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Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health

The school’s research within Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology, and Health spans a vast field, from the cellular and molecular level to complex systems and broader subject fields such as health, environment, materials, and energy.

Researcher filling pipette in a lab.
Photo: Jon Lindhe, KTH

Within the health field, new tools, methods, and products contribute to improvements in preventive and curative healthcare or can be used to study medical issues. The field includes research on advanced biomaterials and the design and production of new polymers for medical application.

The field of energy and environment includes the development of improved solar cells, environmentally friendly and effective energy processes, energy conversion processes, environmental issues, and the production of chemicals and drugs.

The research in material includes design, analysis, and the understanding of molecular systems and the applications on, for instance, bioorganic materials.

The school has significant activities at the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Solna, and is strongly involved in developing this national center for molecular life sciences.

For further information, visit the school's website: Research at the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health


The school performs research at seven departments: 

Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

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Chemical Engineering

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Fibre and Polymer Technology

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Gene Technology

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Industrial Biotechnology

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Protein Science

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