Annika Olsson and Kimberly Dick Thelander have been inducted to the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences
The Dean of LTH Annika Olsson and Professor Kimberly Dick Thelander have been inducted as new Fellows of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, together with other prominent researchers and experts in the private and public sectors.
– Published 20 December 2022
The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, abbreviated IVA, is an independent royal academy, “...to promote engineering and economic sciences and the advancement of business and industry for the benefit of society.” The Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences is the world's oldest engineering academy, founded by King Gustaf V in 1919.
Annika Olsson, Professor of Packaging Logistics and Dean of LTH, have been inducted to the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences' Education and Research Policy division.
Kimberly Dick Thelander, Professor of Materials Science, have been inducted to the Chemical Engineering division of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences has 1300 inducted Swedish and foreign Fellows. They are decision-makers, specialists and researchers from industry, academia and government. H.M. The King is the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences' highest patron and actively participates in the Academy's activities. The Academy’s 12 divisions nominate new Fellows. The inductees are then selected by the Assembly of the Academy, IVA’s highest decision-making body.
The approximately 1000 Swedish Fellows are divided into twelve divisions. These divisions monitor and influence important issues in their field, for example by organising seminars on current issues. The members are also active in the Academy's programme councils and projects and participate in the work on the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences' consultation responses in their specialist areas.