The Young Academy of Sweden recently welcomed eight new members, and one of them is Associate Professor Jakob Nordström. In this new role, Jakob hopes to be able to work on, among other things, questions regarding research funding and conditions for researchers.
Demonstrating the effects of the street drug, crystal meth, was the first test for a powerful new platform for studying the complex interactions of the brain’s blood vessels and nerve cells. Unveiled last week in an international study involving KTH researchers, the brain-on-a-chip model integrates living cells on microfluidic chips, enabling researchers to take a first-ever look at how disease and drugs affect the brain.
When the ShanghaiRanking announced their ranking by subject for 2018 KTH placed top 50 in eight subjects, five of which have strong connections to the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). According to professor Jens Zander, Head of School at EECS, the school’s high placements are a result of successful and strategic recruitment.
Four students from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science are right now in China participating in Huawei's two-week program "Seeds for the Future". In a cooperation between KTH and Huawei, they will have the chance to experience the world's largest economy through the world's largest telecom company.
ACM and the IEEE Computer Society have decided to award the Knuth Prize of 2018 to Johan Håstad, professor at the Department of Theoretical Computer Science. Håstad receives the award for his long and sustained record of milestone breakthroughs at the foundation of computer science with huge impact on many areas including optimization, cryptography, parallel computing, and complexity theory.
A new piece of software is making it easier to create solutions within AI (artificial intelligence). The program, QuantumNet, has been produced by KTH students who want more people to be involved in the creation of AI solutions. In addition, the program enables AI experts to develop AI models more efficiently.
The time-consuming, expensive process of sequencing DNA molecules – a technology used to identify, diagnose and possibly find cures for diseases – could become a whole lot faster and cheaper as a result of a new nanofabrication method that takes advantage of nano-sized air-gaps, or nanocracks, in electrically conductive materials.
The measure by which any conductor is judged is how easily, and speedily, electrons can move through it. On this point, graphene is one of the most promising materials for a breathtaking array of applications. However, its ultra-high electron mobility is reduced when you synthesize larger sheets of the material. Now this barrier to industrial production of graphene may be broken as a result of new research done at KTH with universities in Germany.
You may have never heard of the capillary effect, but it’s something you deal with every time you wipe up a spill or put flowers in water. Wouter van der Wijngaart has spent most of his life contemplating this phenomenon, which enables liquid to flow through narrow spaces like the fibres of a cloth, or upwards through the stems of flowers, without help from gravity or other forces.
Frequent trips to the doctor could soon be a distant memory for people who require regular blood tests. We checked in with KTH Innovation alumni Capitainer that just registered the CE mark for their first product, a Dried Blood Spot sampling device which enables patients to conduct their own blood tests at home.
Even though mobile internet link speeds might soon be 100 Gbps, this doesn’t necessarily mean network carriers will be free of data-handling challenges that effectively slow down mobile data services, for everything from individual device users to billions of internet-of-things connections.
Congratulations Paulina Modlitba, KTH's Alumni of the year 2018! Paulina, who graduated from Media Technology in 2006, receives the award for her commitment to interest young women in technical education.
"I see this award as a way to be involved and contribute to what I felt I needed and that was somewhat lacking when I was a student.”
Researchers from the Department of Micro and Nano systems are introducing a new method to store tiny volumes of biochemical reagents in polymer labs-on-a-chip. Labs-on-a-chip are miniaturized laboratories with the size of a coin and of increasing importance in several biomedical applications.
One way that cancer may be fought in the future is with micro-sized capsules containing living cells engineered to secrete toxins that attack cancer cells. Although the science of cell micro-encapsulation has yet to overcome certain limitations, recent developments at KTH might finally offer a way forward.
How does the future of neuroscience look? How do we handle big data and what does the GDPR law really mean? These are some of the topics of the INCF Brain Summit 2018, co-organized by INCF and KTH, and which will be visited by prominent researchers from all corners of the world.