Katarina Nordqvist
Katarina Nordqvist, student in Industrial Design Engineering at Luleå University of Technology. Photo: Katarina Nordqvist

Scholarship to solid thesis with innovation

Published: 28 May 2013

Katarina Nordqvist, student in Industrial Design Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, recently received a grant from Unionen for the best thesis in the area of work environment.

At the pellet plant two at LKAB in Kiruna is ongoing analyzes related to production to ensure the quality of the pellets produced. The analysis room is located near dirty and noisy machines, affecting both the safety and the quality of the analyzes in a negative way.

Katarina Nordqvist analyzes this problem and provided suggestions to improve the working environment. Unionen is impressed by her work and justifies the award with the following words:

"In The work environment at LKAB - design analysis room in pelletizing plant two uses Katarina Nordqvist her technical skills to design a workstation that offers a good working environment, with the goal of improving the quality of both working conditions and analyzes. From theory to practice shows Katarina how  to create a good work in difficult conditions, thorough creativity,  analysis and relatively small financial resources. Katarina's essay is also a prime example of how competent and curious college students contributes with innovative and practical benefits for Swedish companies. "