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Joakim Sandberg EEIGM
Joakim Sandberg, student på civilingenjör internationell materialteknik (EEIGM) vid Luleå tekniska universitet har fått ett stipendium från Jernkontoret. Photo: Ted Karlsson. View original picture , opens in new tab/window

EEIGM student travels with the King to Asia

Published: 14 November 2018

Joakim Sandberg, student at the Master Programme in Materials Science & Engineering (EEIGM) at Luleå University of Technology, has received a scholarship from the Jernkontoret. The scholarship is for a study trip to Asia together with the King, IVA and 35 Swedish engineers.

– I feel very honored and grateful for being awarded this scholarship and to receive this opportunity. Among other things, I look forward to visiting Shenzhen, which is referred to as Asia's Silicon Valley, and it will be fun to visit startups, larger companies and universities, says Joakim Sandberg from Luleå, a civil engineering student at Luleå University of Technology where he is studying the fifth and last year of EEIGM program.

Engagement gave scholarship

Joakim Sandberg believes he received the scholarship for his involvement in various projects during his studies combined with work experience and good study results. Now he is looking forward to making the most of the trip to Asia, made with a delegation consisting of the King, The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and 35 Swedish engineers at different companies.

– It will be fun to discuss with other participants, and I think that, as a student, I can contribute with new perspectives.

Thesis work related to Internet of things

Studying on the EEIGM-programme has been developing for Joakim Sandberg, and he is grateful for the openness and support of staff at Luleå University of Technology.

– I have developed my skills in conducting research independently but also improved in working effectively in a group and also communicating results in a good way. The study time has built up my confidence in problem solving and I would like to continue with PhD studies.

As far as the studies on the EEIGM-programme are concerned, now it is only the final thesis project that remains for Joakim Sandberg, and he chooses to embark on a relatively new research area.

– My degree project will be about triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG) that is a relatively new area and will be done here at Luleå University of Technology at the Division of Machine Elements. As gadgets and other things around us become more connected, the question arises as to how provide electricity for these things. I think TENG will have an important role in solving that challenge.