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University researchers on prestigious list


On March 2, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) presented a list of the 100 most influential researchers within sustainability. Two names from the University of Gävle appear on the list: Stephan Barthel and Bahram Moshfegh.

Högskolan i Gävle

Since 2019, IVA presents a list of 100 researchers every year. The goal is to highlight research from Swedish higher education institutions with high potential for the private sector and thereby strengthen Sweden’s international competitiveness. This year the theme is sustainability.

From the University of Gävle, two researchers have been selected: Stephan Barthel, reader in geospatial information science, and Bahram Moshfegh, professor in energy systems.

Stephan Barthel is a researcher in sustainable urban development and founder of Urban Studio at the University of Gävle. According to Web of Science, a top global citation database, he is one of the most cited researchers in the world on sustainable urban development.

Bahram Moshfegh is a researcher within new advanced technology for cooling metals. The aim is to improve the performance and the quality of metallic material and thereby strengthen the competitiveness of the Swedish metal and engineering industry.

The researchers on the list gain the opportunity to present their research for a hundred companies at the network summit R2B, arranged by IVA in Stockholm on March 18.

The 100 List is part of an IVA project conducted together with Vinnova, PRV, Tekniföretagen, Svenskt Närinsgliv, KK-stiftelsen and Sweden’s university colleges and universities.


Stephan Barthel reader in geospatial information science and director of the Urban Studio, University of Gävle.
Phone: 076-360 57 05
E-mail: stephan.barthel@hig.se

Bahram Moshfegh, professor in energy systems the University of Gävle
Phone: 070-846 46 47
E-mail: bahram.moshfegh@hig.se

Text: Anders Munck
Foto Bahram Moshfegh: Privat
Foto Stephan Barhel: Anna Sällberg

Published by: Douglas Öhrbom Page responsible: Anders Munck Updated: 2020-03-02
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