New projects granted

Published: 27 April 2011

New projects granted at The Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural resources engineering.

► 2019


Amir Garmabaki and Uday Kumar, Operations and Maintenance Engineering, have been awarded by Vinnova SEK 3.9 million for a 3-year research project on how climate change impacts on the railways maintenance (CliMaint). The project includes a total of SEK 4.6 million and is being implemented in collaboration with LTU Space Technology, SMHI, the Swedish Transport Administration, Infranord, the Swedish Transport Agency, Sweco, the Municipality of Luleå and the Railway Research Center (JVTC).

Jurate Kumpiene, Waste Science and Technology: New project for handling PFAS-contaminated materials financed by InterregNord and Region Norrbotten. The new project is a collaboration between Luleå University of Technology, Oulu University and the University of Tromsø to jointly develop degradation techniques for perfluorinated substances in water and contaminated soil and scale up to a commercial application. Two years.

Jan Lundberg, Operations and Maintenance Engineering, has been granted a pilot project by the Swedish Transport Administration, which is about reducing the problems with insulation joints on the railway. The result must be reported before the New Year. If the project becomes successful, the project can be expanded after the New Year.

Jan Lundberg, Operations and Maintenance Engineering, has been awarded SEK 2.5 million by FORMAS for a 2-year research project that deals with digitized state control of switchboards. The project includes a total of SEK 5 million and is being implemented in collaboration with Bombardier, the Swedish Transport Administration and Infranord.

Biokemisk processteknik - GOLdJETFUEL, 4.7 million SEK from the Swedish Energy Agency. The objective of the 2.5-year project, is to valorize organosolv lignin fraction from forest residues into high value jet fuel. Project partners are Chemical Technology at LTU, Kiram AB and RISE Processum.

Biokemisk processteknik - BATTERFLAI, 23 million SEK from EIT RawMaterials (9.8 million SEK for BPE). The objective of the 4-year project, coordinated by Biochemical Process Engineering, is to develop an efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly lignin-based flotation concept for the selective extraction of base metals needed for the manufacturing of Li-ion batteries. Project partners are Boliden Mineral, ColloidTek Oy, Hellas Gold, Institute of Non-ferrous Metals, KGHM Cuprum, KGHM Polska Miedz, LTU Business, National Technical University of Athens and RISE.

Biokemisk processteknik - AQUA-COMBINE, 105 million SEK from Horizon 2020 (7.8 million SEK for BPE). The objective of the 4-year project, coordinated by Aalborg University, is to develop an integrated on-farm Aquaponics systems for co-production of fish, halophyte vegetables, bioactive compounds, and bioenergy. Biochemical Process Engineering is responsible for hydrothermal pretreatment of fibers (pilot scale) and methods for stabilisation of hydroxycinnamic acids by enzymatic esterification/transesterification. The project includes 17 international partners.

Biokemisk processteknik - SMARt LIFE, 1.7 million SEK from f3. The objective of the 2.5-year project, coordinated by SLU Umeå, is to demonstrate production of a sulfur-free green marine fuels from renewable resources and to assess fuel properties and the environmental impact. Project partners SLU, Lund University and SSPA Sweden

Faiz Ullah Shah , Chemistry of Interfaces, has from the The Swedish Energy Agency received, in collaboration with Chalmers, SEK 5,643,000 (SEK 3,654,000 to LTU and SEK 1,989,000 to Chalmers) for the project is "Safer batteries via" Klick-Chemie "created fluorine-free electrolytes ”during 2020-01-01 - 2023-12-31.

Olof Martinsson, Ore Geology, has received funding from the LKAB Foundation of SEK 120,000 for the Course Book for Basic Course in Geology

Maxim Smirnov, Exploration Geophysics has received funding from SEK 400,000 from LKAB for the project "3D electrical conductivity model of the PerGeijer deposit" and from Boliden SEK 500,000 for project "Modeling of Kotalahti three-dimensional conductivity structure". Projects have also encountered a small SLURM cluster. For more information about the cluster and opportunities to test it, contact Maxim Smirnov.

Jan Lundberg, Operations and Maintenance Engineering, has been granted funds by Boliden Mineral AB for ongoing account in a project where he is to investigate the causes of roller bearings and propose solutions to this problem.

Joel Andersson, Ore Geology, has received funding from the LKAB foundation for the promotion of research and education at LTU with SEK 105,454 for the project Thermal camera for drone based surveys.

Joel Andersson, Ore Geology, has received funding from the Arne S Lundberg Foundation for Applied Geosciences Foundation of SEK 76,000 for the project Satellite-based high-precision RTK flight
controller.

Olof Martinsson, Ore Geology, has received funding from the Foundation Arne S Lundberg's Fund for Applied Geosciences with SEK 143,000 for projects Critical Metals and Minerals in the Bergslagens Ores.

Ulrika Rova, Paul Christakopoulos and Leonidas Matsakas, Biochemical Process Engineering, together with Sveaskog, Boliden Mineral AB and Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry (Nouryon) received from VINNOVA SIP-STRIM a grant with a budget of 4 799 416 SEK for the project ‘Organosolv lignin hydrophobic nanoparticles as low-carbon-footprint biodegradable flotation collectors (LIGNOFLOT)’.

Paul Christakopoulos, Ulrika Rova, Leonidas Matsakas and Kateřina Hrůzová, Biochemical Process Engineering, together with LTU Business received from VINNOVA SIP-STRIM a grant with a budget of 300 000 SEK for the project ‘Supply of battery minerals using lignin nanoparticles as flotation collectors (BATTERFLAI)’.

Leonidas Matsakas, Paul Christakopoulos and Ulrika Rova, Biochemical Process Engineering, together with David B. Saitton (RISE Processum) received from the Swedish Energy Agency a prestudy grant with a budget of 500 000 kr for the project ‘Bark conversion into green fuels‘.

Leonidas Matsakas , Biochemical Process Technology, has been granted SEK 500,000 from CAMM2 for the project Microbial Valorisation of acid mine drainage sludge

Jurate Kumpiene, Waste Science and Technology, has been granted SEK 500,000 from CAMM2 for the project Safer Final Storage of Arsenic

Tobias Bauer , Ore Geology, has received funding from the EIT RawMaterials with EUR 135,000 for the project iTARG3T.

Leonidas Matsakas , Biochemical Process Engineering, received from FORMAS a grant within the Future Research Leaders annual call with a budget of SEK 2 993 406 for the project 'Tuned volatile fatty acids production from organic waste for biorefinery platforms (VFAbiorefinery)'.

Tobias Bauer, Ore geology, has received funding from the RTC with EUR 103,000 for the project Mindi - A shared 3D model of the mine and the ore body.

Nils Jansson, Ore geology, has received funding from SIG and Boliden with a total of SEK 4,418,990 for the project Textural and chemical characterization of sulphide minerals for improved beneficiation and exploration, Skellefte district, Sweden

Anna-Carin Larsson and Anuttam Patra, Chemistry of Interfaces, have been granted SEK 495,400 from "Brandforsk" for "Studies of environmentally friendly flame retardants for cellulose-based materials"

Annelie Hedström , Urban Water Engineering, has received funding of SEK 2,999,700 for the project Resource-efficient and coordinated maintenance and renewal of water pipes and streets from Formas

► 2018

Helene Österlund, Urban Water Engineering - Investigates microplasts in our cities. This project is funded by The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency with SEK 4,998,723

Fredrik Ljunggren, Engineering Acoustics, has been awarded 3 MKr for the project "Better housing environment in multi-family houses: Criteria for sound insulation that correspond to the living experience". The project is running
2019-21 and funder by Formas.

Christina Wanhainen, Ore geology, has received from Vinnova 500,000 SEK for projects Investigate the possibilities for an H2020 application with a strong Swedish participation

Tobias Kampmann, Ore Geology, has received from Vinnova funding of 1 455 000 SEK for a PhD Network in mining and exploration.

Lena Sundqvist Öqvist, Process Metallurgy, has been awarded 3 million for the project "Bio-carbon as a coke for reduced CO2 emissions in metal production" by the Research Council for Environment, Land Use and Urban Development (FORMAS). The project will run for three years starting January 1, 2019 and is conducted in cooperation with Swerim AB.

Fredrik Engström, Process Metallurgy, has received 2.1 million from Vinnova for the project "Slaggbildningsförlopp i LD genom innovativ kalkanvändning, slaggkontroll". The project runs 2018-20 and is conducted in cooperation with Swerim, SSAB, Mekinor.


Agatino Rizzo and Marcus Sandberg, have been awarded by Formas 3 million SEK for the project Ecodistricts

Agatino Rizzo and Marcus Sandberg, together with RISE SICS North, LTU SRT, Food print lab have been awarded by Vinnova 4.6 million SEK for the project DC Farming

Marcus Sandberg, Farshid Shadram, Thomas Olofsson, Sofia Lidelöw, Jani Mukkavaara and Shimantika Bhattacharjee, Construction Management and Building Technology, has been awarded 3MK for Formas for the project "Optimizing the life cycle energy in new and renovated buildings". The project runs 2019-21.

Faiz Ullah Shah, Chemistry of Interfaces, , has been awarded by the Swedish Research Council 3 600 000 for the projection of electrolytic electrolyte electrolytic electrodes

Jonas Hedlund, Chemical Engineering, has been awarded by the Swedish Research Council SEK 3,775,000 for the Desorption-limited Mass Transmission Project in Ultra-thin Zeolite Membrane

Paul Christakopoulos, Biochemical Process Engineering, has been awarded by the Swedish Research Council 3 564 000 SEK for the project Increased Microbial Electrode Synthesis of Chemicals from Carbon Dioxide via Bio-Manufacturing of Cathode Materials

Anna-Carin Larsson, Anuttam Patra, Chemistry of Interfaces and Christina Wanhainen, Ore Geology, have been awarded SEK 3 million by Formas for the project “Design of selective collectors to separate valuable minerals from flotation tailing waste”. The project is a continuation of a CAMM high risk project and is performed in collaboration with Boliden AB.

Christina Wanhainen and Glenn Bark, Ore Geology, have been awarded SEK 469 000 by Vinnova for the project “Nano-scale characterization of ore minerals for an optimized metal extraction process”.

Solar Urban Districts. This 3.5 mSEK project is awarded by Energimyndgheter and is in collaboration with Luleå Kommun, Luleå Energi, and ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development). Agatino Rizzo, Architecture

Jurate Kumpiene, Waste Technology, has been granted SEK 2,500,000 from SGI for the project Chemical Stabilization of Arsenic Contaminated Materials

Thorkild Rasmussen, Exploration Geophysics, has received SEK 7,879,000 from Sida for the project MSc and PhD Training in Mineral Resources Management.

Thorkild Rasmussen, Exploration Geophysics, has received a total of EUR 740 070 from EIT RawMaterials, where 2 other parties are included in projects MuVerDrone.

Jennie Sjöholm, LTU, and Anna Elmén Berg, Piteå Museum, have been awarded 670,000 kr from the Swedish National Heritage Board for the project "Heritagisation and structural change of urban environments"
 
Jennie Sjöholm has been granted a scholarship in conservation by the Swedish Institute of Rome for the project "Heritagisation processes in built environments"
 
Kristina Nilsson and Jennie Sjöholm work through SIRen, within the National Renovation Centre, with the project "Heritagisation processes in Luleå"

Agatino Rizzo and Marcus Sandberg got 3,5 million from the Swedish Energy Authority and other sponsors for the project Multifunctional Datacenter Districts for Attractive Cities (MIUC). The project is part of the newly established Cloudberry research centre.

Oleg Antzutkin and Faiz Ullah Shah, Chemistry of Interfaces, have been awarded from the SSF together with KTH and Stockholm University funds of SEK 34,781,218 for the project "REFIT" REduced Friction by Ionic Technology (2018-2022).

Oleg Antzutkin, Chemistry of Interfaces, has received funds from the Kemp Foundation's funds of 600,000 SEK for projects "Heteroleptic Orthoborate-based Ion Fluids for Non-Flammable Electrolytes" (2018-2019).

Thorkild Rasmussen, Exploration Geophysics, has received funding from the SGU of 1 252 624 SEK for the project Geophysical investigation of the Arvidsjaur volcanics and the Archean-Proterozoic boundary.

Tobias Kampmann, Ore geology, has received from Vinnova / EraMin funds of 1 010 000 kr for projects Reduction of Energy and Water consumption of mining Operations by fusion of sorting technologies LIBS and MEXRT.

Hussan Hamodi, Uday Kumar, Mustafa Aljumali, Operations and Maintenance, Anna Gustafson, Mining and Mountain Technics, from Vinnova have received funds of 8.5 MSEK for Project Improvement Data Quality for LCC prediction Using Cloud Computing.

Glenn Bark, Malmgeologi, has received funds from the ERA-MIN / Vinnova with SEK 2.63 million for the Gold Insight project: tracing gold-copper-zinc with advanced microanalysis.

► 2017

Ulrika Rova, Biochemical Process Engineering, has been granted funding from the Swedish Research Council for the 4 years project "Electricity-driven microbial symbiosis for the production of complex CO2-neutral chemicals (Electrosymbiosis)”.

Nils Jansson, Ore geologi, has received 2 760 000 SEK from Vinnova for the project Prospecting criteria for polymetallic sulfide mineralization and industrial carbonates. For the same project, funds of NOK 1 656 000 were also granted from Boliden Mineral AB and SEK 1 104 000 from Björka Mineral AB.

Biochemical Process Engineering has been granted funds from Vinnova to participate in the BioInnovation Program. The ForceUpValue project, with a budget of 7.7 MSEK, is a 3-year partnership with Marin Biogas, SLU, Sveaskog, Essum, Dyrka and LTU Business, with the aim of producing prebiotics from the cellulose rich outer layer of marine tunicates and cellulose from forest residues. The prebiotics will be used as health promoting ingredients for the use of humans and in aquacultures.

Jan Lundberg, Operation and Maintenance Engineering, has received 4 200 000 SEK from Vinnova for the project "R & D Contest for Digital Big Data Prediction of Manufacturing Deviations".

Inga Herrmann, Urban water Engineering - Microflora in the land-based wastewater treatment plants, 228 530 SEK (2017), 255 795 SEK (2018). The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management.

Tobias Bauer, Ore Geology, the EIT Raw Materials received approved funds with 1.89 million SEK to the project EnEx.

Tobias Bauer, Ore Geology, the EIT Raw Materials received approved funds with 1.685 million SEK to the project Visual3D.

Maria Viklander, VA technology, from Vinnova been granted funds by 110 million to projects VINNWATER, read more here.

Biochemical Process Engineering, has together with Marin Biogas AB been granted 4.7 million by the Swedish Energy Agency to develop processes for the production of bioethanol from sea squirts.

Pär Weihed, Ore Geology, has been granted funds of 1.274 million SEK from SGU to the project Structural vectoring of mineralized systems in northern Norrbotten.

Lars Stehn, Timber Structures, has from FORMAS been granted funds of 13 million SEK for the project Smart Built Environment "Research Platform" and the project "Valla Coach" 2.5 million SEK.

► 2016

Glenn Bark, Ore Geology, has from Boliden AB's foundation had awarded funding by 95 000 SEK to the project carbon coating - a critical step in sample preparation of geological and other solid specimens for scanning electron microscopy.

Joel Andersson, Ore Geology, has from Boliden AB's foundation had granted funds by 228 000 SEK for the project UAVs for safe and efficient data acquisition and model building.

Veronica Jägare Operations & Maintenance, has from Trafikverket been granted funds by 4 000 000 SEK / year for projects ePilot 2.0

Johan Odelius, Operations & Maintenance, the Interreg North had approved funds in 1300 000 SEK for the year 2017-2019 for projects Wirma.

Andrzej Cwirzen, Structural Engineering, has been granted 3 million SEK for a research project aiming to develop novel ecological cement produced from low quality clays / Formas.

Tobias Bauer, Ore Geology and Gustav Jansson, Construction Engineering and Management, has from Vinnova been granted SEK 1 000 000 for the project Virtual Reality Lab LTU.

Two new projects at Engineering Acoustics

  1. The Energy Agency: "Energy efficient fiber development via ultrasound controlled cavitation" 3.5 million SEK for the period 2016-2019
  2. Vinnova Sip-STIM: "Sustainable and energy-efficient leaching of metals by ultrasound controlled cavitation" 500 000 SEK 2016-2017 / Process Metallurgy

Operation and maintenance have received three pieces Vinnova projects approved under the program Infra Sweden 2030

  1. Underground pipelines and rail infrastructure - Amir Garmabaki 850 000 SEK
  2. Condition-based maintenance of infrastructure based on the IoT solutions - Christer Stenström 1 000 000 SEK
  3. Automatic detection of rail fortifications and track damage - Matti Rantatalo 500 000 SEK

Christer Stenström, Operation and Maintenance, has from the Swedish Transport Administration been granted funds by 980 000 SEK the project concepts and quality assured information for better effect relationships in the railways.

Nils Jansson at the Division of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering has been granted 200 000 SEK most digit Knut Berg Foundation n order to organize an international workshop

Annelie Hedström, sanitary engineering - space efficient stormwater treatment - Where? When? How? - 9,998,000 SEK / Formas

Godecke-Tobias Blecken, sanitary engineering - Dagvattenbiofilter: from standard solutions to advanced technology solutions tailored to svensla conditions - 9,578,000 SEK / Formas

Maria Viklander, sanitary engineering - * Anonymous sources *: Identification and characterization of sources of diffuse pollution spread with urban stormwater - 9,676,000 SEK / Formas

Weizhuo Lu, Construction Management - Reducing Pollutant Emissions from Construction: an International Research Project - 7,984,000 SEK / Formas

Jan Lundberg, Operation and Maintenance Engineering has from LTU Innovation received financial support with 300 000 SEK to confirm that his invention (friction and wear meter) works.

Lisa Dahlén
, Waste Science and Technology, has from the Educational Development Fund, LTU, been granted SEK 400 000 to the project "Transformative learning for sustainable development"

Glenn Bark, Ore Geology, has from the European Regional Development Fund had approved funds to 6,467,849 SEK to the project ARN - Alternative mineral commodities in northern Norrland.

The Biochemical Process Engineering group has been granted funds for:

  1. 3 000 000 SEK grant from Formas for the proposal: BIOcatalytic Carbon Capture and Conversion of steel flue gas to liquid hydrocarbons
  2. 400 000 SEK grant from Kempe foundation for the proposal: “Bark biorefinery through physicochemical pretreatment and fractionation for the valorization of ‘oleochemicals’ and the additional ‘active’ ingredients”.
  3. 2 715 000 SEK grant from the Swedish Energy Agency for the proposal: Organosolv Biomass Pretreatment for Flexible Fuel Production

► 2015

Günther Leonhardt, Urban Water Engineering, has from Formas been granted 3 000 000 SEK for the project "Assessment and modeling of green infrastructure for urban catchments"

Inga Herrmann, Urban Water Engineering, has from Formas been granted 3 000 000 SEK for the project "Small flexible drainage solutions: adaptation to a changing world"

Jurate Kumpiene, Waste Science and Technology, has from Formas recieved 3 000 000 to the project Sustainable management of arsenic contaminated materials.

Anders Lagerkvist, Waste Science and Technology, has by Mistra been granted funds of 4.8 million SEK to the project TOOLF - Too lean to burn, Too Fat To dump.

Thorkild Rasmussen, Exploration Geophysics, has from the Kempe Foundation received grant funds by SEK 850 000 and from Lab Fund SEK 700 000 to the Geophysical measuring equipment.

Anton Andersson and Asmaa El-Tawil, MiMeR, have the MII granted 94 000 SEK for the purchase of "Strength Measuring Equipment"

Bergsskolan in Filipstad has a project that will help companies in the steel and metal industry with development. The project has now been granted SEK 1.9 million in grants from the EU; s regional fund programs. Bergskolan is three years integrated in the Luleå University of Technology.

Maria Viklander, Urban Wate, has by Formas been granted 7,208,000 SEK for the project Sustainable snow management in urban environments - estimation and management of environmental damage

Günther Leonhardt, Urban Water, has by Formas been granted 7,444,000 SEK for the project Improved modeling of green infrastructure in the green river basins - the calibration, validation and uncertainty estimates

Behzad Ghodrati, Operation and maintenance, has from VINNOVA been granted SEK 500 000 SEK to the project "Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) for automated mining machines"

Helena Lidelöw, Timber Structures, has from the Swedish Energy Agency granted 2.5 million SEK to the project "Quantification and control of embedded energy in new buildings and renovation of industrial construction concept: an international research project between China and Sweden"

Christer Stenström, Operation and maintenance engineering, has from VINNOVA been granted 489 000 SEK to the project "Measuring the thickness of mill lining with ultrasound during operation"

Nils Jansson, Ore Geology, has been granted 105 500 SEK to organize an international workshop in Aggeneys, South Arika, by the Knutberg Foundation.

Bacterial Emissions from small sewage. Urban Water Engineering receive 284,600 kronor for 2015 and 264 606 SEK for 2016.

Phosphorus Traps - how long they work. Urban Water Engineering receive 199,100 kronor for 2015 and 296 150 SEK to 2016

Pär Weihed, Ore Geology, has from The Längmanska Fund for Entrepreneurship been granted funds by 500 000 SEK to the project "Establishing the Raw Matters Northern CLC"

Maria Magdalena Holmgren and Pär Weihed, Ore Geology, has been awarded funding of SEK 250 000 to the project "Establishing the Raw Matters Northern CLC" from The Luleå Municipality.

Peter Rosander and Charlotta Johansson, Traffic Engineering has from the Swedish Transport Administration received 293000 SEK for the project GRID, Ghost Driver Detection. In the project, the phenomenon of so-called "ghost drivers" to study and evaluate equipment that can warn and detecting such. Ghost driver is a driver that is running in the wrong direction of oncoming traffic. This is especially dangerous on the roads with separated lanes, such as highways and roads with wire rope barrier (median barrier).

Oleg Antzutkin, Chemistry of Interfaces, has from the Alzheimer's Fund been granted SEK 200,000 SEK for the project "Alzheimer's research on curcumin to GYK"

► 2014

Lena Alakangas, Applied Geology, has by Vinnova and Boliden granted 10,532,000 SEK for the project "Use of waste products for the prevention of sulphide oxidation in the tailings".

Lena Alakangas, Applied Geology, has by Vinnova granted 1,540,400 SEK for the project "Tools for sustainable gold mining in the EU (SUSMIN)"

Maria Viklander, Urban Water Engineering, has by Vinnova been granted 20 million SEK tfor the project Attract. Total budget for the project is just over 57.5 million SEK.

Oleg Antzutkin, Chemistry of Interfaces, has the Kempe Foundation granted SEK 1 200 000 and 1.215 million from the university lab fund, a total of 2.415 million SEK for additional equipment to the Bruker NMR spectrometer.

Godecke Blecken, Urban water engineering, has by Formas been awarded almost 6 million SEK for the project "Improving Green Roof performance in Demanding climates using the ecosystem mimicry concept." The project will run for three years starting in January 2015 and is an international project conducted in Sweden and Australia, in collaboration with the University of Melbourne.

Paul Christakopolous, Ulrika Rova (Biochemical Process Engineering) and Anders Ågren (Engineering Acoustics) has received funding from the Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet - for the project: Sound-driven biotechnology

Jonas Hedlund and Mattias Grahn has received funding from the Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet - for the project: Defect-free, stable and selective zeolite MFI catalysts

The Biochemical Process Engineering group, has been awarded 1 061 000 SEK grant from Formas - Skogsråvaror och biomassa för en biobaserad samhällsekonomi for the proposal: Biokemisk omvandling av polyestrar från skogsbaserad biomassa - effektiv vidareförädling av lignocellulosa till nya produkter i ett framtida bioraffinaderi

Kristina Nilsson, Architecture, has from Boverket been granted by 250,000 in grants for the project Sustainable development in PBL.

Inga Herrman, Sanitary Engineering, has by J. Gust. Richert Foundation been awarded 318,000 SEK in grants for the project engineer for small drainage: a comparative study.

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering have been granted 2 new large projects within the SIP STRIM:

Improved resource efficiency through dynamic loading control  (Håkan Schunnesson och Anna Gustafson) , 4-year project 2014-2018 in collaboration with Boliden, ABB, RTC, Agio

Development of a new methodology for evaluating rock support performance in seismically active mines (Erling Nordlund, Savka Dineva and Ping Zhang), 3 –year project 2014-2017  in collaboration with Boliden, LKAB, Lundin Mining

Bergsskolan Filipstad receive 300,000 SEK by the Vargö Foundation. The money will be used for both technical equipment and to hire a researcher and lecturer in metallurgy.

Lale Andreas, Waste Science and Technology, has from Uddeholm AB and Hagfors municipality had approved funds with 3 374 000 SEK to the project "Monitoring the final covering Holke bog"

Professor Maria Viklander, Sanitary Engineering, has by Vinnova granted 10 million SEK in grants for the project Green Nano - Innovative water management. The project is expected to last until the fall of 2016 and has a total budget of about 21 million SEK.

Ramin Karim, Operation and maintenance of Vinnova granted 2,065,732 SEK in grants for the project "Context-Based Decision Support for operational aviation maintenance"

Biochemical and Chemical Process Engineering has received the following grants from the Kempe Foundations: 450 000 SEK for the project Biobased arginin manufactoring and 2 750 000 SEK to equipment to establish a Biorefinery lab.

Godecke Blecken, Sanitary Engineering, has by The Research Council of Norrbotten been granted 3 million SEK for the project "Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities".

Sabine Mayer, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, has by Vinnova been granted 1 000 000 SEK for the project "Strategic Platform".

Kristina L Nilsson, Architecture, has of Transport Administration been granted 400,000 SEK the project Natural and cultural values ​​in early planning.

Paul Christakopoulos, Biochemical and Chemical Process Engineering, the Energy Authority granted 3.928 million SEK for the project "New oxidative biocatalysts for efficient conversion of lignocellulose to ethanol and new products"

Faiz Ullah Shah, has from Norrbotten Research Council been granted 3 000 000 SEK for research over 3 years, from 2014 to 2016: "Carbon dioxide capture and storage using ionic liquids".

► 2013

Ulf Arne Girhammar, Timber Structures, has by The County Administrative Board of Norrbotten recieved 3 250 000 SEK for the project "Multi-storey buildings of wood - Design and engineering application Part 2" and 450 000 SEK from Region Västerbotten project "Advanced wooden building - Stakeholder collaboration and coordinated technology development"

Björn Ekelund, Architecture, has by Energimyndigheten been granted 570,000 SEK for the project Climate friendly and attractive transport nodes.

Glenn Berggård, Traffic Engineering, has of Transport Administration granted 690,000 SEK in grants for the project Consumer tests of shoes and slip resistance as well as of the EU (Interreg) granted 255,000 SEK for the project of Real Estate in the north.

Maria Viklander, Sanitary Engineering, has the Lab Fund been granted 1.2 million SEK for equipment purchases.

Pär Weihed, Ore Geology, has from Vinnova been awarded funding by 7 250 000 to the project "Swedish Mining and Metal Producing Industry Research and Innovation Programme 2013-2016"

Pär Weihed, Ore Geology, has from Vinnova been awarded funding by 695 000 to the project "Bridging Finance SIO STRIM"

Jonas Hedlund, Chemical technology, has by Formas been granted 3.013.000 SEK to the project: "Zeolite membranes for efficient purification of biogas"

Ulf Wickstrom, Steel Structures, has by Formas been granted 3.487.000$ for the project "Structural fire design of timber structures subjected to natural fires"

Oleg Antzutkin, Chemistry of Interfaces, has by The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, KAW, been granted 5,844,000 SEK to project "Ionic Liquids - lubricants enabling advanced performance, the I-LEAP"

Faiz Ullah Shah, has received funding for the project: Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Using Functionalized Ionic Liquids. Renewable Energy at the University. Amount: 450 thousand



Oleg Antzutkin, Chemistry of Interfaces, the Swedish Research Council granted 3.4 million SEK to the project "New green orthoborate as" Super "-lubricating, metal extracting and separating carbon dioxide fluids"

Fredrik Ljunggren, Applied Acoustics, has by Formas granted 4,673,000 $ to the project "New, improved building technology criteria for sound isolation"

Kristina L Nilsson, Architecture, has by Formas granted 2,928,000 SEK to the project ”Stadens kulturmiljöer – Heritagisation i stadsomvanlingsprocesser”

Maria Viklander, Sanitary Engineering, has the Swedish Water Development and a number of municipalities received a total of 9 000 000 SEK for the "Dag&Nät”.

Tobias Bauer
, Ore Geology, has from Vinnova has been granted 4 700 000 SEK for the project "Multiscale four-dimensional geological modeling of Gällivare area"

Tobias Bauer, Ore Geology, has from Boliden Mineral AB has been granted 2,374,000 SEK for the project "Multiscale four-dimensional geological modeling of Gällivare

Ramin Karim, Operation and Maintenance Engineering, has received funding for research in 'eMaintenance Solutions for Precise Maintenance' from Vinnova of 1 460 000 and 1 480 000 SEK from industrial partners.

Ramin Karim, Operation and Maintenance Engineering, has received funding for research in 'Proactive Maintenance' from ProcessIT Innovations on 350 000 SEK and corresponding to 750 000 SEK from Komatsu Forest.

CompLab, Division of Structural and Construction Engineering, structural engineering and production, has FMV granted 1,972,000 SEK for the project "Strength testing Kb 5 '.

Paul Christakopoulos, Biochemical and Chemical Process Engineering. Title: OPTIBIOCAT: Optimized esterase biocatalysts for cost-effective industrial production Funding source: EC-7 th Framework Programme for Research Call: FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage Total budget: 62.796.121 SEK LTUs part: 6.700.000 SEK

Kristina L Nilsson, Architecture, has the HLRC granted 3,580,000 SEK in grants for the project "Architecture for attractive sustainable living in urban and housing"

Maria Ask, Division of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, has been granted by SKB 495 000 SEK in contributions on "Preparing for the seismic mapping of Pärvie geometry at depth"

Maria Ask, Division of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, has received a 1.7 MNOK in order to participate in the project "Neotectonics in Nordland - Implications for Petroleum Exploration" . The project has a total budget of NOK 21 million and will run from 2013 to 2016. It is managed by Norges Geologiske undersøkelse and funded by the Norwegian Research Council and 10 partners from Norwegian petroleum industry.

Charlotta Johansson, Architecture, has the EU (7-Ram) granted to about 850 000 in grants for the project "VRUITS". The project involves 12 partners from 9 European countries and has a total budget of about 36 million.

Helen Galfi, Sanitary Engineering, has by Åke and Greta Lissheds Foundation granted SEK 100 000 in grants for the project "Uncertainties related to indicator bacteria sampling techniques in stormwater runoff"

Helen Galfi, Sanitary Engineering, has the RJ Richert Foundation granted SEK 300 000
in grants for the project "Uncertainties related to indicator bacteria sampling techniques in stormwater runoff."

Kristina Nilsson, Architecture, has the EU (Interreg) granted a total of 335 000 SEK in contribution to the project "Health on thin ice." The project has a budget of about 820 000 and includes partners from university and Oulu University.

Pär Weihed, Ore Geology, from Vinnova has been awarded funding by 1 000 000 SEK to the project "EIT Raw Materials Lab Part II"

Pär Weihed, Ore Geology, has from the Nordic Council of Ministers had approved funds of DKK 8 million to the project "NordMin projects midler"

Pär Weihed, Ore Geology, has from the Nordic Council of Ministers had approved funds of DKK 2 million to the project "NordMin project management"

Pär Weihed, Ore Geology, has the Chancellor been awarded funding by 200 000 SEK under the 'Contribution to the coordination of large requests "to EIT Raw Materials Labs

Ramin Karim, Department for operation, maintenance and acoustics, has been granted 8.6 million SEK from LKAB for research in eMaintenance.

Maria Viklander, Urban water, has the Swedish Water Company granted 199,240 SEK in contribution to the project "Knowledge Compilation - From rain to the recipient"

Maria Viklander, Urban Water, by Vinnova has granted SEK 500 000 in grants for the project "Green Nano - Innovative water treatment"

Godecke Blecken, Urban Water, has theSvenskt Vatten AB been granted 199,240 SEK in contribution to the project "Knowledge Compilation - discrete water treatment"

Pär Weihed, Ore Geology, has from The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU), had approved funds with 1 000 000 DKK to Nordic Master Programme 2012.

Pär Weihed, Ore Geology, has from Vinnova been awarded funding by 750 000 to the project "EIT Raw Materials Lab".

Jurate Kumpiene, researchers in waste science and technology, has by the Foundation for Strategic Research been awarded 729 000 SEK for the project "Integrateding waste management into soil remediation". The project is a collaboration with Ragnsells.

Kristina L Nilsson, Architecture, has the Swedish Energy Agency and HLRC granted a total of 2,732,000 SEK in contribution to the project "Smart energy efficiency of historic buildings in a cold climate."

Godecke Blecken, Urban Water, has the Norrbotten Research Fund been awarded 400 000 SEK in grants for the project "Green roofs: an opportunity for sustainable buildings in cold climates!?".

Charlotta Johansson, Traffic Engineering, has by Länsförsäkringsbolagens research fund been awarded a 622,000 SEK grant for the project "Cyclists road safety".

► 2012

GeoInfrastructure - a joint venture between the Swedish Transport Administration and Formas. Sven Knutsson was granted 6.1 million SEK for OPTIMASS.

Oleg Antzutkin, Division of Sustainable Process Engineering, has been awarded 3,018,000 SEK by Formas project Titan-based ion-exchangers for water

Mats Emborg, Division of Structural and Construction Engineering, have been granted 3.45 million SEK by Formas project Rheology of fine particles and compaction of coarse particles as a base for innovative optimization of concrete.

Thomas Olofsson, Division of Structural and Construction Engineering, have been granted 3.15 million SEK by Formas project Project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in industrial construction

Mary Ask, Division of Mining and Geotechnical Engineering, has been awarded 2,538,000 SEK by Formas project TRransparant Underground Infrastructure (TRUST) - Management

Anneli Hedstrom, Sanitary Engineering, get over 5 million SEK over four years for the project "Renovation of aging sewer networks - Improves the environment and health, or waste of money?" The project comes from Research and development for young researchers.

Glenn Berggård researching the anti-slip devices for shoes has been commissioned to investigate whether standardized test methods can be developed. Client: The SwedishTransport Administration.

The Departments of Civil, Environmental and Natural resources engineering, Engineering Sciences and Mathematics and Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences have together been allocated 10 million SEK for the research project Attract. Commercial products related to cold climates and urban transformation in Kiruna and Gällivare be developed within the project financed by VINNOVA.

Professor Bo Björkman get three million SEK from MISTRA for a project in which researchers from Luleå and Umeå together to develop the use of residues from the steel industry in the manufacture of cement. The project is led by the University of Umeå. The total project budget is 9.1 million of which 6.4 million come from Mistra. Partners from industry, Cementa AB, and SSAB Merox.

Ramin Karim , Operation, Maintenance and Acoustics granted 5 275 000SEK for establishing eMaintenance LAB in Kiruna.

Ramin Karim, Operation, Maintenance and Acoustics, has been granted € 580,000 under FP7.FoF.NMP for research in eMaintenance. The total project budget is: 4 800 000 €.

Ramin Karim, Operation, Maintenance and Acoustics, in collaboration with ProcessIT Innovations has received funding from Vinnova (in the Challenge Driven Innovation) for the development of an innovative industrial platform for eMaintenance. The total project budget is around 15 000 000SEK which Vinnova support lies at 7000 000SEK.

Senior Lecturer  Helena Johnsson , Division of Structural and Construction Engineering, is granted 1 370 000 SEK from Formas research for the "Platform Organization of the renovation process." The money is part of a 33-million investment in research focused on sustainable refurbishment, renovation and renewal of buildings from 1950-1975.

Godecke Blecken, Urban Water, has by the foundation Ake and Gretel Lisshed been granted SEK 50 000 for the project "Green roofs: an opportunity for sustainable buildings in Sweden's cold climate" and the Swedish Institute awarded 399 800 SEK in grants for the project "Stormwater Quality: Opportunities and risks of decreased recipient and adaptation to a changing climate."

Godecke Blecken, Urban water, the foundation of JG Richert awarded SEK 200 000 in grants for the project "Green roofs: an opportunity for sustainable buildings in Sweden's cold climate".

Kristina L Nilsson, Architecture, has by the Swedish Transport Administration been granted 1 816 000 SEK for the funding of PhD project "Innovative planning and decision making over the country / region / county boundaries for a functional transport system." The project runs from 2012-2015.

Ann Bäckstrom, Division of Mining and Geotechnical Engineering , has by the SGU has been granted 245 000 SEK for the project Constraining the paleo-stress state of the Pärvi fault.

Christina Wanhainen and Glenn Bark, Ore geology, has by Region Västerbotten been granted 300 000 SEK for the research project "Micro-analytical exploration".

Thomas Olofsson, Construction Engineeering, has together with the NCC been granted 1 million SEK from the Swedish Construction Industry Development Fund (SBUF) for the research project entitled "Inspection Data and deviations - untapped resources in continuous improvement"

Lucia Dobrucka, Architecture, has been granted by Formas a travel allowance of SEK 21 000 for participating in Aesop's annual conference in July.

Godecke Blecken, City Water, has been granted SEK 50 000 by The Transport Administration (Nordic Vägforum) in scholarship to the implementation of field trials in the project "Long term performance of permeable road surfaces."

Thomas Olofsson, Construction Management, has the SBUF granted 1 000 000 SEK for the project entitled "Inspection Data and deviations - untapped resources in continuous improvement."

Oleg Antzutkin, IMP, has from the Kempe Foundation been granted 500 000 SEK to the purchase of NMR probes.

Josefine Enman, IMP, has from the the Kempe Foundation been granted SEK 1 500 000 for equipment HPLC system / mass spectrometer and Anaerobic.

Savka Dineva, GEO, has from HLRC been granted 6 million SEK for the project "Analysis of the Mining induced sismicity at Kiirunavaara mine".

Within the project Innovative technologies and concepts for the sustainable and intelligent deep mine of the future (I2Mine), Jenny Greberg, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, have been granted 6.623 million SEK for the work in WP2 and Erling Nordlund, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 7.433 million SEK for the work in WP3. The project runs until November 2015 and is funded by the EU's 7th framework program.

Technical Acoustics, in collaboration with Volvo Cars received funding from Vinnova / FFI (Automotive Research & Innovation) at 7 million to the subject over four years. The theme is "3D Design and placement of information and warning sounds for added safety and comfort and strengthening of the brand."

Bjorn Öhlander has beengranted 3.8 million SEK for the study of stabilization of sulphide tailings with green liquor from the paper industry. A common solution for the two waste problems.

Hanumantha Rao, IMP, is the Vice-Chancellor had approved funds of SEK 200 000 according to "Grants for the Coordination of major applications" INTERFACES

Ulrika Rova, IMP, is the Vice-Chancellor had approved funds of SEK 200 000 according to "Grants for the Coordination of major applications" DocBioEnergy

Kristina Nilsson, AVA, has the President been awarded funding of SEK 100 000 according to "Grants for the Coordination of major applications' Synergy Strategies in the development of mine sites

Pär Weihed , Ore Geology, from SGU has been allocated funding of 1 100 000 to the project "Structural evolution, hydrothermal alteration and Tectonic setting of the Falun base metal and gold deposits, Bergslagen region, Sweden."

Pär Weihed , Ore Geology, has the President been awarded funding to 350 000 according to "Grants for the Coordination of major applications" to the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

Maria Ask, GVM, has from the Council received 1 667 000 SKR for the project "Infrastructure for cap rock studies'

Maria Ask, GVM, has from SGU received 245 000 SKR for the project "Constraining the paleo-stress state of the Pärvie fault"

Maria Ask, GVM, is from HLRC received 399 000 SKR for the project "Rheology of seismically active faults - LKAB knowledge building"

Bo Björkman, Process Metallurgy - 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.

Lisa Dahlén, Waste Technology, has been granted 205 000 SEK from LKAB's Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Education at the university. The appropriation will be used for enhanced recruitment of students to the Natural Resource Technology, focusing ores, minerals, environment and water.

Annelie Hedström and Inga Herrmann,  City water, is of Norrbotten Research Council granted 350 000 SEK in contribution to the project "Phosphorus Filters for small drainage: towards better design and safer operation."

2011

Christian Maurice, Luleå University of Technology, the SEK 175 000 for research into better technology to reduce environmental impacts of mining waste into lakes. It is Sweden's Engineers, which awarded this year's environment awards totaling 1.6 million. Nine research teams and 22 students from Luleå to Lund got to share the 1.6 million SEK.

Pär Weihed, Ore Geology, has by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs beebn approved funds of SEK 250 000 for a feasibility study of the prerequisite for establishing a Nordic master in ore geology and exploration techniques.

Mary Viklander, sanitary engineering, has been grantedwith 1.749 million SEK for the project "Clean Water" from Vinnova.

Mary Viklander, sanitary engineering from Vinnova has been awarded funding by about 750 000 SEK, for the project "Attract".

Formas is investing in ALICE - Attractive Living in Cold Climate

Formas handing out 200 million to strong research groups in the country. Of the 92 applications received were granted eight groups of 25 million each. ALICE is one of those.

Luleå Railway Research Center - JVTC has received 40 million SEK from Trafikverket - the Swedish Transport Administration for research and Innovation.

Jurate Kumpiene, Waste Science and Technology, has been granted by Formas medium with 3.585 million SEK to the project "Sequential treatment of mixed contaminated soil".

Lale Andreas, Waste Technologies, has from Formas been awarded funding by 52 000 SEK to the involvement of the international conference on waste and landfill technology research in Cagliari, Sardinia, October 2011.

Lisa Dahlén, Waste Science and Technology, has from Plastkretsen AB's foundation had awarded funding to 250 000 SEKto the project "Recycling of plastics from household step 2".

Maria Viklander, Water resources engineering, has from the Swedish Water Company had allocated funds to 4.5 million SEK to the project Cluster Nord - Thematic stormwater.

Jan Lundberg, operation, maintenance and acoustics of the Transport Administration granted 10 million SEK in grants for the project "Functional design of the switches" in collaboration with Chalmers.

Maria Viklander, the city water system, has from the Foundation Länsförsäkringsbolagens Research Foundation had approved funds of 1 900 000 to the project "Water Diversion for a safe built environment ".

Godecke-Tobias Blecken, the city water system, has been awarded funding from Formas to 4.875 million SEK to the project "Innovative biofilters for stormwater, to overcome barriers to increased implementation".

Thomas Olofsson, Construction Engineering, has the SBUF granted 985 000 SEK to the project 'Success factors for large construction projects - a multiple case study of factors related to the organization and management ".

Charlotta Johansson, Architecture and Infrastructure, is the Transport Administration granted 183 930 SEK to the project "Illuminated Winter".

Peter Rosander and Charlotta Johansson, Traffic Engineering, is the Transport Administration received 183 930 - for participating in the project "Lighted Winter". The project will carry out an experiment with light signs of plow trucks with a view to improving road safety and the level of information to road users in winter. The tests will be conducted in Jönköping and Hudiksvall on roads with double lanes in the same direction.