What do we do?

The students at the School of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm have in collaboration with the faculty formed the Committee for Chemical U.S. Travel, CHUST, which has been active since 1975.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is Sweden’s largest, most respected and highest ranked technical university. KTH was founded in 1827 as Sweden’s first polytechnic institute of technology and is Scandinavia’s largest institution of higher education in technology. It provides one-third of Sweden’s technical and engineering research at university level.

The objective of the CHUST Committee is to help Swedish students find summer research internships at universities or companies in an international environment. This gives the students the opportunity to work with challenging research projects, promoting an understanding of chemical engineering, chemistry and biotechnology in practice. The students also gain a rewarding experience of a foreign culture, while helping to strengthen the relations between universities and companies in different countries.

Students qualifying for the CHUST program are to graduate with the degree of Master of Science in Chemical Science and Engineering or Biotechnology. The educational program is all together five years. The students participating in the CHUST program have completed three to four years, and have acquired substantial knowledge in the fields of either applied and theoretical chemistry or biotechnology.

CHUST has previously collaborated with universities such as Stanford University, UC Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of British Columbia, Brown University and Cornell University amongst others.

 

Meet The Committee

The CHUST committee’s main objective is to maintain the contact with the participating universities. The committee also contacts new universities and finds new interesting and exciting positions and projects to send students to.

Another important task is to inform the students at KTH about the summer internships available, as well as aiding the partner universities in their selection process of the right student(s) for their project.

 

The Committee 2018/2019

 
 Ayush Agarwal  2nd Year Master's Student of Chemical Engineering for Energy and Environment   ayusha@kth.se   +46 793336779

Ayush Agarwal

2nd Year Master's Student of Chemical Engineering for Energy and Environment

ayusha@kth.se

+46 793336779

 Cornelia Westerberg  3rd Year in Degree Program in Biotechnology   corwes@kth.se   +46 761720803

Cornelia Westerberg

3rd Year in Degree Program in Biotechnology

corwes@kth.se

+46 761720803

 Akshay Menon  1st Year Master's Student of Chemical Engineering for Energy and Environment   akshayme@kth.se   +46 728525597

Akshay Menon

1st Year Master's Student of Chemical Engineering for Energy and Environment

akshayme@kth.se

+46 728525597


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments. Mail us at chust@k.kth.se

You can also reach us at:

Address

CHUST Committee
c/o Lars J. Pettersson
KTH – Royal Institute of Technology
School of of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
100 44 Stockholm, Sweden