Claes-Göran S Granqvist

Department of Engineering Sciences

The Ångström Laboratory

Uppsala University

P O Box 534

SE-751 21 Uppsala, Sweden


Phone                         (+46) 18 471 30 67

Fax                           (+46) 18 50 01 31



Born:                         25 December 1946 in Helsingborg, Sweden


Citizenship:                Swedish


Home address:           Övre Slottsgatan 28 B, SE-753 12 Uppsala, Sweden.

                               Phone (+46) 18 127752


Degrees:                    1970: Master of Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology,

                                Gothenburg, Sweden

                                1974: PhD in Physics, Chalmers University of Technology


Employments:                        1975                        Postdoctoral associate, Cornell University, USA

1976-83       Various research positions at Chalmers Univ.

1983-89       Personal research position for “energy-related applied physics”.

1989-93       (Full) Professor of Experimental Physics, Gothenburg University

1993-              (Full) Professor of Solid State Physics, Uppsala University

1997-              Vice Rector for External and International Affairs/Senior Advisor

                to the Rector, Uppsala University


Research fields:          Materials for solar energy utilization and energy efficiency (solar cells,

                                 solar collectors, energy efficient fenestration), electrochromic materials (smart windows),

                                 nanomaterials, biomimetics, photocatalytic materials (air and water cleaning), materials for

                                 radiative cooling, superconductivity, etc.



Publications:                        Approx. 600, mainly in refereed journals.



Books, proceedings                        Approx. 30, five of which are

volumes etc:

                                                         C.M. Lampert and C.G. Granqvist, editors, Large-area

Chromogenics: Materials and Devices for Transmittance

Control, The International Society for Optical Engineering,

Bellingham, USA, Vol. IS4, 1990, 606 pages.


C.G. Granqvist, editor, Materials Science for Solar Energy

Conversion Systems, Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1991,

approx. 250 pages.


C.G. Granqvist, Handbook of Inorganic Electrochromic

Materials, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1995, reprinted 2002, approx. 650 pages.


M.J. Garrett and C.G. Granqvist, editors, Basic Sciences

and Development: Rethinking Donor Policy, Ashgate,

Aldershot, England, 1998, 180 pages.


C.G. Granqvist, L.B. Kish and W. Marlow, editors, Gas Phase

Nanoparticle Synthesis, Springer/Kluwer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2004, 186 pages.


Conference                 Approx. 200 invited talks, chaired more than 30

Participation:                international meetings, mainly on solar energy materials.


Other travels:               Lectures and lecture tours in Europe, Asia, Africa, North

                                   and South America, Australia.


Other:                        European editor of Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells



                                Honorary Doctorate, Universidad Nacional Ingenieria,

                               Lima, Peru. Honorary Membership, Materials Research

                                 Society of India.


Several awards and prizes, including the Arnberg Prize of

The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, Price for best

invention of the year (Sweden), Visiting fellowship

(1992/93) awarded by the Australian Vice-Chancellors’

Committee, and 1998 World Renewable Energy Congress



Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish

Academy of Engineering Sciences,

and Regia Societas Scientarium Upsaliensis.

Fellow of the International Society of Optical Engineering.