Alexander Hollberg

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Company: Chalmers University of Technology
Current Position: Associate professor
Age: 38
Education: PhD and MS in architectural engineering, BS in civil engineering

Hollberg is an architectural engineer by training and since his first days of studies has been passionate about interdisciplinary collaboration. He joined Chalmers as assistant professor for computational sustainable design in 2019. He works on developing methods and tools that facilitate the design of sustainable buildings and cities.

He drives to explore new ways of using digital tools in creative design processes with multiple stakeholders. The goal is to provide decision makers with the necessary information in the early design stages. Example of tools he developed include BIM-based lifecycle assessment tools that help to minimize both operational and embodied carbon emissions of buildings or new workflows based on a digital twin of the city and Unreal Engine to use VR in participatory urban planning to increase social sustainability.

He leads one of the core research projects in the digital twin city at Chalmers. Recently, he was awarded the prestigious Swedish Future Research Leader grant to develop a digital material inventory for urban mining using machine learning and remote sensing. He is co-founder and scientific advisor at CAALA, a software and consulting startup based in Munich, Germany.

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