The IVA gave Kasper Moth-Poulsen this distinction at the end of 2021.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) is an independent Academy in Sweden with more than 100 years of history that brings together the expertise of its 1.300 Academy Fellows and its 250 member companies.
Every year, the IVA induces new members selected across the 12 divisions of the Academy, spanning many fields within engineering and economics: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Building and Construction, Mining and Materials, Management, Basic and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences, Forest Technology, Economics, Biotechnology, Education and Research Policy, and Information Technology.
On 2021, the IVA broadened its pool of experts with 41 new fellows to join its ranks. ICREA Researcher Kasper Moth-Poulsen, who recently joined ICMAB, is one of the selected researchers who has been inducted in the Chemical Engineering division of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
“The newly elected Fellows are prominent researchers, experts and decision-makers from academia and the private and public sectors. We are also increasing the number of Fellows who are active in the north of Sweden, which I’m delighted about given the rapid development taking place there now. The collective experience and expertise of the new Fellows will be a fantastic asset for us and for our mission to improve society” says Tuula Teeri, President of the Academy.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) is commited to building bridges between the business community, the public sector, academia and the political sphere. IVA’s vision is “Technology in the service of humanity”: working with the intention of making a positive contribution to society through technical and economic science to contribute to the development of society through knowledge and common sense, and through fact-based and rational reasoning.
Kasper Moth-Poulsen joins ICMAB to disrupt how we approach temperature regulation in many areas like local power production, electronics systems, automobiles and housing. His expertise lies on the area of nanomaterials chemistry. His research group uses synthesis to create organic or inorganic materials for different applications, which they often demonstrate through the development of functional devices based on these materials.
The ERC awarded project, PHOTHERM “Photo Thermal Management Materials” will develop new materials that can convert different fossil-free energy sources into heat or cold within emission-free systems.