Mats Andersson

Professor; Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Polymer Technology

Mats Andersson performed his PhD-work at the former Departments of Organic Chemistry and Polymer Technology (Chalmers University of Technology) and he received his PhD degree in organic chemistry in 1995. After receiving his PhD-degree he spent one year as a post doc. at the Institute for Polymers and Organic Solids, University of California at Santa Barbara, working in Prof. Alan Heegers group. Thereafter, he returned to the Department of Polymer Technology where he was appointed professor in Polymer Chemistry in 2004 and he is holding a chair in Polymer Chemistry since 2007. Between 2008 -2012 he was the head of the division of Applied Chemistry at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology. In 2011 he received Arrheniusplaketten from the Swedish Chemical Society and since 2012 he is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA.
Mats Andersson is Professor in Polymer Chemistry at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. His major research is performed within the field of polymer electronics, with currently a main focus on designing and synthesizing polymers for solar cell applications. The interdisciplinary nature of this research makes co-operations with other research groups very important and as an example can be mentioned the very fruitful collaboration with Prof. Olle Inganäs and his research team at Linköping University. Mats Andersson also co-operates with several other research groups within and outside Sweden. He participates as a principal investigator in the Linneaus Center SUPRA (The Centre for Bio-inspired Supramolecular Function and Design) as well as in the EU-project Sunflower
His research interests are focused on structure – property relationships of organic materials. The aim with his research is partly to design and synthesize new conjugated polymers for efficient and stable electronics such as solar cells, photo diodes, light-emitting diodes, lasers, thin film field effect transistors, electrochemical devices, sensors… and to relate the chemical structure of the polymer to the device performance. The research interest of Mats Andersson has recently expanded into including research on a more common type of polymers, the bulk polymers. This research has generated a large interest from for ex Borealis AB and a new project involving synthesis of stabilizers for high voltage cables has recently started.

Published: Thu 21 Jul 2011. Modified: Mon 21 Dec 2015