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Dr Thomas Ederth












Dr Thomas Ederth

Associate professor, and head of the division of Molecular Physics, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping University, Sweden.


ResearcherID: B-2417-2015
ORCID: 0000-0002-1639-5735

Thomas Ederth is a Senior lecturer and Docent (Associate Professor) in Molecular Physics, and conducts research in surface chemistry, predominantly basic research on various aspects of biofouling and marine bioadhesion, using surface-sensitive spectroscopic tools for physicochemical characterization of interfaces, but is also using tools for interfacial analysis to investigate molecular interactions and phenomena in lipid bilayers and electroactive polymers.

Current research activities:

• Marine biofoling and marine bioadhesion

• Structure-function-relations in fouling-resistant polymers

• Biocompatibility and protein resistance

• Molecular interactions with lipid bilayers

• Interfacial spectroscopy on electroactive polymers




Professional background:


2012-        Head of the division of Molecular Physics.

2002-        Senior lecturer (Universitetslektor) at Linköpings Universitet.

2001-2002 Scientist (polymer physics) at Thin Film Electronics AB, Linköping.

1999-2001 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the group of Dr R. K. Thomas’,
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford University.
Developing methods for characterization of foams and foam films
with neutron scattering.

1995-1999 Ph.D. student at the Dept. of Physical Chemistry and Dept. of
Surface Chemistry, KTH, and the Institute for Surface Chemistry,
under the supervision of Prof. Per Claesson. Studying fundamental
aspects of intermolecular and surface forces, and methodological
issues related to surface force measurements. Thesis: ”Novel surfaces
for force measurements, with applications to fundamental phenomena”.
[Thesis summary]

1993-1995 Employed by the Institute for Surface Chemistry, Stockholm. Developing
software and electronics for scientific instruments.
Scientific projects related to phase separation phenomena in binary
liquid mixtures, and the morphology of thin metal films.


Academic degrees:


2010 Docent in Molecular Physics, Linköping University.

1999 Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm.

1999 B.A. in History of Art and Visual Communication, Linköpings Universitet.

1995 M.Sc. in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Linköpings Tekniska Högskola.