Andreas Bo Oscar Dahlin (Swedish)
Born 7th November 1980
Professor in Surface Science
Applied Chemistry, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology
I have always been interested in science, but the exact discipline I have focused on has varied. During school I was mostly fascinated by math and physics, but when I was chossing university program I had become more fascinated by biology and our undersatnding of life. After my PhD I once again drifted towards physics. Eventually I ended up at a chemistry department. Interdisciplinary projects have always been what I consider most fun and interesting.
I worked on biointerface science (and to some extent on nanopores) already during my PhD. I spent three years at Lund University but returned to Chalmers before finishing.
My career as independent researcher started when I received a postdotoral scholarship from the Swedish Research Council in 2009. For two years I worked at ETH in Zurich, Switzerland, learning electrochemical techniques. In 2012 I became an assistant professor back at Chalmers after receiving the Ingvar Carlsson Award from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. (I also got a chance to hang out with the former Swedish prime minister who provides the name for this prestigious grant.)
In 2015 I became a Wallenberg Academy Fellow, which I think one could say finally established me as a senior researcher. This grant makes it possible for me to address long-term goals and difficult scientific questions as well as establishing a research group of reasonable size. I am forever in depth to the Wallenberg foundation. Without them my career would for sure not have been what it is. Continued support from the Swedish Reserach Council has also been very helpful.
In 2017 I was awarded a Starting Grant equivalent to the ERC from the Swedish Foundations (in my case the Erling-Persson Family Foundation) and a framework grant from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. This made it possible for me to extent my group to a farily large size (by Swedish standards). I feel very fortunate to have this oppurtunity to lead several exciting research projects.
In 2020 I was very honored to receive an ERC Consolidator grant, which made it possible for me to continue research on chemically modified nanostructures for bioanalytical applications.
November 2016 - January 2021
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
March 2012 - October 2016
August 2001 - February 2012
August 2009 - July 2011
October 2007 - July 2009
September 2004 - September 2007
February 2004 - August 2004