Events: Global events at Chalmers University of TechnologyFri, 20 May 2022 14:55:26 +0200 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> presentations for Assistant Professors candidates – Energy AoA<p>OOTO Café, café, Sven Hultins Plats 2, Johanneberg Science Park 2</p><p>​The long process for new Assistant Professors within the Energy Area of Advance is coming to an end. On 24 May, the four candidates will give their research presentations. Welcome to listen.</p>​​<br /><span>Seminar 30 min, Q&amp;A 20 min. The seminars are open to all. Coffee, tea and cheese sandwich will be served in the morning.​<br /></span><span></span><span style="background-color:initial">Welcome to listen!<br /></span><span></span><div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /><strong>Date and time: </strong>24 May 08.30-12.20</span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>L</strong></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>ocation: </strong>Kafé Ooto, Room 4, Guldhuset, Johanneberg Science Park, Sven Hultins gata 1-2, Chalmers Campus Johanneberg.<br /><div><strong>Contact: </strong><a href=""><span style="background-color:initial">T</span><span style="background-color:initial">omas Kåberger</span></a><span style="background-color:initial">​, Director, Energy Area of Advance. </span></div> <div><a href="">Sonia Yeh​</a>, Co-Director, Energy Area of Advance. </div></span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Program:</strong><br /><div>08.30–09.20. <strong>Mikaela Görlin:</strong></div> <div><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/assistent-profseminar-Gorlin.aspx">Reactions at the electrochemical interface of water oxidation electrocatalysts and aqueous batteries​</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div>09.30–10.20. <strong>Mengran Aaron Li:</strong></div> <div><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/assistent-profseminar-Mengran-Li.aspx">Advancing solid oxide fuel cells and carbon dioxide electrolysis via developing catalyst, electrode structure, and cell configuration.​</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div>10.30–11.20. <strong>Mathilde Luneau:</strong></div> <div><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/assistent-profseminar-Mathilde-Luneau.aspx">Catalysis for Sustainable Energy Production​</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div>11.30–12.20. <strong>Amarasinghage Tharindu Dasun Perera</strong></div> <div><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/assistent-profseminar-Dasun-Perera.aspx">Socializing sustainable energy systems</a><span style="background-color:initial">​</span></div></span></div> ​ entrepreneurship with clinical needs to help saving lives<p>Veras gräsmatta, meeting point, Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, Vasa Hus 2-3 entréhall</p><p>​Maria Lindqvist who is the co-founder and business developer at Monivent will speak about her experience as a naive first time entrepreneur on a rollercoaster journey.  ​​​</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Going from an identified need in the healthcare to a medtech company listed on the Swedish stock market with sales on a global market. She will touch upon the main challenges finding the right solution and trying to build a company in a rigid medtech industry, the importance of having the right team, what kept them going through the rough times and what turned out to be their keys to success.</span><div><br /></div> <div><b>About Maria Lindqvist</b></div> <div>Maria Lindqvist is business developer at Monivent AB, the company she co-founded during her final year at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship, almost 10 years ago. Monivent has developed a device to support a more gentle treatment of newborns in need of respiratory support at birth. Maria has a background from Industrial Engineering and Management at Chalmers, with a master in Entrepreneurship and Business Design.</div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> Exhibition at Gamla hovrätten<p>Gamla hovrätten, Olof Wijksgatan 6</p><p>​ARK626 // Architectural transformation &amp; Environamental Care invite staff and students to visit their course presentation at Gamla Hovrätten.</p>​There is a unique opportunity to visit Gamla Hovrätten (1948); the old court of appeal designed by famous Swedish architect of the 1900’s Håkan Ahlberg. It was designed to fit the new practices of law at the time, but was no longer functional in 1995. The building is situated on Campus Näckrosen in-between the Gothenburg Museum of Art (Göteborg Konstmuseum), Körsvägen transportation hub, and the Humanities Library. The whole site (campus) is under development, due to the new station for Västlinken and the new city library right next to the building. While the building does not attract much attention, the building and its interior is thought to have historical value for the city and should be considered with high respect to the original design. However, while the building was designed as a public building, it has been inaccessible for the public for some time.    <br /><br />The opening to the public is both an intervention by the students of the course Architectural Transformation &amp; Environmental Care at Chalmers School of Architecture as well as a moment for them to show their course work to the public. As part of the course they worked on common context analysis, including writing love/hate letters, collecting and curating photos, make atmosphere sketches, as well as more in-depth measuring of the building and context analysis relating to history-present and futures, socio-cultural conditions, nature and biodiversity, materials, technical detailing etc. After that 8 design teams (1-4 students) focused on a team specific design brief, and investigate different architectural interventions in relation to the building. <br /><br />The transformation interventions range between theoretical and practical, small and big, landscape, building and interior interventions. We look forward to reflecting with your on the different ideas. Please come visit us on Monday 30 from 11.30-18.00 or Tuesday 13.00-18.00. 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>'s Thesis Exhibition 2022 – School of Architecture<p>SB Ljusgård, meeting point, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad I-II</p><p>​Welcome to the 2022 Master thesis Exhibition and Open seminars of the Chalmers School of Architecture.</p><div>​<span>The grand master's thesis exhibition which marks the end of the architecture students education is open from 31st of May to the 7th of June, <span>this year showing over 115 student´s work!<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span><span> Join the public open seminars where the students will present their projects, live on campus 31st of May to the 1st of June. Meet the graduating students and the faculty at the celebratory ceremony and mingle on 1st of June, from 17.00. <br /><br />For more info, please contact exhibition curator Naima Callenberg <a href=""></a>   <span></span><span style="display:inline-block"></span><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></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>öteborg Mesoscopic Lecture: In Search for the Next Magic Stone<p>Kollektorn, lecture room, Kemivägen 9, MC2-huset</p><p>Welcome to Göteborg Mesoscopic Lecture, Summer Lecture 2022 with Zhi-Xun Shen, Depts Physics and Applied Physics, Stanford University, Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory​</p>Coffee will be served from 15.00​​<div><strong>​</strong><div><strong>Abstract:</strong><div><div>Materials demarcate periods of human civilization. The current period can be argued as defined by silicon, the magic stone that transformed the way we live. In this talk, I will discuss how the concept of quantum, and the 1st wave of quantum revolution led to the rise of silicon, the integrated circuit, Silicon Valley and the information age. I will then discuss the opportunities and challenges beyond silicon, and theoretical ideas and experimental tools needed to enable the next wave of quantum, in search for the next magic stone. </div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/Föreläsningar/zhi-xun-shen.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />Bio:</span><div><span style="background-color:initial">Dr. Shen is a member of US Ntl Ac Sci, Am Ac Arts &amp; Sci, Chinese Ac Sci. His primary interest is novel quantum phenomena in materials. His work has been recognized  by the E.O. Lawrence Award, the Oliver E. Buckley Prize, the H. Kamerlingh Onnes Prize, and the Einstein Professorship Award of CAS. He has been Chief Scientist of SLAC and director of institutes of material and energy and of the Geballe Laboratory at Stanford University. He has mentored close to one hundred graduate students and post-docs and he is a co-inventor of several patents. </span></div></div> <div><br /></div></div></div> van der Leer – 25 procent seminar<p>SB-K354, meeting room, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad I-II</p><p>​ &quot;Agency and capacity of developers in implementing and meeting energy performance requirements in a Swedish district with a high sustainability profile</p>​<br />Janneke van der Leer is a PhD Student of the Division of Building Design 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> from Expert Entrepreneurs" – a lecture by Honorary Doctor Professor Saras D Sarasvathy<p>Veras gräsmatta, meeting point, Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, Vasa Hus 2-3 entréhall</p><p>​​At Chalmers, entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. Professor Saras D. Sarasvathy is now honoured for her outstanding contribution to our understanding of how entrepreneurs handle uncertainty, something that has had a major impact on innovation and entrepreneurship education.</p>​The lecture is held at Veras Gräsmatta and it is held in English. Everybody is welcome. seminar with Raychelle Burks<p>Kunskapstrappan, meeting point, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad I-II</p><p>Genie welcomes you to a equality/diversity seminar with Raychelle Burks - movie star, inclusiveness in STEM advocate, analytical chemist and Genie visiting faculty (at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering/Lars Öhrström) ​​</p>​​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Om%20Chalmers/Genie/Rachelle%20Burks.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="picture of rachelle burks" style="margin:5px;width:220px;height:275px" /><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Raychelle Burks</strong>, Assoc Professor, Department of Chemistry, American University in Washington DC. </span><div>After working in a crime lab, Dr. Burks returned to academia, teaching, and forensic science research. Dr. Burks is a popular science communicator, appearing on TV, in podcasts, at large genre cons such as DragonCon and GeekGirlCon. She is a member of a number of local, national, and international committees, task forces, and projects focused on social justice and STEM. Raychelle is known to most of Chalmers from her attendance in the movie Picture a scientist, and is now visiting Chalmers Chemistry dept, as a Genie visiting faculty. Raychelle will speak about her engagement in equity, diversity, and inclusion to improving our workplaces. She hope to spend her time at Chalmers working on research and supporting more equitable work environment. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Please register before 13 June at <a href="">​</a> to make sure there is a cup of coffee and cake for you. </div> <div><br /></div> 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>