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:
LiU researchers have joined international calls for a boycott of scientific conferences in the US.
Psychology students took on role of treaters in a study of perfectionism and internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy.
Social value creation is on the agendas of more and more companies and organisations. Erik Jannesson, senior lecturer in management control, has just published a book on the subject.
Rolf Holmqvist is one of 17 researchers who are critical to guidelines for the treatment of depression and anxiety.
Malin Thor Tureby was keynote speaker at an international conference on oral history.
Cats that meow with a dialect have caused a sensation in the world media. Robert Eklund, a linguist who works with cats at the Department of Culture and Communication, has lost count of the number of times the work has been reported in the media.
On 6 December, a Farewell Mingle was held for departing exchange students who have studied at Linköping University.
"We have a global and critical perspective that attracts today's students," says Stefan Jonsson, professor at REMESO, about the Faculty of Arts and Science’s first international master’s programme at REMESO in Norrköping - Ethnic and Migration Studies.
Achieving perfect health has become a religion in the western world, according to a newly published study. Barbro Wijma, professor emerita and physician with many years of experience meeting patients, views this development with dismay.
Skin colour matters, also in Sweden. But many people don’t accept that racism is a problem here – only in other countries. So claims doctoral student Victoria Kawesa, who writes about black feminism and whiteness in Sweden.
Johanna Sköld from Child Studies at Linköping University co-organised an international workshop where researchers compared various models of compensation for institutional neglect and abuse.
Anna Lindström and Monika Lopez of the Department of Culture and Communication applied earlier this year for funding for an initiative in an issue relating to refugees. The funding was granted, and the “Tomorrow’s Nobel laureates” project was born.
Suad Ali, expert on Sweden’s refugee quota, works tirelessly for refugees worldwide. For her dedication she has been chosen as one of Linköping University’s two Alumni of the Year.
Thomas Lunner’s research has given improved hearing to millions of people with impaired hearing. He has been chosen as one of this year’s Alumni of the Year.
Last updated: Mon Feb 13 11:06:30 CET 2017