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Christofer Hans Leygraf

Christofer Hans Leygraf, Swedish science educator. Achievements include founder of world-recognized research group in corrosion science. Member of Electrochemical Society, Swedish Academy Engineering Science.

Background

  • Leygraf, Christofer Hans was born on February 16, 1946 in Stockholm, Sweden. Son of Hans Leygraf and Margarethe Stehle.

  • Education

    • Master of Science in Engineering Physics, Royal Institute of Technology, 1969. Doctor of Science in Solid State Physics, Royal Institute of Technology, 1973.

    Career

    • Researcher Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm, 1973—1981. Postdoctorate University of California Berkeley, California, 1981—1982. Deputy research director Swedish Corrosion Institute, Stockholm, 1982—1987.

      Professor Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, since 1987. Guest professor Yale University, New Haven, 1998. Director undergraduate program Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, 1999—2006.

      Dean School Chemical Engineering, since 2007.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include founder of world-recognized research group in corrosion science.

    Membership

    Member of Electrochemical Society, Swedish Academy Engineering Science.

    Personality

    Interests

    Mountain trekking.

    Connections

    • Married Birgitta Hjelmqvist Leygraf, August 4, 1978. Children: Frida, Jakob.
    • father: Hans Leygraf
    • mother: Margarethe Stehle
    • spouse: Birgitta Hjelmqvist Leygraf
    • children: Frida Leygraf
    • Jakob Leygraf
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    Born February 16, 1946
    (age 71)
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    • 1969
      Royal Institute of Technology
    • 1973
      Royal Institute of Technology
    • 1973 - 1981
      Researcher, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan
      Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
    • 1981 - 1982
      postdoctorate University of California Berkeley
      California, United States
    • 1982 - 1987
      deputy research director, Swedish Corrosion Institute
      Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
    • 1987
      professor, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan
    • 1998
      guest professor, Yale University
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States