About the PhD course From research to business

Meet the 2009/2010 participants

The PhD students participating 2009/2010 have already devoted time and energy to an intensive and challenging course. From 27 applicants 20 were selected by a selection committé. Meet some of the 2009/2010 participants below:
Fadi Abdallah

Name: Fadi Abdallah

Background: My name is Fadi Abdallah, and I am a PhD student at the Industrial Electrical Engineering (IEA) Department at Lund Institute of Technology (LTH). I am doing my research in the area of electric drive systems optimization from an Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) perspective, which is an area that links the fields of Power Electronics, Electric Machines and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). I work under the supervision of Prof. Mats Alaküla and I work closely with Swedish automotive industry on solving EMC problems related to installing hybrid drive trains in vehicles, particularly when connecting the plug-in hybrid vehicle to the electric power grid for charging.

Why did you apply for this course?
I joined “From Research to Business” to gain knowledge, experience and tools in order to realize and evaluate possibilities in commercializing the outcomes of my industrial research.

What have you learned so far that surprised you?
Lately by conducting an interview with a successful entrepreneur I learned one thing that surprised me; that technical specialists tend to underestimate business value of their technical efforts!

How do you think this course will help you develop your idea?
I expect this course to provide a roadmap for turning industrial research outcomes into sustainable business concept. I expect it to be a reality check of the imagination and different scenarios, and I look forward to gaining effective tools and getting in touch with potential investors, partners and customers.

Would you recommend other to take this course, in that case why?
Based on my impression by reading the invitation for “From Research to Business” and after doing a quick search, I have already recommended this course to a colleague of mine; Yury Loayza; we are participating together in it right now. Also based on the feedback I am getting from entrepreneurs I came in touch with lately, this will be a very interesting and useful course...I am looking forward to it and I am expecting a lot of excitement!

Fadi Abdallah Fadi Abdallah
Yasar Amin Yasar Amin
Ola Dagbro Ola Dagbro
Carl Junesand Carl Junesand
Antonina Khairova Antonina Khairova
Sandra Kliknaite Sandra Kliknaite
Chaitanya Koppisetty Chaitanya Koppisetty
Yury Loayza Yury Loayza
Johan Lundberg Johan Lundberg
Mats Niklasson Mats Niklasson
Helgi Nolsøe Helgi Nolsøe
Zhibo Pang Zhibo Pang
Johan Persson Johan Persson
Nima Sanandaji Nima Sanandaji
Anita Sant Anita Sant'Anna
Francesco Strino Francesco Strino
Axel Wolf Axel Wolf
Zhi Zhang Zhi Zhang
Jonas Åberg Jonas Åberg