Christoph Langhammer, Ph.D.
My research group operates at the interface between materials science, nanoscience, nanoplasmonics, nanofluidics and catalysis, with a particular focus on sustainable energy-related nanomaterials and systems like metal-hydrogen interactions in nanoparticles, heterogeneous catalysts, fuel cells and solar cells. For that purpose we continuously develop and evolve our own methodologies for state-of-the-art nanofabrication, as well as build our own customized research instrumentation. My active involvement in a spin-off company (co-founder and chief scientific officer at Insplorion AB) document my entrepreneurial interest and experience, and are true stimuli for my research.
September 1978: Born in Zurich, Switzerland
June 2004: M.Sc. at the Department of Materials, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
June 2009: Ph.D. in Materials Science,Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
July 2009 – December 2010: Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
January 2009 – current: Chief Scientific Officer at the spin-off company Insplorion AB
January 2011 – March 2015: Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
September 2013: Oavlönad docent
March 2015: Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
April 2019: Professor at the Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Prizes and other achievements
3rd place Venture Cup West with commercialization project “Clean Sense”, 2009.
Awarded with the stipend “Stiftelsen Konung Carl XVI Gustafs 50-årsfond för vetenskap, teknik och miljö” over 125 000 SEK in 2010 for an outstanding PhD thesis.
Prestigious Swedish Research Council grant “Anställning som Forskarassistent” in 2010.
Winner of the Swedish Cleantech Business Award 2011 with the spin-off Insplorion AB.
Awarded the “Chalmers Areas of Advance Price” over 100 000 SEK for “excellence in performed scientific work, teaching and exploitation of science through a spin-off company” in 2012.
Swedish Research Council "Young Researcher" grant 2014.
ERC Starting Grant 2015.
KAW Academy Fellow 2016.
SSF Future Research Leader 2016.