Chalmers University of Technology


Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society.

The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Built Environment, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

Key people I involved: Prof. Mats Andersson

andersson He received the M.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden, in 1990 and 1995, respectively. Since 2004, he has been a Professor of Polymer Chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology. His current research interests include design and synthesis of conjugated polymers for electronic and photonic applications. In 2011 Thomson Reuters ranked him nr 53 of the most cited material scientists in the world the last decade. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences since 2012.

Key people II involved: Prof. Ergang Wang

wangHe received his PhD degree in Materials Science from South China University of Technology, China, under the supervision of Prof. Yong Cao in 2008. He was a postdoc in the group of Prof. Mats Andersson at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, from 2008 to 2011. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, from 2012. At present his main focus is on the synthesis and characterization of new conjugated polymers/small molecules for bulk heterojunction organic solar cells.

Role in the project

We will supervise two ESR. We will design and synthesize NIR oligomers and polymers, which will be provided to other partners.


Recruited researcher: Petri Murto

murtoProject title

Design and synthesis of NIR emitting oligomers and copolymers with high electroluminescence efficiency


Recruited researcher: Zhaojun Li

liProject title

Design and synthesis of NIR absorbing oligomers and polymers with high absorption coefficient


Recruited researcher: Mariza Mone

liProject title

Development of low band gap polymers with absorption extending to ~1200 nm


Recruited researcher: Josué Ayuso-Carrillo

liProject title

Design and synthesis of n-type polymers/oligomers for all-polymer solar cells and photodetectors



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