19 May: Theme day Energy

The transition to a sustainable energy system, in Sweden and globally, is one of the great challenges of our time. Within Uppsala University, energy research has long been a prioritised area, with strong research environments in areas such as energy conversion, storage, fuels, and energy transfer.

During this day, you will learn more about international and national cutting-edge research conducted at the university as well as companies. Through parallel sessions, the strong research environments within the faculty are captured, and together with companies, researchers, authorities, and politicians the need for energy research and collaboration will be discussed, from both a short- and long-term perspective. How should municipalities, regions, and companies work together with universities to achieve a sustainable energy system?

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Some lectures and presentations are livestreamed on zoom. If they can be viewed digitally, there is an (L) after the title. You do not need to have registered to take part in the lectures digitally.

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For more information about the programme, contact Charlotte Platzer-Björkman and Daniel Brandell


Location: Ångström Laboratory, Lägerhyddsvägen 1
Registration opens at 08.00 outside Eva von Bahr.

08.30-10.00 Plenary session. (L)
Eva von Bahr, floor 0.

  • Political crises, technological change and the feasibility of rapid energy transitions for climate change. Associate Professor Jessica Jewell, Chalmers University of Technology and Professor at Bergen University
  • AI-accelerated simulations of solid-liquid interfaces in electrochemical energy systems. Professor Tejs Vegge, Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, DTU

10.00-10.30 Coffee break
Outside Eva von Bahr, floor 0.

10.30-12.00 Parallel sessions

  • Electromobility (chairs Cecilia Boström and Daniel Brandell). Floor 1, room 101121.
    • Linda Olofsson, Swedish Electromobility Center: How industry/academia collaboration is putting Sweden at the forefront of Electromobility
    • Kristina Edström, Chemistry: Building excellence in battery research
    • Sandra Eriksson, Engineering Science: Enabling Electrification through Electrical Engineering
    • Håkan Rensmo, Physics: From atoms to vehicles - why large-scale research infrastructure is necessary in electromobility research
  • Large scale electricity productions and grid balancing (chairs Ane Håkansson and Urban Lundin). Floor 1, room 101195.
    • Göran Ericsson, Svenska Kraftnät: Challenges for the power grid
    • Ane Håkasson och Urban Lundin, Uppsala University: Research on large scale electricity production and power grid challenges
    • Panel discussion with Johan Börjesson (deputy CEO Forsmark), Göran Ericsson (SvK), Johan Bladh (Energiföretagen), Sophie Grape (UU) and Janaina Goncalves de Oliveira (UU)
  • Thermal energy (chairs Maria Ask and Joakim Widén). Floor 1, room 101132.
    • Corinna Abesser, British Geological Survey
    • Björn Lund, Department of Earth Sciences
    • Magnus Åberg, Deparment of Civil and Industrial Engineering
    • Emil Holmfridsson, Skellefteå Kraft AB
  • Solar energy - PV and fuels (chairs Marika Edoff and Peter Lindblad).
    Eva von Bahr, floor 0. 
    • Marika Edoff, Uppsala University, Solve: Solelforskningscentrum Sverige - a new excellence centre.
    • Solar Power in Sweden: Growth and future prospects
    • Per Sundell, Vattenfall: Sustainable aviation fuel from CO2
    • Pietro Campana, Mälardalen University: Combining photovoltaics and agriculture to agrivoltaics - sustainable land sharing
    • Ellen Moons, Karlstad University: Research for efficient and stable new solar cells
    • Leif Hammarström, Uppsala University: Solar fuel, an international overview
    • Pia Lindberg, Uppsala University: Gren cell factories, fuels and chemicals from CO2 and solar energy

12.00-13.30: Lunch
Lunch salad can be picked up outside Eva von Bahr, floor 0.

The afternoon session takes place in Eva von Bahr, floor 0.

13.30 -15.00 Short and long term needs for energy research in Sweden. (L)

  • Accelerating the Energy Transition through Research & Innovation
    Rémy Kolessar, Deputy Director General Swedish Energy Agency
  • Panel discussion
    Kristina Edström, Mats Leijon, Ane Håkansson, Marika Edoff and Remy Kolessar, moderator Lina Sors Emilsson (Upptech)

15.00-15.30 Coffee break
Outside Eva von Bahr, floor 0.

15.30-17.30 Career in the energy sector (L)
Company presentations on competence needs, student views, development of educational programs at UU, ending with mingle.

  • Lotta Henrysson, Vattenfall Generation
  • Tim Nordh, Altris
  • Katarina Borstedt, Northvolt
  • Marit Wiksell, NCC
  • Stefan Ivanell, (Uppsala University) Wind power
  • Rafael Waters (Uppsala University) STUNS

Read more about energy research at Uppsala University here.

Last modified: 2022-05-18