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”.
Degree Project in Engineering Chemistry, First Cycle (KA103X), examiner, course responsible | Course web