>Rui Lin will give her research presentation for Assistant Professor within the ICT Area of Advance. Welcome!</p><div><br /></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span style="font-weight:700">WHO: </span>Rui Lin</p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span style="font-weight:700">WHEN:</span><span style="font-weight:700"> </span>17 May, 10:30-11:20</p></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <div><p style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span style="font-weight:700">WHERE:</span> <a href="">Building EDIT, lecture hall EA, floor 4​</a>​ (Go to building EDIT stairs C, D and H. Entrance from Hörsalsvägen 11. Take stairs C. Go to floor 4)​</p></div> <div> </div> <div><b><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Information%20and%20Communication%20Technology/News%20events/250x323_photo_RuiLin.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="Portrait Rui Lin" style="margin:5px" />ABSTRACT</b></div> <div>Quantum Internet provides a revolutionary step compared to the classical Internet by offering quantum applications such as Quantum secured communication and distributed quantum computing. Optical fibre network seems the only option to serve as the infrastructure for the future quantum Internet. In this presentation, we will discuss about the challenges facing by the optical fibre network to embrace the quantum era, and the potential approaches.   </div> <div> </div> <div><b>BIO</b></div> <div>Rui Lin received her Ph. D degree in communication system from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in 2016. She held two consecutive post-doctoral</div> <span style="background-color:initial">researcher positions in KTH and Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. She is now working as a Researcher in the Optical Networks research group, Department of Electrical Engineering in Chalmers. Her research interests include sustainability and security aspects of fibre communication network.</span><div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> ​ – Where are we in the transitions?<p>Online, platform Zoom.</p><p>Welcome to a webinar organized by Chalmers University of Technology. When: 17 May 2022, at 12:00-13:30. Place: Online. Platform Zoom. Last day to register 10 May. IPCC Sixth Assessment Working Group III report on Climate Mitigation: Where are we in the transitions? Several of the researchers who contributed to the report  will take part in the webinar.​</p><div><a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register to the webinar</a><br /><a href=""><div style="display:inline !important"> </div></a><span style="background-color:initial"><strong><br /></strong></span></div> <span style="background-color:initial"><strong>​IPCC WG3 seminar.</strong> IPCC released its Sixth Assessment Working Group III Report April 4, 2022.</span><span></span><div>This seminar aims to provide a review on some of the chapters of the IPCC AR6 WGIII report, and take a critical reflection of the report. What does the IPCC say about climate mitigation? What can we learn from IPCC-AR6 WGIII report? Are there any gaps in the IPCC-AR6 report that have not been addressed? How role does IPCC report play in the societal debate regarding what actions we should take? <br /><br /></div> <div></div> <div><strong>Program:</strong></div> <div><ul><li><strong>Moderator: </strong><strong>Maria Grahn</strong>, Associate professor in Energy Systems Analysis., Chalmers University of Technology </li></ul></div> <div><strong>Speakers (and the chapters they are responsible for): </strong></div> <div><ul><li><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Joana Portugal P</strong></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>ereira</strong>, </span><span style="background-color:initial">Assistant professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Overview of WGIII, Summary to Policymakers and Chapter 4. Mitigation and development pathways in the near-to mid-term. </span></li> <li><strong>Felix Creutzig</strong>, Professor, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change &amp; TUB Berlin, (Chapter 5. Demand, services and social aspects of mitigation). </li> <li><strong>Sonia Yeh</strong>, Professor of energy and transport systems, Chalmers University of Technology (Chapter 10. Transport in the subchapter “Scenarios from Integrated, Sectoral and Regional Models”).</li> <li><strong>Fredric Bauer</strong>, Associate Senior Lecturer in Technology and Society, Lund University (Chapter 11. Industry). </li> <li><strong style="background-color:initial">Oliver Geden</strong><span style="background-color:initial">, </span>Senior fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Assessment of carbon dioxide removal across WGIII.</li> <li><strong>Tomas Kåberger,</strong> professor in Industrial Energy Policy, Director of AoA Energy. What role does the IPCC report play in the industry, authorities and other societal debates? <br /></li> <li><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Panel discussion.</strong> Moderator: Maria Grahn.</span></li></ul> <a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /><strong>Register to the webinar</strong></a><br /><br style="background-color:initial" /> <span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial">Related:</span><br /></div> <a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />IPCC, <span style="background-color:initial">The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ​</span></a> <div><br /></div> ​​​ Professors Candidates for Production AoA 2022 – research presentations<p></p><p>​The long search for a new Assistant Professor within the Production Area of Advance is coming to an end. On 17 May, the four candidates will give their research presentations.</p><div><span style="font-size:16px"></span></div> <div> </div> <div><span style="font-size:16px"><br /></span></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span>Seminar 30 min, Q&amp;A 20 min. The seminars are open to all. </span><span style="background-color:initial">Welcome to listen!</span></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="font-family:inherit;font-size:16px;font-weight:600;background-color:initial">AGENDA</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="font-family:inherit;font-size:16px;font-weight:600;background-color:initial"><br /></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><b>13.00–13.50​​  </b></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/production/calendar/Pages/assistent-profseminar-Chaudhary.aspx" title="link to abstract" target="_blank">Accelerated Materials Development for Sustainable Manufacturing​</a></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span></span><span>Varun Chaudhary</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><br /></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><b>14.05–14.55​​  </b></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/production/calendar/Pages/Seminar-Mattsson.aspx" target="_blank" title="link to abstract">Sustainable and advanced industrial production through research on humans and automation</a></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span></span><span>Sandra Mattsson</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><br /></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><b>15.10–16.00​​  </b></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/production/calendar/Pages/seminar-Esmaily.aspx" target="_blank" title="link to abstract Esmaily"><span>​</span><span>Additive Manufacturing of Magnesium Alloys – Towards Novel Alloy Designs</span>​</a></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span></span>Marco Esmaily</p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><br /></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><b>16.15–17.05​​  </b></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span>Title TBA</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span>Matteo Rossini via <a href="">ZOOM​</a> </span><span>Password: 610813​</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><br /></span></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><b>Location</b>:  <a href="">Virtual Development Laboratory (VDL)</a>, </span><span style="background-color:initial">Chalmers Tvärgata 4C</span></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><br /></span></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><br /></span></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><br /></span></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><br /></span>​</p> Materials Development for Sustainable Manufacturing<p>Virtual Development Laboratory, laboratory, Chalmers Tvärgata 4C, M-huset</p><p>Varun Chaudhary will give his research presentation for Assistant Professor within the Production Area of Advance. Welcome!​​​</p><p class="chalmersElement-P"><b>​</b></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><b>WHO: </b></span><span></span><span>Varun Chaudhary</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin:0cm;font-size:12pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;text-align:center"><span lang="EN-SG" style="font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;, serif"></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span style="font-weight:700">​WHEN:</span> 17 May, 13:00–13:50</p></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <div><p style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span style="font-weight:700">WHERE:</span> <span style="background-color:initial">via </span><a href="">ZOOM​</a><span style="background-color:initial">. Password: 695277​</span></p></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><b><br /></b></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><b><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Information%20and%20Communication%20Technology/News%20events/254x300-varun.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:25px 5px" />ABSTRACT</b></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span>New high-performance materials can play a vital role in improving many aspects of the modern economy. However, developing a new material with an optimum set of properties involves trillions of possibilities. Which elements to choose, what should be the crystal structure, which is the best processing route, what are the optimum processing parameters etc.? The conventional approach is to start with one or two compositions, synthesize the material by one route, and perform characterization and property evaluation. </span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span>This approach typically takes 20-30 years to develop a new material for real applications. On the other hand, the accelerated discovery approach starts with a large number of compositions and relies on high throughput synthesis, characterization, property evaluation, predictive machine learning modelling to rapidly screen a huge number of compositions<sup>1, 2</sup>.  </span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span>This approach can cut the development time to ~3-4 years and identify completely new attractive compositions. We have deployed several advanced high throughput techniques such as additive manufacturing, spark plasma sintering, chemical flow synthesis, magnetron co-sputtering and machine learning to rapidly discover new high-performance materials<sup>1, <em></em>3</sup>. Compositions with an optimum magnetic-mechanical-electrical property set, required for next generation energy conversion machines, have been identified by our approach. Our results demonstrate the attractiveness of high throughput techniques for the quick development of high-performance materials. </span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><br /></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><strong>BIO</strong></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><b>Dr. Varun Chaudhary</b> is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore. He received his PhD from the Interdisciplinary Graduate School, NTU Singapore, his M.Tech. in Materials Science from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, and his M.Sc. in Physics from Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, India. </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P">He was a DST Research Fellow at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, and Research Scientist in Rolls-Royce Corporate Lab, Singapore. He is an editorial board member of Scientific Reports (Nature publishing group), Frontiers in Materials, and Nano (World Scientific), and a member of MRS USA, IEEE and MRS Singapore. </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial">Dr. Chaudhary has strong research expertise in a variety of magnetic materials for energy applications. His research interests include magnetocaloric materials, soft magnets, permanent magnets, high entropy alloys, functionally graded materials, accelerated materials development, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence and machine learning.</span><span style="background-color:initial">​</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><em>1.     Chaudhary V, Chaudhary R, Banerjee R, Ramanujan RV. Accelerated and conventional development of magnetic high entropy alloys. Materials Today. 2021;49: 231-52.</em></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><em> </em></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><em>2.     Chaudhary V, Mantri SA, Ramanujan RV, Banerjee R. Additive manufacturing of magnetic materials. Progress in Materials Science. 2020;114:100688.</em></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><em> </em></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><em>3.     Chaudhary V, Tan LP, Sharma VK, Ramanujan RV. Accelerated study of magnetic Fe-Co-Ni alloys through compositionally graded spark plasma sintered samples. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 2021;869:159318</em>.​</p> <div> </div>​Sustainable and advanced industrial production through research on humans and automation<p>Virtual Development Laboratory, laboratory, Chalmers Tvärgata 4C, M-huset</p><p>​Welcome​ to a talk with Sandra Mattsson about the challenges for future production systems.​</p><div><b><br /></b></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"></span><b></b><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">WHO: </span><span style="background-color:initial">Sandra Mattsson</span></div> <p style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span style="font-weight:700">WHEN:</span> 17 May, 14:05–14:55</p></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <div><p style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">WHERE:</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><a href="">Virtual Development Laboratory (VDL),</a><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial">Chalmers Tvärgata 4C, Campus Johanneberg</span></div> <div><b><br /></b></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"></span><b><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Information%20and%20Communication%20Technology/News%20events/250x306-Sandra-Mattsson_pass.jpg" alt="portrait of Sandra Mattsson" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px 25px;width:250px;height:306px" /><br />ABSTRACT</b></div> <div>Challenges for future production systems places strains on industrial companies, especially in terms of implementing new technology. </div> <div>Although the technology continues to develop, so does the need for new roles and new tasks. The key to meeting these challenges is to combine research on Humans and Automation to find the best solutions. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><b>BIO</b></div> <div>Sandras research is in the field of Human-Automation Interaction with focus on supporting operators in complex production. She presented her dissertation in 2018, titled Towards increasing operator wellbeing and performance in complex assembly. With a background in automation engineering and a bachelor in psychology, her research is centred around how operators and workers experience and perceive automation solutions in the manufacturing industry and how digital tools can be designed to support them. The aim is to increase the efficiency and sustainability within production. Sandra has a special interest in assembly in the automotive industry and her vision is to make the complex simpler to understand through involvement, education, workshops or webinars.</div> <div>Sandra leads the group Collaborative, flexible and value-creating automation and is a coordinator for the assembly production cluster.</div> <div>Sandra also works with course and method development within digitalization and has written Smart Automation – seven methods for final assembly together with Åsa Fast-Berglund.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><b>Selected ongoing projects:</b></div> <div><b></b></div> <div><ul><li><span style="background-color:initial">SCARCE II - the sensible value chain. SCARCE står för Sensible Value Chain through Digitalised Planning, Material handling and Circular Economy</span></li> <li>The robot lift (medbedömare)</li> <li>Universal design for work places- manual assembly</li> <li>edig, a knowledge platform for industrial digitalization, (editor).</li> <li>Safe workplaces with increased automation and robotization in manufacturing companies - current state, analysis and strategy (contact: Magnus Widfeldt).</li></ul> <span style="background-color:initial"><b>​F</b></span><span style="background-color:initial"><b>inished relevant projects:</b></span><br /><ul><li>Digitalization from a female perspective.</li> <li>Virtual Machina, V-Machina, to make education for students and professionals more efficient through Virtual Reality (VR).</li></ul></div>​Additive Manufacturing of Magnesium Alloys – Towards Novel Alloy Designs<p></p><p>Marco Esmaily will give his research presentation for Assistant Professor within the Production Area of Advance. Welcome!​​</p><p class="chalmersElement-P">​​</p> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><b>WHO: </b></span><span></span>Marco Esmaily</p> <p></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><b>WHEN:</b></span><span> </span>17 May, 15:10–16:00</p></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <div><p></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><b>WHERE:</b></span> <a href="">Virtual Development Laboratory (VDL),</a> <span> </span><span>Chalmers Tvärgata 4C, Campus Johanneberg</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><br /></span></p></div> <div> </div> <div><b><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Information%20and%20Communication%20Technology/News%20events/250x248_Marco-Esmaily.jpg" alt="Portrait of Marco Esmaily" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px 25px" /></b><b style="background-color:initial">ABSTRACT</b></div> <div> </div> <div>Magnesium – the lightest of all metals, abundant, and 100% recyclable – is the most eco-friendly and sustainable metal in the universe. Magnesium alloys are indeed distinctly promising candidates for structural applications throughout the automotive, aerospace, and electronics industries. Magnesium alloys are biodegradable and have an elastic modulus analogous to that of a bone, and thus, they are also being considered for use in tissue engineering, orthopaedics, and cardiology. </div> <div> </div> <div>Nonetheless, the widespread use of cast alloys in such applications has been hindered by their (1) relatively poor degradation characteristics (due to magnesium’s reactive nature) and (2) limited formability (due to insufficient deformation modes and strong basal texture). Exploring the potential of alternative manufacturing routes to produce the next generation of alloys with the desirable physical properties can hence be significant for a wide range of sectors ranging from biomedical devices to complex lightweight consumer goods, and to other emerging technologies. </div> <div> </div> <div>For instance, the design freedom of additive manufacturing can entirely address the magnesium-alloy formability issue, as it enables the production of near-net shape products and eliminates the need to further form or shape the alloys. Besides, the control over process parameters can yield alloys with tailored microstructures and properties treatments. Herein, some of the challenges and benefits of using additive manufacturing for producing functional magnesium alloy components will be discussed. </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><b>BIO</b></div> <div> </div> <div><b>Marco Esmaily</b> received his PhD in Materials Science from Chalmers University of Technology in 2016. His research to date has led to original and fundamental insights in the context of lightweight alloys, in particular, their physical metallurgy and environmental durability, with the research recognized by receiving several international awards. He was awarded the ECS Morris Cohen Award (2016), and Acta Student Best Paper Award (2017). He received the VR International Postdoc Grant (2017), Knut &amp; Alice Wallenberg FoundationAward (2018), and the EU Marie Curie International Postdoc Award (2018) for conducting research under the guidance of Prof. Nick Birbilis and Prof. Antoine Allanore at MIT, The Australian National University (ANU) and Monash University. He is currently a Research Affiliate at MIT and a Lead Materials Engineer at Volvo Group, focusing on the use of lightweight materials in the industry.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div></div> of a Woman Data Scientist in the U.S.: Looking for the "Culture of Respect<p>Kunskapstrappan, meeting point, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad I-II</p><p>​​The gender equality initiative Genie invites you to a seminar of the guest lecture Carol Flannagan, visiting the M2 department of Chalmers.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">You are very welcome to a seminar with Carol Flannagan who is a Research Professor and Director of the data center at the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). From 2015 to 2016, she was an interim Director of UMTRI and learned a lot about gender bias in action and things to do about it. She will talk about her journey from math nerd to semi-working mom to leadership roles in the context of building a culture of respect. </span><div><br /></div> <div><strong>Agenda:</strong></div> <div>09:00 - 09:15 Coffee with Carol</div> <div>09:15 - 09:45 Presentation</div> <div>09:45 - 10:00 Question and answer</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Carol Flannagan is part of <a href="/en/about-chalmers/Chalmers-for-a-sustainable-future/initiatives-for-gender-equality/gender-initiative-for-excellence/Pages/visiting-researcher-programme.aspx">Genie visiting researcher programme</a> ​<br /></div> <div><br /></div> Webinar – Lipid nanoparticles for mRNA delivery<p>Online Zoom</p><p>On May 30, it´s time for our online Tandem Webinar – The role of supramolecular lipid self assembly and protein corona formation for functional mRNA delivery to cells. Two hot topics will be covered by Elin Esbjörner and Fredrik Höök​</p>​<div>Place: Online. Platform Zoom. Last day to register 25 May.<div><br /><div><span style="background-color:initial"><b><span></span><a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />​Register to the webinar​</a></b><br /></span><div><div style="font-family:lato, helvetica, arial;font-weight:bold"><br /></div> <div class="copy-action-wrapper" style="height:28px"><br /></div></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/F/170x170px/Profilbilder_kollegiet_2020/170Fredrik%20Hook-201130.jpg" alt="Fredrik Höök" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" />Program:<br /></span><ul><li>12 PM, The webinar starts. Moderator: Maria Abrahamsson, Director Chalmers Area of Advance Materials Science</li> <li><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Fredrik-Höök.aspx">Fredrik Höök</a>, <em>Professor, Nano and Biophysics, Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology</em>.</li> <li><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Elin-Esbjörner-Winters.aspx">Elin Esbjörner</a>, </span><i>Associate Professor, Biology and Biological Engineering, Chemical Biology, Chalmers University of Technology<br /><br /></i></li></ul> <span style="background-color:initial"><strong>​</strong></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>​Abstract:</strong><br />Lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) serve as carriers for mRNA delivery in a new generation of vaccines, but several challenges remain before this approach can offer broad clinical translation of RNA therapeutics. </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/KB/Kemi_och_Biokemi/Fysikalisk_kemi/eline-Elin-Esbjorner-Winters.jpg" alt="Elin Esbjörner Winters" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px;width:166px;height:213px" />Fredrik Höök and Elin Esbjörner Winters will present the interdisciplinary approach established to address some of these challenges within the SSF funded industrial research center FoRmulaEx. </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Exa</span><span style="background-color:initial">mples will include the development of advanced optical microscopy approaches to characterize LNPs with single nanoparticle resolution, new means to label the mRNA cargo as well as live-cell imaging approaches for visualization of endosomal LNP processing and functional mRNA delivery. </span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Par</span><span style="background-color:initial">ticular emphasis will be put on the role of protein corona formation on the time-dependent maturation steps that critically unlock cellular LNP uptake and mRNA delivery.​</span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Read more:</strong><br /></span><a href="/en/centres/FoRmulaEx/Pages/default.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />FoRmulaEx</a><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> ​</div></div></div> for Additive Intelligence 4.0<p>Plats: Lindholmen Conference Centre</p><p>​​We are happy to announce that the Application Center for Additive Manufacturing at RISE is organizing the Additive Intelligence 4.0 conference together with partners of the center. We welcome you to join us on May 31 - June the 1st in Gothenburg!</p><div><a href=""></a> </div> <div>Registration before 13 May</div> Sweden have (or need) entrepreneurship policy?<p>Vasa A, lecture hall, Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, Vasa Hus 2-3 entréhall</p><p>​In conjunction with Saras Sarasvathy&#39;s promotion to honorary doctor at Chalmers, a panel of Chalmers Vice presidents, national policy makers, and local entrepreneurs will join us to discuss the existence (or not) and need (or not) of entrepreneurship policy.</p>​<span><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><span lang="EN-US">Panelists</span><span lang="EN-US"></span></h3></span><span lang="EN-US"><a href="/en/news/Pages/Entrepreneurship-researcher-is-2022s-honorary-doctor.aspx">Saras Sarasvathy</a> (Chalmers honorary doctor and Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Virginia)</span><br /><span><div><a href="">Anders Broström</a> (Managing Director, <span lang="EN-US">Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum</span>)<span lang="EN-US"><a href="/en/staff/Pages/ankarl.aspx"><br />Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson</a> (Vice President of Education and Life-Long Learning, Chalmers)</span><span lang="EN-US"><a href=""><br />Johan Lassing</a> (CEO, Qamcom Technology)</span><a href="/en/staff/Pages/mats-lundqvist.aspx"><br />Mats Lundq<span lang="EN-US">v</span>ist</a> <span lang="EN-US">(Vice President of Utilization, Chalmers)</span><a href=""><br />Kjell-Håkan Närfelt</a> (Chief Strategy Advisor<span lang="EN-US">, </span>Vinnova)<span lang="EN-US" style="color:black"><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Anders-Palmqvist.aspx"><br />Anders Palmqvist</a> (</span><span lang="EN-US">Vice President of Research, Chalmers)</span><a href=""><br />Marie Wall</a> (Deputy Director Startups<span lang="EN-US">, </span>Ministry of Enterprise)<span lang="EN-US" style="color:black"><br />Moderator, <a href="">Henrik Berglund</a> (Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chalmers)</span><br /> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><span lang="EN-US">Time and Place</span> </h3> <p class="xmsonormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black">The seminar takes place in the <a href="" target="_blank">Vasa A auditorium at Chalmers</a>, June 9<sup>th</sup> 13.00-15.00. <br />Free of charge, no pre-registration required.</span><b><br /></b></p> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><span lang="EN-US">Topic of discussion</span> </h3> <p class="xmsonormal"><span></span></p></span><p class="xmsonormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black">To set the stage, consider these three quotes by economist of innovation and entrepreneurship Joseph Schumpeter:</span></p> <p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-left:18pt;text-align:start;word-spacing:0px"><i><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black">“For actions which consist in carrying out innovations we reserve the term Enterprise; the individuals who carry them out we call Entrepreneurs.”</span></i><i><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black"><br /></span></i></p> <p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-left:18pt;text-align:start;word-spacing:0px"><i><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black">”The function of entrepreneurs is to reform or revolutionize the pattern of production by exploiting an invention or, more generally, an untried technological possibility for producing a new commodity or producing an old one in a new way, by opening up a new source of supply of materials or a new outlet for products, by reorganizing an industry and so on.”<br /></span></i><i><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black"></span></i><br /><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black">Reflecting on the development of railroads:</span> </p> <p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-left:18pt;text-align:start;word-spacing:0px"><i><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black">“The entrepreneurial function consisted not so much in visualizing possibilities—everyone saw them and speculated on them—or in the solution of technological problems—the locomotive functioned sufficiently well by that time and was thenceforth improved almost automatically by a series of typically “induced” inventions, and no major problems impeded the building of the lines—as in the leadership of groups, in successfully dealing with politicians and local interests, in the solution of problems of management and of development in the regions the roads opened up. It was ‘getting things done’ and nothing else , a variety of pure entrepreneurship stripped of all accessories. But this entrepreneurship was often split between several individuals and is not always easy to attribute to any single one.”<span style="display:inline-block"><span></span></span></span></i></p> <span><p class="xmsonormal" style="text-align:start;word-spacing:0px"><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black"><br />As we can see, Schumpeter defines innovation as a function, separate from invention, that is carried out by entrepreneurs. Still, Swedish policy tends to focus on “research and innovation”, with little attention to entrepreneurship. This may partly be explained by the fact that entrepreneurship is commonly defined and measured in terms of occupational status (i.e.<span class="xapple-converted-space"> </span><i>self-employment</i>) or firm/industry structure (e.g.<span class="xapple-converted-space"> </span><i>many</i><span class="xapple-converted-space"> </span><i>new, young or small firms</i>) rather than its economic and societal functional (i.e.<span class="xapple-converted-space"> </span><i>‘carrying out innovation’ </i>and<i> ‘getting things done’</i>).<br /><br />Fixing a rather penetrating gaze on what entrepreneurs do and what constitutes entrepreneurial expertise, professor Sarasvathy’s research suggests that we can (partly) codify and teach an ‘entrepreneurial method’ in much the same way as we can (partly) codify and teach a ‘scientific method’. See here for<span class="xapple-converted-space"> </span><a href="" title="" target="_blank">a short video</a> and here for an <a href="" target="_blank">interesting chapter</a> from the recent </span><span lang="EN-US">volume “<a href="" target="_blank">Questioning the Entrepreneurial State</a>”, <span style="color:black">which is </span>currently being <a href="" target="_blank">debated in Dagens Nyheter</a>.</span><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black"><br /><br />In light if these observations, the panel will discuss the following questions:</span><br /> </p> <p class="xmsolistparagraph" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:-18pt"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black">1)</span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:7pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;, serif;color:black">     <span class="xapple-converted-space"> </span></span><b><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black">Should Swedish “research and innovation” policy be complemented with entrepreneurship?</span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black"><br />If so, what should such policy look like? Is there value in an integrated “entrepreneurship, research, and innovation” policy, or should such an entrepreneurship policy be kept separate? Should it add support or subtract barriers?</span><b><br /></b></p> <p class="xmsolistparagraph" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:-18pt"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black">2)</span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:7pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;, serif;color:black">     <span class="xapple-converted-space"> </span></span><b><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black">Is entrepreneurship something that should be taught?</span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black"><br />If so, what should be taught? How, where, when, and to whom?</span> </p> <p class="xmsonormal" style="text-align:start;word-spacing:0px"><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black"> </span></p> <p class="xmsonormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="color:black"><em>Welcome!<span style="display:inline-block"></span></em></span></p></span> European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society<p>Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, main entrance, Main entrance, Vasa Hus 3</p><p>The next European Regional ITS Conference is to be held in Gothenburg on June 20-22, 2022 with Chalmers Department of Technology, Management and Economics as host.</p><div>The theme for this year is <em>Reining in digital platforms? Challenging monopolies, promoting competition and developing regulatory regimes.</em> <br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span>Professor Erik Bohlin is the local organizer. <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Please see the<a href="" target="_blank"> conference web</a> for more information.</div> <br /><br /> Lecture: Reinhard Genzel, Nobel Prize in Physics 2020<p>Hörsalen Runan, Chalmersplatsen 1, Göteborg</p><p>Title: ​A 40-year Journey​</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">​Reinhard Genzel, born March 24, 1952 in Bad Homburg, Hesse, is a German astrophysicist and together with Andrea Ghez, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 for &quot;the discovery of a supermassive compact object in the center of the Milky Way&quot;. Roger Penrose was awarded the second half of the prize money.</span><div><br /></div> <div>Since nothing, not even light, can escape black holes, they can only be observed by the radiation and the movement of nearby objects. Since the 1990s, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez with their respective research teams, have developed and refined techniques for studying the movement of stars. Observations of stars in the area around Sagittarius A* in the middle of our galaxy, the Milky Way, revealed a super massive black hole.</div> <div><br /></div> <span style="background-color:initial">The lecture is held in english.​</span> years of Sports & Technology<p>RunAn Chalmers Kårhus</p><p>​SAVE THE DATE: 6-7 September Sports &amp; Technology at Chalmers is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.Materials, Digitalization, Biomechanics and Fluid Dynamics - and applied to sports such as cycling, equestrian sports, floorball, sailing, skiing and swimming.</p><strong>​</strong><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/Sports%20and%20Technology/General/Chalmers_Sport_o_Teknologi_ordbild_en.png" alt="Sport Technology" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" style="margin:5px;width:155px;height:128px" /><span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:initial"><strong>Chalmers Sports &amp; Technology</strong> was initiated in 2012 as a response to the identified need for more in-depth engineering research applied in sports. Since then, we have conducted sports-related education, research and innovation together with more than 150 external stakeholders, including many companies, sports associations and clubs, and other public organizations.<br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/20210701-20211231/hästhopp_S8A3210-5-4.jpg" alt="jumping" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" style="margin:5px;width:154px;height:139px" /><strong>Several projects</strong> combining cutting edge research with challenges presented by the sport sector (athletes, coaches, sports associations and companies) have resulted in internationally recognized innovations.</span><div><span style="background-color:initial;font-size:12pt">Today Chalmers is also one of the National Sports Universities in Sweden where elite athletes can combine their sports with studies. </span><br /></div> <div><div><span style="font-size:16px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px"><br /></span><span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:initial"></span><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:15pt;line-height:16.5pt"></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:15pt;line-height:16.5pt"><span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt"><img src="/en/education/PublishingImages/Sportteknologi.png" alt="Sport Technology" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" style="margin:5px;width:150px;height:193px" /><strong>During the 10-year anniversary</strong> symposium you will have the opportunity to take part of</span></span><span><span style="font-size:12pt"> </span>inspiring seminars and workshops on ”Sports and Sustainability, Data driven sports research, Innovation in sports and Education in sports &amp; technology”. <br />Together with invited international speakers we will look into what can we learn from the past to create the future of Sports &amp; Technology at Chalmers. <br /><br /><strong>The details program will be available in June.​</strong></span></p> <strong> </strong><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:15pt;line-height:16.5pt"><span><strong><br /></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:15pt;line-height:16.5pt"><span><strong>Read more:</strong><br /></span><a href="/en/centres/sportstechnology/Pages/default.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" /><span style="background-color:initial">C</span><span style="background-color:initial">halmers Sports &amp; Technology</span></a><br /><span></span><a href="" style="outline:0px;font-weight:300"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /><strong></strong></a><br /></p> ​</div></div> Webinar – New Insulation Materials for High Voltage Power Cables<p>Online Platform Zoom</p><p>On September 8, it´s time for our online Tandem Webinar – New Insulation Materials for High Voltage Power Cables. Two hot topics will be covered by Christian Müller and Per-Ola Hagstrand.​</p><div><br /></div> <div><a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register to the webinar​</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">Program:<br /></span><ul><li>12 PM, The webinar starts. Moderator: Leif Asp, Co-Director Chalmers Area of Advance Materials Science</li> <li><div><strong>Development of Next Generation Insulation Materials </strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>for High Voltage Power Cables</strong>​, </span><span style="background-color:initial">Christian Müller, </span><em style="background-color:initial">Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology</em><span style="background-color:initial">.</span></div></li> <li><div><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Hi</strong></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>gh Voltage Power Cables Insulated with the Next Generation of Crosslinked Polyethylene</strong></span><span style="background-color:initial">, </span><span style="background-color:initial">Per-Ola Hagstrand, </span><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="background-color:initial"></span>Expert at Borealis Innovation Centre. Adjunct Professor at Applied Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology</span></div></li></ul> <span style="background-color:initial"><div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><img src="/sv/personal/PublishingImages/Kemi-%20och%20bioteknik/Tillämpad%20Kemi/Profilbilder%20plan%208/C-Müller.jpg" alt="Christian Müller" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" /><strong>C</strong></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>hristian Müller, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers.</strong></span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">H</span><span style="background-color:initial">igh-voltage direct-current (HVDC) cables are a critical component of tomorrow’s power grids that seamlessly integrate hydro, wind and solar power. <br />This presentation will discuss academic research efforts that aim to develop new materials concepts for the next generation of HVDC cable insulation. In particular, new crosslinking concepts based on polyethylene copolymers, the use of thermoplastic polyolefin blends as well as additives that allow to reduce the electrical conductivity of the insulation material will be explored. Finally, the presentation will reflect on sustainability aspects, which play an increasing role in the development of new HVDC insulation materials.</span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><img src="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/PublishingImages/PO-Hagstrand.jpg" alt="Per-Ola Hagstrand" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" style="margin:5px;width:258px;height:242px" /><strong>Per-Ola Hagstrand, </strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>I</strong></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>nnovation &amp; Technology, Borealis AB.</strong></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Polyolefin materials can and will play a vital role in the transition towards a more sustainable society. For example, Germany will use high voltage direct-current (HVDC) power cables insulated with next generation cross-linked low density polyethylene (XLPE) to transfer a vast amount of renewable energy from north to south with minimal losses. <br />This will facilitate Germany’s green-energy transition (“Energiewende”). The presentation will give an overview of the development of next generation XLPE-based insulation material, which can be used up to a world record operating voltage of 640 kilovolt (kV).  </span><br /></div></span></div> <div><br /></div></span></div> for Tomorrow 2022: Materials Science for Sustainability<p>Chalmers Conferens Centre, RunAn, Chalmers Campus Johanneberg, Gothenburg.</p><p>​SAVE THE DATE: The topic of the 2022 Materials for Tomorrow will be Materials Science for Sustainability and cover all aspects of the Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability, WISE. The event will take place at Chalmers Conference Centre, RunAn, in Gothenburg on 24-25 November with several internationally recognized speakers.</p><strong>​</strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation</strong> is investing SEK 3 billion in a new research program, the Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability (WISE). The aim of the program is to create the conditions for a sustainable society by researching next generation of ecofriendly materials and manufacturing processes. This will also facilitate better technology for energy systems of the future, and to combat pollution and toxic emissions.<br /><br /><strong>More:</strong><br /></span><div><a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /><span style="background-color:initial">W</span><span style="background-color:initial">ISE web</span></a><br /></div> <div><a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />WISE on the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation's website ​</a> <br /><a href="/en/departments/ims/news/Pages/Chalmers-part-of-new-3-billion-sek-research-initiative-on-materials-science-kaw.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Major research initiative on materials science</a><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/Pages/Materials-for-Tomorrow-2021.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" /><span style="background-color:initial">P</span><span style="background-color:initial">revious Materials for Tomorrow </span></a><br /></div> <div><br /></div> for a New Sustainable and Flexible Energy System<p>Online</p><p>​On Wednesday, June 23, experts and companies will meet in a webinar &quot;New Energy Landscape Series Season 2 | ZEHTC: Testbed for a New Sustainable and Flexible Energy System​&quot;.</p>​​<span style="font-weight:700">​Read more and register on</span> <a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><span style="background-color:initial"><br /><span style="font-weight:700">Moderator</span></span><div><ul><li>Vanessa Jeffery, Managing Director - SS&amp;A Power Consultancy</li></ul></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">Speakers</span></div> <div><ul><li>Hans Holmstroem, Managing Director - Siemens Energy AB</li> <li>Fredrik Lundström, Program Manager - Swedish Energy Agency</li> <li>F<span style="background-color:initial">ilip</span><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial"> Johnsson, Professor, Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology - Chalmers University</span></li> <li>P<span style="background-color:initial">ritil</span><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial"> Gunjan, Associate Director - Guidehouse​</span></li></ul></div>