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The podcast was created to make research available to everyone. The aim is to create a complete picture of research done in Sweden, in all fields, by highlighting the diversity and complexity of work done by PhD students.

Episode 22

Eva la Cour has a PhD from the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg. You can find the episode about Eva’s research here. Her artistic research project explores different imaginaries of the Arctic. She uses artistic practices such as essayistic film experimentation with collaborative live editing and engages with the role of guide to pursue a shift […]

Episode 21

Silvia Trevisan has a PhD from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. You can find the episode about Silvia’s research here. During her PhD she worked on building, characterizing, and optimizing devices for storing heat, or thermal energy. Her project focused on heat generated from renewable sources, and it also had a focus on making the storage device itself from sustainable […]

Episode 20

Malachi Ochieng Arunda has a PhD from Lund university, from the Department of Clinical Science in the Faculty of Medicine. You can find the episode about Malachi’s research here. During his PhD he researched indirect factors connected to neonatal mortality, in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania, looking in particular at how access to care influences neonatal outcomes. You can find […]

Episode 19

Lina Isacs has a background in Economics and holds a PhD degree in Planning and decision analysis from KTH, the School of Architecture and the Built Environment. You can find the episode about Lina’s research here. During her PhD, she worked on questions about monetary valuation of nature, touching on broader meta-theoretical issues concerning neoclassical […]

Episode 18

Ferran Planas has a PhD degree from Stockholm University, from the Department of Chemistry. You can find the episode about Ferran’s research here. For his PhD he worked in computational chemistry, modelling reactions with the use of Density Functional Theory. You can find Ferran’s thesis here. You can contact Ferran about his research at fplpa@dtu.dk.

Episode 17

Brian Thorsbro has a PhD degree from Lund University, from the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics. You can find the episode about Brian’s research here. During his PhD, he worked on stellar spectroscopy, studying stars in the Galactic centre. You can find Brian’s thesis here. You can contact Brian about his research at brian@thorsbro.dk.

Episode 16

Johannes Theodor Aalders holds a PhD degree from the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg. You can find the episode about Theo’s research here. In his doctoral research, he worked within Environmental Social Studies, using artistic means to find out how people anticipate the future of a mega infrastructure project in Kenya […]

Episode 15

Sreekanth Manikandan has a PhD degree from Stockholm University, from the Department of Physics. You can find the episode about Sree’s research here. During his PhD, he worked in the thermodynamics of microscopic systems, looking at non-equilibrium systems in particular. You can find Sree’s thesis here. You can contact Sree about his research at sreekanth.k.manikandan@su.se.

Episode 14

Qiaoli Wang has a PhD degree from Karolinska Institute, from the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery. You can find the episode about Qiaoli’s research here. During her PhD, she worked with the epidemiology of cancer, looking at the prevention and treatment of a particular type of esophageal cancer. You can find Qiaoli’s thesis here. You […]

Episode 13

Chi Zhang holds a PhD degree from Stockholm University, the Department of Physics. You can find the episode about Chi’s research here. In his doctoral research, he worked on quantum information, implementing logical gates on trapped ions. You can find Chi’s thesis here. You can contact Chi about his research at chi.zhang@fysik.su.se.

Episode 12

Julian Klein holds a PhD degree from SLU – the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the Department of Ecology. You can find the episode about Julian’s research here. In his doctoral research, he worked on forestry, looking at the effects of thinning on biodiversity in industrial forests. You can find Julian’s thesis here. You can contact […]

Episode 11

Sina Seipel holds a PhD degree from theaculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business. of the University of Borås. You can find the episode about Sina’s research here. In her doctoral research, Sina worked on functional textiles, with a focus on developing novel technologies for the printing of photochromic inks. You can find Sina’s thesis here. You […]

Episode 10

Massimiliano Smania holds a PhD degree from the department of Physics at Stockholm University. You can find the episode about Massimiliano’s research here. During his PhD, he worked with entangled photons, tackling both fundamental and technology-driven questions in quantum information. Massimiliano’s thesis will be available here. You can contact him about his research at massimiliano.smania@gmail.com.

Episode 9

Irina Dumitru holds a PhD degree from the department of Physics at Stockholm University. You can find the episode about Irina’s research here. In her research, she focused on geometry in the Hilbert space and on Symmetric Informationally-Complete measurements. You can find Irina’s thesis here. She is currently part of the team here at NYFIKEN. […]

Episode 8

Sanja Nivesjö holds a PhD degree from the department of English at Stockholm University. You can find the episode about Sanja’s research here. In her research, she focused on how space and sexuality tangle in South African literature written before, during and after apartheid. Her new project looks at interracial love in literature from South […]

Episode 7

Linda Ahl holds a PhD degree from the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at Stockholm University, which she obtained in parallel with her teaching activity.  You can find the episode about Linda’s research here. During her PhD, Linda worked on questions research focused on adult mathematical instruction, with a focus on assessment of prior […]

Episode 6

Markus Fjellström holds a PhD in Archaeological Science from the department of Archaeology and Classical studies at Stockholm University. During his PhD Markus research focused on diet and mobility patterns from the late Iron Age to the late 19th century in Sápmi. You can find the podcast with Markus here. Sápmi defines the land of […]

Episode 5

Asreen Rostami has a PhD degree from the Department of Computer and Systems Science at Stockholm University. You can find the episode about Asreen’s research here. She has done her research in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), in particular focusing on the use technology, such as virtual reality, in performance art. You can […]

Episode 4

Joakim Jansson has a PhD from the department of Economics at Stockholm University. You can find the episode about Joakim’s research here. In his research he studied topics in applied micro-econometrics, among which the effect of anonymity on online behavior. Currently he is employed as a Postdoc at the department of Economics and Statistics at […]

Episode 3

Tobias Nilsson has a PhD degree from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (DBB) at Stockholm University. You can find the episode about Tobias’ research here. Tobias research focused on how protein lipid interaction affects the final part of the respiratory chain of the mitochondrion, where ATP is produced. Here you can find Tobias’ PhD […]

Episode 2

Maria Zirra holds a PhD degree from the Department of English at Stockholm University. Her research investigates the relation between visual art, poetry, and memory in the works of Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott and Wopko Jensma. You can find the episode here. Maria currently teaches at Uppsala University and her next project “Reading Artworlds in […]

Episode 1

Welcome to the first episode of Nyfiken! You can find the episode here. David Leslie has done his PhD at the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute. His research focused on bacterial growth in typical lab-environment and in natural environments.Here you can find David Leslie’s PhD thesis