Wallenberg Academy Fellows

Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2017

Wallenberg Academy Fellows, the career program for young researchers launched by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in 2012, provides long-term funding for young, promising Swedish and foreign researchers from all academic fields. This year twenty-four new researchers are appointed to the program.

Where the nominating university is not the researcher’s current university, the nominating university’s name is in brackets. 

Natural Sciences

Dr. Maria Hermanns
University of Cologne, Germany (Stockholm University)

On the hunt for new exotic materials

Associate Professor Dan Petersen
University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Stockholm University)

Research in brief: The geometry of abstract space

Professor Karim Adiprasito
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Research in brief: New tools for traditional mathematics

Dr. Rike Stelkens
Stockholm University

Research in brief: Does evolution move faster thanks to hybrids?

Dr. Claudia Mohr
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (Stockholm University)

Impact of aerosols on clouds

Associate Professor Johannes Rousk
Lund University

Research in brief: How are carbon-fixing microbes affected by environmental change?

Dr. Karl Börjesson
University of Gothenburg

More light from converted dye molecules and quantum mechanics

Associate Professor Steffi Burchardt
Uppsala University

Exploring the secrets of extinct volcanoes

Dr. Stefano Bonetti
Stockholm University

Femtosecond lasers spotlight new quantum materials

Social Sciences

Associate Professor Pontus Strimling
Institute for Futures Studies (Södertörn University)

Models to predict new values

Associate Professor Johanna Rickne
Stockholm University

Research in brief: Gender, careers, and democratic representation

Associate Professor Elin Naurin
University of Gothenburg

Pregnancy and perceptions of politics

Associate Professor Hanne Fjelde
Uppsala University

Present-day threats to democracy

Engineering and Technology

Associate Professor Jiayin Yuan
Clarkson University, New York State, USA (Stockholm University)

Porous carbon electrodes bode well for the environment

Associate Professor Ergang Wang
Chalmers University of Technology

Solar cells of the future – greener and easier to use

Dr. Erik J. Berg
Paul Scherrer Institute, Zurich, Switzerland (Uppsala University)

Durable batteries for a sustainable future

Associate Professor Hanna Isaksson
Lund University

Understanding collagen to help tendons heal

Associate Professor Feng Gao
Linköping University

Research in brief: A material that may revolutionize solar cell and LED technology

Medicine

Dr. Emanuela Santini
Columbia University, New York, USA (Karolinska Institutet)

Research in brief: What causes repetitive behaviors in autism? 

Dr. Joanna Rorbach
Karolinska Institutet

Protein manufacture in the cell powerhouse

Professor Stefano Romeo
University of Gothenburg

Research in brief: Developing drug treatments for fatty liver

Dr. Carmen Gerlach
Harvard Medical School, USA (Karolinska Institutet)

Research in brief: More effective vaccines and therapies against cancer

Dr. Katarzyna Koltowska
University of Queensland, Australia (Uppsala University)

Exploring the unknown mechanisms building the lymphatic vessels

Humanities

Associate Professor Johan Östling
Lund University

Research in brief: Will investigate how knowledge moves in society