On 20 February Michael M. Woods, US Ambassador to Sweden, visited our School of Energy & Environmental Technology. The purpose of his visit was to discuss joint US-Swedish efforts furthering issues about energy and environment technologies.
Thanks to a donation from the Alice & Knut Wallenberg Foundation, Swedish scientists will have access to the world´s most powerful tool for decoding of DNA. This will enable them to establish the sequencing of the entire genetic make-up of a bacteria or virus by means of one single analysis.
The Swedish Energy Agency has granted the KTH Dept. of Energy Technology the sum of 60 MSEK towards the research programme ”Turbo-power – electric current production from thermal turbo engines & processes”. The same amount will be contributed from industrial partners Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery and Volvo Aero, as they will also benefit from the findings of this new joint effort. The research will be performed in industry and universities with KTH as the co-ordinating body. The university research partners include Chalmers in Gothenburg and the technical universities of Lund and Linköping, also Mälardalen University. This research effort will be running until the end of December 2010.
As astronaut Christer Fuglesang visited KTH´s Main Campus on Thursday 25 January 2007, hundreds of students from the high schools affiliated to KTH had the opportunity to hear his personal account of his space adventure.
Christer Fuglesang, the first Swede in space, visits KTH Thursday, January 25. He will participate in a seminar for high school students and teachers. During the seminar he will screen a film shot during his stay at the space station.