School of Architecture and Built Environment


Biobased materials can mitigate the climate impact of the construction industry

In his doctoral thesis, Diego Peñaloza has used system analysis tool Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and several "what if"-scenarios to understand the effects that increasing the use of biobased materials would have in the construction sector, more specifically concerning climate impact mitigation. He has also explored the effects on the whole Swedish building stock.


Data-based methodology for studying water and nutrient flows in river catchments

In her PhD thesis, Lea Levi has studied the Sava River Catchment, an area that has previously been missing evaluation of long-term hydro-climatic and nutrient loading changes. The study also compared Sava results and methodologies with other world regions in order to address their possible transferability and generality as well as usability in practice for various mitigation measures.

Algae from the sea are useful ashore

Food, supplements and bioplastics. There are lots of applications for algae. KTH researcher Fredrik Gröndahl talks to the algae entrepreneur Fredrika Gullfot about algae and what they can be used for.

They are leading a huge program on smart and sustainable cities

Nearly a billion Swedish crowns – roughly 100 million Euros over a 12 year period. Viable Cities is the, up to now, the largest Swedish research program on smart and sustainable cities. Listen to Olga Kordas, head of the program, talking to Mimmi Magnusson and Emina Pasic from the Swedish Energy Agency.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017:

Architecture / Built Environment: 23
Civil & Structural Engineering: 41

ARWU (Shanghai) Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017:

Transport Science & Technology: 15

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