Christian Fager, to the right, is succeeding professor Herbert Zirath, who has been head ever since the beginning in 2001. Now, he's looking forward to continue and further develop Zirath's work.
"Like Herbert, I am very passionate about our collaborations with industry. I find it a great satisfaction to see how our research benefits, both through the people we educate, but also in the added value created when we work to find new and better solutions to relevant challenges", says Christian.
He doesn't think there are any lack of relevant challenges:
"The number of wireless applications is increasing all the time. This is where our unique breadth comes in - our research actually ranges from semiconductor material to the whole radio system."
Christian Fager has over the years profiled himself as a successful researcher with focus on investigating and developing new types of radio transmitters for mobile communication. He has received a number of awards. To mention a few, as recent as 2019 he got a scholarship from the donor fund Barbro Osher Endowment, which supports Chalmers researchers' visits at US universities. It gave him the opportunity to spend two weeks as a visiting researcher at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA. In 2018 he was appointed Chalmers Research Supervisor of the Year, and in 2010 he got the Areas of Advance Award.
Herbert Zirath remains as manager of one of the two units at MEL. Fager will act as both unit manager and head of laboratory.
Text and photo: Michael Nystås