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  • Tests show how trucks can reuse engine heat for power

    Published May 20, 2016
    A 195-year-old discovery is behind a new system that will save vehicles hundreds of litres of fuel and reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 2 to 3 tonnes per year.

  • To Puerto Rico with a device that gains energy from WiFi and 3G signals

    Published Apr 26, 2016
    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.

  • ACCESS Linnaeus Research center celebrates 10 year anniversary

    Published Apr 26, 2016
    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.

  • Ericsson and KTH make a hotbed for innovation

    Published Apr 15, 2016
    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.

  • Bridge builders between academia and society

    Published Apr 15, 2016
    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.

  • 64 million SEK grant to the EE School

    Published Apr 15, 2016
    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.

  • Researchers have "come a long way" with self-driving trucks

    Published Apr 14, 2016
    A self-driving truck under development by Scania and KTH researchers has tested successfully at speeds of up to 90 kilometres-per-hour.

  • Firefighters' positioning system may be used to monitor walking difficulty for elderly

    Published Apr 08, 2016
    A positioning system adapted for use in fire rescue operations will soon be tested on senior citizens in Sweden as a way to spot signs of early stage Parkinson's disease and other mobility problems.

  • Start for KTH’s WASP Graduate school

    Published Mar 30, 2016
    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.

  • Keeping placement at the top

    Published Mar 23, 2016
    In last year’s prestigious QS ranking, KTH placed in the very top within the subject of “Electrical & Electronic Engineering”. This year, KTH ranks as 17 in the world and once more places in the top.

  • Material enables more reliable and meaningful self-screening

    Published Feb 25, 2016
    Paper-based diagnostics enable rapid medical test results at minimal cost — and now they're about to get even better. A new synthetic paper developed by KTH researchers could enable simultaneous screenings for multiple conditions, with more reliable results.

  • Breakthrough for lab-on-a-chip material

    Published Feb 24, 2016
    Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new polymer suited for photostructuring — a technique for creating micro-scale shapes. The discovery opens new possibilities for medical diagnostics, biophotonics and 3D printing.

  • MPC allows heavy-duty vehicles to drive by themselves

    Published Feb 11, 2016
    Autonomous vehicles have become a popular research field in the last decade. Mostly, the research is conducted with private cars or other small vehicles in mind. But where does that leave the industry with their larger vehicles such as trucks? Pedro Lima, a PhD-student at the Department of Automatic Control, has designed and implemented a Model Predictive Control (MPC) for trucks that will allow them to drive safely and accurately on their own.

  • Method for tiny cracks in electrodes may mean big boost for nanoelectronics

    Published Feb 03, 2016
    The next generation of electronics, as well as ultra-sensitive medical diagnostics, could depend on near atomic scale cracks — or nanogaps — in electrodes. Now there's a method that could pave the way for mass production of nanogap electrodes.

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