Research Centres at Chalmers

At Chalmers University of Technology are a number of centres, national competence centres as well as other centres which cooperate across traditional departmental boundaries. All centres are listed in alphabetical order, in fields of research:

Built Environment

Chalmers e-Science Centre
Chalmers e-Science Centre provides a focus for e-Science activities at Chalmers. This covers a broad spectrum of activities that includes research, development and infrastructure support for advanced computation, data exploration and data driven research as well as developments of relevant methods and technologies.

Centre for Healthcare Architecture, CVA
CVA is a national arena for the creation, translation, exchange and dissemination of knowledge about healthcare architecture. The centre conducts research, research training and contributes to architectural education. The research focus for CVA is architecture in its relation to curing, patient experience and effectiveness.

Centre for Health Care Improvement, CHI (website only in Swedish)
CHI is a research centre that conducts research and education on improvement, innovation and transformation of health care. Along with health care workers CHI actively participates in development projects and aims for a patient-focused, efficient and safe care. The centre works with research, education and utilization of research.

Centre for management of the built environment, CMB (website only in Swedish)
CMB is Sweden's principle forum for management issues relating to the built environment. CMB comprises four Chalmers departments and around 40 of the market's key players, in the private, public and corporate sectors. Our objective is to promote a modern approach to management and contribute to a sustainable built environment.

Competence Centre Recycling, CCR
Competence Centre Recycling has the aim to be a creative platform for a broad research and development co-operation between academia and industry in the material recycling area. Material recycling and reuse of materials and components are central parts of a resource smart material use in a sustainable society.


Forum for Risk Investigation and Soil Treatment, FRIST
FRIST is a competence center for sustainable treatment of contaminated materials and environments. We cooperate with public and private organizations in doctoral projects, via industrial assistant professors, and through contract research and masters studies.

Graphene Centre at Chalmers
The graphene center encompasses several graphene-related research projects funded by the EU and domestic sources, plus the Graphene Innovation Lab as an industrial interface. Topics covered include, e.g., production and characterization, high-frequency electronics, optoelectronics, batteries, sensors, composites and modelling.

Lighthouse - maritime competence centre
Lighthouse is a national competence centre for maritime research and innovation. It's based on a triple helix collaboration between academy, industry and government. The purpose is to be a driver for reaching the maritime zero vision, which envisages zero accidents and zero noxious emissions.

Mistra Urban Futures
Mistra Urban Futures is a research centre that collaborates across disciplines to deliver knowledge and tools needed to enable fair, green and dense cities. Platforms and projects in Cape Town, Gothenburg, Manchester, Kisumu and Shanghai deliver knowledge and results to impact on the transformation of cities.

Northern Lead – logistics centre
Northern LEAD coordinates and supports logistics research at Chalmers  and University of Gothenburg in order to increase volume, quality and  relevance of the research. This high quality research contributes to a sustainable logistics development that gives companies competitive advantages and benefits to society.

SAFER, The Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers
SAFER is a centre of excellence for vehicle and traffic safety which conducts collaborative, interdisciplinary research and innovation to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries in traffic. Chalmers is the host for the center, which has 34 partners from academia, industry and society.

Structural Engineering Centre (website only in Swedish)
The centre will provide a base for efficient and wide-scale collaboration between the various players in the construction industry in order to help develop and strengthen expertise in structural engineering technology. Chalmers works with companies, along with representatives for the large-scale users, to create, support and expand their competence in the field.

Sustainable Nuclear Energy Centre, Snec
The centre is an interdisciplinary forum where all actors in nuclear engineering and activities involving ionizing radiation have an area to meet, exchange ideas and inspire each other in new innovative research. The centre coordinates and maintains key competences, and informs about nuclear energy in a comprehensive, responsible and critical manner.

Swedish Wind Power Technology Centre, SWPTC
SWPTC is a research centre for the design and production of wind turbines. The purpose of the centre is to support Swedish industry with knowledge of design techniques and maintenance in the field of wind power. The work is carried out in six theme group and is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency, by academic and industrial partners.

Urban Safety and Societal Security Research Center, Urbsec
URBSEC is jointly run by Chalmers and University of Gothenburg. Together with external partners, the objective is to build essential competence for meeting challenges concerning urban safety, crime prevention, and societal capacities to manage and recover from serious emergencies and crises.

Visual Arena Research
Visualization Center strengthens, collects and develops research and education in visualization at Chalmers and Göteborg University. The centre is located at the Visual Arena Lindholmen and collaborates in a network with academia, industry and the public sector. We offer activities, facilities and visualization equipment.

Energy

Centre for Higher Ambition Leadership Europe, CHLE


Centre for Indirect Gasification of Biomass, GIGB
Sweden has the ambition to become independent of fossil fuels by 2030 and as part of this focus research on technologies for the production of "green" fuels from biomass. Chalmers’ centre is part of a national effort in the field in which Swedish industry is supported in their pursuit of full-scale plants for the extraction of environmentally friendly fuels.

Competence Centre for Catalysis, KCK
KCK is a national interdisciplinary research centre which is focused on environmental catalysis and energy-related catalysis. The vision is to contribute to sustainable transport-, energy- and environmental systems by developing state-of-the-art catalytic techniques. The Swedish Energy Agency, Chalmers and six member companies finance the research.

Competence Centre for High Temperature Corrosion, HTC
HTC is a Swedish competence centre devoted to high temperature corrosion. Our vision is to generate new generic knowledge that helps solve critical corrosion issues, thereby contributing to the development of a more sustainable energy system. HTC is financed by the Swedish Energy Agency, Chalmers and 22 companies.

f3 – Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Fuels

Sustainable Nuclear Energy Centre, Snec
The centre is an interdisciplinary forum where all actors in nuclear engineering and activities involving ionizing radiation have an area to meet, exchange ideas and inspire each other in new innovative research. The centre coordinates and maintains key competences, and informs about nuclear energy in a comprehensive, responsible and critical manner.

Swedish Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Centre
SHC is a national centre of excellence for electric and hybrid vehicles and serve as a base for integration between academia and industry. The research covers system studies, electric machines, energy storage and vehicle analysis. We also manage PhD courses, a doctoral network, fuel cell activities and a daily analysis.

Swedish Wind Power Technology Centre, SWPTC
SWPTC is a research centre for the design and production of wind turbines. The purpose of the centre is to support Swedish industry with knowledge of design techniques and maintenance in the field of wind power. The work is carried out in six theme group and is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency, by academic and industrial partners.

Graphene

Graphene Centre at Chalmers
The graphene center encompasses several graphene-related research projects funded by the EU and domestic sources, plus the Graphene Innovation Lab as an industrial interface. Topics covered include, e.g., production and characterization, high-frequency electronics, optoelectronics, batteries, sensors, composites and modelling.

Information and Communication Technology

Chalmers Antenna Systems Excellence Centre, Chase
Chase is a consortium between Chalmers and approximately 15 company partners. The centre is oriented towards applied research within antenna systems, sensor systems, biomedical electromagnetics, communication systems, and signal processing. The research projects are chosen based on industrial and societal needs, and global sustainability.

Chalmers e-Science Centre
Chalmers e-Science Centre provides a focus for e-Science activities at Chalmers. This covers a broad spectrum of activities that includes research, development and infrastructure support for advanced computation, data exploration and data driven research as well as developments of relevant methods and technologies.

Fibre Optic Communications Research Centre, FORCE
FORCE is a Chalmers-based centre with the purpose of bringing together all research relevant to optical fiber communication. This is cross-disciplinary and currently involves people from three departments and bridges the whole chain from components to systems and analysis to experiments.

GigaHertz Centre
GigaHertz Centre is an international consortium between Chalmers University of Technology and industry for bringing research in microwave, mm-wave and terahertz  technologies faster to utilisation in wireless communication, defense, security and space. GigaHertz Centre is a Vinnova Vinn Excellence Centre year 2007–2016.

SAFER, The Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers
SAFER is a centre of excellence for vehicle and traffic safety which conducts collaborative, interdisciplinary research and innovation to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries in traffic. Chalmers is the host for the center, which has 34 partners from academia, industry and society.

Software Centre
Software Center works in a strategic partnership with partner companies to significantly accelerate their adoption of novel approaches to software engineering.

Urban Safety and Societal Security Research Center, Urbsec
URBSEC is jointly run by Chalmers and University of Gothenburg. Together with external partners, the objective is to build essential competence for meeting challenges concerning urban safety, crime prevention, and societal capacities to manage and recover from serious emergencies and crises.

Visual Arena Research
Visualization Center strengthens, collects and develops research and education in visualization at Chalmers and Göteborg University. The centre is located at the Visual Arena Lindholmen and collaborates in a network with academia, industry and the public sector. We offer activities, facilities and visualization equipment.

Life Science and Engineering

Bio-inspired Supramolecular Function and Design, SUPRA
Linnaeus Centre

Centre for Healthcare Architecture, CVA
CVA is a national arena for the creation, translation, exchange and dissemination of knowledge about healthcare architecture. The centre conducts research, research training and contributes to architectural education. The research focus for CVA is architecture in its relation to curing, patient experience and effectiveness.

Centre for Health Care Improvement, CHI (website only in Swedish)
CHI is a research centre that conducts research and education on improvement, innovation and transformation of health care. Along with health care workers CHI actively participates in development projects and aims for a patient-focused, efficient and safe care. The centre works with research, education and utilization of research.

Centre for Skin Research, SkinResQU
SkinResQU is a joint interdisciplinary research centre between Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg. A meeting place for chemical theoretician as well as clinicians. It stimulates research on the effects of skin exposer to solid materials, chemical compounds and solar radiation. Emphasis is put on skin allergy and skin cancer.

Gothenburg Centre for Systems Biology
Systems biology uses mathematical modelling and simulations to study biological interactive processes. The research centre is shared with the University of Gothenburg and brings together a variety of skills ranging from experimental excellence through physical, chemical and computer science studies to mathematical basic research.

MedTech West – a collaborative platform for biomedical engineering R&D
MedTech West is a collaborative platform for research, education, development and evaluation of biomedical engineering concepts and technologies. We initiate, facilitate and promote increased research collaboration between the health care sector, industry and academia. Focus is on actual clinical needs in collaboration with relevant clinical staff.

SuMo Biomaterials
SuMo Biomaterials Vinn Excellence Center is a unique interdisciplinary research consortium between academia and industry with focus on understanding and developing smart functionalities in soft biomaterials. SuMo uses company needs to create innovations and excellence in science and added value for industry, academia and society.

Wallenberg Wood Science Center

Materials Science

Competence Centre for Catalysis, KCK
KCK is a national interdisciplinary research centre which is focused on environmental catalysis and energy-related catalysis. The vision is to contribute to sustainable transport-, energy- and environmental systems by developing state-of-the-art catalytic techniques. The Swedish Energy Agency, Chalmers and six member companies finance the research.

Competence Centre for High Temperature Corrosion, HTC
HTC is a Swedish competence centre devoted to high temperature corrosion. Our vision is to generate new generic knowledge that helps solve critical corrosion issues, thereby contributing to the development of a more sustainable energy system. HTC is financed by the Swedish Energy Agency, Chalmers and 22 companies.

Competence Centre Recycling, CCR
Competence Centre Recycling has the aim to be a creative platform for a broad research and development co-operation between academia and industry in the material recycling area. Material recycling and reuse of materials and components are central parts of a resource smart material use in a sustainable society.

Graphene Centre at Chalmers
The graphene center encompasses several graphene-related research projects funded by the EU and domestic sources, plus the Graphene Innovation Lab as an industrial interface. Topics covered include, e.g., production and characterization, high-frequency electronics, optoelectronics, batteries, sensors, composites and modelling.

SuMo Biomaterials
SuMo Biomaterials Vinn Excellence Center is a unique interdisciplinary research consortium between academia and industry with focus on understanding and developing smart functionalities in soft biomaterials. SuMo uses company needs to create innovations and excellence in science and added value for industry, academia and society.

Swedish Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Centre
SHC is a national centre of excellence for electric and hybrid vehicles and serve as a base for integration between academia and industry. The research covers system studies, electric machines, energy storage and vehicle analysis. We also manage PhD courses, a doctoral network, fuel cell activities and a daily analysis.

Wallenberg Wood Science Center

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Bio-inspired Supramolecular Function and Design, SUPRA
Linnaeus Centre

Competence Centre for Catalysis, KCK
KCK is a national interdisciplinary research centre which is focused on environmental catalysis and energy-related catalysis. The vision is to contribute to sustainable transport-, energy- and environmental systems by developing state-of-the-art catalytic techniques. The Swedish Energy Agency, Chalmers and six member companies finance the research.

Graphene Centre at Chalmers
The graphene center encompasses several graphene-related research projects funded by the EU and domestic sources, plus the Graphene Innovation Lab as an industrial interface. Topics covered include, e.g., production and characterization, high-frequency electronics, optoelectronics, batteries, sensors, composites and modelling.

Linnaeus Centre on Engineered Quantum Systems, Linneqs
With support from the Swedish Research Council, researchers in Linneqs investigate engineered quantum mechanical systems at the interface between quantum physics, computer science, electronics and material science. The four focus areas are: qubits, quantum transport, future graphene devices and enabling technologies.

Production

Centre for Business Innovation, CBI
Center for Business Innovation is in the field of management of innovation and conducts interactive investigations that simultaneously promote business development in firms. Focus is on innovation activities and their development in firms. The center has its basis at the Department of Technology Management and Economics at Chalmers.

Centre for Chemical Process Engineering, CPE
CPE is a centre at Chalmers University of Technology. CPE promotes cooperation between industry and academia for development of the chemical engineering field. The centre includes companies in industries with specialization in chemistry, plastics, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical and equipment manufacturers.

Swedish Life Cycle Center
This is a centre of excellence for the advance of life cycle thinking in industry and other parts of society. The centre aims for credible and applied life cycle thinking globally and has a mission to improve the environmental performance of products and services, as a natural part of sustainable development.

Metal Cutting Research and Development Centre, MCR
MCR is a national centre in machining technology and serves as a collaborative partner for Swedish industry in its development of high-quality, low-cost manufacturing. MCR business members gain cutting-edge research in their field, information about new processing techniques, as well as education that is custom-tailored to their businesses.

Wingquist Laboratory
Wingquist Laboratory with its VINN Excellence Centre is an internationally competence centre for multidisciplinary research within the field of efficient product realization. The center focus on research challenges emerged from effective and efficient development of product with respect to components, knowledge and manufacturing.

Transport

Chalmers Antenna Systems Excellence Centre, Chase
Chase is a consortium between Chalmers and approximately 15 company partners. The centre is oriented towards applied research within antenna systems, sensor systems, biomedical electromagnetics, communication systems, and signal processing. The research projects are chosen based on industrial and societal needs, and global sustainability.

Chalmers e-Science Centre
Chalmers e-Science Centre provides a focus for e-Science activities at Chalmers. This covers a broad spectrum of activities that includes research, development and infrastructure support for advanced computation, data exploration and data driven research as well as developments of relevant methods and technologies.

CHARMEC, Competence Centre in Railway Mechanics
CHARMEC is a National Centre of Excellence in railway rechanics with 12 partners from industry and public sector. The research sets out from the interaction between train and track and resulting phenomena (noise, material deterioration, brake phenomena etc), which cause over half of the maintenance costs of track and freight vehicles.

Combustion Engine Research Center, CERC
CERC is a university-industrial partnership performing engine research on reduced fuel consumption (lower CO2 production) and exhaust emissions. We focus on new direct-injected engine combustion concepts and renewable fuels. CERC performs applied and basic experiments, develops models, and experimentally validates models.

Competence Centre for Catalysis, KCK
KCK is a national interdisciplinary research centre which is focused on environmental catalysis and energy-related catalysis. The vision is to contribute to sustainable transport-, energy- and environmental systems by developing state-of-the-art catalytic techniques. The Swedish Energy Agency, Chalmers and six member companies finance the research.

Gothenburg Atmospheric Science Centre, GAC
Atmospheric science has a trans-disciplinary character and covers a broad range of topics where Gothenburg with its many strong research groups and partners forms a unique centre. The objective of GAC is to coordinate and strengthen the atmospheric research resources and activities in the region.

Lighthouse - maritime competence centre
Lighthouse is a national competence centre for maritime research and innovation. It's based on a triple helix collaboration between academy, industry and government. The purpose is to be a driver for reaching the maritime zero vision, which envisages zero accidents and zero noxious emissions.

Mistra Urban Futures
Mistra Urban Futures is a research centre that collaborates across disciplines to deliver knowledge and tools needed to enable fair, green and dense cities. Platforms and projects in Cape Town, Gothenburg, Manchester, Kisumu and Shanghai deliver knowledge and results to impact on the transformation of cities.

Northern Lead – logistics centre
Northern LEAD coordinates and supports logistics research at Chalmers  and University of Gothenburg in order to increase volume, quality and  relevance of the research. This high quality research contributes to a sustainable logistics development that gives companies competitive advantages and benefits to society.

SAFER, The Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers
SAFER is a centre of excellence for vehicle and traffic safety which conducts collaborative, interdisciplinary research and innovation to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries in traffic. Chalmers is the host for the center, which has 34 partners from academia, industry and society.

Software Centre
Software Center works in a strategic partnership with partner companies to significantly accelerate their adoption of novel approaches to software engineering.

Swedish Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Centre, SHC
SHC is a national centre of excellence for electric and hybrid vehicles and serves as a base for integration between academia and industry. The research covers system studies, electric machines, energy storage and vehicle analysis. We also manage PhD courses, a doctoral network, fuel cell activities and a daily analysis.

Urban Safety and Societal Security Research Center, Urbsec
URBSEC is jointly run by Chalmers and University of Gothenburg. Together with external partners, the objective is to build essential competence for meeting challenges concerning urban safety, crime prevention, and societal capacities to manage and recover from serious emergencies and crises.

Visual Arena Research
Visualization Center strengthens, collects and develops research and education in visualization at Chalmers and Göteborg University. The centre is located at the Visual Arena Lindholmen and collaborates in a network with academia, industry and the public sector. We offer activities, facilities and visualization equipment.

Others

Centre for Environment and Sustainability, GMV
Centre for Environment and sustainability is Chalmers and Göteborg University's joint organization to promote research, education and collaboration in environment and sustainable development.

Gothenburg Centre for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology
The Centre is a joint endeavour between Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg aiming to stimulate interactions between scientists. It will strengthen fundamental research by fostering an open, thriving and stimulating research environment, and ensure that basic research becomes a visible and integrated part of the overall research efforts.

SKF-Chalmers University Technology Centre for Sustainability
The SKF Chalmers University Technology Centre for Sustainability conducts research on ways for mainstream business to meet the global challenges of sustainability. The UTC aims to provide new knowledge that challenges established perspectives and ways-of working with industrial sustainability.

Published: Tue 11 Dec 2012. Modified: Fri 30 Sep 2016