SEK 112 million for physical sciences and technology
LiU researchers in the field of physical sciences and technology took a great stride forward when the Swedish Research Council allocated research funds for the next 3 to 4 years. 38 of the university's researchers received grants totalling SEK 112 million.
LiU's portion is almost double what it was in 2010, due in part to the fact that a number of multi-year projects expired in 2011.
Scientific Council for Natural and Engineering Sciences had SEK 1.3 billion to allocate to the 347 approved applicants. A new project for this year is a grant for young researchers, which replaces the previous programme of employing researchers at the start of their careers. Nine such allowances went to LiU, of which five went to LiU research assistants.
The largest allowance went to Per Hammarström (pictured), professor of protein chemistry at Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM). He received SEK 4.95 million for his project: “Protein folding, error folding, and their role in illnesses”.
Rickard Armiento, a young researcher on his way to IFM from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will receive SEK 4.8 million for his project “Large-scale computer calculations for material design with transition metals and rare earth metals for new energy technologies”.
Magnus Berggren, professor of organic chemistry at the Department of Science and Technology, will receive SEK 4.7 million for research on bipolar chemical circuitry.
Another three researchers hit the 4 million mark:
Engineering students Sabina Nordén and Sofie Folkesson took a year off university to renovate a school in Guatemala – using PET bottles.
Dörte Bernhard and Tove Mattsson from the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning got it just right when they organised a World Café for 60 students of teaching and 30 students taking the accelerated course for those newly arrived in Sweden.
“Why do we laugh at men in dresses?” This was one of the questions that Ann-Christine Ruuth asked the audience at a packed lecture that was part of Linköping’s Rainbow Week.
Thousands of students are making a pilgrimage to the Saab Arena for “Kalas”, Sweden’s largest event for new students.
His exchange year in South America turned out to be quite different from what LiU student Simon Alzén had expected. He can be seen this autumn in the American hit series “Narcos”.
Excitement about the future – and a celebration right now. That was the mood at this year’s Farewell Ceremony for Linköping University’s international master’s students.
Sofie Abrahamson, lecturer at the Department of Culture and Communication, has involved herself in the case of Syed Latif, who was deported after getting a job through the wrong channels.
This year’s Commencement Ceremony in the De Geer Hall combined stately ritual with serious partying.
Master’s student Rebecka Le Moine is in India right now to study tigers on behalf of the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Anders Jidesjö, Department of Thematic Studies, is research coordinator for the Kunskapslänken national programme, which has been nominated for a UNESCO-Japan prize for sustainable development.
A lot of takeout and evenings were consumed before this year’s race car was ready for the prestigious track at Silverstone.
Last updated: 2016-10-17