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  • "New at work" - Erik Edstam, SCI's new Head of Hdministration

    Coffe and t-shirts are two things Erik Edstam can't get enough of. Photo: Marta Marko-Tisch
    Published Feb 28, 2024

    "It is easier to start at KTH than to leave", says Erik Edstam, who, after completing his studies and working in various positions for many years, has now taken over the role of Head of Administration...

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  • They can do it! Meet the new coordinators of Q-SCI

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    Elina Charatsidou and Liviana Palmisano, the new coordinators of the Q-SCI network. Photo: Marta Marko-Tisch
    Published Feb 27, 2024

    Liviana Palmisano and Elina Charatsidou are stepping into their new roles as coordinators of Q-SCI, ready to drive forward the mission of fostering a supportive community for female faculty members. T...

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  • Railwayman changes track and joins SCI management team

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    Since 1 February 2024, Professor Sebastian Stichel is the new Deputy Head of the SCI School and soon-to-be Head of Faculty Renewal. Photo: Marta Marko-Tisch
    Published Feb 12, 2024

    After many years as director of the KTH Railway Group, Professor Sebastian Stichel has decided to dedicate more time to his other passion: faculty renewal. He is the new Deputy Head of the SCI School ...

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  • Her work "quite possibly represents a breakthrough"

    Published Jan 26, 2024

    Sara Zahedi believes that collaboration, transparency, and utilizing faculty knowledge in decision-making will improve trust and effectiveness in academia. She is new Professor in Numerical Analysis a...

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  • In memoriam Bengt Lund-Jensen

    Published Jan 25, 2024

    Professor emeritus Bengt Lund-Jensen passed away on December 21st 2023, at the age of 69. Bengt was a prominent figure at KTH for many years and held several important posts, including Head of the Phy...

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  • Equality work is constantly relevant

    Tree woman wearing evening dresses an a man wearing a dress suite.
    The President's Equality and Diversity Prize was awarded in connection to the graduation ceremony in the City Hall on 19 December by Deputy President Mikael Lindström. From left: Carlota Canalias, Linda Lundström and Lisa Prahl Wittberg.
    Published Jan 15, 2024

    Why do women, compared to men, not seem to have similar opportunities to pursue an academic career and reach a permanent teaching position? This is what Canalias, Lundström and Prahl Wittberg wanted t...

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  • Meet Ozan Öktem, recently promoted to Professor of Numerical Analysis

    Published Dec 20, 2023

    Ozan Öktem, recently promoted Professor of Numerical Analysis, spoke about the challenges of an interdisciplinary background. He pointed out some of the drawbacks of the current market focus of academ...

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  • So long Sheriff

    Foto: Marta Marko-Tisch
    Published Dec 19, 2023

    Helene Rune has been a driving force at SCI School for many years. Now she is moving on to new adventures and shares her insights and experiences from a life's journey at KTH.

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  • Meet Yunxiang Liao, recently appointed Assistant Professor of Physics

    Published Dec 13, 2023

    Yunxiang Liao, recently appointed assistant professor, specializes in condensed matter theory and focuses on quantum physics of many-body systems. She talks about the synergy between teaching and rese...

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  • SCI researchers secure millions from the Swedish Research Council

    Published Nov 16, 2023

    The Swedish Research Council (VR) recently announced which researchers in Sweden will receive project grants in natural and engineering sciences. A total of 18 researchers from the School of Engineeri...

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  • In memoriam Arne Johnson

    Published Oct 30, 2023

    Arne Johnson, professor emeritus in nuclear physics at the Department of Physics, KTH, passed away on October 23, 2023 at the age of 79, after a brief period of illness.

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  • KTH Quantum Technology Hub unlocks the potential for collaboration in the quantum field

    Published Oct 27, 2023

    Quantum technology is a field that promises to revolutionize the way we process information, develop powerful computing systems and secure communication channels. The Quantum Technology Hub (QTH) at K...

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  • Swedish Research Council grants support for research infrastructures of national interest

    Published Oct 25, 2023

    The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) has recently announced its decision to provide significant funding for research infrastructures of national interest. Among others, the National Microsco...

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  • “Your Friendly Nuclear Physicist” demystifies nuclear science

    Elina Charatsidou in a lab
    Elina Charatsidou, Photo: Victor Ajayi
    Published Oct 20, 2023

    What does it take to be an effective science communicator and why is it vital for researchers to participate in public outreach? Elina Charatsidou, a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Physics, beli...

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  • Anna Delin, Director of WISE Graduate School - Nurturing Sustainability in Materials Science

    Portrait of Anna Delin
    Published Oct 20, 2023

    In the dynamic landscape of materials science, sustainability has emerged as a critical issue for the 21st century. Professor Anna Delin, director of WISE Graduate School, takes on these challenges di...

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  • New management structure for increased transparency and sustainability at SCI School's departments

    The new management has started the autumn with a kickoff, Photo: Marta Marko-Tisch
    Published Sep 27, 2023

    After careful planning and months of preparations, the management structure at SCI school's departments has undergone a significant restructuring. The aim was to create a more transparent and sustaina...

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  • KTH Railway Group – developing a competitive and sustainable railway system

    Published Sep 26, 2023

    SCI is the home school of KTH Railway group, a competence center that gathers several research groups in various rail-related areas. It is a unique organization, able to carry out major research progr...

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  • Rising enthusiasm for nuclear engineering at KTH - exploring the driving factors

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    Students of the Masters Programme in Nuclear Energy Engineering, Photo: Jan Dufek
    Published Sep 26, 2023

    Interest in studying nuclear engineering at KTH has historically been strong, but in recent years there has been a surge of enthusiasm for the subject. Jan Dufek, Programme Director for the MSc in Nuc...

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  • Particle physicist elected to the board of Young Academy of Sweden

    Christian Ohm, Photo: Erik Thor
    Published Sep 25, 2023

    Christian Ohm, docent in particle physics, has been elected to the board of the Young Academy of Sweden (SUA). The academy's board consists of five members chosen for one-year terms. SUA is dedicated ...

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  • Silun Zhang - newly appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics

    Silun Zhang, Photo: private
    Published Sep 21, 2023

    Silun Zhang, a recently appointed assistant professor specializing in the mathematical foundations of artificial intelligence, shares insights about his academic journey, interests, and future aspirat...

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