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Håkan Frisinger scholarship to Chalmers professor

Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Means of Transport Research awards its 2018 scholarship to Chalmers Professor Sonia Yeh. The scholarship, amounting to 250 000 SEK, rewards Sonia Yeh for her innovative research concerning sustainable transport and developing solutions for mobility.
Sonia Yeh is a professor at Physical Resource Theory at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment at Chalmers University of Technology. Her fields of research centres on alternative transportation fuels, consumer behaviour, urban mobility and sustainability standards. Her research has made her an internationally recognized expert on energy economics and modulation of energy systems.

Among other things she co-led a large collaborative team from the University of California Davis and UC Berkeley advising the U.S. states of California and Oregon, and British Columbia, Canada to design and implement a market-based carbon policy targeting GHG emission reductions from the transport sector.

Sonia Yeh came to Chalmers as Adlerbertska visiting professor and U.S Fulbright Distinguished Chair Professor in Alternative Energy Technology to foster the exchange of transport research among the U.S, Sweden and the rest of Europe.

Appointed permanently at Chalmers since 2017, she now aims to promote sustainable transport by linking innovative Big Data techniques with emerging developments in human mobility. With the focus on designing solutions that minimize the system-wide, drawbacks of transportation, such as pollution, while enhancing the societal benefits, or convenience and access to mobility.

Håkan Frisinger was CEO of Volvo in 1983–1987, and Chairman of the Board in 1997-1999. The nomination of recipients of the Frisinger scholarship is conducted by the Chalmers University of Technology and Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF). The decision about the scholarship is taken by the Board of the VREF.

The scholarship will be presented by the Håkan Frisinger Foundation at a seminar on Monday May 6 from 13.00, at Chalmerska Huset, Gothenburg. The seminar will be held in English.


Text: AB Volvo
Photo: Anna-Lena Lundqvist

Published: Wed 10 Apr 2019.