We welcome your new Visiting Professor Henry Radamson! Henry is currently professor and senior fellow at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. His research is within nanomaterials, nanophotonics and nanosensing. At STC he will perform environmental research by developing a nano chip to detect contamination in water.
Can you tell us a little about your research here at Mid Sweden University?
I will be a visiting professor at 25 percent from July 2018. That means I will be here two-three months a year. I will be a part of a research group with researchers and professors, focusing on building a prototype chip to detect and indicate heavy metals and other forms of contamination in the water. There are many remains from other industries since 50-100 years ago, which contains heavy metals. With this future indicator, it will be easy to find out if the water is contaminated by water samples.
The chip is manufactured in China, as the technology does not exist here yet, and we will functionalize it in the lab here in Sundsvall. We will develop it to be able detect different material, for instance arsenic, which affects your liver. The chip is in the size of 5 to 5 mm and inside the chip you have many nanowires below 100 nanometer Contacts to those nanowires, give signals if you have a material in the water or not.
I want to change the daily life for people and save lives.
Henry when he held a seminar at Mid Sweden University on nanowires
Why did you choose your area of expertise?
I want to change the daily life for people and save lives. For instance, In Beijing I am developing silicon photonics and imaging (Short Wave Infra Red Camera Chip) for finding cancer tumors at an early stage. In the future, I hope to develop a camera that you can use in your mobile phone to detect changes in patterns in your body. If you see changes, you can make an appointment to the doctor for further tests. The same with water contaminations, if you have a small indicator, you can take water samples before taking a swim in the lake, and avoid heavy metals and prolong your life.
What do you think of Mid Sweden University and Sundsvall?
It is my first time at Mid Sweden University. I think that you have an important environmental profile here, compared to the more traditional universities. In this way you have a good chance to make an impact. I really like it here, the people are friendly and say hello to you. Me and my wife and our two children will eventually search for an apartment here!
Biography Henry H Radamson
Henry H. Radamson received Ph.D. degree in semiconductor materials from Linköping University in Sweden in 1996. He joined KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 1997 as senior scientist. He became Associate Professor in semiconductor Materials in 2001 in department of Integrated Circuits and Devices. In 2016, he became full professor in Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing. He is also a senior fellow of Chinese Academy of Science. In 2017, I received 1000-talent foreign expert in China. His research field is nanomaterials, nanophotonics and sensors.
Henry Radamson has contributed to various national and European projects in total of ~15M EURO. He has been project coordinator of national projects in photonics and electronics as well as four Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) with Texas Instruments (2005-2014).
Henry is the author or co-author of more than 200 publications in reviewed journals and conference proceedings and eight book-chapters. He is co-author of books “Monolithic Nanoscale Photonics-Electronics Integration in Silicon and Other Group IV Elements, Elsevier 2014 and CMOS, Past, Present, and Future, Elsevier in 2018. He is a member of delegates in European Material Research Society (EMRS) where has also organized several symposiums
He is Editorial Board of Journal of Materials in Electronics, Springer-Nature and he has been Guest Editor in several conference proceedings.
He is also awarded among the ten Best Business Proposal in innovation competition: Venture Cup in Stockholm 2011 as well as 2018 in Chinese-Swedish innovation competition in Shenzhen in 2018. He is co-founder of company: Nocilis Materials in 2011 in Stockholm.