Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM)

Undergraduate teaching and research in the areas of biology, chemistry, materials and applied physics and theory and modelling are conducted at this department.

About IFM

Photo credit Thor BalkhedIFM, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, one of the original departments of Linköping University, was founded in 1969 as the Department of Physics and Measurement Technology. In the beginning there were thirty employees including three professors at the department. Today the department has more than 420 employees, including 45 professors and 130 PhD-students. Each year, about 20 PhD students become doctors here.

Research

Research in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Materials Physics, Theory and Modelling and Applied Physics is conducted herePhoto credit Anna Nilsen and we host two multi-disciplinary research schools Forum Scientium and Agora Materiae, as well as a number of major research projects and centers such as CeNano (Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology), Biosensor and Bioelectronics Centre and SIMARC (Swedish Interdisciplinary Magnetic Resonance Centre).

Funding 

Xiongyu Wu, IFM, tillsammans med student. Photo credit Anna NilsenOur great expansion in research has been possible thanks to generous grants from external funding agencies such as the Swedish Research Council (VR), Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), VINNOVA, Formas and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. Added to this is also increasing research funding from the EU Framework Programmes. Materials Research has received a number of major contributions as strategically important and excellent environment: VR Linnaeus Center LiLi-NFM, Vinnova Excellence Center FunMat, SSF's strategic research center MS2E and the government's strategic research grants for materials research - AFM.

Undergraduate teaching

Undergradutate teaching at IFM is extensive. Each year we teach over 200 courses for undergraduate students in engineeringTom Lindström, docent i teoretisk biologi, främsta tillämpad modellering, ssk inom områdena ekologi och epidemiologi. Forskningsintressen i skärningspunkten mellan biologiska processer, statistik, matematik och beräkning. Ofta involverar projekt bayesianska analyser av strukturerade data. Tom Lindström,  theoretical biologist with an affinity for applied modeling, primarily within the fields of ecology and epidemiology. Research interests lie at the intersection of biological processes, statistics, mathematics, and computation. More often than not, projects involve Bayesian analyses of structured data. Photo credit Charlotte Perhammar programs, master of science programs in engineering programs, teacher training programs and in the foundation year.

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Campus Valla, Buildings B and F

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Linköping University
IFM
581 83 Linköping
Sweden

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