New Doctor interviews
New doctors at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment can present their work here.
The school operates within the entire built environment process, from idea, planning and design to technical solutions, production and management, while applying a sustainability perspective throughout. Our research ans education covers both technology and natural sciences as well as social sciences and the humanities.
Below are interviews from 2018, previous year's interviews can be found in the archive to the left.
Interviews in Swedish are available
Rapid Urbanization: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Urban Transition in Developing Countries
Kyle Farrell wanted to better understand the dynamics underpinning the unprecedented growth of cities in developing countries. He found that changing macrolevel circumstances, particularly those related to economic and demographic trends, have accelerated the urbanization process presenting new challenges for managing the growth of cities.
Producing Publicness: Investigating the dialectics of unintended consequences in urban design
Elahe Karimnia wanted to understand and solve the gap between design intentions and outcomes in relation to quality of publicness in urban spaces. She found that rather than being a problem to solve, the gap provides a potential that should be welcomed.
The Construction of Construction: The Wenner-Gren Center and the possibility of steel building in postwar Sweden
Frida Rosenberg has studied the construction of the Wenner-Gren Center (1954 - 1966). She found that the high-rise building can be understood not only as a specific building designed for research administration, but also as a collective and purposeful attempt to research construction whilst building the structure.
Monitoring and modeling hydrological impacts on roads and resulting pollution on groundwater
Hedi Rasul's research aims to increase awareness of hydrological conditions of water and solute transport in road layers down to the groundwater in order to minimise environmental impacts during construction and operation.
New models to evaluate the inelastic dynamic response of steel structures in collision
Piseth Heng has studied solutions for vehicle collisions leading to failure of load bearing columns.
In a time where the risks of terrorist acts or extreme accidents leading to vehicles colliding into loadbearing columns of regular buildings is an increasing worry, his suggested mechanical models to prevent collapse could make a difference.