Prof. Dr. Per Magnus Kristiansen

Prof. Dr. Per Magnus Kristiansen is head of the Institute of Polymer Nanotechnology (INKA), jointly operated by the FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and the Paul Scherrer Institute. He studied Materials Sciences and earned his PhD in Polymer Technology at ETH Zürich. In 2004, he joined Ciba Specialty Chemicals working on plastic additives for packaging and automotive. Since 2009, he is Professor in Polymer Nanotechnology at FHNW. His applied research focuses on high-fidelity surface structuring of polymers on the micro- and nanoscale, with particular emphasis on industrial replication technologies for applications in the fields of microfluidics and micro-optics. Prof. Kristiansen is author/co-author of 23 peer-reviewed papers and 7 patent families, member of several advisory boards and the executive committee of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute.