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Sigbritt Karlsson

Sigbritt Karlsson

Vice Chancellor
University of Skövde
Sweden

Biography

Sigbritt Karlsson was born in 1958. She graduated with the M. Sc. in Chemical Engineering specializing in Biotechnology from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden in 1982. She obtained the Ph.D. degree at the same University in 1988 in Polymer Technology after which she became an Associate Professor in 1992. From 1999 she is Professor in Polymer Technology-the Environmental Interaction of Polymeric Materials at KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Fibre and Polymer Technology.She is Editor-in-Chief for Rapra: Polymers from Renewable Resources since 2010. Presently she is on temporary leave to act as Vice-Chancellor of Skövde University 2010.

Research Interest

Her main research interest is in the Environmental Interaction of Polymers; Biofilm formation on polymeric surfaces; Adhesion of micro-organisms and antimicrobial polymers, Biopolymers (polysaccharides, proteins); Biocomposites: Long-term properties of Polymeric Materials; Polymer Analysis.