About LIGHTer PhD Network
The LIGHTer PhD Network aims to strengthen research and network opportunities for PhD researchers with similar interests in the field of lightweighting. It operates in close collaboration with both LIGHTer Academy and Swedish industry players, offering exceptional access to experts across a wide variety of disciplines.
This unique network also organises recurring seminars, meetings and technical discussion forums. The network provides a coordinated offering of relevant PhD courses, as well as individual courses on lightweighting.
Who can join?
The network is open to any PhD student who conducts relevant lightweight research and is registered at a Swedish university.
The network was established in 2014 and currently has about 50 registered members. Click the Students tab below for a full list of members and their contact information.
Luleå Technical University serves as host of the LIGHTer PhD Network and is responsible for operations and development together with Chalmers University of Technology and the Royal Institute of Technology.
LIGHTer offers several doctoral courses in collaboration with a number of universities in lightweight technologies for members in LIGHTer PhD network. The courses content and information about each course can be found below.
Operation and development of LIGHTer PhD Network
Participants in the operation and development of PhD Network, together with industry contacts participating in the general course in lightweight technology are presented below.
The application process
In order to qualify for the network, you as a student must perform research on aspects relevant to the Swedish Lightweight Agenda published by LIGHTer. The agenda is available online. Please note that it in the application process is specifically asked for a motivation of how your research is relevant to the lightweight agenda. Please note that motivation will be used in the selection process of candidates.
In order to apply, please use the dedicated application form below.