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Kimberly Dick Thelander inducted into the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences

Photo of Kimberly Dick Thelander.
Kimberly Dick Thelander. Photo: Magnus Bergström, provided by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Together with other prominent researchers and experts in the private and public sectors, Professor Kimberly Dick Thelander has been inducted as a new Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Kimberly Dick Thelander, Professor of Materials Science and a PI at NanoLund, has been inducted into the Chemical Engineering division of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, abbreviated IVA, is an independent royal academy, “to promote engineering and economic sciences and the advancement of business and industry for the benefit of society.” It is the world's oldest engineering academy, founded by King Gustaf V in 1919.

IVA has 1300 inducted Swedish and foreign Fellows. They are decision-makers, specialists, and researchers from industry, academia, and government. H.M. The King is the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences’ highest patron and actively participates in the Academy’s activities. The Academy’s 12 divisions nominate new Fellows. The inductees are then selected by the Assembly of the Academy, IVA’s highest decision-making body.

The approximately 1000 Swedish Fellows are divided into twelve divisions. These divisions monitor and influence important issues in their field, for example by organizing seminars on current issues. The members are also active in the Academy's program councils and projects and participate in the work on the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences' consultation responses in their specialist areas.