Chalmers University of Technology


Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers) is a university with 8 000 undergraduate students, 2 000 master students and 1 000 PhD students. Chalmers has a solid reputation in materials science and in nanotechnology. In the most recent governmental ranking of Swedish universities, made in 2009, Chalmers was number one in nanotechnology and number two (after Linko?ping University) in materials science. In the Division of Applied Surface Chemistry at Chalmers there is a long tradition of research in four areas of relevance to the NANORESTART project.

Key Persons

Krister Holmberg is professor of Applied Surface Chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology. During 2003-2010 he was Head of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and he was the Director of Materials Science at Chalmers 2009-2013. He was Director of the Institute for Surface Chemistry in Stockholm between 1991 and 1998. Before that he was Research Director of Berol Nobel, today AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry. His research interest covers surfactant chemistry, reactions in microemulsions and other microheterogeneous media, encapsulation technology, nanomaterials and biotechnological surface chemistry.



Romain Bordes. PhD in Molecular Chemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry at the Laboratoire des IMRCP, Université Paul sabatier, Toulouse, France, 2004 – 2007; Title “Synthesis, physicochemistry and polymerization of ion paired surfactants based on norbornene” (Supervisor: Dr. Isabelle Rico-Lattes). Postdoctoral positions at the Chalmers University of Technology, Dpt. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Gothenburg, Sweden: Synthesis and study of amino acid based surfactants, funding by BASF, Group of Krister Holmberg, November 2007- November 2009. Present position: Chalmers University of Technology, Dpt. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Applied Surface Chemistry, Project leader (Senior Scientist for the VINN Excellence centre SuMo Biomaterials).