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Anna Finne Wistrand

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PROFESSOR, VICE DEAN OF FACULTY/PROFESSOR

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About me

I am a polymer chemist and the research I have been involved in has most often included development of degradable polymers; mainly synthesis and functionalization but also device fabrication. Today the research also includes some inert polymers. Current projects I supervise focus on

·  tuning 3D environments to make them suitable for tissue regeneration (tune the macromolecular structure, mechanical properties and degradation rate, design when and where growth factors are released)

·  designing devices using additive manufacturing (understand how the polymer behaves in the printer and how the process influence the polymer, define the surface characteristics of the printed samples and, for example, correlate that with biofilm formation)

GloveboxDragskåpMjuk scaffoldSaltlakad

  • Professor 2019 (Polymer Technology with orientation towards polymer chemistry) - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Fibre and Polymer Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • R&D manager 2016-2017 Novus Scientific AB (part time)
  • Assoc. prof. 2010-2019  KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Fibre and Polymer Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Assistant prof. (Forskarassistent)2005-2010  KTH Royal Institute of Technology,  Fibre and Polymer Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Docent 2009 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Fibre and Polymer Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Research engineer 2003-2004 Casco Adhesives AB/Akzo Nobel (2003-10-01 to 2004-12-31)
  • PhD-student 2000-2003 KTH Royal Institute of Technology,  Fibre and Polymer Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

EXAMPLES OF TEACHING

  • KD1020 Introductory chemistry (teacher 2011, 2012)
  • KE1140 Engineering chemistry (teacher 2018- )
  • KF2130 Polymer chemistry (examiner/course responsible 2006-2014, occasional lectures 2015-2020)
  • KF3250 Biomaterial and tissue engineering (examiner/course responsible 2011, 2015, 2018)

EXAMPLES OF ENGAGEMENT AT KTH

  • 2019- Member KTH’s Faculty council
  • 2019- Vice-chair KTH Appointments Board
  • 2010-2015 Responsible for The chemical science and engineering program at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering, KTH (focus year 1-3)
  • 2013- 2017 Member of the strategic advisory council at KTH School of engineering sciences
  • 2009-2011 Member of KTH Faculty Assembly
  • 2009-2011 Member of KTH Honorary Doctorate Committee

EXAMPLES OF OTHER ENGAGEMENT

  • 2021 - Associate Editor: Biomacromolecules
  • 2021 - Editorial Advisory Board: ACS Polymers Au
  • 2021 - Editorial board: Kemisk Tidskrift
  • 2018- Member of the steering group for the research school in Karlskoga "Naturvetenskapliga forskarskolan i Karlskoga"
  • 2013-2018 At the board for Young Scentists Forum, European Society of Biomaterials
  • 2013-2017 At the Board for the Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials

AWARDS

  • 2022 Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials Award
  • 2012 KTH Educational prize
  • 2011 St Jude Medical Research Award

GRANTED PATENTS

  • Assignee & Inventor: US10577459B2 Aliphatic poly(ester)s with thiol pendant groups
  • Inventor: US10722336B2 Three-dimensional medical implant
  • Inventor: GB2560369 Tissue engineering scaffolds

Courses

Additive Manufacturing (MG2044), teacher | Course web

Chemical Principles for Sustainabillty (KD1000), teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Engineering Chemistry, First Cycle (KA103X), assistant | Course web

Degree Project in Fibre and Polymer Technology, Second Cycle (KF200X), examiner | Course web

Engineering Chemistry (KE1140), teacher | Course web

Engineering Chemistry (KE1150), teacher | Course web

Polymer Chemistry (KF2130), teacher | Course web

Polymeric Materials (KF1050), examiner, course responsible | Course web

Project Work in Fibre and Polymer Technology (KF2910), examiner | Course web

Project Work in Fibre and Polymer Technology (KF2905), examiner | Course web

Projekt Work in Fibre and Polymer Technology (KF2920), examiner | Course web