Professor; Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry
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Master course: Polymer Chemistry and Physics (KBT026)
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.
PhD course: Polymer Characterizations
This course is mainly for PhD students who have basic
knowledge about polymers. The main aim of this course is to introduce the
technologies for characterization of polymers. 6 credits are recommended for
Polymer Physics by Ulf W. Gedde, ISBN: 0-412-59020-4 [DSC/TGA/DMA]
NMR of Polymers by Frank A. Bovey and Peter A. Mirau,
Academic Press, ISBN: 0121197654 [NMR]
By taking this course, you should be able to
use DSC/TGA/DMA to
determine thermal properties of polymers including glass transition temperature
(Tg), melting temperature (Tm), decomposition temperature
use NMR and FT-IR to determine
use GPC and MALDI-TOF to determine
polymer molecular weights.
understand polymer properties in a
· Simulation: Chalmers Centre for Computational Science
and Engineering (C3SE) is a center for scientific and technical computing at
Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden, which is one of six
centers in the national metacenter of the Swedish National Infrastructure for
· Synthesis: Well-equipped labs for organic synthesis with fume hoods;
· Structural characterisation equipment: 400 MHz NMR, GC-MS
and MALDI-TOF; Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) with triple detection
(refractive index, viscosity, light scattering), using 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene
at 150°C, for polymer molecular weight determination
· Processing equipment: spin coater and blade coater for thin film
processing; hot press and extruder for melt processing of polymers (5 gram
· Thermal analysis: TGA and DSC with liquid nitrogen cooling;
hot stage for optical microscopy
· Spectroscopy: UV-vis-NIR with integrating sphere; FTIR
including ATR equipment and micrometer positioning stage; photoluminescence
(PL) spectroscopy, XPS, Raman
· Microscopy: optical polarizing microscope, fluorescence
microscope, atomic force microscope (AFM), scanning electron microscope (SEM),
transmission electron microscope (TEM)
· X-ray scattering equipment, wide-angle X-ray
scattering (powder diffraction, grazing incidence, single crystal)
Welcome to Polymer Chemistry and Electronics group!
Taken in December of 2016
Taken in May of 2016
Dr. Xiaofeng Xu from 2014
09/2006 - 07/2011
Ph.D. in Material
State Key Laboratory of Luminescent Materials &
Institute of Polymer Optoelectronic
Materials & Devices,
University of Technology, Guangzhou,
10/2011 - 12/2013
School of Chemical and
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering / Polymer Technology
Chalmers University of
Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Project: High and Low Band Gap
Conjugated Polymers for Tandem Solar Cells
Petri Murto from 2014
Petri Murto graduated from the University of Oulu,
Finland, in April 2013. Previously, he has been working in industrial research
centers of a Finnish water chemistry company Kemira Oyj. In his MSc project,
Petri developed synthesis methods for biodegradable chelating agents.
His project focuses on design and synthesis of near IR emitting polymers
for organic light emitting diodes.
Zhaojun Li from 2014
BSc: Applied chemistry
at University of Science and Technology Beijing from 2007 to 2011
MSc: Chemistry at
Univerisity of Science and Technology Beijing & Institute of Chemistry of
Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2011 to 2013
Design and synthesis
of NIR absorbing oligomers and polymers with high absorption coefficient
Kim Bini from 2014
After earning his M.Sc. in Biotechnology at Chalmers
University of Technology, Kim Bini started his PhD studies in March 2014 at Applied
Chemistry. His research is focused on developing pathways to green solvent
processing of active layer materials for polymer solar cell applications.
Organic photovoltaic devices show great promise and might change the world from
fossil fuel dependence to solar powered. In order to make this technology truly
green, the pervasive usage of chlorinated solvents for processing needs to be
changed. This project aims to solve that problem with the usage of
thermocleavable sidechains, leading to a switchable solubility.
Cedrik graduated from KTH in 2013 and proceeded to work in the polymer materials' industry for a few years before deciding to pursue his doctorate. His project is focused on synthesis and electrochemical analysis of organic molecules for aqueous redox-flow batteries in the hopes of ameliorating our impact on the global environment.
Mariza Mone from 2016-10-01
at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki from 2010 to 2014
and Technology of Polymers and Nanocomposite Materials at Aristotle University
of Thessaloniki from 2014 to 2016
and synthesis of low band gap polymers and small molecules for organic solar
cells with absorption extending to ~1200 nm.
Wenjing Xiong visiting
PhD student since 2017
Chemistry at Hunan University of Science and Technology from 2009 to 2013
& PhD: Organic Chemistry at Xiangtan Univerisity from 2013
and synthesis of NIR platinum(II) complexes and polymers for organic light
I graduated MSc in Organic chemistry from Addis Ababa University,
Ethiopia in 2012. Starting from 2015 I started working PhD on the Synthesis of
conjugated polymers for solar cell.
Juuso Pietarinen 2016
University of Oulu from 2011 to 2015
at UO from 2014
master student at Chalmers from May 2016
focuses on synthesis of oligomers and polymers for NIR-OLEDs
Lidia Marin 2015--2016
Lidia obtained her PhD in Chemistry at
Hasselt Univeristy (Belgium) where she worked on the design and synthesis of quinoxaline
derivatives with broadened absorption patterns. Her research focuses on
developing novel isoindigo-based small molecules and conjugated polymers for
Dr. David James 2014--2015
David James completed his MSci in Chemistry at Imperial College London in 2009 before subsequently joining the Plastic Electronics Centre for Doc
toral Training at Imperial College. Here he undertook an MRes and Ph.D in Plastic Electronics in which he worked on the synthesis and characterization of low band gap polymers for organic photovoltaics and transistors under the supervision of Prof. Iain McCulloch and Prof. James Durrant.
He has been in our group in 2014--2015 and currently he is working in Merck.
Dr. JOSUÉ AYUSO-CARRILLO 2016-2017
Josué graduated from the University of Yucatan (Mexico) in Chemical Engineering in 2007. After spending two years as a teacher and research assistant in Mexico he started a Master degree in Molecular Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Alcala and the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain) in 2010. He then obtained his PhD in Chemistry in August 2016 from the University of Manchester (UK) under the supervision of Dr. M. Ingleson and Prof. M. Turner. In November 2016 he joined the Polymer Chemistry and Electronics group with Dr. Wang at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), working on developing novel strategies for n-type semiconductors.
Wallenberg Academy Fellow 2017
Projects from the Swedish Research Council (2012-2015, 3.7 MSEK)
Developing new polymers/oligomers to achieve high efficiency in organic solar cells
Dr. Wang has received the following grants in 2015.
Grant from the Swedish Research Council Formas (2016-2018, 3 MSEK)
Grant from the Swedish Research Council (2016-2019, 4 MSEK)
Grant from the Swedish Research Council for Research Links (2016-2018, 1.17 MSEK)
Dr. Wang has been granted the MoRE fellowship by Västra Götaland.
As a co-applicant, Dr. Wang was granted a project entitled “Mastering Morphology for Solution-borne Electronics”, which has been funded with SEK 28 million by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation.
Master thesis projects are available! More information can be found from Chalmers homopage!
Please contact us if you are interested.
Full list of publications can be found from Researcher ID: F-8157-2010 or
Published: Mon 11 Nov 2013.
Modified: Tue 23 Apr 2019
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