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Two young LiU physicists receive grants

Encouragement in the form of MSEK 3 is forthcoming for two up-and-coming researchers with LiU as their alma mater.

The donor, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) has selected recipients of the 2007 Ingvar Carlsson Awards, a fund named after the former Swedish prime minister and first SSF chairman. The thought behind these awards is to make it possible for promising young researchers to establish a research setting in Sweden.

From 38 Swedish candidates with international post-doc experience, eleven were chosen as this year's recipients. Johanna Rosén, (thin film physics) and Peter Nilsson (biomolecular and organic electronics) plan to return to their home campus later this year.

Johanna has spent two years at the University of Sydney in Australia. Her research focus is on new coatings for multifunctional ceramics material, an area with a substantial industrial potential.

During the past year, Peter Nilsson has held a position of postdoc researcher at the University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland.

"I have had the honor to work under Professor Adriano Aguzzi, who is internationally renowned in prion research. This has made it possible for me to apply my methods for using molecular probes in a completely new way," says Peter Nilsson.

The Ingvar Carlsson Awards are earmarked with MSEK 2.95 going to research endeavors and SEK 50 000 for personal use. In addition, SSF has set aside SEK 60 000 for a program in leadership training which will be attended by all eleven award winners.


2007-08-13




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