From left: Kai Yang, Anna-Karin Norberg, Dan Johansson, Magnus Fredriksson. Missing is Tommy Vikberg

Nordea Norrlandsstiftelses travel grant 2011

Published: 7 November 2011

Nordeas Norrlandsstiftelse established in 1999 an annual travel grant of SEK 50,000 for graduate students at LTU Skellefteå. The scholarship will be used for study/research outside of Sweden and the purpose is to promote scientific research aimed for developing entrepreneurship in the region.

The travel grant was presented by Anna-Karin Norberg, Nordea.

This year, four PhD students at LTU Skellefteå has received the travel grant, and they are:

Dan Johansson, PhD Mobile and Pervasive Computing

Travel grant: 15 000 SEK

Travel grant for a conference in Germany to present a prototype that shows how an ongoing video conference can be moved from a desktop computer to a mobile phone just by pressing a button. The prototype was developed in collaboration with the local IT company Data Ductus AB.

Magnus Fredriksson, PhD Wood Science and Technology

Travel grant: 10 000 SEK

Travel Grants to attend an IUFRO conference in Portugal, presenting a method for predicting the branch structure of the sawmilling logs from radiographs. The research is part of a project funded by WoodCenter North, which aims to increase the raw material utilization in the Swedish wood industry.

Kai Yang, PhD Electrical Power

Travel grant: 15 000 SEK

Travel grant to attend the IEEE Conference "Power & Energy Society General Meeting" in the United States. The research presented is a comparison of measured harmonics in four wind farms. Measurements have been made in collaboration with Skellefteå Kraft and Piteå Energi.

Tommy Vikberg (SP Wood Technology), Industrial Wood Physics

Travel grant: 10 000 SEK

Travel grant to attend the 12th International Wood drying conference, IUFRO in Brazil and to present  how the accuracy of moisture measurement can be improved, which increases the saw benefit and leads to significant savings and increased profitability for the sawmills. The project is financed by VINNOVA's  research programme for Forest and Wood.

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