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Klas Hjort

Klas Hjort, Swedish engineering educator. Achievements include development of ton track lithography; invention of world-strongest micromechanical valves and pumps; invention of in-situ plasma assisted wafer bonding; research in III-V as micromechanical materials; research in diamond based micro-optics; research in elastic RF-electronics; patents in field. Recipient Descarte prize, Commission European Union, 2002.

Background

  • Hjort, Klas was born on September 16, 1964 in Sater, Sweden. Son of Bengt and Ulla Hjort.

  • Education

    • Master of Science in Engineering, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1993.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral researcher TH Darmstadt, Germany, 1994. Director SUMMIT Uppsala University, 2001—2005, professor, since 2008.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include development of ton track lithography. Invention of world-strongest micromechanical valves and pumps. Invention of in-situ plasma assisted wafer bonding.

      Research in III-V as micromechanical materials. Research in diamond based micro-optics. Research in elastic RF-electronics.

      Patents in field.

    Connections

    • Married Karin Norrstrom, May 15, 1965. Children: Emil, Kajsa.
    • father: Bengt Hjort
    • mother: Ulla Hjort
    • spouse: Karin Norrstrom
    • children: Emil Hjort
    • Kajsa Hjort
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    Born September 16, 1964
    (age 53)
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    • 1988
      Uppsala University
    • 1993
      Uppsala University
    • 1994
      Postdoctoral researcher, TH Darmstadt
      Germany

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