The researchers striving to win Award of 100 000 SEK

A researcher in Mentor4Research wins an Award of 100 000 SEK, The winning researcher has developed the most during the programme in the areas of interest and engagement in commercialisation, business networking, new insights on how to commercialise and the identification of a relevant role in future commercialisation. A jury selects the winner at the Grande Finale Conference November 13 2014. Here you can read about the researchers in the programme Mentor4Research 2014.

Researchers Gothenburg 2014

Ramona Enache, Chalmers
Postdoctoral Researcher in Functional Programming and Language Technology at the department of Computer Science and Engineering, from Chalmers and University of Gothenburg. Research interest: grammar formalisms, hybrid machine translation, ontology verbalisation, multilingual grammar testing.

Sheng Guo, Chalmers
Assistant professor in the Department of Materials and Manufacturing Technology (MMT), Chalmers. Research interests are multi-component alloys (mainly high-entropy alloys) for structural and functional application at both room temperature and elevated temperatures

Mathias Lidberg, Chalmers
Currently Associate Professor in Vehicle Dynamics. Primary research areas are: Stability control of long heavy truck combinations, Integrated powertrain and chassis control and Optimal control applications in vehicle dynamics. Teaching and supervising graduate and post-graduate students. Co-founder of one start-up company in the automotive area.

Anna Martinelli, Chalmers
Assistant Professor at Chalmers University of Technology (Applied Surface Chemistry) with interest in developing next-generation electrolytes for intermediate temperature Fuel Cells, based on ionic liquids and silica.

Kasper Moth-Poulsen, Chalmers
PhD. Docent. Assistant professor at Chalmers University of Technology, research interests: molecular solar thermal energy storage, nano science, unconventional solar energy technologies and single molecule electronics.

Christian Müller, Chalmers
He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering of Chalmers. His research interests include the use of polymer semiconductors in flexible electronic components such as thermoelectric generators and plastic solar cells.

Nina Ryd, Chalmers
Associate professor at the Department of Architecture, Chalmers University of Technology.Her research focuses on the collaboration between architects and client during conceptual and planning stages through the management of requirements and end-users needs. Aiming at improving construction clients conditions to add value for users and society.

Victor Torres, Chalmers
Assistant Professor in the Microtechnology and Nanoscience department (MC2). Research Interests in ultrafast optics technology, devices and applications related to fiber-optic communications.

Researchers Karolinska Institutet

Michael Hezel, KI
Bachelors in Biology and PhD in molecular pharmacology. Aiming to develop a valuale tool for detecting obesity and diabetes.

Susanna von Holst, KI
PhD-candidate Cancer Genetic, Dept of molecular medicin and surgery. Research within cancer genetics, predisposition av genetic factors. Aiming to develop a diagnostic tool within cancer.

Peter Käll, KI
PhD within Bio-electronics/micro biology, Post-Doc in Tokyo within neuro science. Research within Organic Bioelectronics, Microbiology och Mikrofluid technology. Developing a Lab-on-a-chip solution for bacterial infection diagnostics and antibiotic resistance detection.

Peter Lindholm, KI
Med dr and associate professor within radiology. Research within Pulmonary Physiology, respiration and circulation. Having started a company, that developed a product for oxygene optimization during extensive exercise.

Pernilla Videhult-Pierre, KI
Pharmacist, post-doc, Research within analyte chemical and causes hearing damage aspects of the cancer drug cisplatin. Amibition to develop a pharmaceuical to reduce ear-side effects of Cisplatin.

Gustav Öqvist-Seimyr, KI
Researcher within eye movement tracking within clinicial applications such as diagnosis of neurological disabilities. Aiming to develop and commercializie tools for earlier detection and treatment optimization within a number of diseases, affecting a large number of the population.

Charlotte Wåhlin, KI
PhD, RPT. Postdoctoral researcher at the Unit of Intervention and Implementation Research, Karolinska Institutet. Her research interest is in the field of stress-related mental health and workplace interventions. She is aiming at developing interventions for stress reduction using mobile and web-based self-help services.

Researchers KTH (Royal Institute of Technology)

Samer Al Moubayed, KTH
Research scientist with the Speech group, at the School of Computer Science, at KTH. Samer’s research is focused in the area of spoken embodied human-computer communication, involving areas such as nonverbal human communication, social robotics, and spoken dialogue systems. Samer is interested in taking speech technology outside the lab, and has been part of several startups. His work on human-robot interaction has also been presented on international venues and received several Swedish and international awards.

Michael Broomé, KTH
Clinical work as an intensive care doctor in the ECMO-ICU, Karolinska University Hospital is combined with research in cardiovascular physiology and simulation in cooperation with engineers in KTH School of Technology and Health and clinical specialists in cardiology, anesthesiology and cardiac surgery. The aim of our work is to develop a clinical decision support in cardiology/cardiac surgery/intensive care based on our simulation model.

Anna Chiara Brunetti, KTH
Research concerns optical sensors. During the doctoral studies (DTU, Denmark, 2012), my research was focused on sensors based on fiber optics. As a postdoc at KTH (June 2013 - February 2014), I developed optical sensors based on integrated optics, with biosensor applications as their primary objective. As a developer at LKAB Wassara I will design and develop a scaling system based on fiber optic technology as part of the project "Future drilling system”. The point of delivery system is to monitor the bit position and direction in real time, i.e. during drilling and without having to remove the drill string from the borehole.

Sjoerd Haasl, KTH
Background in microsystem technology, medical technology and entrepreneurship, performs research on clinical innovation processes, microsystem technology (inertial sensing), medical diagnostic technology and THz-waveguide technology.

Jonas Hansson, KTH
Develops materials and devices for diagnostic applications.

Himanshu Jain, KTH
Is researching transparent conducting oxides for dye sensitized solar cells comprising microwave processed semiconductor films on flexible and temperature-sensitive substrates in the area Transparent Conducting Oxides at KTH Applied Physical Chemistry.

Max Mohammadhassan Mohammadi, KTH
Every year, more than 7 million people die from Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) worldwide, which is more than any other disease category! His latest research is about inventing a medical device for early diagnosis of CAD to save lives. His qualifications at the age of 28 include: Research paper publications (14 titles), Book publications (4 titles), International & National Awards (21 titles), Patents and designs protections (9 titles).

Staffan Sjöström, KTH
PhD student. Developing methods to enable screening of millions of single cells in order to find improved microorganisms for industrial purposes. Screening is performed using a novel technology called droplet microfluidics.

Yang Sun, KTH
PhD student at Polymer Technology department at KTH. Focus on polymer synthesis and polymer scaffolding Tech in tissue engineering. Interested in developing biofunctional polymer materials for biodevices and biomedical applications.

Georg Tolstoy, KTH
Research is about understanding how silicon carbide switches will affect today's power electronics and to make working solutions for tomorrow's power electronics where SiC switches are an important piece of the puzzle.

Researchers Linköping University

Mirsad Čirkić, LiU
(teknologie doktor) in communication systems. He started his doctoral studies in 2009 and ended them recently, i.e., inthe beginning of 2014. His main research topics are statistical inference and combinatorial optimization within the field of wirelesscommunication.

Anna Fahlgren, LiU
Associate Scientist in Experimental Orthopaedics at Faculty of Health and Sciences, Linköping University. Research interests are to find novel targets bone degradation, which can be used for preventing or inhibit bone implant loosening.

Robert Forchheimer, LiU
Professor at the department of Electrical Engineering at Linköping University. His research group is multidisciplinary and includes video compression, communication networks, signal processing and non-conventional electronics. After two successful rounds as mentor in the M4R program he is now ready to take the role of mentee.

Mario Garrido, LiU
Work on optimization of signal processing algorithms implemented on digital systems, primarily FPGAs, but also ASICs and GPUs.

Arash Gharenhbaghi, LiU
Signal processing and artificial intelligence in medical technology

Oscar Gustafsson, LiU
Researcher in Electronics Engineering with a focus on design and implementation of DSP algorithms.

Katarina Kågedal, LiU
Alzheimer's disease

Rafat Mehrdad, LiU
Chemical engineer by training with expertise in biomaterials and tissue engineering

Monica Säter, LiU
Dr. of Technology in Lighting Science. Post doc researcher in the design of energy efficient lighting applications. Research interest is didactics in Lighting Science and the design of user and environmental friendly lighting applications for indoor and outdoor environments.

Patrik Thollander, LiU
Researcher in the energy systems division, LiU, and the post-graduate school Program Energy Systems. Research interest lies in the area of improved energy efficiency in industry related to, e.g. energy auditing, energy management, policies, drivers, barriers and potentials for improved energy efficiency.

Mikhail Vagin, LiU
Electrochemistry (any types, any systems, fundamental and applied…) Sensors (bio-, gas, electrochemical monitoring. Originally from Moscow (Russia)

Iryna Valyukh, LiU
Applied Optics, Department of Physics, Chemistry.

Researchers Uppsala 2014

Sophie Atkinson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Researcher, Department of Animal Environment and Health. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science. Research focus onimproving farm animal welfare during handling and at slaughterincluding all aspects from on farm gathering of animals, transport,stunning and killing of animals.

Wanjiku Kaime Atterhög, Uppsala University
Researcher in the International Maternal and Child Health, Uppsala University Research interests in how to reach and rehabilitate street children, training programs for social and health caregivers of children in especially difficult circumstances in Asia and Africa.

Anna Bergh, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Postdoc, Research Assistant, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry. Research focus is to validate diagnostic tools used in the assessment of pain and functional impairments and to examine the physiological and clinical effects of different rehabilitation modalities.

David Berglund, Uppsala University
PhD student and Medical Doctor, Department Immunology Genetics and Pathology Uppsala University.Research interest in development of new cell therapies for immune regulation to prevent / treat for example transplant rejection, autoimmunity, cancer).

Andries Blokzijl, Uppsala University
Researcher and postdoc in the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University. Research interests in developing assays and reagents for studying signal transduction in tumor cells and in cells as models for neurological diseases.

Lars Forsberg, Uppsala University
Researcher in the Department Immunology Genetics and Pathology,Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University. Research interest in human genetics and is particularly interested in acquired mutations that can lead to cancer.

Mathias Hamberg, Uppsala University
Researcher at Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics. Research focus on techniques such as accelerator physics, optics / laser, electronics for control and readout of signals.

Justyna Leja, Uppsala University
Researcher in the Department Immunology Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University. Research interests in cancer and virology (clinical research) as well as gene therapy and immunology.

Magnus Lundgren, Uppsala University
Research fellow at Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology. Research interests in the bacterial immune with focus on using elements of the system fordevelopment of biotechnological tools.

Larry Mansouri, Uppsala University
Researcher in the Department Immunology Genetics and Pathology. Research interests in revealing disease mechanisms behind the most common types of Leukemia.

Sofia Nordling, Uppsala University
PhD Student at Department Immunology Genetics and Pathology. Research interest in the interaction between the blood vessel wall and the blood, and how this is disrupted during certain diseases.

Christian Pedersen, Uppsala University
Researcher in the Department of Pharmacy, Uppsala University.Research interest in formulation of protein vaccines and interactions between proteins and polymers.

Magnus Rahm, Uppsala University
Senior lecturer at Department of Engineering Sciences, Division of Electricity. Research interest in renewable electricity generation from wave power and to some extent small-scale wind power.

Marie Rhodin, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Clinical Sciences. Research interest in clinical biomechanics of horses studying the movement pattern using sensors. The method is useful in diagnosis of horse lameness.

Björn Vinnerås, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Researcher, Energy and Technology, Environmental Engineering. Research focus on converting waste (kitchen waste, commercial waste, industrial waste, sanitation products) to valuable proteins that can be used infishmeal or in the feed for , poultry and pig animals.

Grzegorz Wicher, Uppsala University
Researcher in the Department of Genetics and Pathology, Cancer and Vascular Biology. Research focus on nervous system pathology, tumor biology, tumor stem cells together with novel methodology (primary cell lines).