NTNU and SINTEF will be responsible for a total of nine new Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFIs).
Chairman of the Board, Svein Richard Brandtzæg, informed the Board today that he is resigning as Chairman of NTNU's Board. Brandtzæg has been chairman for seven years and says that a change of chairman would in any case be natural next year. He has been offered other demanding board positions, and says that the time is right to pass on the baton to the next chairman.
Two employees at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (Faculty of Engineering) at NTNU in Trondheim have been charged with a data breach and are also being investigated for unregulated research that may be in violation of export control laws.
Researchers have worked on the idea of snake robots for more than 30 years, but the greatest breakthrough so far was done by key scientist at NTNU AMOS Professor Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen and her colleagues. In recognition of this work, Pettersen has been awarded the Bode Lecture Prize.
Professor Dennis Meier and the research team he leads will create the world's smallest electronic network. Dennis Meier has been awarded the ERC Consolidator Grant to conduct this research.