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  • Projects aim to eliminate waste from wastewater

    a glass is filled with water from a faucet
    Water treatment used to be primarily about protecting the environment from contaminants. Nowadays, sea- and wastewater are purified into drinking water and all parts of wastewater are to be reused. At the new pilot and demo facility in Loudden, Stockholm, new solutions for circular water treatment are being tested and developed. (Photo: Mostphotos)
    Published Mar 21, 2023

    The demand for water treatment is increasing throughout the world – and so is the risk of waste. Today, water treatment processes aim to protect the environment from contaminants, while recycling all ...

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  • Newsmakers at KTH – March 2023

    Published Mar 16, 2023

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings, results and researchers have attracted attention outside KTH? Under the vignette Newsmakers, we provide a selection of the latest news an...

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  • Bombed cities in Ukraine to become climate-smart when rebuilt

    House in ruins after bombing.
    Houses in the town of Borodyanka that were bombed by the Russians a year ago.
    Published Mar 14, 2023

    Many cities in Ukraine have been bombed into ruins. A new EU initiative – UniCities, led by KTH – aims to support stakeholders in Ukraine in building competence to rebuild the cities, while also makin...

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  • Meet professor Anna Delin – director of the WISE Graduate School

    Portrait photo of Anna Delin
    Published Mar 10, 2023

    What can a student at the WISE Graduate School expect to achieve during their training? KTH professor Anna Delin is director for the WISE Graduate School, part of the Wallenberg Initiative Material Sc...

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  • New MSc programme equips engineers for entrepreneurship with a purpose

     Dark room with neon sign that reads: "It all starts here"
    Students in the new master’s programme, Technology-based Entrepreneurship, will gain from direct engagement in Stockholm’s innovation ecosystem, which includes organizations such as KTH Innovation. Pictured, an start-up event at KTH Innovation's hub on the KTH Campus. (Photo: Patrik Lundmark)
    Published Mar 07, 2023

    Sustainability and innovation are two guiding principles at the heart of KTH research, and a new master’s programme aims to equip innovators with the skills to bring these values to market. The MSc p...

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  • Fresh out of KTH, a full time job for NASA

    Tove Ågren in California
    “I model and simulate helicopters that will fly on Mars and collect material from the ground. We’ve run some test activities with the helicopters in vacuum chambers at Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory,” says KTH alumna Tove Ågren, 26.
    Published Feb 28, 2023

    Three days after presenting her bachelor’s thesis in Engineering Physics at KTH, Tove Ågren went to the US. Awaiting her in California was a permanent position at NASA, where she now creates simulatio...

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  • “To carry on researching has been my lifeline”

    Woman close to wall
    Krystyna Heti came from UKraine one year ago and is now a researcher at KTH.
    Published Feb 24, 2023

    As the sirens howled, the windows in her apartment smashed and the university was bombed, Krystyna Heti and her mother fled Ukraine in early March last year. She is now a researcher at KTH in the fie...

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  • Quantum mechanics could lead to stronger, more sustainable alloys

    man holding piece of metal
    Researcher Song Lu holds a piece of metal that was developed using quantum mechanical theory.
    Published Feb 23, 2023

    It may be an abstract concept for many people, but a new study shows that quantum mechanics can play a role in reducing the carbon footprint for producing steel and other alloys while making materials...

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  • Advanced imaging tech could be used to detect early-stage lung disease

    2 different X-ray images of same chest, side by side, with different resolution of detail.
    Image compares simulated results from imaging the human chest with ordinary radiography (left) and with phase-contrast radiography. "Z" corresponds the distance between the detector and patient. (Image courtesy of Ilian Häggmark)
    Published Feb 17, 2023

    An imaging process that today is used mainly in research labs could potentially detect early-stage lung disease if developed for use in hospitals and clinics, a new research study shows.

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  • KTH builds sensor network for earthquake early-warning system

    Destroyed wall structure after earthquake
    Earthquakes are one of Earth’s most harmful natural disasters. The KTH-led project ArtEmis is developing systems technology that can forecast earthquakes at an early stage. Photo: Mostphotos
    Published Feb 15, 2023

    Future predictability of severe earthquakes – the goal of the KTH-led European research project ArtEmis. “By combining several measurement parameters simultaneously, we hope that research into earthq...

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  • Gel from mucus improves bone graft results and promotes healing

    man in lab coat holding vial of blue gel
    In tests on lab rats with cranial injuries, Hongji Yan and his colleagues found that this biomaterial can help solve two key requirements for successful healing bone defects. (Photo: Vaibhav Srivastava)
    Published Feb 07, 2023

    Molecules from mucus can be used to produce synthetic bone graft material and help with the healing of larger bone loss, a new study found.

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  • Method extracts antioxidant nutrients from corn processing waste

    Man in lab coat holds handful of corn bran
    Of the more than 120 million metric tons of corn starch produced each year, nearly 15 percent is discarded or fed to chickens and other animals. Francisco Vilaplana has developed a method to generate nutritional value from what he describes as "a huge sidestream."
    Published Jan 31, 2023

    A process for extracting nutritious antioxidant dietary fibers from corn starch production waste could turn tons of nearly-worthless bran into a valuable, circular resource.

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  • Flow research for an energy-efficient future

    Portrait of Shervin Bagheri.
    Shervin Bagheri, Professor of Fluid Mechanics at KTH, receives the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grants 2023. (Photo: Erik Thor)
    Published Jan 31, 2023

    Shervin Bagheri is conducting research into how flowing fluids and gases interact with surfaces and materials. He now has funding from ERC Consolidator Grants 2023 to study what are known as self-lubr...

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  • Student social group offers diversity, sense of 'belonging'

    Man stands on stage at graduation ceremony, while president of KTH speaks at lectern.
    KTH President Anders Söderholm reads a citation as Fuad Alam (left) awaits the awarding of the President of KTH's Equality and Diversity Prize for students. (Photo: Kalle Börjesson)
    Published Jan 18, 2023

    Recognizing the importance of social life at university, a new student association has grown to become KTH’s largest by creating a social scene intended to make students from all cultural and ethnic b...

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  • KTH and Alstom in joint effort for a sustainable European railway system

    Train in snow landscape.
    KTH and Alstom are collaborating to develop train traffic in Europe as part of the EU's commitment to sustainable transport. (Photo: Alstom / KBD Bilder AB)
    Published Jan 16, 2023

    The EU is focusing heavily on sustainable travel. With Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking (EU-Rail), the vision is to introduce a high-capacity, highly reliable integrated European railway system in orde...

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  • Replacing wood and charcoal stoves in Africa could save half a million lives every year

    Two people hauling bundles of chopped wood on their shoulders on a rural road.
    A new study assigns actual value to the negative aspects of traditional cooking methods in the developing world, including lost time due to collecting wood or other burnable biomass. Pictured, women carry firewood for cooking at home in Kenya. (Photo: Youssef Boulkaid)
    Published Jan 12, 2023

    Half a million lives could be saved each year in sub-Saharan Africa by taking action to reduce reliance on traditional wood- and charcoal-burning stoves, a new study shows.

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  • How mobile users can help keep the network up during a power cut

    Maria Jonsson in front of a wall panel
    “During power failure, a lot of people think that their laptop or phone will carry on working until the battery runs out. Few people consider that the base station the mobile is connected to also needs power, and that centrally too there’s a risk of overload”, says Maria Jonsson, Head of Network.
    Published Jan 12, 2023

    If there’s a power cut in Sweden, mobile operators have to keep their masts running using temporary backup power to ensure that coverage does not disappear immediately. But the masts can still go down...

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  • New database maps proteins that could predict cancer

    A nurse draws blood from a patient's arm.
    A new database enables identification of individual cancer types based on a drop of blood. Photo: Andre Popov
    Published Jan 09, 2023

    Cancer prediction medicine gained a boost with the recent unveiling of a new cancer protein profile database compiled from AI and machine learning.

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  • Newsmakers at KTH

    Published Dec 19, 2022

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings, results and researchers have attracted attention outside KTH? Under the vignette Newsmakers, we provide a selection of the latest news an...

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  • Electric hydrofoil boats beat diesel boats for climate sustainability

    An electric hydrofoil boat in motion in Lake Mälaren in front of Stockholm City Hall.
    An electric hydrofoil boat. The hydrofoil lifts the boat’s hull out of the water, thus reducing drag and reducing energy consumption. Image: Candela.
    Published Dec 13, 2022

    Two KTH students have completed a master’s thesis comparing the carbon footprint of electric hydrofoil ferries to that of traditional diesel ferries. The study shows that the hydrofoil ferries emit 97...

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