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Master Thesis: Best practices for a sustainable electronics industry

Do you think that sustainability needs to be a keystone element of today’s digital society? Do you have an interest in electronics and ICT (information and communication technology)? Do you want to contribute to a sustainable Swedish industry?

We are looking for a Master of Science student for a Master Thesis project at RISE.

Master Thesis project work at RISE in Göteborg

Welcome to RISE, department Smart Hardware in Göteborg. In collaboration with the Swedish Electronics Trade Association, we can offer you an exciting R&D environment for you Master Thesis.

During the project work, you will be part of our team at RISE and get involved in discussion with RISE colleagues at several different RISE locations across Sweden (e.g. Göteborg, Stockholm, Luleå)

Digitalization can contribute to the decarbonization in a large variety of sectors, and thus contribute to the green transition towards a more sustainable society. However, many electronic systems and components required for this digital transition use electricity, are resource-intensive and create waste at the end-of-life. It is therefore important to address the sustainability challenges in the electronics industry in order to achieve a successful relationship between the green and digital transitions.

The goal of the thesis project is to contribute to a greener Swedish electronics industry by helping companies to learn from and be inspired by successful examples.

The Master thesis project consists of:

  • Mapping successful practices and success stories within the electronics industry (nationally and internationally) in terms of sustainability aspects.
  • Understanding which sustainability issues have been addressed, the driving forces behind the companies’ efforts (e.g. legal requirements, internal management decision), and relevant key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Analyzing how these lessons can be transferred and applied to the Swedish electronics industry
  • Applying this reasoning to 1-2 companies that are members of the Swedish Electronics trade association and developing proposals how these companies could manufacture and/or use their electronic products/components in a more sustainable way.

Student profile
You have an interest in sustainability, electronics, ICT and/or engineering. You should be a M.Sc. student in the field of environment, electronics engineering, physics, industrial engineering and management or related subject.

You have knowledge and skills in environmental management, life cycle assessment, circular economy, and related areas, as well as experience with tools and methods to analyze and develop measures and technical solutions to address sustainability issues in the industry.

You need to be enthusiastic, curious, and keen to develop your skills, enjoy working in an international team and with good communication skills. Excellent language skills in spoken and written (scientific and technical) Swedish and English are a strong plus.

The thesis project can start from January 2023 (flexible arrangement possible). The expected duration of the thesis work is 20 weeks.

Location: RISE, Göteborg. Option to partially work remotely.

Credits: 30 ECTS (academic credits) in agreement with your thesis advisor at your university.

Number of students per group: 1-2

Welcome with your application
Please apply directly through this portal. If you need more information, please contact Vincent Schaller (vincent.schaller@ri.se). Candidates are encouraged to send their application as soon as possible but at the latest by 2022-12-15. We do not accept applications via email.

Our union representatives are Lazaros Tsantaridis, SACO, 010 516 62 21 and Bertil Svensson, Unionen, 010-516 53 56.

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