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Major grants to Biomedical Engineering researchers
Ten researchers within the profile area Engineering Health at the Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, receives grants from the Swedish Research Council (VR), FORMAS, Stiftelsen för Bistånd, and the Future Innovation Award.
One person’s workplace, another’s home
How long does it take to comfort someone? Does an egg need to be fried rather than boiled? Lund University Magazine (LUM) invited home care researchers from the School of Social Work and the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) for a conversation. They are meeting for the first time; their discussions cover stress, responsibility and participation. Their [...]
Increase in forest fires may damage the crucial ozone layer
All particles that reach the atmosphere cause different chemical reactions. Particles come partly from natural sources such as volcanic eruptions and forest fires, and partly from pollution and emissions. Aerosol researcher Johan Friberg studies particles at high altitudes. He fears that the global increase in forest fires could have a significant [...]
The Nobel Prize in Physics in 2023 awarded to Anne L’Huillier
Professor Anne L’Huillier, Atomic Physics at LTH, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2023, jointly with Pierre Agostini and Ferenc Krausz for their experiments, which have given humanity new tools for exploring the world of electrons inside atoms and molecules.
Understanding the behaviour of light and matter - key to future technologies
If we can understand how and why light and matter behave as they do, we are one step closer to solving some of the most fundamental problems in physics. Finding the answers to these questions drives Ville Maisi, Associate Professor of Solid States Physics at NanoLund.
Research trip in the Arctic was followed by polar bears
Ice sheets, snow and the ocean as far as the eye can see. No shipping vessels or people in sight, and only polar bears for company. The icebreaker Oden sails between Svalbard and Greenland, and this spring, doctoral student Lovisa Nilsson joined the ship to study the transition from winter to summer in the Arctic, and how soot affects the melting [...]
New method offers hope of fewer fractures
Around one thousand Swedes could be spared from a hip fracture each year if a new method to identify the risk of osteoporotic fractures were to be introduced in healthcare. This is the view of the researchers at Lund University’s Faculty of Engineering (LTH) who are behind a new 3D-simulation method. The results were recently published in the [...]
Cutting edge transistors for semiconductors of the future
Transistors that can change properties are important elements in the development of tomorrow’s semiconductors. With standard transistors approaching the limit for how small they can be, having more functions on the same number of units becomes increasingly important in enabling the development of small, energy-efficient circuits for improved memory [...]
Electrotherapy without surgery
NanoLundians Roger Olsson, professor of chemical biology and therapeutics, and Martin Hjort, researcher in chemical biology and therapeutics, have together with researchers at Gothenburg University successfully developed temporary, organic electrodes that can be seamlessly integrated into biological systems. The method, now published in Nature [...]
Making it big with nano-crafting
A lab where you can “craft” new materials on the atomic level, bringing together cross-disciplinary scientists to produce nanomaterials and semiconductor components. A neighborhood with major research infrastructures, complementary to each other. And most important: an open environment where academia, industry, and society can meet and collaborate, [...]