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Personlig profil

Forskning

The research in my group is focused on polymers for energy and sustainability. We explore the connection between macromolecular structure, morphology, and the resulting properties of polymeric materials. Our activities thus span across macromolecular design, synthesis, polymer self-assembly, and material structure and property characterization of polymers. In particular, we are motivated by global challenges concerning energy and sustainability that drive the research for new multifunctional polymer materials. This requires new synthetic strategies and careful fundamental studies of synthetic pathways, structure and properties. Currently our research areas are:

  • Ionic polymers for durable proton- and anion-exchange membranes. These membranes are crucial components of energy conversion and storage systems such as fuel cells, water electrolyzers and flow batteries, and enable water purification technologies such as reverse osmosis and nanofiltration.
  • Solid single lithium ion conducting polymer electrolytes, which are central materials for lithium-polymer batteries and other solid-state electrochemical devices.
  • Bio-based monomers, polymers and plastics synthesized using building blocks from renewable resources. 

We employ different polymerization (anionic, radical, condensation, etc) and modification methods to prepare our polymers, and then use a variety of charaterization techniques  to study for example molecular structure and nano-scale morphology, as well as the thermal, mechanical and transport properties of the materials and membranes. 

I received my Ph. D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Lund University in 1996. Between 1996 and 1998, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Risø National Laboratory in Roskilde, Denmark (today part of the Danish Technical University). In 1998, I joined the Department of Chemistry at Lund University as a Research Fellow to establish a research group focused on polymers for energy technologies. I was appointed to Full Professor of Polymer Technology at Lund University in 2010 and Visiting Professor at the University of Tartu in 2017.

Undervisning

Kurser inom civilingenjörsprogrammen i kemiteknik och teknisk nanovetenskap vid Lunds tekniska högskola.

  •  Material- och Polymerteknologi - KASF05
  •  Funktionella Material – KASF10
  •  Polymerkemi - KASN25
  •  Polymerfysik - KASN20
  •  Projekt i Kemi - KASN01
  •  Examensarbete i Polymerteknologi - KASM15

Nyckelord

  • Polymerer för energi och hållbar utveckling
  • Syntes av polymerer och deras struktur-egenskapssamband
  • Joniska polymerer
  • Polymera elektrolyter
  • Membran för bränsleceller, elektrolysörer och batterier
  • Elektrokemisk produktion och omvandling av vätgas
  • Bio-baserade plaster