Christoph Langhammer – New Wallenberg Academy Fellow

05 Dec 2016

One of Insplorion’s founders Associate Professor Christoph Langhammer at Chalmers University of Technology has been chosen to the exclusive group of Wallenberg Academy Fellows. It is a career program where the most promising young researchers in all disciplines receive resources to long-term development of its business. The program was created in 2012 by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, in close cooperation with the five royal academies and 16 Swedish universities.

Christoph Langhammer will, besides the honorable appointment, also receive 1.5 million per year for
five years. The money will be used to explore nanoplasmonic to produce new catalysts and sensors.
Key objective of the project is to develop a highly sensitive sensor for hydrogen gas, which is needed
in the future of the automotive industry, and a catalyst that can convert carbon dioxide to carbon
monoxide for reuse of the carbon content.

Nanoplasmonic has in recent years developed into one of the more dynamic areas in
nanotechnology. Researchers employing that light may induce collective oscillations of electrons in
the metal nanoparticles, a phenomenon called plasmon resonance. Plasmon resonance interacts
with the light, which has been used in such optical sensors and solar cells.

“Until now, scientists have basically only used silver and gold in the development of plasmon
resonance technology” says Christoph Langhammer. “We will now develop more materials for the
technology, alloys of various elements and nano-fabricated materials that is built atomic layer by
atomic layer.”

“The fact that our founder and the closest academic partner continues to show that he is one of the
top young scientists in Sweden, affects Insplorion in different ways. Especially when, as in this case is
about sensor development for hydrogen that we have our eyes on and where there can be synergies
with the air quality project that we run together,” says Patrik Dahlqvist, CEO of Insplorion.

Read more about the Wallenberg Academy Fellows

Questions are answered by:
Patrik Dahlqvist, CEO Insplorion AB, +46 723 62 32 61 or patrik.dahlqvist@insplorion.com

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