2019-04-11

Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Means of Transport Research awards its 2018 scholarship to Professor Sonia Yeh, Chalmers University of Technology. The scholarship, amounting to 250 000 SEK, rewards Sonia Yeh for her innovative research concerning sustainable transport and developing solutions for mobility.

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Prof. Sonia Yeh, Håkan Frisinger Award 2018

Sonia Yeh is a professor at Physical Resource Theory at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment at Chalmers University of Technology. Her fields of research centres on alternative transportation fuels, consumer behaviour, urban mobility and sustainability standards. Her research has made her an internationally recognized expert on energy economics and modulation of energy systems.

Professor Yeh came to Chalmers as Adlerbertska visiting professor and U.S Fulbright Distinguished Chair Professor in Alternative Energy Technology to foster the exchange of transport research among the U.S, Sweden and the rest of Europe.

Appointed permanently at Chalmers since 2017, she now aims to promote sustainable transport by linking innovative Big Data techniques with emerging developments in human mobility. With the focus on designing solutions that minimize the system-wide, drawbacks of transportation, such as pollution, while enhancing the societal benefits, or convenience and access to mobility.

The scholarship was presented by the Håkan Frisinger Foundation at a seminar:

  • Time: 6 May, 2019, from 13.00 to 16.00
  • Place: Chalmerska Huset, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Language: English

More to read and registration to the seminar.

Links to press release in SwedishPDF (pdf, 116.4 kB) and in EnglishPDF (pdf, 276.8 kB).

Facts:

Håkan Frisinger was CEO of Volvo in 1983-1987 and Chairman of the Board in 1997-1999. Each year the Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awards a scholarship of SEK 250 000 to a prominent researcher at a Swedish University. The scholarship will encourage research and development in the field of transportation and is primarily awarding achievements already accomplished within this area. A total of 20 persons were included on the nomination list for the 2013 scholarship.

Nomination of recipients of the Frisinger scholarship is conducted by the Chalmers University of Technology and Volvo Research and educational Foundations (VREF). The decision about the scholarship is made by the Board of VREF.

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