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Prof. Maria Strömme

Professor of Nanotechnology

Uppsala University

Prof. Maria Strömme

Dr. Strømme is professor of Nanotechnology at Uppsala University, Sweden, where she is heading a research department of 35 researchers developing nanomaterials for a number of industrial applications. Strømme was appointed professor in 2004, and thus became the youngest technology chair professor in Sweden at age 34. Strømme is the author of ~ 300 international journal publications, ~380 conference papers, 12 book sections/review articles, and the inventor behind 40 + patents. She is the founder of the company Disruptive Materials AB. She has received a number of prestigious awards for her scientific and entrepreneurial achievements including the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences Gold Medal in 2012 ‘for her basic and applied research in nanotechnology and for her extensive entrepreneurship within physics and medicine’. Strømme is an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA), the Norwegian Academy of Engineering Sciences (NTVA) as well as the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). She was the vice chairman of the latter until the end of 2017. Strømme’s present assignments include board positions in various companies and the Norwegian university NTNU.