Newsletter September 2012
- KTH-Sustainabililty Research Day 2012
- New professor
- New course for teachers under development
- Participate in AIMday Materials Oct 25, 2012
- Seminar: Algae-based biofuels holds great promise to replace fossil fuels
- Summary of SEB'12
- KTH in the media
KTH-Sustainability Research Day 2012
Do you really know what your colleagues research is about? Get an overview of the sustainable research at KTH, and learn about the latest strategies from research funders. On October 11th we gather researchers from all around KTH to join in conversations and presentations on: Research for the environment, and a sustainable brighter tomorrow. Keynote speakers includes Stefan Löfven, Leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party and former board member of KTH, Anna Ledin, Secretary General of Formas, and Jonas Brändström, Chief Strategy Officer, Eco-Innovation at Vinnova. An overview of the environmental and sustainable research at KTH will be presented followed by short presentations from our own researchers at KTH. This unique day is a result of the previous year event and mapping of research, done by KTH-Sustainability among others. Program and registration
Professor José Potting received a VINNMER-fellowship for a parttime position as a visiting professor at Environmental Strategies Research division (fms), KTH. She will be 3 month per year with fms, and for the other part remain working with Environmental Systems Analysis at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Prof. Potting will use the position to initiate new and contribute to ongoing research projects at fms and the two Vinnova funded Excellence Centres; CESC and ECO2 Vehicle Design, in which fms is involved. Dr. Potting is an international renown expert in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and also has extensive experience in other environmental modeling and assessment approaches.
New course for teachers under development
On September 24th, a course for KTH-teachers on Learning for Sustainable Development starts. The course is given by division of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at ECE-school, in close cooperation with department of Industrial Ecology at ITM-school. The course covers theories on sustainability, critical thinking, methods-, tools- and learning for sustainable development, and the integration in subject-specific courses. The course mixes lectures, individual assignments, workshops and own course development, and is a continuation course on the course Learning and Teaching, LU1. The final part of the course will be held as an open seminar on Dec 6th, where the course participants will report on their experiences, and you are welcome to come and listen to them. Please contact Julia Falkerby ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you are interested in taking part in the final seminar.
Participate in AIMday Materials Oct 25 2012
For the fifth consecutive year AIMday Materials is arranged to bring academic researchers and industrial representatives together in the field of materials science. This year it takes place on October 25th, and you can choose to register for participation in either Uppsala or Lund. Last day for scientists to sign up for questions is September 30. AIMday Materials
Seminar: Algae-based biofuels hold great promise to replace fossil fuels September 20th at 10.15 in lecture hall B1
The 19 to 20 of September 2012, one of the world’s leading researchers on biorefinery of microalgae will visit KTH. Professor Rene H. Wijffels from Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands will meet colleagues at KTH interested in algae research for biofuel production. Rene will also give an open talk about the research field and the great possibilities that large-scale algae production may have in the future. The open talk will be on the 20 of September at 10.15 in lecture hall B1. Please reserve the time in your agenda and if you have a particular interest in algae research and would like to network and discuss future collaboration around the research area, please contact Fredrik Gröndahl at Industrial Ecology email@example.com and we will arrange a workshop with colleagues from KTH and with Professor Wijffels.
Summary of SEB’12
Over 100 delegates from 30 countries attended SEB’12 - the International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, 3-5 September in Stockholm. The conference was organized by KTH (ICT school and CESC, supported by KTH-Sustainability) and KES International. The organizers were largely satisfied with the conference, and the content was varied and interesting. Several researchers from KTH presented current research findings (Anna Kramer, Örjan Svane), held the panel discussion (Mattias Höjer) and gave the opening keynote speech (Göran Finnveden). See pictures from the conference at CESC webpage
KTH in the media
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