There was a bit of "headhunting" when students from two engineering programmes met with representatives from the business community last week. Potential employers mingled with future employees and contacts for internships and thesis projects were established.
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A new environmentally friendly lubricants based on glycerol has been developed by researchers at Luleå University of Technology. In cooperation with LTU Business and with funding from VINNOVA the researchers now plan for a market launch, and the optimism is high.
Researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Luleå University of Technology In collaboration with Århus University in Denmark and the University of Warwick in the UK, —for the first time in the world—have determined the structure of the extremely small protein particles that ca...
In a new research project, researchers from Luleå University of Technology will investigate how microorganisms in biochemical processes reacts to different sound; audible sound and ultrasound. This is a unique experiment involving two research subjects at the university, Biochemical Process Engineer...
At year academic celebration at Luleå University of Technology, seven professors that are installed, are women. It is the highest number historically. Last year, only two of a of twelve new professors were women. Three of the women who are installed this year as professors - are from Boden.
Per-Erik Lindvall, Vice President of Technology and Business Development at LKAB and vice chairman of the university's board and now Honorary Doctorate, technical and philosophical faculty.
Vetenskapsrådet has now taken the decision to give 25 million swedish crones to Luleå University of Technology, for research in the Natural and engineering sciences, Medicine and health, and Artistic Research.
Some 30 students and two teachers from Luleå University have visited SP Processum, Domsjö and SEKAB. Students have begun their fall in process engineering and the line has two tracks; mining and biorefinery.
A new method for designing doctoral projects so that research can quickly and effectively translated into new products and services of industry and society, developed by doctoral student Veronica Hunter, Luleå University of Technology.
A Chinese delegation visited the DEMO-plant Green Fuels as a first step towards a possible research collaboration. They both got to hear about Luleå university of Technology’s research within the Renewable energy field and a tour of the Green Fuels plant.
It was very crowded in Aula Aurora when the Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering informed and hopefully inspired their new students for the challenges they face.
With a PhD degree from Luleå four students returns to Bolivia with the aim to contribute to the development of large-scale industry in poor areas.
The Mining operations in Norrbotten could be tripled in ten years and it would mean more than 100,000 new residents in the county, according to a new report by consultants.
Luleå University of Technology, in cooperation with SunPine AB, will investigate the possibility to produce green diesel using special yeasts. This is to broaden the supply of raw materials to the production of green diesel.
Fredrik Andersson who studied MSc Sustainable Process Engineering Programme, blogs about his thesis. He is in Copenhagen where he is working with cleaning synthesic gas and process gas from tars.
Benjamin Åknert Forsberg is 14 years old and like to play Minecraft. In this computer game You run your own mines. When it was time for the work experience period, Benjamin contacted Luleå University of Technology and got a spot on the Division of Mineral Processing and Metallurgy.
Video from the information session on calls within the Strategic Innovation Agenda February 13, 2014.
Fredrik Andersson, Master Programme in Sustainable Process Engineering, blogs about his thesis.
Introducing a new research program with an overall objective of contributing to sustainable growth and strengthen the Swedish mining and metallutvinnande industry. Gender, environment, deeper mines, attractive workplaces and efficient enrichment are some of the seven main areas where funding will be...
LTU researchers Qi Jia and Qixing Yang works with chinese researchers in order to develop new environmentally friendly fill material for mines. The researchers use residues from ore mining which will now be refined.
Industrial demand makes a popular research school opens its doors to more universities in the country and in addition with the ambition to become international. School, coordinated by Luleå University of Technology, is part of the strategic research project Bio4Energy and is linked to pilot plants f...
Since 2012, The Ministry of Education, The Swedish Research Council and Luleå Univetsity of Technology assesses citations as one of the most important parameters in research quality.
Now millions are spent on research in Norrbotten. Four young scientists have been selected for their pursuit of excellence in three years.
32-year-old Faizullah Shah from LTU is seeking a solution to one of the major threats to the environment.
A hot area of research is the vision of being able to replace gasoline and diesel with climate-friendly renewable fuels such as biogas. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Nobel prizes in chemistry also shows that this area is of high priority for making human life better.
That electronic equipment contains metals is something that most people know, but what happens to the cell phone or the laptop after you have left it for recycling may not be known to all. Andreas Lennartsson, PhD student at Minerals and Metals Research Laboratory at Luleå University of Technology, conducts research on how electronic waste influence the copper converting in a Peirce-Smith converter, a sub-process used in smelters to extract copper.
Bertil Palsson is a lecturer at Luleå University of Technology´s Division of Sustainable Process Engineering. There are specialized enrichment and in hydrometallurgy and where researched in mines process technology.
Faiz Ullah Shah, Chemistry of Interfaces, has been awarded NOAKs in 2013. Currently, his research is focus on the design and synthesis of new functionalized halogen-free ionic liquids for a range of applications in lubrication, Carbon dioxide capture and seperation and in pharmaceuticals.
Communicators and vetrenary´s will have a tough future. Computer scientists and chemists belong to the winners in the forecast over the jobs in 2018.
Lindsay Ohlin, a doctoral student in Chemical Technology at the university, was one of three students awarded Nordea travel grant in 2013. The scholarship was awarded at the Academic Festival on November 9.
Jane Mulenshi from Zambia is studying The Master Programme in Minerals and Metallurgical Engineering at Luleå University of Technology. Before she got this opportunity Jane worked 9 years in the mining industry in Zambia, where mining is very important and where copper has long been a significant export income.
Forecasts from the Swedish Employment Agency and the Mining Trade organization Svemin shows that there is a need for 5,000 people in the coming years and approximately 15,000 by the year 2025. Civil engineers and geologists are professions that it will be great demand.
Natural Resources Engineering and Sustainable Process Engineering visited SSAB on a field trip during the autumn term the second week for grade 1 students. Former students from Luleå University of Technology guided the new students.
An ongoing Vinnova project between Sweden and China aims to take the biogas production to the next level. The project concerns the development of biogas technology in both countries, but also contribute to an environmentally friendly solution to China's waste problem.
A comprehensive long-term government investment is made in research and innovation to develop sustainable solutions to global societal challenges and strengthening Swedish competitiveness.
The 27-28 was the annual Bergforsk Days in Festival Hall at The StadsHotel in Luleå. It was a compact program with many prominent guests.
It is Linda Sandström, Technical Doctor at the division of Sustainable Process Engineering, at Luleå University of Technology, who has received the favorable price.
The Bergforsk Awards for best thesis, licentiate and doctoral thesis in 2013 was presented at the Stads Hotel in Luleå.
Students and researchers at Luleå University of Technology was there when U.S. Ambassador Mark Brzezinski came to visit LTU and participated in a round table discussion on Tuesday. Questions about renewable energy, exchange of researchers and students from Sweden and the US were discussed, but also climate change in the Arctic, which is the ambassadors primary concern.
Lars Gunneriusson responsible for Yhe Master Programme in Sustainable Process Engineering at Luleå University of Technology who came in second place in Swedish Enterprise collaboration rankings.
A new graduate school has recently started within the framework of the government-designated strategic researchproject Bio4Energy. The school, in cooperation with industry, will provide students with the latest technical expertise on sustainable systems for energy and biorefining and entrepreneurship education. The school will be coordinated from LTU.
At a conference in Skellefteå in the last week, Lindsay Ohlin, PhD in Chemical Technology, won a price of SEK 20 000 for best presentation - chemical separation methods using zeolite.
It is the name of the mini-course given by the education programme Gemstone Technique at LTU. 12 high school students from Stockholm to Narvik took the chance to try out this noble art.
The start of Bio4Energy graduate go on Tuesday. On 19-20 March is one of the first software conference.
Since 2004, LTU and Boliden has worked closely with respect to research and education in the field the base metal metallurgy. It´s about refining the processes in the production of copper, lead, zinc, gold and silver.
In the subject of future skills and recruitment sat Kåre Kullerud from the University of Tromsø, Anders Sand from Luleå University of Technology, Jack Odegaard from SINTEF and Hans Tore Mikkelsen from Stjordal College in the discussion panel.
2011 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry Dan Shechtman today visited the Division of Sustainable Process Engineering.
The ongoing mining boom in northern Sweden is in focus as Finnish TV are doing a story on the Luleå University of Technology.
Using solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, researchers at Luleå University of Technology in collaboration with Warwick University in the UK for the first time in the world managed to analyse hydrogen bonds in tiny fibrils of Amyloid-beta peptide , which probably causes Alzheimer's disease. Thanks to these new results, there is a successful method avaliable – for analysis of structure of Amyloid-beta peptides in their most toxic form, that is, when they are most dangerous for the brain neurons.
A new important step has been taken by researchers at Luleå University of Technology when it comes to clean synthesis gas from carbon dioxide, using zeolite membranes. This super filter, which could enable the cost-effective industrial production of biofuels, has been shown to have very small defects.The discovery may lead to that the effectiveness of the filter now hopefully now hopefully can increase significantly.
It will be a joint Nordic efforts in research around the mining industry when Sweden takes over the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers next year.
Biochemical and Chemical Process Engineering in the news
Researchers at Luleå University of Technology receive a grant from the Swedish Energy Agency to develop processes for large scale verification of butyric acid based on biomass. This project complements the ongoing biofuel research at the ethanol demo plant in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden and also demonstrates a wider application field of the plant.
For more than a decade, Luleå University of Technology and University of Oulu, have arranged seminars in the field of metallurgical residues, Nordic Recycling Day.
During 2011/2012, Luleå University of Technology has created a Lab funding to provide university research an extra kick. Good infrastructure with new labs and new equipment gives LTU researchers better terms. An example of support from the lab fund is for new equipment to test diffrent material's durability in the knee and hip prostheses.
When the government in a few weeks are going to submit its proposal for a new research policy 200 million SEK is reserved for mining - minerals and steel research. It is revealed in an article authored by Minister for Education Jan Björklund and Enterprise Minister Annie Lööf. Sweden has a prominent mining research according to the ministers and LTU are pointed out in the article.
A research project to develop the use of residues from steel to fit as a raw material in cement production aided more than 6 million of Mistra. Mistras support shared equally between Luleå University of Technology and Umeå University.
Kiruna, Gällivare, Aitik, Pajala and Jokkmokk. And now Laver outside Älvsbyn.
In autumn 2012 the Division of Sustainable Process Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden, will be offering four post-graduate courses in instrumental analysis:
Three scholars from the Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural resources engineering were Awarded for Best PhD Thesis, Dissertation and Thesis.
Eight teams have advanced to the semifinals of Technology SM: the best of Skövde, Uppsala, Lund, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Linköping, Umeå and Luleå. That was the result from qualifying events in 16 universities around the country.
Junk and recycling of metals from junk are big business for the metal industry. Professor Bo Björkman leads a research group at the niversity, which among others are working to develop new knowledge about how to recycle metals from consumer products such as computers, cell phones and recycling of waste products from the metal industry - all to save the environment and increase the profitability of companies .
Project 7. Trace metal transport across suboxic zones
Project 8. Optimising stable metal isotope measurements in complex pelagic suboxic zones
This years Lundbohm Day offered many pleasant meetings, experiments and lectures within Sustainable Process Engineering.
Boliden has signed a new five- year R&D contract with Luleå University of Technology worth 17 MSEK. The funds are aimed at research and education in the field of Process metallurgy including the extraction and recycling of base metals.
The Kempe Foundations largest grants in 2011 was granted the institutions SBN and TVM, which joint application has received 4 million of equipment for the infrared and Raman spectroscopy.
Much of the past year was focused on expanding our business with social transformation and logistics for LKAB's new venture with 50 new million SEK.
Magnus Sjöblom, Division of Sustainable Process Engineering, has along with researchers at Karlolinska Institutet developed a unique product.
Our neighbors are now taking major steps in the mining industry and is investing in science the area. Swedens leading position can be threatened in accordance to Pär Weihed, professor in Ore Geology at the Luleå university of Technology.
An important step in order to coordinate research and training in metals and minerals in the Barents Region is hindsight after a workshop at Luleå University of Technology with participants from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Russia. The workshop was arranged by LTU in cooperation with the Swedish Foreign Ministry and led to guidelines for what content a competence centre should have.
ARANZ Geo Limited and Luleå University of Technology are pleased to present a hands-on workshop
Jonas Hedlund interviewed about their research.
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