Lund Formula Student 2020

Lund Formula Student

The overall goal of this project is to promote fresh ideas and innovation as well as provide practical experience to talented students at Lund University. This year, this is reflected in the fact that we have three projects ongoing at the same time with major focus on electric power and self-driving systems. The goal is to develop a design based on new thinking and lay the foundation for prospective students to be able to develop systems for the future.

Bread Nouveau

Lab La Bla

In 2018, 90 billion tonnes of raw material was extracted globally where an estimation of 20% goes to waste. As designers we can move freely in between disconnected disciplines and disrupt knowledge silos in science today. Our goal is to create a symbiosis between otherwise detached industries and further develop a holistic system for turning waste streams into novel building blocks for production, construction and consumption – in order to reduce this incessant cycle of mass extraction.

A microchip model visualizes the interaction of microorganisms with soil carbon and microplastics

Lunds Universitet

The purpose of the project is to further develop our microfabrication model of the sub-terrane to understand how the soil’s microorganisms are affected by the soil’s microstructures and microplastics, and how they in turn affect the soil’s carbon turnover.
The goal, based on this new knowledge, is to be able to change our way of cultivating the land so that we maximize carbon capture and minimize emissions to prevent global warming. By understanding the harmful effects of microplastics on the ground, we also want to be able to minimize them.

Harvesting information from the light field

Nils Norlin

We aim to develop and produce new types of microlens arrays. These microlens arrays can be incorporated e.g. in microscopes to enable fast volumetric imaging. Additionally, we want to learn how to make large area microlens arrays that can be used to generate complex illumination patterns for applications like holographic 3D displays.

2D-to-3D biofidelic computational models to better assess fracture risk in osteoporotic men

Lorenzo Grassi

The aim of the current proposal is to evaluate the accuracy of 3D patient-specific computational models based on 2D-to-3D reconstruction and a biofidelic estimation of fall to estimate fracture risk in a clinical cohort including 1000 men living in Skåne. The predicted outcome is compared to the current clinical standard. The hypothesis is that including these models into the fracture risk prediction algorithm can significantly improve the prediction accuracy.

Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution

Ebbe Nordlander

The purpose is to explore new photocatalytic systems for solar-driven hydrogen generation. This is basic research where we are trying to find "what works" using variations of (new) photosensitizers and catalysts. The results may constitute a foundation for development of new technologies for hydrogen evolution that are environmentally friendly and economical from an energy perspective. However, the great challenge will be to find practical technologies that are economically viable.

Sweden’s next-generation farming: Towards an antibiotic-free, higher animal well-being, and safer food products, powered by AI

DOMO Animals AB

Our innovation offers all of those involved in the production of animals based food to produce safer food with better animal welfare meeting increased demands on food transparency while also reducing costs. Our innovation also plays a part on a societal level and to the fulfillment of the Agenda 2030 goals by contributing to a more sustainable and resilient agricultural sector through the reduction of animal diseases,while also contributing to increased competitiveness of Swedish agriculture.