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:
Victoria Manfred, one of the students in the Mansvar project, wants more men to discuss violence and male sexuality.
Per Aspenberg was invited to an academic meeting in Switzerland. As it turned out, a US healthcare company was behind it.
LiU and Vice-Chancellor Helen Dannetun hosted an anniversary conference filled with science, new learning, good times and lots of interaction.
Environmental scientist Linnea Ackerfors is one of a thousand people selected to run the world’s longest relay race for the environment.
Alumni of the Year Mihai Aldén and Kajsa Andersson spoke about their choice of career paths and received diplomas.
The Wildlife Security project has further raised its profile, as LiU becomes a member of the Clinton Global Initiative.
It’s the cracks in international climate negotiations that interest Mathias Fridahl, researcher at the Department of Thematic Studies - Environmental Change.
Right now, Professor of Political Science Peo Hansen is up to his ears in national and international media, who want to interview him.
Charlotte Lundgren, communications researcher at the Department of Culture and Communication, has set up cameras to study the interaction among trainers, elite riders and horses.
Last updated: 2016-01-18