Professor; Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Polymer Chemistry and Physics, KBT026 (7.5 HP)
The course aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the chemistry and physics of polymers and focuses on the following topics: synthesis, characterisation, structure-property relationships and the physics of solutions and the solid state.
Polymer Technology, KPO021 (7.5 HP)
The course aims to provide a comprehensive knowledge about polymer technology and focuses on the interplay of processing and the properties of the resulting polymeric materials.
Both courses are part of the Chalmers Master Programme Materials Chemistry as well as the Nordic Master in Polymer Technology between Aalto University (Finland), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), theTechnical University of Denmark, DTU (Denmark), the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH (Sweden) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU (Norway).
Colloids and Polymers, KTK106 (4.5 HP)
The course aims to provide a basic understanding of surface and colloid chemistry as well as materials chemistry, with an emphasis on polymeric materials, for a wide range of industrial applications.
Müller Research Group
Our research is located at the interface of materials/polymer science and organic electronics. We dedicate our efforts to future renewable energy technologies such as plastic solar cells and thermoelectrics as well as insulation materials for power cables.
Permanent research scientist
Amir Masoud Pourrahimi
Gustav Persson (main supervisor Eva Olsson)
Ishita Jalan (main supervisor Jan van Stam, Karlstad University)
Iwan Darmadi (main supervisor Christoph Langhammer)
Alicja Stolas (main supervisor Kasper Moth-Poulsen)
Master and Bachelor students
Christmas lunch December 2016
Müller group September 2014
Former group members
Dr. Markus Jarvid (now at Nexans Norway AS)
Dr. Camilla Lindqvist (now at Chalmers Industriteknik)
Dr. Zandra George (now at Borealis AB)
Dr. Mattias Andersson (now at Swerea IVF)
Dr. Desalegn Alemu Mengistie (now at Norrköping University)
Dr. Amaia Diaz de Zerio (now at IMEC, Belgium)
Dr. Jason Ryan (now at RISE)
Dr. Massimiliano Mauri (now at Nexans Norway AS)
Dr. Liyang Yu (now Assoc. Prof. at Sichuan University, China)
We receive financial support from the European Research Council, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Swedish Research Council, FORMAS, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, the Carl Tryggers Foundation, Borealis AB as well as the Chalmers Areas of Advance Energy and Production.
Double doping of Conjugated Polymers with Monomer Molecular Dopants
Double doping could improve the light-harvesting efficiency of flexible organic solar cells (left), the switching speed of electronic paper (center) and the power density of piezoelectric textiles (right). The solar cell was supplied by Epishine AB, and the electronic paper by Prof. Andreas Dahlin.
D. Kiefer et al., Nature Mater. 2019, 18, 149
"Double doping of conjugated polymers with monomer molecular dopants"
Breakthrough in Organic Electronics, Chalmers website, Jan 15 2019
Organic electronics can benefit from double doping, Materials Today, Jan 21 2019
Master students weave keyboard with conducting silk
A. Lund, S. Darabi, S. Hultmark et al., Adv. Mater. Technol. 2018, 1800251
"Roll‐to‐Roll Dyed Conducting Silk Yarns: A Versatile Material for E‐Textile Devices
Studenter väver fungerande tangentbord i tyg, Chalmers website, October 2 2018
Energy harvesting textiles for a rainy day
A. Lund et al., NPJ Flex. Electron. 2018, 2, 9
"Energy harvesting textiles for a rainy day: woven piezoelectrics based on melt-spun PVDF microfibres with a conducting core"
Electric Textile lights a lamp when stretched, Chalmers website, March 23 2018
Se hur forskarna utvinner el från tyg, SVT Väst, March 22 2018
Tyg tänder lampa när det töjs, Forskning & Framsteg, March 22 2018
Electric textile lights a lamp when stretched, Phys.org, March 22 2018
Electricity generating textiles, Youtube, March 22 2018
High Energy Fashion
Christian Müller presents at the ERC 10th anniversary celebration in Brussels, Belgium.
Additive-like amounts of HDPE prevent creep of molten LDPE
M. Andersson et al., J. Polym. Sci. B Polym. Phys. 2017, 55, 146
"Additive-like amounts of HDPE prevent creep of molten LDPE: Phase behavior and thermo-mechanical properties of a melt-miscible blend"
SSF Future Research Leader
Christian Müller receives a prestigious Future Research Leader grant from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.
Storslam till Chalmers när SSF utser Framtidens forskningsledare, Chalmers website, Dec 16 2016
Call for abstracts for the EMRS Spring Meeting 2017 to be held in Strasbourg, France, 11-15 May 2017
Symposium L: New materials for organic electronics: from synthesis to processing, characterization and device physicsOrganizers: Christian Müller (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden), Michael Sommer (University of Freiburg, Germany), Mario Caironi (IIT, Italy), Elizabeth von Hauff (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Framtidens kläder ska göra el av kroppsvärme
Learn more about our vision for thermoelectric textiles.
Printing with Organic Semiconductors, A Materials Scientist's Perspective
Watch talk by Christian Müller in conjunction with the opening of 'The Swedish Research Laboratory for Printed Electronics' in Norrköping.
Call for abstracts for the MRS Fall Meeting 2016 to be held in Boston, Nov 27 - Dec 2, 2016
Symposium EM4: structure-property relationships of organic semiconductors Organizers: Christian Müller (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden), Mariano Campoy-Quiles (ICMAB-CSIC, Spain), Alberto Salleo (Stanford University, USA) and Christine Luscombe (University of Washington)
High-Entropy Mixtures of Pristine Fullerenes for Solution-Processed Transistors and Solar Cells
A. Diaz de Zerio Mendaza et al., Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 7325
Chalmers protects polyethylene from electrical breakdown
We contribute to Chalmers' exhibition at the Volvo Ocean Race Festival in Göteborg, 21-28 June 2015.
Watch the Chalmers Optimist Race on YouTube
Carbon nanoballs can greatly contribute to sustainable energy supply
Carbon nanoballs can greatly contribute to sustainable energy supply, Chalmers website, Jan 28 2015
Powering up renewables with fullerene enhanced electricity grids, Chemistry World, Feb 10 2015
Fullerener ger hållbart energisystem, Kemivärlden Biotech, Jan 27 2015
Mindre förlustar från vindkraftverk med kolbollar, NyTeknik, Jan 27 2015
Nanoballs Inflate Voltage Capacity of Powercables, Save Energy, IEEE Spectrum, Jan 30 2015
Wallenberg Academy Fellow
Christian Müller receives a prestigious Wallenberg Academy Fellowship from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
De blir årets Wallenberg Academy Fellows, KAW website, Dec 4 2014
Fyra chalmersforskare blir Wallenberg Academy Fellows, Chalmers website, Dec 11 2014
Body heat to power the electronic textiles of the future
ERC Starting Grant
Christian Müller receives a € 1.5 Million ERC Starting Grant for his project 'Woven and 3D-Printed Thermoelectric Textiles'.
Press Release - 2014 ERC Starting Grants, ERC website, Dec 15 2014
3D printing wearable thermoelectric textiles
Call for abstracts for the EMRS Spring Meeting 2015 to be held in Lille, France, 11-15 May 2015
Symposium S: The processing-structure-property nexus of organic semiconductors Organizers: Mariano Campoy-Quiles (ICMAB-CSIC, Spain), Christian Müller (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden), Alberto Salleo (Stanford University, USA) and Maria Antonietta Loi (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Polymer Solar Cells
C. Lindqvist et al., Adv. Energy Mater. 2014, 4, 1301437
"Fullerene Nucleating Agents: A Route towards Thermally Stable Photovoltaic Blends"
Förbättrade polymera solceller, Chalmers website, April 8 2014
(cf. PhD thesis by Camilla Lindqvist: Stability of Bulk-heterojunction Blends for Solar Cell Applications)
Power Cable Insulation
M. Jarvid et al., J. Polym. Sci. B Polym. Phys. 2014, 52, 1047
"Tailored Side-Chain Architecture of Benzil Voltage Stabilizers for Enhanced Dielectric Strength of Cross-Linked Polyethylene"
Cover of 2013 brochure, Chalmers Area of Advance Materials Science:
Image of an electrical tree taken by Markus Jarvid, Mattias G. Andersson and Anette Johansson.
Textilier som skapar energi och avslöjar kopior, Chalmers website, March 13, 2013
Tråd ska avslöja kläders äkthet, Sveriges Radio, May 6, 2013
Supertråden som ska avslöja klädesplaggen, Aftonbladet, May 6, 2013
Smart tråd vapen mot pirater, Dagens Nyheter, May 6, 2013
Osynlig tråd stoppar falsk vara, NyTeknik, May 2, 2013
Osynligt mönster kan stoppa falska märkeskläder, Chalmers website, May 1, 2013
Encrypted thread may doom fashion fakes, Washington Post, November 26, 2012
Encrypted fabric to thwart fashion fakes, New Scientist, November 11, 2012
Picture reproduced from Appl. Phys. Lett. 2012, 101, 171907
Silkeslen transistor blir tyg i smarta kläder, NyTeknik, January 18, 2011
Transistorer av silke, Sveriges Radio, January 17, 2011
Silk woven into transistors, RSC Chemistry World, January 5, 2011
Picture reproduced from Adv. Mater. 2011, 23, 898
Published: Sat 01 Jun 2019.
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