SOFT Microscopy Centre is a joint effort between Chalmers University of Technology, SIK – the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology – and SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. The centre is part of the Material Science Area of Advance at Chalmers.
The centre is built around the unique competence about material properties, structures and preparation of soft materials and the state-of-the-art instrumental equipment at Microscopy and Microanalysis and SIK.
Vision and Goals
SOFT Microscopy Centre is a strategic initiative with the aim to establish new concepts for soft material design, based on leading competence. Here high-resolution imaging and spectroscopy will be combined with in-depth knowledge of sensitive soft materials containing water, lipids and functional interfacial structures.
Our goals are to:
• Establish new concepts in structure design of a new generation of soft biomaterials
with tailored properties based on microstructure research.
• Develop new methods for microstructure research including 3D imaging and dynamic
experiments over a range of length and time scales giving a competitive edge.
• To be the evident partner in international programs and national infrastructures.
• To create an environment where academia and industry can utilize expertise
through a new infrastructure introduced by the centre.