New global standard counts the cost of environmental damage

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2019 07:00 GMT

​Environmental damage costs society enormous amounts of money – and often leaves future generations to foot the bill. Now, a new ISO standard will help companies valuate and manage the impact of their environmental damage, by providing a clear figure for the cost of their goods and services to the environment.

Chalmers officially recognised as an "Engaged University" – the first in Europe

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2019 13:35 GMT

After an extensive evaluation process, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has been awarded the title of "Engaged University" by the international agency ACEEU. The accreditation is an acknowledgment of the high quality of Chalmers' methodological work to create value for the surrounding society.

Investigating cell stress for better health – and better beer

Press Releases   •   Feb 12, 2019 08:01 GMT

Human beings are not the only ones who suffer from stress – even microorganisms can be affected. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have devised a new method to study how single biological cells react to stressful situations. Understanding these responses could help develop more effective drugs for serious diseases. The research could even help to brew better beer.

Better architectural design could prevent youth suicide

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2019 07:00 GMT

Suicide among younger people is often so spontaneous that it can be prevented if they do not encounter a potentially dangerous place outdoors. Getting the form of the built environment correct is therefore a very important factor in stopping suicide among young people. This is the finding of Charlotta Thodelius, a researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2019 08:00 GMT

​A female Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis. In a pioneering surgery, titanium implants were placed in the two forearm bones (radius and ulnar), from which electrodes to nerves and muscle were extended to extract signals to control a robotic hand and to provide tactile sensations.

New scale for electronegativity rewrites the chemistry textbook

Press Releases   •   Jan 17, 2019 07:01 GMT

Electronegativity is one of the most well-known models for explaining why chemical reactions occur. Now, Martin Rahm from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has redefined the concept with a new, more comprehensive scale. His work, undertaken with colleagues including a Nobel Prize-winner, has been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Breakthrough in organic electronics

Press Releases   •   Jan 14, 2019 16:00 GMT

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a simple new tweak that could double the efficiency of organic electronics. OLED-displays, plastic-based solar cells and bioelectronics are just some of the technologies that could benefit from their new discovery, which deals with "double-doped" polymers.

​Organic food worse for the climate

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2018 08:45 GMT

Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. This is the finding of a new international study involving Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, published in the journal Nature.

Artificial joint restores wrist-like movements to forearm amputees

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 07:00 GMT

A new artificial joint restores important wrist-like movements to forearm amputees, something which could dramatically improve their quality of life. A group of researchers led by Max Ortiz Catalan, Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have published their research in the journal IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering.

Removing toxic mercury from contaminated water

Press Releases   •   Nov 21, 2018 07:00 GMT

Water which has been contaminated with mercury and other toxic heavy metals is a major cause of environmental damage and health problems worldwide. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a totally new way to clean contaminated water, through an electrochemical process. The results are published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

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Chalmers – for a sustainable future

Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg conducts research and education in technology and natural sciences at a high international level. The university has 3100 employees and 10,000 students, and offers education in engineering, science, shipping and architecture. With scientific excellence as a basis, Chalmers promotes knowledge and technical solutions for a sustainable world. Through global commitment and entrepreneurship, we foster an innovative spirit, in close collaboration with wider society.
The EU’s biggest research initiative – the Graphene Flagship – is coordinated by Chalmers. We are also leading the development of a Swedish quantum computer. Chalmers was founded in 1829 and has the same motto today as it did then: Avancez – forward.


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