Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers, which was founded in 1829 following a donation by William Chalmers, became an independent foundation in 1994. Around 12,000 people work and study at Chalmers, including 10,000 undergraduates. Chalmers' turnover is approximately SEK 2.7 billion per year, more than two-thirds of which is related to research.


The Competence Centre for Catalysis (KCK) at Chalmers is a multidisciplinary research organization working in collaboration with industry. The Centre is led by the Director Prof. Magnus Skoglundh and comprises 7 professors, 4 associate professors, 1 assistant professor and about 24 postdocs and graduate students. The centre involves 3 departments (Applied Physics, Applied Surface Chemistry and Chemical Reaction Engineering) and 6 companies (AB Volvo, Volvo Car Corporation, Scania CV AB, Saab Powertrain AB, Haldor Topsoe A/S, and The Swedish Space Agency). The activity in KCK is focused on three main areas of research, i) catalytic reduction of NOx under lean conditions, ii) catalytic oxidation at low temperatures and, iii) catalytic techniques for sustainable energy systems. KCK has a broad research approach where applied projects are supported by fundamental studies within areas such as nanofabrication of model catalysts, theory and simulations for catalytic reactions, and in-situ spectroscopy.