03/09/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 03/09/2018 00:35
This year's Foundation Award goes to Professor Lisbeth Olsson at the Department of Biology and Biotechnology. She is one of the most prominent researchers at Chalmers and she has shown great commitment in many areas.
She also shows great commitment in all levels of education, from basic to research level, and to strong leadership in various parts of the Chalmers organization. Already when Lisbeth was recruited to Chalmers, she started discussions with several other Chalmers researchers on cross-border research collaborations. These collaborations have, among other things, led to the creation of the KAW-funded center Wallenberg Wood Science Center, the strategic research program Chalmers Energy Initiative and the Formas-funded cooperation project BioBuF, which engages groups from four institutions at Chalmers and RISE. Her efforts as Area of Advance leader for Energy have been characterized by an engagement for all activities and areas regardless of Chalmers institutional boundaries.
The Award comprises a personal payment of SEK 25,000 (before taxes) and an activity grant of SEK 100,000.
An important task of the Chalmers University of Technology Foundation is to stimulate the development of the University's activities. For many years the Foundation has contributed to quality and renewal through funding within selected areas. The Foundation Award was established to highlight, in particular, the crucial importance of Chalmers employees to the success of the University and to focus on examples that act as a source of inspiration. The Award is presented once each year and was presented for the first time in 2006.
Published: Fri 09 Mar 2018. Modified: Fri 09 Mar 2018