Materials Physics

Save favourite 28 Sep September 2016

Our research concerns materials mainly with relevance for the forest industry. We have many projects in the area for Advanced Paper Materials. We have given them the name KM2 all together. KM2 means squarekilometres of areas that can be used for printing functionalities. In the menu on your left hand you can see our research projects in the field.

Current projects

KM2 - Innovative green energy

The KM2 objective is to develop innovations in green energy, storage and use. Applications include supercapacitors, batteries, solar cells on paper, new types of wind generators and thermoelectric generators. 

Cellulose for optimized energy storage

This project will develop graphite and cellulose-based electrodes for energy storage with optimized capacity/cost ratio.

Högox - Highly selective electrocatalysts for anodic oxidation

Highly oxidising compounds like ozone and perchlorates are important chemicals for a variety of processes, including water treatment and sterilization. A very convenient way of producing them is through electrolysis of water solutions.


The research team behind Kinetic Energy Storage of Paper-Based Supercapacitors (KEPS) has demonstrated that graphene coated on paper could provide inexpensive as well as efficient supercapacitors with high impact content. Forest industry processes are well suited for production of such capacitors and the motor industry is interested in new ways to store energy.

Lithium Ion Batteries

The Swedish Energy Agency is funding a five-year research project to develop cost efficient lithium ion batteries for vehicle applications. The research project is led by the Mid SwedenUniversity in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Two regional companies, Vesta Si Europe in Ljungaverk and Superior Graphite in Sundsvall are also participating in the project.


More efficient ways to build batteries and other devices to save energy is the goal of the new research project MODULIT. Inexpensive and efficient energy storage is a prerequisite for the development of power-driven vehicles and for an efficient use of renewable electrical energy like wind power and solar energy.

Paper Solar Cells

This project is a part of our KK Research Environment at Mid Sweden University. Low cost solar cells are needed. Manufacturing processes of today are mainly based on costly vacuum methods making the solar electricity to the most expensive one. Roll-to-roll processing is potentially more efficient as manufacturing method for solar cells.

Smart street lights

We have a pre study about off grid street lights with solarcells and windenergy. This project includes demonstrators at campus Sundsvall. They will also get applications such as displayers and sensors for environment issues.

Researchers in the area