Wallenberg Wood Science Center


Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC) is a research center striving for scientific excellence with a focus on new and sustainable materials from trees. We are now recruiting 35 PhD students and 3 postdocs to a dynamic cross-disciplinary research center in the forefront of bio-based material science. 

Wallenberg Wood Science Center is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between three of the leading universities in Sweden: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Chalmers University of Technology,  and Linköping University. 

By creating fundamental knowledge of the wood components and processes for extraction, modification and fabrication, we make innovative use of wood as raw material possible. Some examples are electronic textiles, energy storage, superstrong materials, bio-based glue and transparent wood.

WWSC is recruiting PhD students and postdocs

WWSC is now recruiting 35 PhD students and 3 postdocs who want to be part of developing the materials of the future. All positions are listed at wwsc.se, where you also can read more about the center. 

We offer candidates research projects in the forefront of the bio-based material science in a dynamic cross-disciplinary research center, where you get to interact and work with world-leading scientists in research fields such as material science, polymer technology, pulp and paper technology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, physics, organic electronics, and modeling and simulation.  

In the center you will have access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure, giving you the best possible prerequisites for ground-breaking research.

All PhD students in the center are part of the research school WWSC Academy.  This gives you an extensive overview of the research field and insights in the industry, as well as contacts across the field – contacts valuable for your future career as well as work your project.

As a PhD student or postdoc in WWSC you are full-time employed by the respective university, with full salary and social benefits.

Find all open positions at wwsc.se

All the open positions can be found at the WWSC website. Visit wwsc.se/opportunities.


About WWSC

WWSC is a joint research center between KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Chalmers University of Technology and Linköping University, Sweden. The base is a donation from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The industry is supporting WWSC via the collaboration platform Treesearch. Since the start in 2009, more than 60 PhD students have graduated and over 1 100 scientific articles have been published in WWSC.

Read more at wwsc.se.

WWSC collaborators and financiers