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SEK 112 million for physical sciences and technology

LiU researchers in the field of physical sciences and technology took a great stride forward when the Swedish Research Council allocated research funds for the next 3 to 4 years. 38 of the university's researchers received grants totalling SEK 112 million.

LiU's portion is almost double what it was in 2010, due in part to the fact that a number of multi-year projects expired in 2011.

Scientific Council for Natural and Engineering Sciences had SEK 1.3 billion to allocate to the 347 approved applicants. A new project for this year is a grant for young researchers, which replaces the previous programme of employing researchers at the start of their careers. Nine such allowances went to LiU, of which five went to LiU research assistants.

Per Hammarström

The largest allowance went to Per Hammarström (pictured), professor of protein chemistry at Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM). He received SEK 4.95 million for his project: “Protein folding, error folding, and their role in illnesses”.

Rickard Armiento, a young researcher on his way to IFM from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will receive SEK 4.8 million for his project “Large-scale computer calculations for material design with transition metals and rare earth metals for new energy technologies”.

Magnus Berggren, professor of organic chemistry at the Department of Science and Technology, will receive SEK 4.7 million for research on bipolar chemical circuitry.

Another three researchers hit the 4 million mark:


Åke Hjelm 2011-11-03



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Last updated: 2014-09-02