Howzit, hi och hej!

Welcome to my home page. My name is Kim Bolton and I am Professor in Physical Chemistry at the University of Borås, Sweden and at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. In addition to my teaching and research in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, I coordinate and co-supervise several projects. I have also been Dean of our faculty (2006-2009) and am presently the university's senior advisor on international affairs.  I'll keep this page short and let you select the topics that interest you.

There are two general directions to the research done in our group: resource recovery as well as smart textiles and polymer systems.

 Resource recovery

§  Co-creation of innovations between Nigeria and Sweden

§  Sorting of household waste

§  Economic costs and environmental impact of food waste at supermarkets

§  Catalytic reactions of relevance to combustion and gasification

§  Using the moringo plant to develop materials for water purification


Smart textiles and polymer systems

·         Textile actuators

·         Piezoelectric fibres

·         Carbonaceous  polymeric nanocomposites

·         Tailor-made polymeric materials (e.g., for the packaging industry)


We have recently been involved in

·         carbon nanotubes and graphene  (e.g., for nanoelectronics)

·         decomposition of cellulose (e.g., for bioethanol production)

·         recovery of valuable metals from waste water effluent

·         phase equilibria (e.g., for petrochemical distillation)

·         stratospheric chemistry (e.g., to prevent ozone hole formation)

·         water solubility in polyethylene (e.g., for high voltage applications)



Pedagogical projects:


I have been involved in

·         Computer simulations for active learning of chemical concepts

and in the following international exchange projects

·         Linking Asian and European Universities in implementation of sustainable technology

·         An Erasmus-Mundus project between Europe and South-East Asia


Course Information:  I no longer use my webpage for course information since all courses at our university are given via the Ping Pong virtual classroom.



Personal information

            o curriculum vitae and dissemination 

            o previous research and teaching experience

            o industrial experience.