People who makes it all possible
I am looking into today's environmental and energy challenges, and I am passionate about finding sustainable solutions through my research. I work with spectral sensors and imaging cameras that revolutionise the way we look at and understand the world. Let us look at these challenges and talk more at the Pint of Science festival.
Jeroen de Bont
I am an environmental epidemiologist at Karolinska Institutet researching the effects of air pollution, green spaces, noise and temperature on multiple health outcomes in children and adults across Sweden, Europe, and India. As a researcher, I feel that I have a social duty to communicate research findings to the community, so that is why I am excited to participate in the pint of science!
I am a cognitive psychologist using neuro-imagery techniques to understand how human brain operates to allow communication, which is decisive in sharing ideas and thoughts. Being involved in the organization of Pint of Science seems then more than natural for me!
From a mechanical engineer to a researcher with a PhD in energy of cities, I’ve found my passion in trying to find solutions for climate change. However, in research, everything is about DATA! And because we struggle to find, I’m currently working on a project to open data so that, we, researchers, city actors and citizens, can work together on making our cities more sustainable and greener. Some of the data is already online! Check nrgyhub.mdh.se. It includes electricity, heating and buildings information, all of which are necessary for understanding the dynamics of energy in cities and, as a result, finding a way to minimize it and mitigate climate change.
My PhD is in molecular epidemiology, which basically means I study large populations of people and how their genes and environment interact to cause disease. I’m a science nerd at heart and a big fan of pub culture (the British mentality), and so naturally I was drawn to Pint of Science. As a loyal pint of Science attendee and organiser back home in the UK I’m so excited to be a member of the Stockholm team!
I am enjoying creating experiments about all kinds of fluids to boil them. Who could think bubbles are interesting? Certainly me! More practically, improving the efficiency of traditional energy systems devices is now a challenge where boiling become an alternative. In recent years, this technique has attracted researchers’ great attention due to the increased demand for cooling systems in industry or even in your home.
I’m a structural biologist at Karolinska Institutet, and I investigate the atomic structure of biological macro-molecules using an electron microscope. Biological macro-molecules such as proteins carry out fundamental biochemical processes in living cells, so it is fascinating to understand their mechanism of function. My research showed me multiple times the beauty is in the details, and that’s something that engaged me in outreach activities that communicate the impact of research on our society!