Albinson, Bo(Sweden)

    Bo Albinsson has MSc and PhD (1993) from Chalmers University of Technology and was post-doctoral fellow at the University of Colorado before returning to Sweden as an assistant professor funded by the Swedish research council in 1995. In 2003 he became full professor of Physical Chemistry at Chalmers and has since then been leading a medium size research group. In the Albinsson research group the focus is on photo-induced processes ranging from mechanistic studies of energy and electron transfer reactions with relevance for solar energy research to novel functionalized nanostructures based on DNA nanotechnology. During the last 10 years the group has concentrated their efforts on studies of photon up and down conversion based on triplet-triplet annihilation and singlet fission, respectively. Advanced laser-based time-resolved spectroscopic techniques combined with traditional optical spectroscopy and theoretical methods are the main tools. In order to get access to complex molecular and/or biomolecular systems we have long-term collaborations with organic chemists both in-house (Mårtensson, Moth Poulsen) and internationally (Harry Anderson (Oxford), Tom Brown (Oxford), Atsuhiro Osuka (Kyoto), Rik Tykwinski (Alberta)). About 20 PhD students have graduated from the group many of which today either holds prominent positions in the industry or embarked on successful careers in academia. More than 150 papers have been published almost exclusively in highly ranked journals. Bo Albinsson was Head of the Department/Division of Chemistry and Biochemistry (2006-2014) and Director of the Nano Excellence Initiative at Chalmers between 2015 and 2021. Bo Albinsson is a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) and he is often recruited as evaluator and reviewer both nationally and internationally.