Professor, ACS, Swedish Chemical Society
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Organizations:ACS, Swedish Chemical Society
Institute for Surface Chemistry
IYC Interests:Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
Professor in Surface Chemistry with research interests in the role of molecules at surfaces. Applications in friction reduction, laundry and deinking, biocomposites, hair care and cell membrane structure and function. Cofounder of BIOMIME the Swedish Centre for Biomimetic Fibre Engineering.
Deputy head of Chemistry department with extensive experience in undergradute education.
In 2005 was invited to Australia to hold a series of 25 lectures to high school students, motivation to study chemistry.
Interested in rolling off IYC to correct the decline in interest for chemistry displayed by both high school students and tertiary entrants