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Welcome to IFM

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The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology
(Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi)
at Linköping University in Sweden.

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The Department of Physics, Biology and Chemistry (IFM) at Linköping University in Sweden has been in operation for four decades and during that time expanded quite substantially. The number of employees is around 420, including 45 full professors and some 130 graduate students. In addition approximately 70 guest researchers visit us every year. The department is organized in 5 Scientific Areas; Applied Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Material Physics, and Theory and Modelling

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A large part of our research has been made possible by generous grants from founding agencies like The Swedish Research Council, VR, The Foundation of Strategic Research, SSF, VINNOVA, Formas and The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. There has also been an increasing number of EU sponsored projects within the department. The material science related areas have been awarded several highly competitive Centre of excellence grants: VR Linnaeus Centre LiLi-NFM, Vinnova Excellence Center FunMat, SSF Strategic Research Centre MS2E and the Government Strategic Faculty Grant in Material Science, AFM. The department also houses a multidisciplinary graduate school; Forum Scientum and a number of larger research programs and centra such as Centre in Nano science and technology, CeNano, Biosensors and Bioelectronics Centre  and the Swedish Interdisciplinary Magnetic Resonance Centre, SIMARC.

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The department is also very much engaged in undergraduate teaching. More than 200 courses are presented every year for students in master of science in engineering programmes, in master of science programmes, in bachelor of science in engineering programmes, and in teacher training programmes.

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More detailed information on our research, graduate and undergraduate education can be found in our annual activity report. Please also feel free to contact us by e-mail or telephone.

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Have a nice summer!




Responsible for this page: Lena Martinsson
Last updated:10/04/13