“This is a great confirmation of the potential that the foundation sees in our research. In concrete terms, it also means that we get more resources with which we can acquire new instruments and hire another postdoc", says Christian Müller
Can improve our life – especially important for health care
Christian Müller and his research group are focused on developing new organic materials for wearable electronics, where temperature differences such as our own body heat can be converted into electricity. The materials could be woven into a fabric and charge various miniature gadgets that need. This type of electronic textile can improve our lives in several different ways. One important area is healthcare, where functions such as regulating, monitoring, and measuring various health metrics could be hugely beneficial.
This research has been part of the Wallenberg Academy Fellows program and received a prolongation grant of 8,750,000 SEK in 2020. Within the Wallenberg Scholars program, an additional 3 million SEK is now awarded, and Christian Müller gets the chance to apply for an extension as a Wallenberg Scholar 2023.
Current research tracks - doping polymers
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Facts: Wallenberg Scholars
Wallenberg Scholars is a program with the intention of supporting and stimulating some of the most successful researchers at Swedish universities. The goal is for researchers to be able to work long-term, with a smaller burden of applying for external funding and with a higher level of ambition to have an even better international impact on their research. The grant also gives researchers an opportunity to invest in bolder and more long-term projects.
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation grants Wallenberg Scholars in the fields of medicine, science and technology. As a result of this year's grant decision, there are 63 active Wallenberg Scholars in Sweden. The next Wallenberg Scholars will be appointed in 2023.