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Engineering educator

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.

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