Anders was ranked number 46 of a list of the 100 top material scientists of the past decade by Times Higher Education.
The list is based on who achieved the highest citation-impact scores for papers (articles and reviews) published since January 2000. (See the list as a pdf document.)
Anders Hagfeldt (born 1964) is a Professor in Physical Chemistry and the Dean of Chemistry at Uppsala University. He obtained his Ph.D. 1993 at Uppsala University and was post-doc with Prof. Michael Grätzel (1993-1994) at EPFL, Switzerland. He is a visiting professor at Dalian University of Technology in China, and the Institute for Materials Research and Engineering in Singapore. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) in Stockholm, and The Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala.
He is one of the world leading experts in the field of mesoporous dye-sensitized solar cells. His research focuses on physical chemical characterisation of mesoporous electrodes for different types of opto-electronic devices. For the materials science aspects he is developing nanostructured oxide particles and films, ionic liquid redox systems, and chromophores. For the applied research he develops dye-sensitized solar cells based on a monolithic design.
He has over 250 scientific publications that have received over 17 500 citations (with an h-index of 63), and 8 patent applications.
He is the Director of the Center for Molecular Devices, and Chairman of Dyenamo AB.
His research is supported by grants from the Swedish Energy Agency, Vinnova, BASF AG and Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
He initiated and coordinated the International Year of Chemistry 2011 in Uppsala. (For information of the activities during the year, see www.kemiuppsala2011.se.)
His research group has developed a solar cell kit called "Skol-celler", where you can build your own solar cell using for example strawberries, white paint and a pencil. The kit can be borrowed by high school teachers for lab-exercises (see the Faculty of Science and Technology's website for more information).
In his spare time he likes playing drums with Fat Cotton (www.fatcotton.com).
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