The King presents scholarships to researchers

On Wednesday 8 May, The King presented scholarships from the King Carl XVI Gustaf 50th Anniversary Fund for Science, Technology and the Environment to 14 researchers.

This year's recipients received their scholarships from The King in the Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

  • Dr Alistair Auffret, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
    "For research on changes to the landscape over time – the impact on biodiversity."
  • Dr Tino Colombi, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
    "For research on how root shape affects plant production in a drier climate."
  • Dr Karin Eklöf, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
    "For research on the impact of forestry on mercury in stream water."
  • Dr Mikael Ekvall, Lund University
    "For research on nanoplastics in the environment."
  • Dr Jamila Haider, Stockholm University
    "For research on landscape development in biocultural landscapes."
  • Dr Foon Yin Lai, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
    "For research on risks in the nutrient cycle."
  • Dr Fredrik Lind, Chalmers University of Technology
    "For research on the use of ilmenite to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions."
  • Dr Maliheh Mehrshad, Uppsala University
    "For research on bacteria that process mercury in lakes and watercourses."
  • Dr Erik Olsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    "For research on improved long-term properties of lithium-ion batteries."
  • Dr Anna Palme, Chalmers University of Technology
    "For research on recycling textiles containing a mixture of polyester and cotton."
  • Dr Viktor Sjöberg, Örebro University
    "For research on extracting valuable metals from residual products."
  • Dr Maja Sundqvist, Umeå University
    "For research on how global warming affects plant species and the carbon balance of the tundra."
  • Dr Mamoun Taher, Uppsala University
    "For research on Aros Graphene – the missing link to large-scale applications of the supermaterial graphene."
  • Dr Bo Xu, Uppsala University
    "For research on material development for lead-free perovskite solar cells."

After the scholarship ceremony, Professor Derek Muir gave a talk about contaminants in the Arctic.

The scholarship ceremony was held in the Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The scholarship ceremony was held in the Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The King Carl XVI Gustaf 50th Anniversary Fund for Science, Technology and the Environment

The aim of the foundation is to promote research, technical development and enterprise that contributes towards the sustainable use of natural resources and the preservation of biological diversity.