Microwave Road Scholarship for best master’s thesis 2016

Gergely Hrubó was awarded with the Microwave Road Scholarship for best master’s thesis 2016 in the area of antenna and microwave engineering. The title of his thesis is “Full 3D modeling of waveguide-embedded frequency multiplier arrays” and the thesis work was supervised by Jan Stake at Chalmers University of Technology. The winners got their scholarships at a ceremony on 24 April, handed over to them by Dag Jungenfelt, chairman of Microwave Road. Microwave Road is a national cluster focusing on international microwave technology and market development uniting industry, universities, research institutes and regional and national public authorities.




The National Symposium on Technology and Methodology for Security and Crisis Management, TAMSEC 2017, will be arranged in conjunction with “Mötesplats Samhällssäkerhet”, November 28-29, 2017 at Kistamässan, Kista, Sweden.

The web registration for Mötesplats Samhällssäkerhet and TAMSEC is accessible here.

Graduate school students of Forum Securitatis will be given the opportunity to participate free of charge on behalf of Security Link.
For more information about research topics, application areas and how to participate, follow this link.

Abstract submission will open in August.


Ellersick MILCOM Award for the Best Paper

Sara Örn Tengstrand, Patrik Eliardsson and Erik Axell, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), have been awarded the 2016 Fred W. Ellersick MILCOM Award for the Best Paper in the Unclassified Technical Program, for their paper “Mitigation of Multiple Impulse Noise Sources Through Selective Attenuation”. The paper was selected from among the 225 accepted manuscripts.  Unlike many other conferences, there is just a single best paper in the IEEE MILCOM 2016 Unclassified Program.


Conference in Linköping about perimeter proactive surveillance systems.

The past week, FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency, arranged a conference within the European FP7-funded project P5, with around 40 participants from several countries. The P5 project, consisting of partners from universities and authorities in nine European countries has been going on for three years and deals with perimeter proactive surveillance systems for critical infrastructures. The project has been coordinated by Security-Link researcher David Lindgren.

Link to article in Corren (in Swedish). http://www.corren.se/nyheter/ditt-beteende-kommer-att-overvakas-om4326492.aspx

LiU participates in new European Training Network on food safety

FoodSmartphone is a new European Training Network on the development of smartphone-based (bio)analytical sensing and diagnostics tools for simplified on-site rapid pre-screening of food quality and safety parameters and wireless data transfer to servers of relevant stakeholders. It comprises 7 Training Sites (3 universities, 3 research centres, 1 innovation SME), plus 2 Partner Organisations (1 global food industry and 1 diagnostics SME). The consortium is built on complementary disciplines: (bio)analytical chemists, biologists, physicists, micro-engineers, mathematicians and food chemists.

The principal investigator from LiU is Prof. Daniel Filippini, head of the Optical Devices Laboratory (ODL) at IFM. ODL specializes in optical chemical sensing and lab-on-a-chip (LOC) solutions. In FoodSmartPhone LiU is responsible for “Integrated sample preparation devices” using a particular 3D printed fast-prototyping approach for LOC (unibody-LOC) and optics, both developed at ODL. Within the targets of the ODL contribution is the formulation of disposable coupling devices for autonomous surface plasmon resonance (SPR) detection with cell phones.

Total Budget: 2 843 041 €
LiU Budget: 232 259 €

More info on the Optical Devices Laboratory can be found on http://people.ifm.liu.se/danfi/ODL/ODL.html