ABB, NKT, and Hitachi Energy Companies Exclusive Visit

Ph.D. Chapter is proud to organize an exclusive visit from ABB, NKT, and Hitachi Energy Companies in Västerås for a limited number of Ph.D. students on September 26, 2022 full-day (09:00-19:00). We will start our journey toward Västerås from KTH main campus at 09:00 and will be back to KTH main campus at 19:00.

Join us for a whole day of interesting presentations and discussions, site and production lines visit, and mingle with these companies’ employees.

ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, motion, process automation and robotics & discrete automation portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. ABB’s success is based on a long history of technical leadership stretching back more than 130 years and driven forward by around 105,000 skilled employees in more than 100 countries. Corporate Research in Västerås is one of ABB’s largest research center in the world. Here, 100 innovative researchers and engineers of ~25 nationalities work with long-term research and development in ABB’s cutting-edge areas, with an emphasis on robotics, electric motor systems, electrical apparatus and automation technology. The investment in research and development in Sweden is high and a priority area within the ABB Group.
This is ABB: Welcome to Progress — ABB Group (global.abb)

NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology and takes centre stage as the world moves towards green energy. NKT designs, manufactures and installs low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions enabling sustainable energy transmission. Since 1891, NKT has innovated the power cable technology building the infrastructure for the first light bulbs to the megawatts created by renewable energy today. NKT is headquartered in Denmark and employs 3,900 people. NKT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and realised a revenue of EUR 1.8 billion in 2021.
This is NKT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxblX1lkMJA

Hitachi Energy (HE) is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36000 people in 90 countries. The business serves utility, industry and infrastructure customers across the value chain, and emerging areas like sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy storage and data centers. Innovation is at the heart of Hitachi Energy and our research centers are the backbone. The Hitachi Energy Research center in Sweden is located in Västerås, one hour west of Stockholm. With our wide scientific/technical expertise together with our extensive lab infrastructure we drive innovation for Hitachi Energy next-next products. The center includes an extensive simulation and experimental laboratory infrastructure with 13 labs for a total footprint of 3700m2, providing a full-scale platform for power electronics, multi-physics, high-voltage testing and digital technologies.
This is Hitachi Energy: https://youtu.be/X3TFu6wNRFE


This event will be limited to 54 visitors, if you want to join this visit – make sure to RSVP through the following link

https://forms.gle/iyb44YP7ANhF7BpT7

The last day to register your interest to join us is Friday, September 9, 2022

There would be a selection phase after the end of the registration. Depending on the number of RSVP registrations, 54 visitors will be selected. After that, final visitors will receive private invitation letters with further information (including a detailed schedule and other relevant information) on their email addresses. Once you receive a formal private invitation letter at your email address, you are more than welcome to join us for this amazing event. Please register for this event only if you can attend it in person, those who are not sure if they can make it should mention this in the registration form.

It is worth mentioning that lunch, fika, and transportation are provided by companies and PhD Chapter. Thus, participants do not need to worry about these issues.

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Supervisor of the Year 2021

We are delighted to bring you the result of the 2021 Supervisor of the Year Award! As you probably already know, this is an award that the PhD Chapter of THS launched for the first time in the academic year 2020, in order to highlight exemplary supervision practices in Third Cycle Education at KTH. This year, we had the second edition of this award.

Overall, we received 55 nominations. An independent jury of PhD students, in which all five schools were represented, finished two rounds of evaluating the nominations.
The winner of the 2021 edition of the Supervisor of the year award, is… Rafael Eduardo Guedez Mata!

Rafael Eduardo Guedez Mata works in the division of heat and power technology and has exemplified tremendous commitment as a supervisor of his doctoral students.
He was awarded a diploma and a trophy that had his name inscribed beside the name of the previous winner. This trophy will be passed on from one winner to the next.

Given the large pool of incredible candidates, it was, without doubt, a difficult task to select just one winner. We would like to stress our gratitude for the outstanding dedication of all nominees for their doctoral students, and, not less importantly, for the students that nominated their supervisors! They are all winners.

Thank you for staying tuned and helping us improve doctoral education!

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PhD Chapter Meeting – June 13th, 2022

The PhD Chapter board welcomes the members of the PhD Chapter to the Fourth Chapter Meeting of the operational year 2021/2022, which will take place on Monday 13th of June 2022 at 17:00, at the PhD Chapter Hall “T-Centralen” at Drottning Kristinas väg 29. Here you can find the summon. Here is the agenda.

Please fill out this registration form if would like to attend the meeting. In Order to have food, please sign up no later than June 8th 2022, see more info in the registration form.

The Chapter Meeting will be focused on the Elections and by-elections of the PhD Chapter Board and Functionaries.

All doctoral students are welcome to join the Chapter Meeting, but note that you must be a PhD Chapter Member (that is, a doctoral student and paid member of THS, the KTH Student Union) in order to have voting rights during the meeting.  We will send a reminder email to all registered participants.

If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else to Board or Functionary positions, please fill in this KTH form at the latest Thursday 2nd of June 2022.

For Board positions (for description click here), the following positions have mandate January-December 2022:

  • Vice Chairperson (vacant)
  • Treasurer
  • Council Coordinator (vacant)
  • Business Manager (vacant)
  • Communication Manager

while the following positions have mandate July 2022-June 2023:

  • Chairperson (open)
  • Education Manager (open)
  • Events Manager (open)
  • Webmaster (open)

Moreover, the following PhD Chapter Functionary positions are open for election or by-election:

  • Head of Women’s Doctoral Committee (WOP) (1 position)
  • Master of Ceremonies (1 position)
  • Nominating Committee (2 positions)
  • Standard Bearers (2 positions)
  • Auditors (2 positions)

Motions to be presented at the Chapter Meeting may be submitted to board@dr.kth.se until 6th of June 2022. The meeting agenda will be posted here at least four working days before the meeting.

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Resolution Games Company Exclusive Visit

Ph.D. Chapter is proud to organize an exclusive visit from Resolution Games Company in Stockholm for a limited number of Ph.D. students on May 17, 2022 afternoon (15:30-19:30). 

Join us for an afternoon of interesting presentations and discussions, some VR gaming, and an after-work mingle with Resolution employees. We’re looking forward to meeting you and getting to know each other at the company!

Resolution Games is a games studio based in Stockholm and led by some of the top minds in the industry, forging a world-class catalog of titles that brings players into the richest VR and AR worlds possible. 

At Resolution Games, they’ve set out to create one of the most diverse, high-quality games catalogs in the industry that includes something for everyone.

As one of the first studios dedicated solely to creating experiences for VR and AR, their titles rank among the top-rated and most downloaded games in the space.

Here you can find a presentation video of their company “This is Resolution”.

This event will be limited to 30 visitors, if you want to join this company visit – make sure to RSVP through the following link

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8toZ6RZGepM6hOu_ZEaA_7Zi1yFon13XTmWTDQH313adIow/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

There would be a selection phase after the end of the registration. Depending on the number of RSVP registration, 30 visitors will be selected based on their field of study. After that, final visitors will receive private invitation letters with further information (including a detailed schedule and the venue) on their email addresses. Once you receive a formal private invitation letter at your email address, you are more than welcome to join us for this amazing event.

The last day to register your interest to join us is April 29, 2022

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PhD Chapter Meeting – April 26th, 2022

The PhD Chapter board welcomes the members of the PhD Chapter to the third Chapter Meeting of the operational year 2021/2022, which will take place on Tuesday 26th of April 2022 at 17:17, at the PhD Chapter Hall “T-Centralen” at Drottning Kristinas väg 29. Here you can find the summon.

Please fill out this registration form if would like to attend the meeting. In Order to have food, please sign up no later than April 21st 2022, see more info in the registration form.

The Chapter Meeting will be focused on the PhD Chapter budget discussion, chapter board and school council’s activity reports. Motions to be presented at the Chapter meeting may be submitted to board@dr.kth.se by April 18th, 2022.

The meeting agenda will be posted here at least four working days prior to the meeting. All doctoral students are welcome to join the Chapter Meeting, but note that you must be a PhD Chapter Member (that is, a doctoral student and paid member of THS, the KTH Student Union) in order to have voting rights during the meeting.  We will send a reminder email to all registered participants.

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