Sara Mazur is awarded the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences’ (IVAs) Gold Medal 2021. Since 1921, IVA has recognized outstanding contributions to technology, economics, business, and society.
The jury’s motivation reads as follows:
Sara Mazur D.Eng. is awarded the Gold Medal for her outstanding contributions as a leader for research and innovation in industry and academia, and for her strong commitment to collaboration in areas of significant importance for the development of society.
With a background in Electrical engineering, Sara Mazur had her PhD degree in plasma physics 1994 at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She started at Ericsson 1995 and was the head of the company’s research department 2012-2018. During this period, she was involved in the preparatory work for the start of the WASP program. As of the initiation of the program 2015, Sara Mazur has been a board member of WASP. Since January 2020, Sara Mazur is the chairman of the WASP program. In addition, she is a board member in Investor, Saab as well as Chalmers University of Technology.
Thursday the 9th of December, Sara Mazur will be the keynote speaker at a free webinar at IVA: https://www.iva.se/event/digitalt-frukostmote-med-sara-mazur/
Others who have been awarded the gold medal 2021 are Sverker Sörlin, Lars Börjesson and Mikael Dolsten. The medals will be presented in connection with the Annual Meeting of the Academy on 29 October 2021 in the presence of T.M. The King and Queen.
Read the press release from IVA: https://www.iva.se/en/published/gold-medals-for-prominent-figures-who-are-improving-society/
Published: October 21st, 2021