International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Prof Mark Rutland Ideas Activities
  • Professor, ACS, Swedish Chemical Society
    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Email
    Tel +4687909914
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • 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
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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