On March 30th, Chalmers and U.S. Friends, together with SACC SF/SV, Silicon Vikings and K&L Gates, hosted an alumni and friends event in San Francisco, honoring Consul General, Barbro Osher.
Four researchers, who have or are currently conducting research visits at California universities, all funded by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.
Chalmers President and CEO, Stefan Bengtsson, was present to give an update on what’s going on at Chalmers and express his gratitude to Barbro Osher for her generous support of Chalmers’ collaboration with some of the worlds’ best research universities located in California.
Chalmers researchers; Mustafa Özen, Microtechnology and Nanoscience, currently post doc at UCSD, Torbjörn Lundh, Professor, Applied Mathematics (finished a one-year sabbatical at Stanford fall 2016), Alexander Dmitriev, Professor, Physics, currently visiting Stanford, and Joakim Dahlman, senior lecturer, shipping and Marine Technology, currently conducting a research visit at Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, have all received funding and all expressed their appreciation during their presentations. It is obvious that these visits open doors to continued collaboration on many levels and in different forms, benefiting an even broader group of reserachers and students at Chalmers. There is no question that the endowment from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation has been and continues to be of great importance to enable researchers to broaden their horizons.
The event was generously hosted and co-sponsored by K&L Gates at their state-of-the-art offices facing the Ferry Building in down-town San Francisco. SACC San Francisco/Silicon Valley and Silcon Vikings were also co-sponsors of the event, that attracted some 65 alumni and friends. It is quite obvious that there are strong bonds between Chalmers and their alumni and other counterparts in the Bay Area. This may have been the first large alumni and friends event organized by Chalmers together with U.S. Friends in this area, but it is not likely to be the last – stay tuned!