Newsmakers at KTH
Which people have received an award for their research or an interesting assignment? Which successful student projects currently in progress at KTH are worthy of extra attention? Under the heading Newsmakers at KTH, you will find a selection of short items of KTH news.
KTH students published in scientific journal
Three chemistry students at KTH modified an ordinary lab exercise to become more sustainable as part of their Bachelor’s thesis, and then had it introduced into regular teaching. The changes were made using the American researchers Paul Anastas and John Warner’s twelve principles for green chemistry, drawn up to make chemical processes and products more environmentally friendly and sustainable. Wafa Qasim, Philip Josephson and Viktor Nykvist’s thesis has been deemed important enough to be published in the Journal of Chemical Education.
“This type of quality development is too ‘simple’ for doctoral students, but bachelor students have the time to conduct it and it provides good training for their future careers,” says Viktor Nykvist, one of the three students behind the thesis.
Canadian Academy of Engineering recognises IIP Professor
On 21 June 2019, Professor Lihui Wang was inducted a new fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering at its 2019 Annual General Meeting and Induction Ceremony held in Québec City, Canada. An important award for the Chinese-Canadian Professor belonging to KTH and Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM).
Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) comprises many of the Canada's most accomplished engineers, who have expressed their dedication to the application of science and engineering principles in the interests of Canada and its enterprises.
Being a Chinese-Canadian and a Chair Professor of KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, Professor Wang is active on world stage as an internationally renowned scholar in manufacturing research and education. With rich multi-national experience in Canada, China, Japan and now in Sweden, he has been promoting KTH and manufacturing engineering worldwide.
Winner of the newly instated KTH violin prize
On Tuesday 11 June 2019, Henrik Naimark Meyer received his KTH violin. The prize is awarded to a young, promising violinist. The musical instrument was handed over by Director Musices at KTH, Mats Janhagen. Also in attendance was Anders Askenfelt, professor emeritus in Musical Acoustics, and the man behind purchasing the violin.
The introduction of the KTH violin combines the hundreds of years of craftsmanship that violin makers have with measurement methods and concepts from the engineering world, such as structural dynamics and acoustics.
Henrik Naimark Meyers will have the KTH violin on loan for three years. He is also offered a soloist performance during a concert in Berwaldhallen or Konserthuset together with the KTH Academic Orchestra.
Scholarships awarded to KTH students and researchers
In May, when the housing company Riksbyggen’s fund Den goda staden (The good city) awarded SEK 590,000 to five recipients, three were from KTH. Researcher Sofia Wiberg was awarded SEK 150,000 for her project “Att planera med konst” (together with Joanna Zawieja). Doctoral student Maria Ärlemo received SEK 160,000 for her project “Rättvisor i miljonprogrammet”, while architecture student Ebba Nyberg received SEK 20,000 for her project “När krisen kommer”.