Fortum Heat Best PhD Poster Award 2017


Are you a KTH Ph.D. student with interests relating to energy? Do you want feedback on the way you communicate your research to a broader audience? Here is a chance to win an award by participating in the poster session of the Energy Dialogue 24 November 2017.

On 24 November KTH Energy Platform arranges its annual conference Energy Dialogue and hosts a competition for KTH Ph.D. students to select the most communicative poster.

The 1st prize is a travel grant of 15 000 kr sponsored by Fortum Heat an opportunity to pitch a research idea to relevant executives within the Fortum group. Also, the winner will receive a 3-hour individual rhetoric coaching session with professional expertise at KTH Language and Communication.

It is a great opportunity for Ph.D. students to discuss their research in an interdisciplinary context and communicate their work to a broader audience in the most convincing way.

Submission deadline for the poster and registration to the event is 17th of November.
More information could be found in the kth intranet.

Please, vote at THS Elections

New elections in the THS Student Union Council is held from the 6th to the 10th of November.

The reason that the new vote is held is that 3 chapters experienced large technical
difficulties in the vote which was held September 25th to October 1st.

This is how you vote:
1. Go to THS Member’s system.
2. Press “Already a member”, and log in
3. When you are logged in press “VOTE” and scroll down to the candidates
4. You can only vote for one candidate. To vote you have to be a member.

Do you have any questions? Please email

Enter and vote now!

Tomorrow (Friday 20.10) is the next PhD Pub!

We kindly invite you to the PhD Pub!

We start at 17.17 as per tradition. We will check for the THS membership cards at the entrance. Members have a right to bring one personal guest.

PhD Pub crew also invites everyone who is interested to try how is to be a bartender! Please contact some of the crew members if you have any questions.

PhD Pub starts this Friday

Welcome to the first PhD Pub of the term on Friday September 22rd at 17.17. Please bring your THS cards. Members can bring one personal guest. Facebook event here.

Location: T-Centralen, Drottning Kristinas Väg 29

Do you also want to get engaged in pub and event organization for the PhD Chapter? Come and talk to Kate!

We are sorry for the wrong date in the previous announcement.

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Elections to THS Student Union Council: Now!

Between the 22nd of August and the 11th of September, you may apply as a candidate in the by-election to  Council for the fiscal year of 2017-2018. Apply as a candidate here.

Being a member or substitute in the Student Union Council is an assignment that gives you:

  • The chance to change and make THS better
  • A community and network that stretches to all chapters within THS
  • A vote about the last say at THS

THS Student Union Council is THS highest governing body and consists of 42 members and 26 substitutes. Together they decide the Unions operations and values by electing THS President and Board, deciding upon a budget and operational plan as well as voting on motions and propositions.

The Student Union Council has planned for 5 formal meetings this fiscal year, but will also be meeting for a few workshops, an education and team building. This makes the Student Union Council a commitment that is suitable to combine with other union assignments if you want to.

The elections are held in divisions between the 25th of September to the 1st of October where every chapter is its own division. To become a candidate you have to be a member of THS. The number of members in a chapter decide how many members its division gets in the Student Union Council. The by-elections are not held in the Chapter for Teachers and Masters of Science in Engineering, the Computer Science Chapter, The Electro Chapter, The Physics Chapter or the Chapter for Media Technology.

If you have any questions please turn to the Election Coordinator Filip Schulze at:

Apply as a candidate here.

How to succeed as a researcher in KTH: Career path and opportunities

Are you a researcher (or about to be one) and wondering about career paths in typical academic institute such as KTH and what opportunities you generally have as a young researcher?

Then, we have the pleasure to invite you to a half day event about KTH career track, followed up by a discussion on how to succeed as a researcher.

We welcome research engineers, PhD-students, postdocs and young faculty at KTH!

Date: Wednesday 15 November, 2017
Time: 13:15-16:00
Venue: Q2, Osquldas väg 10 (floor 2), KTH Royal Institute of Technologylänk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster
The seminar is free. Coffee and refreshments are included for registered participants.
Registration page is here.
Last day to register: 10 November, 2017
Hosts: Young Academy of Sweden, the Doctoral students network at KTH and KTH Relocation.


13:15 Welcome – Anna Wetterbom, CEO, Young Academy of Sweden

  • Presentation of The Young Academy of Sweden – Gabriel Skantze, Associate professor in Speech Communication and Technology at KTH and Member of the Young Academy of Sweden
  • Support for young researchers – KTH PhD Student Chapters and KTH Relocation
  • Tenure track at KTH – Katja Tollmar Grillner, Dean of Faculty at KTH and Professor of Critical Studies in Architecture

14:15 Panel discussions and Q&A – moderated by Robert Lagerström, Associate Professor in Information systems architecture, KTH and Member of the Young Academy of Sweden, the panel:

Ulrica Edlund, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Professor in Polymer technology
My Hedhammar, School of Biotechnology, Associate professor in Protein-based materials
Nicole Kringos, School of Architecture and Built Environment, Professor in Highway engineering
Josefin Larsson, Associate professor in astronomy at KTH and Member of the Young Academy of Sweden
Mark Smith, School of Information and Communication Technology, Professor in Electronic systems

15:00 Mingle and networking


For further questions or inquiries concerning the event, please contact: tagem {AT} kth {DoT} se

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Yoga with PhD Student Chapter

Join us for a yoga at KTH-Hallen on Wednesdays every 4th week from 14:00 to 15:00.

Next session will be on August 30.

There are plenty of health benefits with practicing yoga, both for your body and mind! In addition you get to hang out with your PhD chapter friends from your or different institutions, a great way to get new inspiration!

The session will be held by a professional instructor (in English, of course) and you can use the lockers and shower facilities in connection with the session (bring a towel if you want to shower). There will be yoga mats you can borrow during the session. Dress comfortably (like for a work-out). It will be a perfect break during your day and you can start the afternoon with lots of new energy!

When: Wednesday, August 30 14.00-15.00
Where: KTH-Hallen, Brinellvägen 38
Cost: FREE if you are a member of THS/PhD Chapter , 20kr in cash otherwise

You can become a member here. In case don’t find anybody, ask at the counter.

Mark your calendars from 2-3 pm on the following days for the yoga classes:
Week 35,          August,             Wednesday, August 30, 2017,                            Session 7
Week 39,          September,     Wednesday, September 27, 2017,                    Session 8
Week 43,          October,           Wednesday, October 25, 2017,                          Session 9
Week 47,          November,      Wednesday, November 22, 2017,                     Session 10


Hope we’ll see you at yoga! Namaste!


PhD Chapter Summer Meeting election results

The PhD Chapter Summer Meeting confirmed Andrea de Giorgio (ITM school / Production Engineering dept.) as Chairperson for 2017/18 and elected Bahram Saadatfar (ITM school / Energy Technology dept.) as Vice Chairperson for 2017/18.

The Meeting elected as Board Members for 2017/18:

  • Elena Malakhatka (ITM school / Energy Technology dept.)
  • Tage Mohammadat (Nickname: Taj – ICT school / Electronics dept.)
  • Abdullah Kahn (ABE school / Civil and Architectural Engineering dept.)
  • Muhammad Afzal (ITM school / Energy Technology dept.)
  • Antonio Adaldo (EE school / Automatic Control dept.)
  • Milan Jocevski (ITM school / Industrial Economy dept.)
  • Fareed Ashraf Khan (ITM school / Materials Science and Engineering dept.)
  • Cong Wang (ABE school / Civil and Architectural Engineering dept.)

A Treasurer is vacant, but the Meeting gave mandate to the Board to designate one between their members.

The Meeting elected as Auditors for 2017/18 Johan Gärdebo (ABE school / History of Science, Technology & Environment division) and Omard Shafqat (ITM school / Energy Technology dept.).

Kateryna Morozovska (EE school / Electromagnetic Engineering dept. / RCAM group) was elected as Master of Ceremonies 2017/18.

Qingyun Liu (BIO school / Theoretical Chemistry and Biology dept.) was elected as Event Manager 2017/18.

Suha Babikir Kambalawi Hasan (Industrial PhD student – ABE school / Urban Planning and Environment dept. / Urban and Regional Planning division) as Graphic Desinger 2017/18.

The new board and functionaries will start working from July 1st 2017.

Congratulations to everybody and good luck with the new tasks!

PhD Chapter Annual BBQ

PhD Chapter Annual BBQ is today! 13th of June starting at 17.00
Time: 17:00
Place: Chapter House (T-Centralen) Drottning Kristinas väg 29

Please sign up here so we can figure out how much food to get and special requirements.

Bring your THS member cards.
The dinner costs 20 SEK for THS members and 50 SEK for non-members.

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