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INSPIRE Alliance Summit Participant List

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm University

Karolinska Institutet

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Illinois Organizers


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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Phyllis Wise, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Phyllis Wise, Chancellor
Vice-President of the University of Illinois

Read more about Phyllis Wise here.

Richard Wheeler, Provost, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Richard Wheeler, Interim Provost
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Read more about Richard Wheeler here.

Pradeep Khanna, Associate Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Pradeep Khanna, Associate Chancellor for Public Engagement

Read more about Public Engagement here.

Wolfgang Schlör, Associate Provost, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wolfgang Schlör, Interim Associate Provost for International Affairs

Read more about International Programs and Studies here.

Melanie Loots, Associate Vice Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Melanie Loots, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Chief of Staff, Office of Vice-Chancellor for Research

Read more about the Office of Vice-Chancellor for Research here.

Jennifer Eardley, Associate Vice Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jennifer Eardley, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Associate Director, Division of Biomedical Sciences

Read more about the Division of Biomedical Sciences here.

Ruth Watkins, Dean, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ruth Watkins, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Professor of Linguistics, Speech and Hearing Science, and Psychology

Read more about Ruth Watkins here.

Ilesanmi Adesida, Dean, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ilesanmi Adesida, Dean of the College of Engineering
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Read more about Ilesanmi Adesida here.

Wynne Korr, Dean, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wynne Korr, Dean of the School of Social Work
Professor of Social Work

Read more about Wynne Korr here.

Jan Slater, Dean, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jan Slater, Interim Dean of the College of Media
Professor of Advertising

Read more about Jan Slater here.

Robert Graves, Dean, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Robert Graves, Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts
Professor of Theatre

Read more about Robert Graves here.

Uretz Oliphant, Dean, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Uretz Oliphant, Interim Regional Dean of the College of Medicine
Professor of Surgery

Read more about the College of Medicine here.

Tanya Gallagher, Dean, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tanya Gallagher, Dean of the College of Applied Health Sciences
Professor of Speech and Hearing Science

Read more about Tanya Gallagher here.

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Dean of the School of Labor and Employment Relations

Read more about Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld here.

Gene Robinson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Gene Robinson, Director of the Institute for Genomic Biology

Read more about Gene Robinson here.

Art Kramer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Art Kramer, Director of the Beckman Institute

Read more about Art Kramer here.

Bill Sanders, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bill Sanders, Director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory

Read more about Bill Sanders here.

Laura Frerichs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, photo Justine Bursoni

Laura Frerichs, Director of the Research Park

Read more about Laura Frerichs here.

William Stewart, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, photo Justine Bursoni

William Stewart, Associate Dean, College of Applied Health Sciences

Read more about William Stewart here.

Faculty and staff representing the following academic, research and administrative units:
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
College of Engineering
College of Fine and Applied Arts
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
School of Architecture
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Department of Animal Sciences
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Department of Chemistry
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of English
Department of Geology
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Department of Media and Cinema Studies
Department of Microbiology
Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
Department of Political Science
Department of Sociology
Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Center for Advanced Studies
Center on Health, Aging and Disability
Center for Nanoscience and Technology
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
European Union Center
Information Trust Institute
Illinois Program for Reseach in the Humanities
International Programs and Studies
International Student and Scholar Services
Student International Academic Affairs
Office of Corporate Relations
Department of Animal Sciences

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Peter Gudmundson, President, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Peter Gudmundson, President
Professor of Material Mechanics, School of Engineering Sciences

Read more about Peter Gudmundson here.

Eva Malmström Jonsson, Deputy President, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Eva Malmström Jonsson, Deputy President
Professor of Coating Technology, School of Chemical Science and Engineering

Read more about Eva Malmström Jonsson here.

Stefan Östlund, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stefan Östlund, Dean of the School of Electrical Engineering
Professor of Electric Power Engineering
Director of KTH-Illinois partnership

Read more about Stefan Östlund here.

Stefan Ståhl, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stefan Ståhl, Dean of the School of Biotechnology
Professor of Molecular Biotechnology

Read more about Stefan Ståhl here.

Mikael Östling, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Mikael Östling, Dean of the School of Information and Communication Technology
Professor of Solid State Electronics

Read more about Mikael Östling here.

Amy Rader Olsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Amy Rader Olsson, Researcher, School of Architecture and the Built Environment

Read more about the School of Architecture and the Built Environment here.

Erica Buck, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Erica Buck, Project Advisor North America

Read more about KTH International Relations here.

Ulrika Ljungman, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Ulrika Ljungman, Head of KTH Business Liaison

Read more about KTH Business Liaison here.

Philip von Segebaden, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Philip von Segebaden, Head of KTH Fundraising

Read more about KTH Fundraising here.

Emma Jones, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Emma Jones, Head of KTH Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Read more about KTH Alumni Relations here.

Anna Hamilton, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Anna Hamilton, Prospect Researcher KTH Fundrasising and Alumni Relations

Read more about KTH Alumni Relations here.

Stockholm University

Kåre Bremer, President, Stockholm University

Kåre Bremer, President/Vice-Chancellor
Professor of Systematic Botany

Read more about Kåre Bremer here.

Lena Gerholm, Deputy President, Stockholm University

Lena Gerholm, Deputy President/Pro-Vice Chancellor
Professor of Ethnology

Read more about Lena Gerholm here.

Tytti Soila, Stockholm University

Tytti Soila, Vice-Dean for History/Philosophy
Professor of Cinema Studies

Read more about Tytti Soila here.

Hans-Christen Hansson, Stockholm University

Hans-Christen Hansson, Deputy Head and Professor of Department of Applied Environmental Science

Read more about Hans-Christen Hansson here.

Karin Bergmark, Stockholm University

Karin Bergmark, Head and Professor of Department of Sociology

Read more about the Department of Sociology here.

Thors Hans Hansson, Stockholm University

Thors Hans Hansson, Professor of Theoretical Physics

Read more about Thors Hans Hansson here.

Thors Hans Hansson, Stockholm University

Peter Brzezinski, Head and Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Read more about Peter Brzezinski here.

Eva Klasson Wehler, Stockholm University

Eva Klasson Wehler, Head of External Relations
Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry

Read more about SU External Relations here.

Elisabet Idermark, Stockholm University

Elisabet Idermark, Director of International Relations

Read more about SU International Relations here.

Erica Rose, Stockholm University

Erica Rose, Coordinator for International Students

Read more about Erica Rose here.

Find brief biosketches for the Stockholm University delegation here.

Karolinska Institutet

Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, President, Karolinska Institutet

Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, President
Professor of Physiology

Read more about Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson here.

Jan-Olov Höög, Karolinska Institutet

Jan-Olov Höög, Dean of Higher Education
Professor of Medical Chemistry

Read more about Jan-Olov Höög here.

Ulrika Widegren, Karolinska Institutet

Ulrika Widegren, Scientific Secretary to the President

External Participants

Karin Höglund, Embassy of Sweden

Karin Höglund, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C.

Read more about the Swedish Embassy here.

Kamilla Kohn Rådberg, Embassy of Sweden

Kamilla Kohn Rådberg, Head of Office of Science and Innovation, Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C.

Read more about the Innovation & Technology exhibitions at the Embassy of Sweden here.

Maria Lönn, Stockholm County Administrative Board

Maria Lönn, Coordinator, Stockholm County Administrative Board

Read more about Stockholm County Business Development here.

Ylva Williams, Stockholm Science City Foundation

Ylva Williams, CEO, Stockholm Science City Foundation

Read more about Stockholm Science City Foundation here.

Eva Kersten, Swedish Institute

Eva Kersten, Manager, Working in Sweden, Swedish Institute

Read more about Working in Sweden here.
Read more about the Swedish Institute here.

Cecilia Kullman, The Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce

Cecilia Kullman, Director of Trainee Programs, The Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce, Inc.

Read more about the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce here.

Maria Bergman, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce

Maria Bergman, President, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Chicago

Read more about Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago here.

Melanie Sandberg, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce

Melanie Sandberg, Board of Directors, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Chicago

Read more about Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago here.

Laurel Lunt Prussing, Mayor of Urbana

Laurel Lunt Prussing, Mayor of Urbana

Read more about the Office of the Mayor here.

Don Gerard, Mayor of Champaign

Don Gerard, Mayor of Champaign

Read more about the Champaign City Council here.

Kate Tomford, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Kate Tomford, Chief Sustainability Policy Advisor, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Read more about the Illinois Energy Office here.

Brian Gillen, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Brian Gillen, Native Programs Specialist, Eastern/Woodlands Office of Native American Programs, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Read more about the Eastern/Woodlands Office of Native American Programs here.

Illinois Organizers

Tim Barnes, Director, ISIP

Tim Barnes, Director, Illinois Strategic International Partnerships

Read more about ISIP here.

Anna Stenport

Anna Westerståhl Stenport, INSPIRE Faculty Liaison
Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Director of the Scandinavian Program

Read more about Anna Stenport here.

Harry Dankowicz

Harry Dankowicz, INSPIRE Faculty Liaison
Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering

Read more about Harry Dankowicz here.