Engineers behind ground-breaking laser technology and materials that trap air pollution are praised

Engineers behind ground-breaking laser technology and materials that trap air pollution are praised
Engineers behind ground-breaking laser technology and materials that trap air pollution are praised

Today, the Chamber of Commerce can proudly announce the winners of the Technician of the Year and Technology Promise of the Year awards 2022. The purpose of the awards is to draw attention to the importance of technology for society, quality of life and entrepreneurship. Therefore, we are proud to present Cristina Pantaleone as Technician of the Year and Kinga Grenda as Technology Promise of the Year. The prizes are awarded at the Chamber of Commerce’s autumn meeting on Thursday 24 November.

Technician of the Year 2022
The Technician of the Year award is awarded to a person who, through their work, contributes to the development of society and inspires other technicians. This year’s winner is Cristina Pantaleone, laser physicist and CTO at the company Clinical Laserthermia Systems, CLS.

CLS uses a laser technology to treat cancer and has recently further developed a product line to treat severe brain tumors and prostate cancer, the most common form of cancer in Sweden.

With her knowledge, Cristina has contributed to the development and quality assurance of the laser technology used. In addition, she has been driving the work so that Lund can today present an FDA- and EU-approved laser system to treat, among other things, drug-resistant epilepsy.

I was overjoyed when I got the news and it took me a while to digest it. It’s been a good year! It is a very good initiative to showcase the profession. I was so confused myself when I started studying so I think anything that makes it easier for people to choose a profession is important, Cristina says.

This year’s Technology Promise 2022
The Technology Promise of the Year award is awarded to a person in the start-up phase of their technology-oriented career. This year’s winner is Kinga Grenda, CTO and co-founder of Adsorbi.

Kinga is the inventor of an innovative cellulose-based material that captures air pollution 5-8 times more efficiently than what is on the market today. The material is currently being tested at companies in home air purification and odor removal in sports equipment and art conservation. Kinga is a civil engineer in chemistry, a doctor in chemical engineering in the area of ​​materials for water treatment and has a post-doc in adsorbent materials.

– Being noticed and receiving this recognition feels very good. I was very surprised, says Kinga.

About the technology price
The Technician of the Year and Technology Promise of the Year awards are instituted by the Chamber of Commerce on the initiative of Kerstin Lindell.

– There is a major skills shortage in the technology industry. With the Technician of the Year and Technology Promise of the Year awards, we want to highlight the importance of technology for societal development. By highlighting talents like Daniel and Allen, we hope to inspire more people to apply for technical careerssays Kerstin Lindell, chairman of Bona AB and the South Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

The awards are sponsored by Alfa Laval, Beijer Electronics, Bona AB, Deloitte, Moll Wendén, SEB, TePe Munhygienprodukter AB, Trelleborg AB, Nederman and the Sydsvenska Handelskammaren.

For more information on:
The price: https://handelskammaren.com/projekt/kompetens/arets-tekniker/
Previous winners: https://handelskammaren.com/tidigarevinnare/

For further comments and contact information for the winners, please contact:
Ellen Dahl, project manager for Technician of the Year
South Swedish Chamber of Industry and Commerce, +46 720 605 662
[email protected]

The article is in Swedish

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