KTH is officially Sweden’s most popular place to study engineering, and one programme that’s seen a spike in demand – Electrical Engineering – also logged a record number of women applicants in the last year, according to new figures from the Swedish Council for Higher Education.
In the end of February, the Swedish Research Council announced their decision regarding grants in Natural and Engineering Sciences. Four research groups from KTH received a total of 96 million SEK, and one of them is led by Håkan Hjalmarsson, professor in automatic control.
Postdoc Junfeng Wu from the department of Automatic control recently received a grant from prestigious “1000Plan Program for Young Talents”. The 1000Plan Program for Young Talents is a component of the 1000Plan program, aiming to attract outstanding overseas young scholars/professionals to China.
It’s only a matter of time before drugs are administered via patches with painless microneedles instead of unpleasant injections. But designers need to balance the need for flexible, comfortable-to-wear material with effective microneedle penetration of the skin. Researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm say they may have cracked the problem.
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.
We are happy to welcome assistant professor Anna Herland to the School of electrical engineering! Anna will conduct research within bioelectric hybrid systems, an area that combines two subjects that feel quite far apart – biology and electrical engineering.
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 reported sighting of water plumes on Jupiter’s moon, Europa, appears to confirm observations made by KTH Royal Institute of Technology researcher Lorenz Roth three years ago. Nevertheless, the Swedish scientist remains skeptical.
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.