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Scholarship for best thesis in Industrial Design Engineering

Published: 23 January 2017

An ergonomic slag hauler, solutions for safe working, creative play materials for children and a concept of sustainable innovation. In December, four projects in Industrial Design Engineering received scholarships for the best thesis.

- This year the choice was difficult since we had a lot of really good works. We congratulate those who receive scholarships and the other groups who have made great theses on Industrial Design Engineering, says Peter Törlind who was part of the jury together with Jörgen Normark, Lena Abrahamsson, Ylva Fältholm Wikberg and Åsa Nilsson. 

"The University has good contacts with the industry"

The four projects having received a scholarship for the best work is all within the Industrial Design Engineering program. In one of the projects, the students Felicia Aneer and Carl Hansol developed a new cabin concept to a 60-ton slag hauler for Nybergs Mekanska Verkstad (NMV).

- In the morning we constructed something and then in the afternoon we had it in our hands. It has been incredibly instructive to see all the manufacturing methods available NMV, says Felicia Aneer.

Felicia says the scholarship is a proof that all the hard work and late nights paid off and that the results are appreciated. Today she works as a design consultant on Knightech AB in Stockholm and one of the first projects have dealt precisely with plate construction.

- I have had much advantage of the time of the NMV and the practical knowledge we gained during the thesis. I feel that the Luleå University has good contacts with industry, if a student chooses to seek out such projects, she says.

Concept will facilitate sustainable innovation efforts

Shilpi Sinha received the scholarship for her concept to facilitate sustainable innovation. It is now being tested in the education and during this spring she makes internship at Nordic Innovation House in Silicon Valley where she develops it in real environments.

- To be awarded a scholarship for my thesis seems like a confirmation that I have touched on something important and relevant to the field of design and sustainable development. In a world that is increasingly technology-driven, I think it is important not to automate away the human role. In my work, I learned how production philosophies Lean production can be combined with knowledge of human limitations and opportunities, she says.

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