About 2D-Tech

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2D material-based technology for industrial applications (2D-TECH) is a Vinnova competence center hosted at the Chalmers University of Technology. Our vision is to establish an internationally visible and competitive Swedish hub for excellent 2D materials research and technological innovation. We bring together the key players from industry and research and establish close, multi-disciplinary and above long-term collaboration.

2D-TECH will match the research expertise to technological needs of Swedish industry, in particular focusing on automotive, aerospace, and packaging sectors which build the backbone of the Swedish industry. 2D-TECH will create 2D-material-based technology with novel products across the value chain including food packaging (with 2D material as ultrathin gas barriers), mobile phones and laptops (with 2D materials as ultra efficient heat spreader) or cars and airplanes (with 2D-materials as multi-functional composites). The work in the center is organized in four research and innovation lines: Multifunctional Composites, Sustainable Energy, Electronics and Emerging Materials.


Samuel Lara Avila

The director of 2D-TECH. He is Assistant Professor at the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience and has a long-standing academic track record in graphene and 2D materials research, with more than 10 years of experience and over 50 original scientific publications in the field.

​Cristina Andersson

The Centre Coordinator. She is also the vice head for Utilization as well as industrial relations officer at the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience. Cristina has a Master in mechanical engineering (with a major in materials science) and a PhD in the field of reliability of second level interconnects

​Leif Asp

Leads the research in the R&I line Multifunctional Composites. He is Professor at the department of Industrial and Materials Science and his research group performs research on structural battery composites. The work comprises material development and characterization, ranging from mechanical and electrochemical characterization of constituents to cells and multi-cell structures.

Johan Liu

Leads the research in the R&I line Sustainable Energy. He is Professor and head of Electronics Materials and Systems Laboratory at the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2) at Chalmers. His research expertise focuses on 2D material based cooling technology, such as ultraefficient graphene heat spreaders.

​Timur Shegai​

Leads the research in the R&I line Emerging Materials. He is Associate Professor at the department of Physics at Chalmers. The scientific interests, goals and area of expertise of the Shegai group can be briefly summarized as nanoscale light-matter interactions.

​Herbert Zirath​

Leads the research in the R&I line Electronics. He is Professor in high speed electronics at the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2). His main research interests include millimetrewave applications as well as transistors and circuits for high power applications.

Steering Board

​The Centre Steering Board will consist of partner representatives and decide on strategy goals, overall project portfolio and inclusion of new partners in the center.

It will consist of up to nine members, meet three times per year, oversee KPIs and approve the budget.

  • Linnea Selegård - chair, Saab
  • Anna Motta - Talga
  • Marcus Hasselblad - Gapwaves
  • Maria Abrahamsson - Chalmers University of Technology
  • Thomas Gillgren - Billerud Korsnäs

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board composed of external scientific and industrial experts will support the director and the steering board with advice on relevance and quality of the program.

  • Elisabeth Sagström - Director SIO Grafen
  • Frank Koppens - ICFO, Spain
  • Jari Kinaret - Director Graphene Flagship
  • Fredrik Edgren - Volvo Cars
  • Max Lemme - AMO, Germany