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Filip Nedin, M.Sc. Student

Brief Bio:
In 2010, I started studying chemical engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. I did my bachelor thesis within catalysis, trying to evaluate a catalyst mass for the isomerisation of biodiesel. The isomerisation would serve to improve the cold properties of the linear components of the fuel, enabling a higher concentration of bio-derived material. 

Inspired by the possibility to use material features on the smaller scale to help solve the big problems of our time, I chose to undertake a master’s programme within nanotechnology. I spent the first year of the master’s programme as an exchange student at Technical University of Munich, where I tried to explore the interdisciplinary aspect of the field through courses in physics, chemistry and biology. In doing so, I grew a keen interest in nanotechnology solutions within energy and life science applications.

Current Research Activities:
During the spring of 2016, I’m doing my master’s thesis in collaboration with Cline Scientific AB. One of their products consists of a gold nanoparticle gradient on a glass substrate. The resulting surface is functionalised by attaching proteins to the gold nanoparticles and the exposed glass substrate, thereby forming a tool for stem cell culture and cell analysis. The goal of the thesis is to create the nanoparticle gradient on other materials than glass.