In the research project, Working on Venus, KTH researchers are developing electronics for a space mission to collect data from the second planet from the sun. The electronics are based on silicon carbide, a semiconducting material that can withstand the Venus' extremely harsh climate, where surface temperatures are as hot as 460 degrees Celsius.
Young people see a factory as a dangerous workplace, a source of pollution and all sorts of problems. Lihui Wang, professor of Production Engineering and Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing, wants to change that.
Throughout the ages, Sweden has relied on its vast forests as a source of sustenance and economic growth. Now add the world’s first magnetic cellulose membrane loudspeakers to the list of products that can be produced from wood.
A one-size-fits-all approach to medicine is costly for the public health system and dangerous for patients. Research at KTH is looking for a way to individualise medication for better, healthier results.
Solar panels are not the only way to capture clean energy from the sun. Glass roofs that draw on technology developed at KTH have emerged as an aesthetically pleasing way to self-generate household heat.
A group of proteins identified by researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology could play a role in helping multiple sclerosis patients get more accurate diagnostics about the severity and progress of their disease.
Need some instant musical notation to remember that little tune you just came up with? A new mobile app – created by a Computer Science engineer from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and a professor from KMH Royal College of Music – makes it possible to score any melody instantly and share it.
Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have discovered an antibacterial polymer that can be used in everyday products such as sportswear, diapers and bandages, without causing resistant bacteria.
KTH researchers are developing advanced computer simulations that may help decrease the number of experiments on animals and at the same time improve environmental protection.
“Simulation can already reduce the need to produce industrial prototypes,” says Johan Hoffman, professor of numerical analysis at KTH. “And computer simulation may soon be used as decision support for certain medical procedures.”
A bigger budget, new sponsorship and a wide-ranging collaboration agreement are all helping the successful Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) research centre shift into top gear for 2012 and beyond. Since its foundation by KTH, Karolinska Institutet (KI), Stockholm University and Uppsala University in 2010, the centre has become a unique resource for Swedish and international researchers.