Prof. Ingemar Lundstrom
Linköping University, Sweden
Prof. Lundström was born on 9th May 1941 in Skellefteå ("Gold Town", Västerbotten County), Sweden. He graduated in Electrical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. In 1970, he received his Ph.D. in Solid state electronics at the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. He is a Professor in applied physics at Linköping University since 1978. The current research interests of Prof. Lundström include the use of ubiquitous sensor systems for safety and security, and for medical diagnostic purposes. He has established a research environment related to physics in biology, chemistry, and medicine in the Linköping University. Prof. Lundström and coworkers have for example contributed to new bio- and chemical sensor principles and technologies notably to surface plasmon resonance for specific interaction analysis used in the Biocore instrumentation and to gas sensitive devices with catalytic metal gates. They have also contributed to the understanding of the interaction between biomolecules and materials and to the development and applications of conducting polymers. Furthermore, he is involved in the development of simple and reliable test methods for endogenous health markers to be used at home. In 1995, he is one of the co-founders of the Swedish Sensor Centre (S-SENCE), and the multidisciplinary graduate school ‘Forum Scientium’. He has been and is involved in several (start-up) companies. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) since 1987 and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) since 1982. He was elected to the Nobel Committee for Physics in 2006 and is its chairman from 2010.
Present research interests
Several of my current research projects are described on the web page of Dr. Daniel Filippini: