We are happy to congratulate Professor John Baras, University of Maryland, who recently received the IEEE Simon Ramo Medal. In 2014, Baras was at KTH School of Electrical engineering on a Tage Erlander guest professorship.
Even though operating on an abdominal aortic aneurysm can be risky, there are no patient-specific guidelines for deciding the optimal time for surgery. A mathematical model developed by Swedish researchers offers a way to guide doctors in making the right choices for individual patients.
The EE School is happy to welcome Professor Joe H. Chow from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY, USA) who recently joined the department of Electric power and energy systems. During his time at KTH, he will conduct research focusing on power system modeling and simulation methods.
Researchers at the Department of Micro- and Nanosystems at KTH have developed a new way to simultaneously shape and surface treat plastic components. The new method can reduce the manufacturing cost of medical devices, such as diagnostic tools for various diseases.
Master's student Michail Michelarakis from the Electric Power Engineering programme, is on his way to China to participate in the IEEE International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Application (ICHVE), where he will present parts of the results from his master degree project.
PhD student Roya Nikjoo has received the High Voltage Association Student Excellence Award of 2016. The award was presented at the IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference in San Francisco, United States in July.
During the weekend of 28 and 29 May 2016, the city of Helmond was the centre of an international event in the field of cooperative driving: the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge (GCDC). Out of ten student teams from six European countries, KTH scored a place in the top three.
This spring, four industry-employed PhD-students were recruited to the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program (WASP) at KTH. One of them is Rui Filipe De Sousa Olivera who, beside his new position at KTH, is employed at Scania.
Oskar Björkqvist, Oskar Dahlberg and Gustaf Silver decided to take the advanced course in theoretical electrical engineering in spring 2015. That decision has lead to a final position in an international student competition. To do this, they designed a device that obtains energy from WiFi and 3G signals.
During the last ten years, the ACCESS Linnaeus center has conducted successful research within the broad area of networked systems. A total of 60 faculty members and postdocs and 100 PhD students from different disciplines collaborate in ACCESS, and together they have created Europe’s leading center in the broad area of networked systems. To celebrate its achievements, a major industrial and academic event will be organized on the 2nd of May.
The close ties between KTH and telecom giant Ericsson allow for a two-way learning process. And as electrical engineering and telecom move towards digital engineering, the EE school is ramping up its software competence.
As one of four adjunct professors at the School of Electrical Engineering, Lennart Harnefors makes sure that the research conducted and scientific knowledge gained effectively meet the needs of people in society.
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, (SSF) is giving two projects at the School of Electrical Engineering grants of a total of 64 million SEK. The projects are led by Dimos Dimarogonas and Karl-Henrik Johansson. In total, KTH received almost a quarter of a billion SEK from the SSF for research within smart systems and materials science.
KTH has recruited six PhD students to the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program (WASP). This is part of the launch of the WASP Graduate School which goal is to educate over 100 PhD students over the next ten years.