Two professors awarded by the City of Gothenburg

​The City of Gothenburg’s award of merit is given to people who have made significant efforts for the city. This year the award goes to two professors at Chalmers University of Technology: Per-Olof Nilsson and Ann-Sofie Sandberg.

​Ann-Sofie Sandberg

Audio description: photo of Ann-Sofie Sandberg.Professor Ann-Sofie Sandberg has devoted her time to building the area of food science at Chalmers. At the same time, she has contributed to the development of the area of food science in the city of Gothenburg, as well as the wider region. She has also seen a national development, leading to Sweden getting a food strategy, and strengthening the subject’s status.

”It feels great! Other awards have focused on research. This one shows that my work has been of importance for society. Additionally, it’s a good thing to draw attention to Chalmers and to our area”, says Ann-Sofie Sandberg.

Per-Olof Nilsson

Audio description: photo of Per-Olof Nilsson.Professor Per-Olof Nilsson is well-known for his skills in communicating science to the public in an accessible, creative and passionate way. Through the years, he has inspired thousands and thousands of students of all ages. With his popular Physics toys, crowded science cafés and many other activities, he has spread his enthusiasm for physics and natural sciences.

"This really shows how important it is to communicate science to the public. Most of all I’m happy on behalf of Chalmers because public understanding of science is crucial in our society,” says Per-Olof “P-O” Nilsson.

The award, which consists of a gold-plated silver needle and a Poseidon figurine, will be given at an award ceremony on the 4th of June.

Published: Wed 16 May 2018.