Associate Professor Michael Malkoch

Michael Malkoch


Highly efficient and Versatile Design of Complex Macromolecules for Advanced Applications

Dr. Michael Malkoch earned his PhD in 2003 at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Between 2003 and 2005, Dr Malkoch joined Stanford University, IBM Almaden Research Center and the Materials Research Laboratory in Santa Barbara (UCSB) as a postdoctoral fellow. He joined the Division of Coating Technology at KTH in 2007 and has been awarded two distinguish awards from the Swedish Council (VR), Assist. Professor fellowship in material science and a senior research position in Biomedical engineering. Most recently he was selected as a KAW Academy Fellow in Engineering Science. His research focus on developing novel approaches that allows the construction of complex macromolecules that can be introduced in cutting edge fields of materials and biomedical sciences. He describes it below: “It is apparent that the most profound advances in materials research are based on growing synergy between advanced organic chemistry and macromolecular synthesis. One driving force is the realization that many of the promising applications in nanotechnology and biomedicine rely on extending synthetic organic chemistry into the nanometer-length scale, especially as nano- and medical devices are designed with increasing sophistication”.

Research projects

Functional and biocompatible polymers for antimicrobial applications

Synthesis of highly reactive polymers and their use as tissue adhesive

structure-to-property understanding of  synthetic adhesives

Development of dendritic macromolecules for biomedical applications.

Novel building blocks for controlled synthesis of macromolecular structures

Cellulose fiber reinforced hydrogels

Facile concepts to functional cross-linked thin films for application-driven research

Synthesis of adhesive polymers for difficult substrates

Personal AWARDS

  • Kaw Academy Fellow in Engineering Science (2012)
  • Senior Researcher (Rådsforskare) in Biomedical Engineering (2011)
  • Assist. Prof. Funding-VR FOAss Grant (2007)
  • PostDoctoral Fellow Funding-Swedish American Foundation (2003)
  • PostDoctoral Fellow Funding-Blanceflor Boncompagni-Ludovisi, född Bildt (2003)

His main field of interest is the construction of complex and multifunctional macromolecular architectures of linear and dendritic nature to further be manipulated to drug delivery vehicles, hydrogels, nano-particles, coatings and composites.

Research that matters…..

Modern Sustainable Chemistry to Dendrimers


Precision polymers as next generation MALDI-TOF calibrants


Well-defined Functional hydrogels


Ordered porous films


Accelerated dendrimer synthesis


Hydrogel networks


 High molecular weight dendritic thiols


Multifunctional dendrimers



Top page top