Prof. Klas Hjort is Head of the MST Program.
Hjort is experienced in advanced microengineering. Recently, his focus has been heterogeneous microsystems on stainless steel, flexible foils and elastic substrates; for biomedicine and wireless sensor nodes. He is co-ordinator of the H2020 project SINTEC on stretchable printed circuitboards for skin worn wireless networks and one principal investigator in the Centre for Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS).
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Klas Hjort is Professor and Head of the microsystem technology (MST) program at Uppsala University.
Hjort is experienced in advanced microengineering. Previously, his focus was telecom applications, using optical and radio-frequency MEMS. Recently, he has focused on heterogeneous microsystems on glass, ceramics, stainless steel, flexible foils and elastomers; for biomedical and life science and applications in high temperatures and/or high pressures. Providing microsystems to his partners, he is one principal investigator in two national centres of excellence, in neurodiagnostic and natural disaster science.
He has published more than 300 scientific papers and is the holder of several patents. Prof. Hjort is a member of scientific advisory boards, editorial boards, and program committees. He is an often used expert for examinations, proposals, and promotions. He is part-time guest professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. He was recipient of the Finnish Distinguished Professorship Program in 2010. As a member of MEMSWAVE, he was awarded as one of the finalists for the Descartes Prize 2002 of the Commission of the European Union.
Klas Hjort was born in Säter, Sweden, in 1964. He received the M.Sc. degree in engineering physics and the Ph.D. degree in materials science from Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, in 1988 and 1993, respectively. In 2008, he became Professor of microsystem technology (MST) at Uppsala University, where he today is Head of the program.
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