Newsmakers at KTH – November 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 and events at KTH.
Physics researchers with the greatest impact
Svetlana Ratynskaia , professor of plasma physics, has received the 2023 Nuclear Fusion Award by the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for outstanding achievements in nuclear fusion. The award is given annually for the most impactful scientific publication in the IAEA's journal in the field. Ratynskaia receives the award for a paper on the physics of metal melting under certain conditions, Resolidification-controlled melt dynamics under fast transient tokamak plasma loads .
Awarded for green economy
Two students, Wilma Olofsson and Sophia Solberg, have been awarded the Best Degree Project in Real Estate Economics 2023 for their work on green bonds. The paper analyses the signaling effects of green bonds in the real estate sector. According to the jury, their work contributes to both broader understanding and deeper insight into the issue. The winning entry is selected by The Swedish professionals for the built environment, an unpolitical, non-profit organization.
Mathematics professor receives gold medal
Kurt Johansson , professor of Mathematics, has been awarded the Celsius Medal in Gold for his contributions to the deeper understanding of important universality classes in statistical physics. The award is presented by the Royal Society of Sciences, Sweden's oldest learned society, based on international excellence in mathematics, physics or chemistry.
Profile in engineering education becomes Fellow
Kristina Edström , senior lecturer at the Division of Learning in Engineering Sciences, has been appointed Fellow of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI) for her contributions to engineering education. SEFI, founded in 1973, is the largest network of engineering education institutions and educators in Europe.
Progress on Parkinson's disease
Joakim Lundeberg , professor of Molecular Biotechnology, together with researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University, has succeeded in creating a new spatial omics method. By combining two complex techniques that are usually used separately, they have taken an important step in biological tissue research. The advance, published in Nature , could lead to a better understanding of Parkinson's disease and other complex diseases.
Student receives award in sustainable construction
Anna Edorson, a former student, has been awarded the Best Degree Project in Sustainable Construction 2023. She received the award for her master's thesis on carbon reduction in projects, which was part of the Real Estate and Construction Management master's programme at KTH. The prize is newly established and a collaboration between the Structor Foundation and The Swedish professionals for the built environment.
Text: Christer Gummeson