Photo credit Thor BalkhedThe Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, or IFM, is one of the original departments of Linköping University and 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. Since then a lot has changed and IFM is now one of the biggest departments at LiU.
Today the department has more than 400 employees, including 50 professors and 150 PhD-students. Each year, about 20 PhD students receive their doctorates at IFM.
In addition to this, the department receives guest researchers from all over the globe. We have especially good relations to a number of universities in Russia and China.
Our yearly budget exceeds 350 million SEK, the majority of which related to research projects. However, we also offer over 200 undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate courses each year.