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William R. Salaneck

William R. Salaneck Email: william.r.salaneck@liu.se
Telephone: +46 (0)705480677
Office: Emeritus Akademi (Hus Ett)



As Professor of Surface Physics and Chemistry in Linköping, from 1982 – 2008 WRS focused upon studies of the electronic and chemical structure of conjugated polymers, their surfaces, and the doping of conjugated polymers to produce electrically conducting organic polymers. Over the past decade, research has centered upon polymer materials and other organic molecules, for electronics applications, and their interfaces for use, for example, in polymer-based light emitting diodes. He has organized eleven major, international conferences and workshops on conjugated and conducting polymers, including one Nobel Symposium on Conjugated Polymers. He is a founding member of the Center for Advanced Molecular Materials, focused on the Max Laboratory for Synchrotron Radiation Studies in Lund, Sweden. He has been the project leader of ten EU-sponsored research projects and coordinator of another; and is the past President of the Condensed Matter Division of the Swedish Physical Society (10 years ending in June 2007). He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. WRS has published over 400 scientific articles. From April 2004 to April 2010, he was a Vice Rector of Linköping University. He continues as Prof. Emeritus at Linköping University, at the Emeritus Akademi of LiU.

In 2003, he shared the René Descartes Prize of the European Union.

In 2005, an international evaluation committee appointed by the Swedish National Science Council (Vetenskaps Rådet), determined that WRS was the world leader in his research on conjugated polymers. The full report is available from Vetenskaps Rådet.

In 2007, he was among the top ten cited researchers in the field of polymer electronics (Thomson Scientific).

Recent Publications


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Last updated: 2011-09-13