Christian Müller

Professor at Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Polymer Technology

Christian Müller is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Chalmers University of Technology since 2015. He received a €1.5 Million ERC Starting Grant in 2014 and is a Wallenberg Academy Fellow. Prior to his appointment at Chalmers, where he had been working as an Assistant Professor from 2012-2015, he completed a one-year research fellowship at the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) and a two-year post-doctoral stay at Linköpings universitet. He holds a Dr.Sc. in Materials Science from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich (2008), for which he was awarded the ETH medal, as well as a M.Sci. and B.A. in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (2004). Currently, his research interests include the use of polymer semiconductors in flexible electronic components such as thermoelectric generators and plastic solar cells. In addition, he maintains an industrial collaboration with Borealis AB that focuses on polyethylene-based insulation materials for power cables. He has published more than 50 papers and one book chapter. Moreover, he holds one licensed patent and two patent applications.

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Projects

2017–2021

Mastering Morphology for Solution-borne Electronics

Ergang Wang Polymer Technology
Christian Müller Polymer Technology
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

2016–2020

Tillverkning av nya högpresterande CNF biocompositer

Christian Müller Polymer Technology
Antal Boldizar Polymeric Materials and Composites
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF)

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Publications

2017

Enhanced thermal stability of a polymer solar cell blend induced by electron beam irradiation in the transmission electron microscope

Olof Bäcke, Camilla Lindqvist, Amaia Diaz de Zerio Mendaza et al
Ultramicroscopy. Vol. 176 (Spec. Issue), p. 23-30
Journal article
2017

Machine-Washable PEDOT:PSS Dyed Silk Yarns for Electronic Textiles

Jason Ryan, Desalegn Alemu Mengistie, R. Gabrielsson et al
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Vol. 9 (10), p. 9045-9050
Journal article
2017

Additive-like amounts of HDPE prevent creep of molten LDPE: Phase-behavior and thermo-mechanical properties of a melt-miscible blend

Mattias Andersson, Jonna Hynynen, Mats Andersson et al
Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics. Vol. 55 (2), p. 146-156
Journal article
2017

Crosslinking of an ethylene-glycidyl methacrylate copolymer with amine click chemistry

Massimiliano Mauri, Nina Tran, Oscar Prieto et al
Polymer. Vol. 111, p. 27-35
Journal article
2017

Plasmonic Nanospectroscopy for Thermal Analysis of Organic Semiconductor Thin Films

Ferry Nugroho, Amaia Diaz de Zerio Mendaza, Camilla Lindqvist et al
Analytical Chemistry. Vol. 89 (4), p. 2575-2582
Journal article
2017

A Solution-Doped Polymer Semiconductor:Insulator Blend for Thermoelectrics

David Kiefer, Liyang Yu, Erik Fransson et al
Advanced Science. Vol. 4 (1), p. 1600203-
Journal article
2017

Polar Side Chains Enhance Processability, Electrical Conductivity, and Thermal Stability of a Molecularly p-Doped Polythiophene.

Renee Kroon, David Kiefer, Dominik Stegerer et al
Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.). Vol. 29 (24), p. 1700930-
Journal article
2017

Enhanced thermal stability of a polymer solar cell blend induced by electron beam irradiation in the transmission electron microscope

Olof Bäcke, Camilla Lindqvist, Amaia Diaz de Zerio Mendaza et al
Ultramicroscopy. Vol. 173, p. 16-23
Journal article
2017

Highly Insulating Polyethylene Blends for High-Voltage Direct-Current Power Cables

Mattias Andersson, Jonna Hynynen, Mats Andersson et al
ACS Macro Letters. Vol. 6 (2), p. 78-82
Journal article
2017

Glass Transition Temperature of Conjugated Polymers by Oscillatory Shear Rheometry

R. Xie, Y. Lee, M.P. Aplan et al
Macromolecules. Vol. 50 (13), p. 5146-5154
Journal article
2017

Isothermal Crystallization Kinetics and Time-Temperature-Transformation of the Conjugated Polymer: Poly(3-(2 '-ethyl)hexylthiophene)

Liyang Yu, E. Davidson, A. Sharma et al
Chemistry of Materials. Vol. 29 (13), p. 5654-5662
Journal article
2017

A Fullerene Alloy Based Photovoltaic Blend with a Glass Transition Temperature above 200 °C

Amaia Diaz de Zerio Mendaza, A. Melianas, Ferry Nugroho et al
Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Vol. 5 (8), p. 4156-4162
Journal article
2017

Enhanced Electrical Conductivity of Molecularly p-Doped Poly(3-hexylthiophene) through Understanding the Correlation with Solid-State Order

Jonna Hynynen, David Kiefer, Liyang Yu et al
Macromolecules. Vol. 50 (20), p. 8140-8148
Journal article
2016

On the Effect of Prevalent Carbazole Homocoupling Defects on the Photovoltaic Performance of PCDTBT:PC71BM Solar Cells

F. Lombeck, H. Komber, D. Fazzi et al
Advanced Energy Materials. Vol. 6 (21)
Journal article
2016

Thermoelectric plastics: from design to synthesis, processing and structure-property relationships

Renee Kroon, Desalegn Alemu Mengistie, David Kiefer et al
Chemical Society Reviews. Vol. 45 (22), p. 6147-6164
Journal article
2016

Invariant Dielectric Strength upon Addition of Low Amounts of HDPE to LDPE

Mattias Andersson, X Chen, Jonna Hynynen et al
2016 Ieee Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, p. 711-714
Paper in proceedings
2016

Two-in-one: cathode modification and improved solar cell blend stability through addition of modified fullerenes

Zandra George, Y. X. Xia, A. Sharma et al
Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Vol. 4 (7), p. 2663-2669
Journal article
2016

Nano-pathways: Bridging the divide between water-processable nanoparticulate and bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaics

N. P. Holmes, M. Marks, P. Kumar et al
Nano Energy. Vol. 19, p. 495-510
Journal article
2016

Photoinduced p- to n-type Switching in Thermoelectric Polymer-Carbon Nanotube Composites

B. Dorling, Jason Ryan, J. D. Craddock et al
Advanced Materials. Vol. 28 (14), p. 2782-2789
Journal article
2015

High electron affinity: a guiding criterion for voltage stabilizer design

Markus Jarvid, Anette Johansson, Villgot Englund et al
Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Vol. 3 (14), p. 7273-7286
Journal article
2015

Mapping fullerene crystallization in a photovoltaic blend: an electron tomography study

Olof Bäcke, Camilla Lindqvist, Amaia Diaz de Zerio Mendaza et al
Nanoscale. Vol. 7 (18), p. 8451-8456
Journal article
2015

A New Application Area for Fullerenes: Voltage Stabilizers for Power Cable Insulation

Markus Jarvid, Anette Johansson, Renee Kroon et al
Advanced Materials. Vol. 27 (5), p. 897-902
Journal article
2015

High-Entropy Mixtures of Pristine Fullerenes for Solution-Processed Transistors and Solar Cells

Amaia Diaz de Zerio Mendaza, A. Melianas, Stephan Rossbauer et al
Advanced Materials. Vol. 27 (45), p. 7325-7331
Journal article
2015

Dielectric strength of γ-radiation cross-linked, high vinyl-content polyethylene

Mattias Andersson, Markus Jarvid, Anette Johansson et al
European Polymer Journal. Vol. 64, p. 101-107
Journal article
2015

On the Glass Transition of Polymer Semiconductors and Its Impact on Polymer Solar Cell Stability

Christian Müller
Chemistry of Materials. Vol. 27 (8), p. 2740-2754
Journal article
2015

Ground State Host-Guest Interactions upon Effective Dispersion of Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) in Poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene-alt-benzothiadiazole)

L. F. Wu, S. Casado, B. Romero et al
Macromolecules. Vol. 48 (24), p. 8765-8772
Journal article
2015

Molecular Weight Determination by Counting Molecules

Yuxi Tian, Marina V. Kuzimenkova, Johannes Halle et al
Journal of Physical Chemistry A. Vol. 6 (6), p. 923-927
Journal article
2015

Two-photon absorption of polyfluorene aggregates stabilized by insulin amyloid fibrils

Piotr Hanczyc, A. Justyniarski, Desta Antenehe Gedefaw et al
RSC Advances. Vol. 5 (61), p. 49363-49368
Journal article
2015

Comparison of selenophene and thienothiophene incorporation into pentacyclic lactam-based conjugated polymers for organic solar cells

Renee Kroon, A. Melianas, Wenliu Zhuang et al
Polymer Chemistry. Vol. 6 (42), p. 7402-7409
Journal article
2015

Modulating molecular aggregation by facile heteroatom substitution of diketopyrrolopyrrole based small molecules for efficient organic solar cells

D. P. Qian, B. Liu, S. H. Wang et al
Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Vol. 3 (48), p. 24349-24357
Journal article
2014

Neat C60:C70 buckminsterfullerene mixtures enhance polymer solar cell performance

Amaia Diaz de Zerio Mendaza, J. Bergqvist, Olof Bäcke et al
Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Vol. 2 (35), p. 14354-14359
Journal article
2014

Structure-Property Relationships of Oligothiophene-Isoindigo Polymers for Efficient Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cells

Z. F. Ma, Wenjun Sun, Scott Himmelberger et al
Energy and Environmental Sciences. Vol. 7 (1), p. 361-369
Journal article
2014

Comparative Study of the N-Type Doping Efficiency in Solution-processed Fullerenes and Fullerene Derivatives

Stephan Rossbauer, Christian Müller, Thomas D. Anthopoulos
Advanced Materials for Optics and Electronics. Vol. 24 (45), p. 7116-7124
Journal article
2014

Electron microscopy of organic solar cells thermally stabilized with fullerene nucleating agents

Stefan Gustafsson, Olof Bäcke, Samira Mousavi Nik et al
Microscopy and Microanalysis. Vol. 20 (3), p. 398-399
Journal article
2014

Fullerene mixtures enhance the thermal stability of a non-crystalline polymer solar cell blend

Camilla Lindqvist, J. Bergqvist, Olof Bäcke et al
Applied Physics Letters. Vol. 104 (15), p. 153301-
Journal article
2014

Facile Monitoring of Fullerene Crystallization in Polymer Solar Cell Blends by UV–vis Spectroscopy

Camilla Lindqvist, Ergang Wang, Mats Andersson et al
Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. Vol. 215 (6), p. 530-535
Journal article
2014

On the complex refractive index of polymer:fullerene photovoltaic blends

M. Campoy-Quiles, Christian Müller, M. Garriga et al
Thin Solid Films. Vol. 571 (P3), p. 371-376
Journal article
2014

Sub-glass transition annealing enhances polymer solar cell performance

J. Bergqvist, Camilla Lindqvist, Olof Bäcke et al
Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Vol. 2 (17), p. 6146-6152
Journal article
2014

A New Tetracyclic Lactam Building Block for Thick, Broad-Bandgap Photovoltaics

Renee Kroon, Amaia Diaz de Zerio Mendaza, Scott Himmelberger et al
Journal of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 136 (33), p. 11578-11581
Journal article
2014

Enhanced Photovoltaic Performance of Indacenodithiophene-Quinoxaline Copolymers by Side- Chain Modulation

Dongfeng Dang, Weichao Chen, Scott Himmelberger et al
Advanced Energy Materials. Vol. 4 (15), p. Art. no. 1400680-
Journal article
2014

Tailored Side-Chain Architecture of Benzil Voltage Stabilizers for Enhanced Dielectric Strength of Cross-Linked Polyethylene

Markus Jarvid, Anette Johansson, Jonas Mattiasson Bjuggren et al
Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics. Vol. 52 (16), p. 1047-1054
Journal article
2014

Fullerene Nucleating Agents: A Route Towards Thermally Stable Photovoltaic Blends

Camilla Lindqvist, J. Bergqvist, Ching-Chiao Feng et al
Advanced Energy Materials. Vol. 4 (9), p. 1301437-
Journal article
2014

Stability study of quinoxaline and pyrido pyrazine based co-polymers for solar cell applications

Patrik Henriksson, Camilla Lindqvist, Bedasa Abdisa et al
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. Vol. 130, p. 138-143
Journal article
2013

Bio-Based Materials as Templates For Electronic Devices

Christian Müller, O.W. Inganäs
Stretchable Electronics, p. 401-429
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2013

Micro X-ray diffraction mapping of a fluorene copolymer fibre

Christian Müller, Morteza Esmaeli, Christian Riekel et al
Polymer. Vol. 54 (2), p. 805-811
Journal article
2013

Conformational Disorder Enhances Solubility and Photovoltaic Performance of a Thiophene–Quinoxaline Copolymer

Ergang Wang, J. Bergqvist, K. Vandewal et al
Advanced Energy Materials. Vol. 3 (6), p. 806-814
Journal article
2013

Thermoelectric composites of poly(3-hexylthiophene) and carbon nanotubes with a large power factor

C. Bounioux, P. Diaz-Chao, M. Campoy-Quiles et al
Energy and Environmental Sciences. Vol. 6 (3), p. 918-925
Journal article
2013

Nucleation-limited fullerene crystallisation in a polymer–fullerene bulk-heterojunction blend

Camilla Lindqvist, Anke Sanz-Velasco, Ergang Wang et al
Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Vol. 1 (24), p. 7174-7180
Journal article
2013

One-Step Macroscopic Alignment of Conjugated Polymer Systems by Epitaxial Crystallization during Spin-Coating

Christian Müller, M. Aghamohammadi, Scott Himmelberger et al
Advanced Materials for Optics and Electronics. Vol. 23 (19), p. 2368-2377
Journal article
2013

Determination of Thermal Transition Depth Profiles in Polymer Semiconductor Films with Ellipsometry

Christian Müller, Mattias Andersson, O. Peña-Rodríguez et al
Macromolecules. Vol. 46 (18), p. 7325-7331
Journal article
2013

The Influence of Alkoxy Substitutions on the Properties of Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Phenyl Copolymers for Solar Cells

Zandra George, Renee Kroon, R. Gehlhaar et al
Materials. Vol. 6 (7), p. 3022-3034
Journal article
2013

The impact of molecular weight on microstructure and charge transport in semicrystalline polymer semiconductors–poly(3-hexylthiophene), a model study

Felix Peter Vinzenz Koch, Jonathan Rivnay, Sam Foster et al
Progress in Polymer Science. Vol. 38 (12), p. 1978-1989
Journal article
2012

New quinoxaline and pyridopyrazine-based polymers for solution-processable photovoltaics

Renee Kroon, R. Gehlhaar, Timothy Steckler et al
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. Vol. 105, p. 280-286
Journal article
2012

Patterned optical anisotropy in woven conjugated polymer systems

Christian Müller, M. Garriga, M. Campoy-Quiles
Applied Physics Letters. Vol. 101 (17)
Journal article