Christian Müller

Associate Professor; Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Christian Müller is an Associate Professor at Chalmers since 2015. He received a €1.5 Million ERC Starting Grant in 2014 and is a Wallenberg Academy Fellow.

Prior to his appointment at Chalmers, where he had been working as an Assistant Professor from 2012-2015, he completed a one-year research fellowship at the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) and a two-year post-doctoral stay at Linköpings universitet. He holds a Dr.Sc. in Materials Science from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich (2008), for which he was awarded the ETH medal, as well as a M.Sci. and B.A. in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (2004).

His group focuses on the physical chemistry of organic semiconductors, polymer blends and composites, and develops new plastic materials for energy technologies ranging from organic solar cells and thermoelectrics to power cables. He has published more than 60 papers and one book chapter. Moreover, he is a co-inventor of 9 patents or patent applications.

Master courses

Polymer Chemistry and Physics, KBT026 (7.5 HP)

The course aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the chemistry and physics of polymers and focuses on the following topics: synthesis, characterisation, structure-property relationships and the physics of solutions and the solid state.

Polymer Technology, KPO021 (7.5 HP)

The course aims to provide a comprehensive knowledge about polymer technology and focuses on the interplay of processing and the properties of the resulting polymeric materials.

Both courses are part of the Chalmers Master Programme Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnology as well as the Nordic Master in Polymer Technology between Aalto University (Finland), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), theTechnical University of Denmark, DTU (Denmark), the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH (Sweden) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU (Norway).



Bachelor course

Surface and Materials Chemistry, KTK105 (4.5 HP)

The course aims to provide a basic understanding of surface and colloid chemistry as well as materials chemistry, with an emphasis on polymeric materials, for a wide range of industrial applications.

A full list of publications can be found here: ORCID.

Müller Research Group

Our research is located at the interface of materials/polymer science and organic electronics. We dedicate our efforts to future renewable energy technologies such as plastic solar cells and thermoelectrics as well as insulation materials for power cables.

Postdoctoral researchers

​Anja Lund

Renee Kroon

Liyang Yu

Desalegn Alemu Mengistie

PhD students

Anna Peterson

Jonna Hynynen

David Kiefer

Massimiliano Mauri

Jason Ryan

Amaia Diaz de Zerio Mendaza

Mattias Andersson

Master and Bachelor students

Emelie Andersson

Ida Holm

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group picture Sept. 2014

Former group members

Dr. Markus Jarvid (now at Nexans Norway AS)

Dr. Camilla Lindqvist (now at Awapatent)

Dr. Zandra George (now at Akzo Nobel)

Financial support

We receive financial support from the European Research Council, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Swedish Research CouncilFORMAS, the Carl Tryggers FoundationBorealis AB as well as the Chalmers Area of Advance Energy. funding logos v2.png

Framtidens kläder ska göra el av kroppsvärme

Learn more about our vision for thermoelectric textiles.

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Printing with Organic Semiconductors, A Materials Scientist's Perspective

Watch talk by Christian Müller in conjunction with the opening of 'The Swedish Research Laboratory for Printed Electronics' in Norrköping.



Call for abstracts for the MRS Fall Meeting 2016 to be held in Boston, Nov 27 - Dec 2, 2016

Symposium EM4: structure-property relationships of organic semiconductors 

Organizers:  Christian Müller (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden), 
Mariano Campoy-Quiles (ICMAB-CSIC, Spain), Alberto Salleo (Stanford University, USA) and Christine Luscombe (University of Washington)


High-Entropy Mixtures of Pristine Fullerenes for Solution-Processed Transistors and Solar Cells

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A. Diaz de Zerio Mendaza et al.Adv. Mater. 2015277325


Chalmers protects polyethylene from electrical breakdown

 We contribute to Chalmers' exhibition at the Volvo Ocean Race Festival in Göteborg, 21-28 June 2015. 

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Watch the Chalmers Optimist Race on YouTube


Carbon nanoballs can greatly contribute to sustainable energy supply

Carbon nanoballs can greatly contribute to sustainable energy supplyChalmers website, Jan 28 2015

Powering up renewables with fullerene enhanced electricity gridsChemistry World, Feb 10 2015

Fullerener ger hållbart energisystemKemivärlden Biotech, Jan 27 2015

Mindre förlustar från vindkraftverk med kolbollarNyTeknik, Jan 27 2015

Nanoballs Inflate Voltage Capacity of Powercables, Save EnergyIEEE Spectrum, Jan 30 2015


Wallenberg Academy Fellow

Christian Müller receives a prestigious Wallenberg Academy Fellowship from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse - Stödjer vetenskaplig forskning och infrastruktur inom naturvetenskap, teknik och medicin

De blir årets Wallenberg Academy Fellows, KAW website, Dec 4 2014

Fyra chalmersforskare blir Wallenberg Academy Fellows, Chalmers website, Dec 11 2014

Body heat to power the electronic textiles of the future


ERC Starting Grant

Christian Müller receives a € 1.5 Million ERC Starting Grant for his project 'Woven and 3D-Printed Thermoelectric Textiles'.

Press Release - 2014 ERC Starting Grants, ERC website, Dec 15 2014

3D printing wearable thermoelectric textiles


Call for abstracts for the EMRS Spring Meeting 2015 to be held in Lille, France, 11-15 May 2015

Symposium S: The processing-structure-property nexus of organic semiconductors 

Organizers:  Mariano Campoy-Quiles (ICMAB-CSIC, Spain), Christian Müller (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden), Alberto Salleo (Stanford University, USA) and Maria Antonietta Loi (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)


Polymer Solar Cells

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C. Lindqvist et al.Adv. Energy Mater. 20144, 1301437

"Fullerene Nucleating Agents: A Route towards Thermally Stable Photovoltaic Blends"


Förbättrade polymera solcellerChalmers website, April 8 2014

 (cf. PhD thesis by Camilla Lindqvist: Stability of Bulk-heterojunction Blends for Solar Cell Applications)


Power Cable Insulation


"Tailored Side-Chain Architecture of Benzil Voltage Stabilizers for Enhanced Dielectric Strength of Cross-Linked Polyethylene"


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Cover of 2013 brochure, Chalmers Area of Advance Materials Science

Image of an electrical tree taken by Markus Jarvid, Mattias G. Andersson and Anette Johansson.


Functional Textiles

Textilier som skapar energi och avslöjar kopiorChalmers website, March 13, 2013

Tråd ska avslöja kläders äkthetSveriges Radio, May 6, 2013

Supertråden som ska avslöja klädesplaggenAftonbladet, May 6, 2013

Smart tråd vapen mot piraterDagens Nyheter, May 6, 2013

Osynlig tråd stoppar falsk varaNyTeknik, May 2, 2013

Osynligt mönster kan stoppa falska märkeskläderChalmers website, May 1, 2013

Encrypted thread may doom fashion fakesWashington Post, November 26, 2012

Encrypted fabric to thwart fashion fakesNew Scientist, November 11, 2012

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Picture reproduced from Appl. Phys. Lett. 2012101, 171907

 Silkeslen transistor blir tyg i smarta kläderNyTeknik, January 18, 2011

 Transistorer av silkeSveriges Radio, January 17, 2011

 Silk woven into transistorsRSC Chemistry World, January 5, 2011


Picture reproduced from Adv. Mater. 201123, 898

Published: Mon 25 Jun 2012. Modified: Fri 23 Sep 2016