Claes-Göran Granqvist

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Claes-Göran Granqvist
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Born (1946-12-25) December 25, 1946 (age 71)
ResidenceUppsala, Sweden
Alma materChalmers University of Technology
Known forGreen nanotechnology, Smart windows, Electrochromism, Nanoparticles, Thermochromism, Fluctuation-Enhanced Sensing, Biomimetics, Radiative cooling, Photocatalitic Materials
Scientific career
InstitutionsChalmers University of Technology, Uppsala University

Claes-Göran Granqvist was born in Helsingborg, Sweden, in 1946.[1] He is one of the leading figures of Swedish and international science in various fields (see his selected papers and books below) including nanomaterials; green nanotechnology; materials for solar energy utilization and energy efficiency (solar cells, solar collectors, energy efficient fenestration), electrochromic materials (smart windows); condensed matter physics; biomimetics; photocatalytic materials (air and water cleaning); materials for radiative cooling and superconductivity; fluctuation-enhanced sensing; etc. In August 2011, Science Citation Index shows that his h-index is 66; the number of citations to his papers is 18763. He published around 730 research papers in mostly refereed journals, over 30 books, had invited conference presentations at about 250 international conferences and chaired about 30 international meetings. During the years, he had many lectures and lecture tours in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, Australia.


He received the Ph.D. degree in physics at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1974.[2]


In 1975, he was a Postdoctoral associate at Cornell University, USA. In the period of 1976-89, he had various research positions at Chalmers University of Technology. 1989-93: Full Professor of Experimental Physics, Chalmers University of Technology. Since 1993, he is Full Professor of Solid State Physics[3] and the Head[4] of the Division of Solid State Physics at the Department of Engineering Sciences, The Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University. In the period 1997-2006 he was the Vice Rector/Senior Advisor for External and International Affairs at Uppsala University.[1]


  • Honorary Doctorate, Universidad Nacional Ingenieria, Lima, Peru.[1]
  • Honorary Membership, Materials Research Society of India.[1]
  • Arnberg Prize of The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, Price for best invention of the year (1989, Sweden)[1]
  • Visiting fellowship (1992/93) awarded by the Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee,
  • 1998 World Renewable Energy Congress Award.[1]
  • Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.[1]
  • Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.[1]
  • Member of the Regia Societas Scientarium Upsaliensis.[1]
  • Fellow of the International Society of Optical Engineering.[5]

Selected publications[edit]

Selected papers[edit]

  • C.G. Granqvist, R.A. Buhrman, "Ultrafine metal particles", J. Appl. Phys. 47 (1976) 2200-22-19. Number of citations: 1070.[6]
  • I. Hamberg, C.G. Granqvist, "Evaporated Sn-doped In2O3 films - basic optical properties and applications to energy efficient windows", J. Appl. Phys. 60 (1986) R123-R159. Number of citations: 796.[6]
  • C.G. Granqvist, "Electrochromic tungsten oxide films: Review of progress 1993-1998", Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 60 (2000) 201-262. Number of citations: 466.[6]
  • C.G. Granqvist, O. Hunderi, "Optical-properties of ultrafine gold particles", Phys. Rev. B 16 (1977) 3513-3534. Number of citations: 381.[6]
  • C.G. Granqvist, A. Hultaker, "Transparent and conducting ITO films: new developments and applications", Thin Solid Films 411 (2002) 1-5. Number of citations: 287.[6]

Selected books[edit]

  • Geoffrey B Smith, Claes-Göran Granqvist, "Green Nanotechnology - Solutions for Sustainability and Energy in the Built Environment", Taylor & Francis Inc 2010, 496 pages. ISBN 978-1-4200-8532-7
  • 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.


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