They will facilitate and increase the use of research infrastructures

The Swedish Research Council has decided on approved applications within Grant for accessibility to infrastructure. We congratulate our researchers who have been successful in this call.
In total, The Swedish Research Council received 35 applications, of which 9 have been granted and in total, we have granted SEK 76 million.
The grant are allocated to organisations within the public sector and the industry that facilitate and increase the use of research infrastructures SciLifeLab, Max IV and ESS. 
The grant will also promote Swedish participation in the development and upgrading of research infrastructures of great strategic value for Swedish researchers and Swedish business.

Granted projects at Chalmers 2018 till 2022

Aleksandar Matic has been granted 12 MSEK with his co-applicants Marianne Liebi, Condensed Matter Physics, Daniel Söderberg, KTH, Stephen Hall, Lund University, Tomas Larsson, RISE and Stephan Roth, Petra III (a research facility in Hamburg). The project title is "FORMAX-portalen - access till avancerade röntgenmetoder för skogsindustrin". The funds will be used to reduce the industry threshold to use advanced X-ray techniques at MAX IV and is linked to Treesearch, which is a major venture between Swedish universities and the forest industry.

Paul Erhart has obtained a 8 MSEK grant. Co-applicants are Magnus Hörnqvist Colliander, Materials Microstructure, Magnus Ekh, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, and Thomas Holm Rod, ESS, and their aim is to develop advanced tools for analysis of neutron diffraction data and make the tools publicly available.
The project title is "Analys och modelleringstjänst för tekniska material studerad med neutroner".

Furthermore, Eva Olsson and Niklas Lorén (RISE) from Eva Olsson Group were awarded in the same call. They will take part in a collaboration with MAX IV, with Linda Sandblad from Umeå University as principal investigator. The other collaboration partners are Karolinska Institutet, MAX IV and Lund University. The project title is “NanoSPAM: National Nodes for Sample Preparation And Microscopy” and the total grant amount is 8 MSEK . The purpose is to reach out to both public and industrial research communities within life sciences and soft materials to facilitate their scientific success at MAX IV and SciLifeLab. This will be achieved by forming a collaborative network of labs providing sample preparation, electron (EM) microscopy facilities, and beamline access at MAX IV.

Read more on the homepage of  The Swedish Research Council. 

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018. Modified: Wed 05 Dec 2018