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

Centre for Healthcare Architecture, CVA
CVA, is Sweden’s leading center for creation, translation, exchange and dissemination of knowledge about healthcare environments. The center is a national platform for knowledge exchange. Focus is to contribute to a person-centered, efficient and safe care. CVA engages in research, contributes to education and runs continuing education. Active collaboration with Sahlgrenska Academy and organizations within and related to the healthcare sector is central for relevance and utilization of research.

Centre for Health Care Improvement, CHI
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 Housing Architecture, CBA
CBA is a national platform for knowledge sharing, research and development work on housing. CBA enables collaboration between industry and academia with joint research applications and development projects. CbA's more than 35 members include the large architectural offices, the public housing companies, the large housing cooperative-organisations, construction companies and authorities.


Centre for management of the built environment, CMB
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 is 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+F7

Digital Twin Cities Centre, DTCC

​The Digital Twin Cities Centre conducts pioneering research in eight different research areas. They cover all aspects needed to develop large-scale digital twin technology and to take advantage of the opportunities it provides in the form of strategies for urban planning and design, architecture and digital construction.

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 Centre gathers all research at Chalmers on atomically thin 2D materials (including graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, van der Waals heterostructures and related materials). It provides a forum for 2D material researchers to exchange ideas, to identify synergy effects, to build new and strengthen already existing collaborations within Chalmers, and finally to coordinate joint applications for new grants.

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.

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 Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers is a research and competence centre where close to 50 partners from the Swedish automotive industry, academia and authorities cooperate to make a centre of excellence within the field of vehicle and traffic safety.

Swedish Wind Power Technology Centre, SWPTC

SWPTC is a research centre for wind power. The mission of the centre is support wind turbines in Sweden towards high reliability and cost-effective operation to further the wind industry and the wind development in the country. The aim is that the research will lead to an increased lifetime of the turbines by better load prediction, optimal operation and preventive maintenance as well as cost effective integration into the electrical grid. 


Energy

Competence Centre for Catalysis, KCK
KCK is a national interdisciplinary research center. The research is focused on catalysis; for synthesis and production of renewable energy carriers, for reduction of greenhouse gases and emissions, for fuel cells and electric fuels, and for energy-efficient chemical processes. Areas that are crucial for the transition to a sustainable society. ​

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 Chalmers and 22 companies.


GigaHertz-ChaseOn Bridge center​

The GigaHertz-ChaseOn Bridge center builds on the heritage from two of Chalmers’ successful competence centres, GHz Centre and ChaseOn. The new centre brings together 16 partners to address long-term industrial needs within the antenna-, microwave and terahertz fields.


Swedish Academic Initiative on Nuclear Technology Research, Saint
​SAINT is a competence centre founded by Uppsala University and Chalmers University of Technology. To create a thriving environment for research and education within radiation sciences in Sweden, the centre works for intensifying collaboration within its fields of research, more efficient use of its existing research infrastructure, increasing the recruitment to education within radiation sciences, assisting its researchers in their scientific outreach and facilitating the initiation of new collaborative research projects.

Swedish Electromobility Centre (former Swedish Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Centre, SHC)
​The Swedish Electromobility Centre is national competence centre for electromobility that gathers leading academia as well as industry. The centre’s research covers all aspects of electromobility from the intelligent vehicles and systems, electric drives and charging, and energy storage to environment and society and vehicle-grid interaction.

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 and other 2D-material

Graphene Centre at Chalmers
The Graphene Centre gathers all research at Chalmers on atomically thin 2D materials (including graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, van der Waals heterostructures and related materials). It provides a forum for 2D material researchers to exchange ideas, to identify synergy effects, to build new and strengthen already existing collaborations within Chalmers, and finally to coordinate joint applications for new grants.

2D-TECH
​2D material-based technology for industrial applications (2D-TECH) is a Vinnova competence center hosted at the Chalmers University of Technology. A competitive Swedish hub for excellent 2D materials research and technological innovation. We bring together the key players from industry and research. 


Health engineering

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.

Fibre

FibRe is a Vinnova competence centre, which is a research consortium between academia (Chalmers University of Technology and KTH Royal Institute of Technology), industry and public organisation partners. The vision is a sustainable society where thermoplastic fossil-based plastics are replaced by lignocellulose-based materials. 

Formulaex centre
​The Formulaex centre is a SSF-funded industrial research centre for functional RNA delivery. The three academic partners Chalmers University of Technology, Karolinska Institutet and University of Gothenburg carry out research in close cooperation with AstraZeneca, Vironova, Camarus and Nanolyze. The centre contributes with fundamental knowledge required for the design of safe and efficient nanoscale drug-delivery vehicles for next generation nucleotide drugs.

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.​

Wallenberg Wood Science Center

​Wallenberg Wood Science Center is a research center with focus on new materials from trees. The center creates knowledge and builds competence that has the potential to form the basis for an innovative and sustainable future value creation from forest raw materials.

Information and communication technology

Antenna systems research centre, ChaseOn
ChaseOn is a consortium between Chalmers and 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 AI Research Centre, CHAIR
CHAIR builds expertise and provides a research environment in artificial intelligence at Chalmers. The aim is to become a world-class hub for research, education and innovation in both basic and applied AI. The research is based on real-world challenges and is closely related to the needs of research, society and the center's partners.

Digital Twin Cities Centre, DTCC​
The Digital Twin Cities Centre will conduct pioneering research in eight different research areas that cover all aspects needed to develop large-scale digital twin technology and to take advantage of the opportunities it provides in the form of strategies for urban planning and design, architecture and digital construction.

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, and space. GigaHertz Centre is a Vinnova competence centre year 2007–2021.

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 17 partner companies and 5 universities to significantly accelerate industrial digitalization and the adoption of novel approaches to software engineering.


The Swedish Electricity Storage and Balancing Centre​

The centre will be a key enabler for reaching a fully sustainable energy system. Cutting-edge research will be conducted with focus on three research and innovation layers: systems, materials and devices for energy storage and intelligent energy management systems. The broad consortium consists of 5 academic and 30 non-academic stakeholders.

   
Materials science

2D-TECH
2D material-based technology for industrial applications (2D-TECH) is a Vinnova competence center hosted at the Chalmers University of Technology. A competitive Swedish hub for excellent 2D materials research and technological innovation. We bring together the key players from industry and research. ​

Centre for Additive Manufacture – Metal, CAM2
CAM2 is a Vinnova funded competence centre focusing on the research and development of metal powder materials and processes for additive manufacturing (AM). CAM2 is a consortium of more than 30 national and international actors that aims to bring powder-based 3D-printed metal components into wide industrial practice.

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.

Fibre
Fibre is a Vinnova competence centre, which is a research consortium between academia (Chalmers University of Technology and KTH Royal Institute of Technology), industry and public organisation partners. The vision is a sustainable society where thermoplastic fossil-based plastics are replaced by lignocellulose-based materials. 

Graphene Centre at Chalmers
The Graphene Centre gathers all research at Chalmers on atomically thin 2D materials (including graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, van der Waals heterostructures and related materials). It provides a forum for 2D material researchers to exchange ideas, to identify synergy effects, to build new and strengthen already existing collaborations within Chalmers, and finally to coordinate joint applications for new grants.

Swedish Electromobility Centre
Swedish Electromobility Centre is a national centre of excellence for electric and hybrid vehicles and charging infrastructure, and serves as a base for integration between academia and industry. The research covers system studies and methods, electrical machines and drives, energy storage, vehicle analysis and fuel cell technology. Swedish Electromobility Centrealso manages PhD courses and a doctoral student network and hosts a global watch of energy efficient road vehicles.

Wallenberg Wood Science Center

​Wallenberg Wood Science Center is a research center with focus on new materials from trees. The center creates knowledge and builds competence that has the potential to form the basis for an innovative and sustainable future value creation from forest raw materials.

Nano science

2D-TECH

2D material-based technology for industrial applications (2D-TECH) is a Vinnova competence center hosted at the Chalmers University of Technology. A competitive Swedish hub for excellent 2D materials research and technological innovation. We bring together the key players from industry and research. ​​

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 Centre gathers all research at Chalmers on atomically thin 2D materials (including graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, van der Waals heterostructures and related materials). It provides a forum for 2D material researchers to exchange ideas, to identify synergy effects, to build new and strengthen already existing collaborations within Chalmers, and finally to coordinate joint applications for new grants.

Formulaex centre
The Formulaex centre is an industrial research centre for functional RNA delivery. The three academic partners Chalmers University of Technology, Karolinska Institutet and University of Gothenburg carry out research in close cooperation with AstraZeneca, Vironova, Camarus, Evox and Gothenburg Sensor Devices. The centre contributes with fundamental knowledge required for the design of safe and efficient nanoscale drug-delivery vehicles for next generation nucleotide drugs.

Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology, WACQT
​WACQT is a national research programme, coordinated from Chalmers, that aims to take Swedish research and industry to the forefront of quantum technology. Our main project is to develop a high-end quantum computer that can solve problems far beyond the reach of the best conventional supercomputers.

Production

Centre for Additive Manufacture – Metal, CAM2
CAM2 is a Vinnova funded competence centre focusing on research for the development of materials and processes for additive manufacturing (3D printing) of advanced metallic components. The centre is a consortium of 22 companies and five research actors.

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.

Metal Cutting Research and Development Centre, MCR
MCR is dedicated to strengthening industry-academia partnerships by bringing together large industries, an association of SMEs and other research providers. The centre supports Chalmers scientists to engage in interdisciplinary research across departments, divisions and research groups. The MCR facilitates industry-driven operations in the area of metal cutting via research, learning, and by managing two competence-networks related to process-/metalworking fluids and grinding technology.

Swedish Life Cycle Center
Swedish Life Cycle Center is a Center of Excellence and a collaboration platform for academia, research institutes, industry and government agencies. It fosters competence-building and knowledge exchange in advancing and applying the life cycle field.

Wingquist Laboratory
​Wingquist Laboratory is an internationally competitive competence centre for multidisciplinary research within the field of digital product realization. The lab envisions a fully digital product realization process, where complex, mechanical, assembled products and their production systems are developed and verified together, without need for physical prototypes or testing.

Transport

Antenna systems research centre, ChaseOn
ChaseOn is a consortium between Chalmers and 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.

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.

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.


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 Electromobility Centre (former Swedish Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Centre, SHC)
Swedish Electromobility Centre is a national centre of excellence for electric and hybrid vehicles and charging infrastructure, and serves as a base for integration between academia, industry and society. The research covers system studies and methods, electrical machines and drives, energy storage, vehicle analysis and fuel cells .

Quantum Technology

Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology, WACQT
WACQT is built upon an open and interactive environment that strengthens the Swedish Quantum Technology community. We believe that creativity is stimulated in an environment where students and researchers from different disciplines, as well as engineers and other industry representatives regularly meet in different constellations.

Others

GMV, Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development
Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development is organised directly under the two university heads and is tasked to inspire the sustainable development work at Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg and create strategic cooperation both internally and with various external actors. (Former: Centre for Environment and sustainability, GMV)



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