Resources and collaborations at Physics

Stimulated by the needs and challenges of our time, the Department of Physics' ambition is to promote a creative environment for research, learning and collaboration. We have a great commitment to spreading our knowledge of physics in society, and one of our main priorities is to transfer research results from the department to the general public, the industry and organizations.

We house two infrastructure units at Chalmers: Chalmers Material Analysis Laboratory (CMAL) and Chalmers e-commons, and we also host the research centre Formulaex.

Coordinated from Chalmers’ Physics department, the Graphene Flagship has brought graphene innovation out of the lab and into commercial applications. It is one of the largest the European Commission funded research projects ever.

Centres and infrastructures

Chalmers Material Analysis Laboratory (CMAL)

Chalmers Materials Analysis Laboratory (CMAL) is a research and user facility providing basic and state-of-the-art instruments with relevance to materials science. It is our vision that the multitude of instruments, professional technical support staff and an excellent research environment will provide unique possibilities for conducting world-class materials research.​ The lab offers a broad park of instruments and tools, primarily in the fields of electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, optical microscopy and atom probe tomography.

Chalmers e-commons

​Chalmers e-commons is the gateway to a collection of local, national, and international digital expert functions and resources. Researchers, research groups and research infrastructures at Chalmers can turn to e-commons for support in making large-scale computingalculations/analyzes and managing research data throughout its life cycle; from collecting, storing, and handling of data, to analysis and publication of data.

Formulaex

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.

Graphene Flagship

The Graphene Flagship has brought graphene innovation out of the lab and into commercial applications.

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Cooperations

Society and industry

We aspire to closely collaborate with the surrounding society. One of our main priorities is to transfer research results from the department to the general public, the industry and organizations. This is achieved through research collaborations undertaken with the industry, student visits, communication activities, participation in investigations and committees, as well as conferences and debates.

Gothenburg Physics Centre

The Gothenburg Physics Centre (GPC) coordinates cooperation between four departments: Physics, Space, Earth and Environment, Microtechnology and Nanoscience at Chalmers University of Technology, and Physics at the University of Gothenburg. Our overreaching aim is to promote the subject of physics in Gothenburg by a wide variety of initiatives.

Chalmers Microscopy School

Chalmers Microscopy School is an almost annual event taking place at Chalmers during the fall, in cooperation with many electron microscope and attachment vendors. The next course takes place on October 24-26, 2023.