Ulf Ellervik

Ulf
              Ellervik





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Chemistry of Love
(Photo: Charlotte Carlberg Bärg)

About Ulf Ellervik

Professor Ulf  Ellervik (born in Linköping, December 7, 1969) received his undergraduate training at the Lund Institute of Technology where he started in 1989. He graduated as Civilingenjör (MSc) in Chemical Engineering in 1993 and began research in Organic Chemistry working with professor Göran Magnusson in 1994. After presenting his  thesis "Synthetic Analogs of Sialyl Lewis X" in October 1998 he spent almost two years working with professor Peter B. Dervan at California Institute of Technology as a post-doctoral fellow. From Caltech he went back to Lund Institute of Technology where he now holds a position as professor. Dr Ellervik has received prizes from the student association (best teacher at the chemical engineering division 1998, 2001 and 2008) as well as academic prizes (Fabian Gyllenberg Price 1999, and King Oscar II award 1999). In 2006 he received the degree of Excellent Teaching Practice (ETP) and in 2009 he was promoted to Professor in Bioorganic Chemistry at the Lund Institute of Technology (Lund University). On February 7th, 2011 Ulf Ellervik recieved the first Pi-prize for the manuscript "Ond kemi" (Evil Chemistry). The Pi-prize (SEK 314159) is a prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the publisher Fri Tanke for popular science writing. On May 13th 2013 he received the Hans-Uno Bengtsson award from Folkuniversitetet.
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Christer Fuglesang, Ulf Ellervik, P C Jersild

Motivation (in Swedish): Med stor sakkunskap, lätt handlag, entusiasm och glimten i ögat lär författaren oss vad kemi inte bör användas till. Han lyckas genom detta oväntade grepp inte bara varna för missbruk utan också ta oss med på en roande exposé genom kemins dramatiska historia och fascinerande formelvärld. Med den goda folkbildarens pedagogiska klarhet får han läsaren att förstå den enorma betydelse kemin har och har haft för utvecklingen på snart sagt varje område av det moderna samhällsbygget.

P3 14/2
Ulf Ellervik i P3 Morgonpasset 14/2 2012. Ond kemi på alla hjärtans dag. Foto Jonas Ekblom/SR

Sommarvärdar 2012
Sommar i P1 - 2012

Ulf Ellervik is also responsible for the project "Molekyler finns" - the outreach program in chemistry at The Chemical Center at Lund University.

Downloadable pictures (Photo: Kennet Ruona)
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