Events: Global events at Chalmers University of TechnologyWed, 28 Sep 2022 11:36:37 +0200 lecture - Robert Jockwer<p>SB-S393, seminar room, Samhällsbyggnad I-II, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Current challenges and ongoing developments for high-performance timber structures</p>​<br />Abstract:<br />In recent years, timber construction has enjoyed great popularity, both from an architectural, social, engineering and technical point of view. More and more tall wooden buildings are being built and structures of high complexity, special purpose, or unprecedented form are being developed. This is made possible by the development of new wood materials, connection technologies, processing methods, and construction types. However, with this rapid development comes new challenges and a critical review of the fundamentals of timber engineering is required to meet the new demands.  <br /><br />In this lecture, this critical review will be undertaken and a strategy for responding to the issues and challenges ahead will be presented. An insight will be given into some ongoing research activities in the Group for Lightweight Structures at Chalmers that contribute to a better understanding of and new solutions for modern timber structure. Dokter – 90% seminar<p>SB-K356, meeting room, Samhällsbyggnad I-II, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​ Title: Circular design in practice: The role of prototyping and co-creation in circular economy oriented innovation</p>​<br />Giliam Dokter is a PhD student within Architectural Theory &amp; Methods<br /><br /> lecture – Krister Larsson<p>SB3-L112, lecture room, Samhällsbyggnad III, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​ Teaching and learning noise control engineering – From theory to practice</p>​<br />Abstract:<br />Acoustics is a field of science with a broad field of applications, from buildings and transportation to earth sciences, medicine, psychology, or music. Noise is defined as unwanted sound, and the field of noise control engineering aims at creating environments without unacceptable noise, where the positive aspects of sound may flourish. The task for a noise control engineer is complex and an acoustician needs to interact with other disciplines. Measures for noise control may interfere with other product properties but despite this, products with improved noise and vibration properties are in many cases also more energy efficient and have a longer lifetime. Acousticians need many skills and tools in his/her toolbox like measurement techniques, numerical modelling, or empirical models. But much like a craftsman, the main challenge is to choose the best tool for the task at hand. The ability to select the most appropriate tool often comes with experience, but also from -confidence in your ability to apply the various methods. This is often difficult to learn within the traditional university teaching context. The course “Design of Silent Products”, given in the Master Program in Sound and Vibration at Chalmers, has been developed to partly overcome this obstacle. In the course the students are introduced to a practical design task to reduce noise. The students have the freedom to develop their own ideas and strategies and the role of the teacher is more orientated towards supervision and guidance. The presentation will introduce a view on pedagogics in the field of applied acoustics with illustrating examples taken from the course “Design of Silent Products”. Webinar – Metallic nanoalloys for next generation optical hydrogen sensors<p>Online Zoom.</p><p>On October 5, it´s time for our online Tandem Webinar – Metallic nanoalloys for next generation optical hydrogen sensors. Two hot topics will be covered by Christoph Langhammer, Chalmers, and Lars Bannenberg, TU Delft. ​</p><div><div><span style="background-color:initial"><b><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/F/170x170px/Profilbilder_kollegiet_2020/170Christoph%20Langhammer-201130.jpg" alt="Christoph Langhammer" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" style="margin:5px" /></b><span></span><a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Please register for Zoom link and password.​ You can register until the event starts.​</a><br /><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700">Preliminary program​</span>:<br /></span><ul><li>12 PM, The webinar starts. Moderator: Leif Asp, Co-Director Chalmers Area of Advance Materials Science</li> <li><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700">Metallic nanoalloys for next generation optical hydrogen sensors</span>​, </span><span style="background-color:initial"></span></li> <li><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/Christoph-Langhammer.aspx">Christoph Langhammer</a>, Professor, Chemical Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, <br /><a href="">Lars Bannenberg</a>, Assistant Professor, Storage of Electrochemical Energy (SEE) group, Reactor institute Delft.</li> <li><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700">Q&amp;A<br /><br /></span></span></li></ul></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong><img src="" alt="Lars Bannenberg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" style="margin:5px;width:231px;height:231px" />Abstract</strong><br />Hydrogen is anticipated to play a key role in the transition to a sustainable economy and is a key ingredient in a variety of industrial processes. <br />For its safe handling, the detection of hydrogen gas in a fast, reliable, and accurate manner is crucial. Here, metal hydride based optical hydrogen sensors provide an attractive option for a wide range of conditions and have an intrinsic safety benefit since they do not require the presence of electrical leads near the sensing area due to their remote readout by means of light. <br />Mechanistically, such sensors rely on a distinct change of the optical properties of metals and metal alloys upon sorption of hydrogen into interstitial lattice positions, in response varying hydrogen concentration in the environment of the sensor.<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>In this tandem seminar,</strong> we will first discuss how nanostructured Pd-based alloys can be used as optical signal transducers in ultrafast hysteresis-free plasmonic hydrogen sensors, with detection limits down to the parts-per-billion range, and how concepts like polymer encapsulation enable sensor operation in chemically challenging environments [1,2]. In the second part of the seminar, we introduce a new family of optical hydrogen sensor materials based on tantalum-alloy thin films, which enable hysteresis-free optical hydrogen sensors with linear response to hydrogen gas across 7 orders of magnitude in concentration and with sub second response time [3]. </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>References:</strong></div> <div>[1] Nugroho FAA, Darmadi I, Cusinato L, Susarrey-Arce A, Schreuders H, Bannenberg LJ, et al. Metal–polymer hybrid nanomaterials for plasmonic ultrafast hydrogen detection. Nature Materials 2019, 18(5): 489-495.</div> <div>[2] Darmadi I, Nugroho FAA, Langhammer C. High-Performance Nanostructured Palladium-Based Hydrogen Sensors—Current Limitations and Strategies for Their Mitigation. ACS Sensors 2020 5(11): 3306-3327.</div> <div>[3] Bannenberg LJ, Schreuders H, Dam B. Tantalum‐Palladium: Hysteresis‐Free Optical Hydrogen Sensor Over 7 Orders of Magnitude in Pressure with Sub‐Second Response. Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, 31(16): 2010483.</div></div> and Fluid Dynamics in Production<p>online</p><p>​​Welcome to listen to Roland Kádár, Associate Professor, Department of Industrial and Materials Science</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif"><br /></p> <span class="text-normal page-content"> <div><span style="font-weight:700">DATE:</span> 6 OCT, 2022</div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">TIME: </span>11:00-12:00</div> <div>30 min talk, then 30 min for Q&amp;A</div> <div>ONLINE. <strong><a href="">Please register for Zoom link and password. ​</a></strong>You can register until the event starts.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">ABSTRACT</span></div> <span></span><div>Morphology control during the processing of polymeric materials is a fundamental challenge that affects production throughput and product quality significantly. In addition, the transition to sustainable alternatives to plastics adds to that challenge, with new material formulations challenging existing process element design and know-how. </div> <div>In this framework, I will be giving examples from the work of our group – Rheology and Processing of Soft Matter – of relevance for production, with emphasis on:</div> <div><ul><li>melt flow instabilities (production defects) in synthetic polymers and wood fiber biocomposites</li> <li>how modeling could advance the processing of highly-filled biocomposites and </li> <li>how we develop flow-, and other fields, - filler interactions to control the morphology of nanostructured fluids and e.g. create outstanding antimicrobial surfaces</li></ul></div> <div><br /></div> <div><b><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/roland-kadar.aspx" target="_blank">Roland Kádár</a></b> is PI in the Wallenberg Wood Science Centre (WWSC 2.0) and the Vinnova Competence Centre '2D material-based technology for industrial applications (2D-TECH). Roland is also Research Competence Area leader for Predictive Processing within the FibRe Vinnova Competence Centre. In addition to his activities at Chalmers, Roland is President of the Nordic Rheology Society and a member of the European Society of Rheology committee as an individual member representative.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><em>This event is part of the Production Area of Advance seminar series, for community building and sharing knowledge among researchers within the production area. But it's open to all interested, with very few exceptions.</em></span><br /></div> <div></div></span><div><br /></div> ​–-Alexander-Hollberg.aspx lecture – Alexander Hollberg<p>EF, lecture hall, EDIT trappa C, D och H, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​ Computational Sustainable Design</p><br />​In light of the ongoing climate and environmental crisis and the increasing potential of digitalization, computational approaches for the design of a sustainable built environment gain importance. In this lecture, Alexander Hollberg will discuss what Computational Sustainable Design is, why it is needed and how it can be applied to support different stakeholders including architects, engineers, and citizens in design and decision-making. Different projects will provide examples of computational approaches, such as machine learning to facilitate and improve energy simulation for large-scale renovation potential analysis or genetic algorithms to minimize greenhouse gas emissions in early design stages. Furthermore, the importance of including all relevant stakeholders early in the planning process and the power of visualization for communication and exploration of the results will be discussed using examples from recent research projects. Thesis Fair – Energy<p>Chalmers kårhus</p><p>OCTOBER 10th: Join this very first fair to exchange ideas that are suitable for a master theses projects with focus on energy. Students, researchers, companies or the public sector - Welcome!</p><i><a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Companies and students register here​</a></i><br /><span style="background-color:initial"><em></em></span><div><br /></div> <div><strong>The Energy Area of Advance</strong> organizes not only energy research across Chalmers to connect research with the real world, but also works actively with finding platforms where our students can meet and co-operate with industry and the public sector. So, if your organization has a research problem for one of our students to solve, and you do not know where to begin or whom to contact, then you should be interested in our master thesis fair; a venue for exchanging ideas that are suitable for a master theses project. Collaboration with external organisation provides great values for Chalmers’s students, researchers, and to your organization. </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>At Chalmers, every master's programme</strong> is completed with a master's thesis work. The overall goal of the concluding degree project is to display knowledge and capability required for independent work as a Master degree in engineering. An opportunity to apply knowledge to the real world, especially, when collaborating with industry or the public sector. The master's thesis, which includes a public report and a public oral presentation, comprises 30 credits (corresponding 16 weeks of work) and is supervised by Chalmers researchers.  </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Who should attend:</strong></div> <div>Any energy related company or the public sector that has a strong interest in engaging master thesis students are invited to present their organization and current/future project ideas. Chalmers industry strategic partners, industry collaborators connected to the competence centers and other Area of Advance are especially encouraged to participate. </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Master students</strong> who are interested in working with an organization for the thesis are encouraged to participate. Chalmers researchers who are considering participating as supervisors are also welcome to attend.</div> <div><br /></div> Chalmers Lecture 2022 - Robin Teigland<p>RunAn, conference hall, Kårhuset, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Let’s create a digital and green future – together!​</p>​<span style="font-family:&quot;courier new&quot;;background-color:initial">In this talk, Robin discusses how digital technologies and their convergence with other technologies and other forces can lead to a variety of different futures – from utopian to dystopian. It is, therefore, up to each and every one of us to act and become opportunity makers by developing and leveraging our networks to create more sustainable, circular economy models. To exemplify this, Robin will take us on a journey through her research and entrepreneurial activities across Portugal, Norway, and Sweden to develop a blue circular economy* model for coastal communities across the globe.</span><p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;courier new&quot;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;courier new&quot;"><em>*Blue Circular Economy (BCE) = a transnational project that supports the transformation of discarded fishing gear and marine plastic waste into recycled products. The project covers some of the most distant oceans and seas around Norway, Greenland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.</em></span></p> ​ Sustainable 2022 - Democracy in a Changing Climate!<p></p><p>​The sustainability week at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg is back! Once again, students, researchers, teachers and all other staff will gather for a full week of inspiration, research, and knowledge about sustainable development. The event will take place here in Gothenburg at a campus near you!</p><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">​Democracy in a Changing Climate</h2> <div>Through this year's theme <em>Democracy in a Changing Climate</em>, we want to increase the understanding of the connections between the social and the ecological climate. How do these areas impact each other and what synergies can be seen in their respective developments in a long-term perspective? What social effect does the climate crisis have, and what social aspects are driving the climate crisis?  </div> <div><br /></div> <div>As part of Act Sustainable 2022, <span>Act Sustainable Research Conference is arranged <span>16-18 November</span></span>. The theme of the conference is <em>Sustainability in times of declining democracy and increasing polarization: What knowledge and actions do we need?</em></div> <div><br /></div> <ul><li><a href="">Read more about Act Sustainable </a></li> <li><a href="">Read more about Act Sustainable Research Conference</a></li></ul> at Chalmers 120 years<p>RunAn, conference hall, Kårhuset, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>Save the date: Proud history and exciting emerging futures. Don&#39;t miss our seminar about emerging futures:ELECTRO at CHALMERS 120 years November 18. This seminar takes a long-term perspective in celebrating past achievements while addressing emerging futures. It brings together Chalmers alumni, students, and faculty interested in electrification creating   more emerging futures.</p><div><span style="background-color:initial">P</span><span style="background-color:initial">articipators in this jubilee event includes several leading business leaders and professors, including:</span><br /></div> <div>Vice president Mats Lundqvist, <span style="background-color:initial">B</span><span style="background-color:initial">jörn Rosengren, Chief Executive Officer, ABB, </span><span style="background-color:initial">A</span><span style="background-color:initial">nna Westerberg, President Volvo Buses, </span><span style="background-color:initial">P</span><span style="background-color:initial">rof. Thomas Kåberger, Chalmers Energy Area of Advance, </span><span style="background-color:initial">P</span><span style="background-color:initial">rof. Lina Bertling Thernberg, Power grid technology, KTH.<br /><br /></span></div> <div><strong>Seminar themes:</strong></div> <div><ul><li>Electric power ENERGYSUPPLY</li> <li>C<span style="background-color:initial">ommunication  5G/6G</span></li> <li>Electromobility</li> <li>M<span style="background-color:initial">edtech</span></li></ul></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong><a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register to Electro at Chalmers 120 years ​</a><br /><br /></strong></div> <div><strong style="background-color:initial">Preliminary Program:</strong><br /></div> <div>12:00 Free wrap lunch at Student union </div> <div>13:00 Seminar participation CONFERENCE HALL  Runan (including free “fika” with jubilee cake and mingle in lobby outside Runan starting  16:30:</div> <div><br /></div> <div>This year, it is 120 years since Electro at Chalmers saw the light of day. It is also 150 years since Fredrik Lamm, founder and first professor, was born. Furthermore, The Electro Student Union turns 90.</div> <div>All of this will be celebrated by an exciting seminar at Chalmers, November 18</div> <div><br /></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>​Solar Cell Recycling<p>online</p><p>​Welcome to listen to Burçak Ebin, when he talks about &quot;​Recycling of Critical Raw Materials for Solar Cell Industry from Production Waste and End-of-Life Solar Modules​&quot;.</p><div><br /></div> <div><b>DATE:</b> 8 DEC, 2022</div> <div><b>TIME: </b>11:00-12:00</div> <div>30 min talk, then 30 min for Q&amp;A</div> <div><b><a href="" target="_blank">ONLINE. Please register for Zoom link and password.​</a></b> You can register until the event starts.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><b>ABSTRACT</b></div> <div>Solar energy is accepted as the key to a clean energy future and limiting the effects of climate change. The energy transformation from fossil fuels to renewable sources has significant challenges due to raw material shortages. International Energy Agency has an ambitious target to reach photovoltaic (PV) solar panel capacity that covers more than 20% of the global energy demand. Although policymakers and manufacturers draw a bright future, natural source limitation is a nightmare for PV technology. Additionally, end-of-life solar panels will dramatically affect the waste stream, and currently, there is no sustainable recycling for their waste. </div> <div>Our research maps the critical metals for PV industry and their circularity and developing recycling processes of these metals from manufacturing and end-of-life waste. The analysis clearly showed that silver, indium, and gallium supplies are the bottlenecks of the industry due to resource limitations and the importance of the other industrial applications of these metals. Although recycling critical metals from production waste requires straightforward processes, there are still technical and economical challenges to implementation. Considering end-of-life PV modules, their recycling requires a com​bination of mechanical, pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical processing approaches. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Burcak-Ebin.aspx">Dr. Burcak Ebin​</a>, <span style="background-color:initial">Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Industrial Materials Recycling, </span><span style="background-color:initial">is working on recycling of alkaline, NiMH and Li-ion battery waste by pyrometallurgical processes. In the case of the pyrometallurgical processes, there are two possibilities of treatment: processes of secondary metallurgy, which uses batteries as raw material, and processes created specifically for batteries.</span></div> <span></span><div></div> <div><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif"><b><a href="/en/departments/chem/news/Pages/Perfecting-the-EV-battery-recycling-process.aspx" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Learn more about the recycling research​</a></b></p></div> <div><br /></div> <div><em>This event is part of the Production Area of Advance seminar series, for community building and sharing knowledge among researchers within the production area. But it's open to all interested, with very few exceptions.</em><br /></div> <div><em><br /></em></div> <div></div> Nordic Conference in Mathematical Statistics<p>Kemihuset, Kemigården 4</p><p>​(NORDSTAT 2023)</p>​​<br />NORDSTAT will be an in-person conference consisting of plenary lectures, invited and contributed talks, and a poster session. A preliminary program is available.