• 2019-03-04

    What happened to the hyped nanomaterials?

    Carbon based nano materials such as graphene and carbon nanotubes were predicted a brilliant future when they were discovered. But quality problems curb the development of new products. The problem is that it is difficult to analyse the crystal structure and there are no established standard methods for classifying the materials. But now, researchers at Karlstad University are close to a solution.

    ”Carbon atoms must sit perfectly in a well-organised crystal structure at precise distances, but they don’t in the commercially available materials on the market today,” says Krister Svensson, associate professor of physics.

  • 2017-05-03

    University and Uddeholm in closer cooperation

    Karlstad University continues to strengthen its cooperation with external partners. Recently a letter of intent was signed on student cooperation with Uddeholm, a world-leading supplier of tool steel.

    ”Parts of Uddeholm’s world-leading research and development are located in Värmland. The company is a very interesting partner to the university and our education and research development,” says Bo Edvardsson, assistant vice chancellor with responsibility for external cooperation at Karlstad University.

    In turn, Uddeholm has a continuous need of recruiting qualified staff and developing its production. The focus is on contact opportunities for students at Karlstad University.

  • 2017-01-30

    Research and development in industrial cooperation

    On 1 January Karlstad University launched three research and development projects as part of Academy for Smart Specialisation, a partnership between the university and Region Värmland aiming to renew regional industry and strengthen research. It involves research in two prioritised areas, advanced manufacturing and solar energy systems solutions.

    The University and Region Värmland partnership platform Academy for Smart Specialisation is designed to be a meeting-place for researchers, companies, public actors, financiers and entrepreneurs to support international competitiveness of research and industry. The three projects launched are part of this effort.

  • 2016-12-16

    EU Funding to Karlstad university

    Three projects at Karlstad University are the recipients of EU funds to a sum of 21 million SEK. The decision was made by the North Mid-Sweden Structural Fund Partnership on 15 December 2016.

    ”We are very pleased with this decision of the North Mid-Sweden Structural Fund Partnership. The funds will contribute to strengthening research at the university and the continued development of Värmland,” says Åsa Bergenheim, vice chancellor.

  • 2016-06-22

    The MAX IV Laboratory is now open

    The synchrotron radiation facility MAXIV in Lund is now officially open. The facility is financed and used by twelve Swedish universities, and one of them is Karlstad University.

    On 21 June at 13:08:55, with the sun in zenith, the greatest Swedish investment in the research infrastructure ever was inaugurated, the MAX IV Laboratory in Lund. The laboratory is the world’s most modern facility for synchrotron radiation and here more than 2 000 international researchers are expected to come and make ground-breaking experiments in the field of materials and life sciences every year.