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Newsletter November 2013

KTH-Sustainability Newsletter

November 2013


  • Lecture by Professor Romas Kazlauskas, University of Minnesota, Nov 14th
  • Seminar with with Prof. Jianping Wu from Tsinghua University, China, Nov 21st
  • KTH Materials Day 2013, Nov 21st
  • Interviews, photos and presentations from KTH-Sustainability Day 2013
  • Did you miss Prof. Johan Rockström’s lecture at KTH?
  • Nytillskott - adjungerad professor inom hållbarhet
  • KTH Opportunities Fund
  • Dissertations and licentiate seminars

Lecture by Professor Romas Kazlauskas, University of Minnesota

“Using ideas from evolution to engineer enzymes for sustainable chemistry”
Thursday 14 November at 14:00, Lecture room FB42, AlbaNova, Roslagstullsbacken 21, KTH
Romas Kazlauskas has studied catalysis since his college days when he worked at a company that made catalysts for paint drying. During his Ph.D. studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he studied organometallic catalysts, then switched to biocatalysis during his postdoctoral studies with George Whitesides at Harvard University. He has worked in industry - General Electric Company on biocatalysis to make monomers for plastics. He worked for 15 years at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and has worked at the University of Minnesota since 2003. He has been a visiting professor at KTH and in Germany and South Korea. His current research interests are engineering enzymes for green synthesis of pharmaceuticals & fuels.
Professor Kazlauskas is visiting KTH to receive an honorary doctorate on Friday November 15th. Welcome! /Per Berglund, Vice Dean of Faculty at KTH

Seminar with with Prof. Jianping Wu from Tsinghua University, China

”The Monitoring and Forecasting of Air Quality to Impact People’s Traveling Behavior”
Nov 21st at 15.30-16.30 in classroom E35, Lindstedtsvägen 3, KTH.
Jianping Wu, Professor in the School of Civil Engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and the director of Tsinghua University-Cambridge University and MIT low carbon alliance centre for future transport research. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Southampton, the UK. He holds the prestigious “Chong Kong Scholar Professorship” awarded by the Ministry of Education of China. Professor Wu’s research interests include: i) Road users behavior and microscopic simulation, ii) Sustainable transport systems and low carbon transport, and iii) Smart city and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The seminar is hosted by Centre for Sustainable Communications (CESC) at KTH in cooperation with KTH-Sustainability. Read more and register

KTH Materials Day 2013

Nov 21 at Tekniska Museet, Stockholm
Theme: Materials for a sustainable society. The program includes presentations of materials research at KTH, two external speakers and a and a pitch session for PhD students.

Photos and presentations from KTH-Sustainability Day 2013 is now available here . Interviews from the day will be uploaded presently.

Did you miss Prof. Johan Rockström’s lecture at KTH? ? See the power point from his lecture and an interview with Prof. Rockström on our

Nytillskott - adjungerad professor inom hållbarhet

Magnus Enell, adjungerad professor i ”Affärsnyttan av praktiskt miljö- och hållbarhetsarbete i organisationer” på ABE-skolan. Läs mer .

KTH Opportunities Fund

Do you have a great idea, initiative or student project that needs funding? Apply for a grant from KTH Opportunities Fund to help make your plans a reality!
KTH Opportunities Fund is formed of donations from alumni and is now open for applications from students and early career researchers. We want to support activities that develop skills in innovation, teamwork and creativity and help make KTH an even greater place to study. Apply before 6 December. Read more and download an application from

Dissertations and licentiate seminars

November 13, Defense of dissertation: Life-cycle costing: Applications and implementation in bridge investment and management
13.00 at Kollegiesalen, Brinellvägen 8, KTH
Subject area: Civil and Architectural Engineering with specialisation in structural design and bridges
Doctoral student: Mohammed Safi
Supervisor: Professor Raid Karoumi

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