Christian Ekberg

Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Industrial Materials Recycling and Nuclear Chemistry

Christian Ekberg is the holder of Stena’s Chair in Industrial Materials Recycling since 2007 and since 2012 professor of Nuclear Chemistry. He is also group leader for nuclear chemistry / industrial materials recycling. His career started with modeling chemical systems, foremost groundwater flows. The main issue was how uncertainties in input data to the chemical models affected the out data, so called uncertainty and sensitivity analysis. With time the focus was shifted to experimental determination of stability constants and mainly by solvent extraction. After dissertation Ekberg spent a post doc. at the Australian Nuclear and safety organistation, ANSTO. After returning home Ekberg became responsible for the separation and transmutation research at Nuclear Chemistry at Chalmers at the same time as the research of thermodynamic and solvent extraction was expanded. Recently the focus was broadened to include the production and recyclability of novel innovative nuclear fuels. Ekberg is the leader of research projects in both Industrial materials recycling and nuclear chemistry.

Published: Fri 22 Feb 2013. Modified: Mon 21 Dec 2015