This is HTC
Scientists from Chalmers University of Technology conduct research at HTC with help from scientists from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, RISE IVF and RISE KIMAB. Together, they contribute with their cutting edge skills within the field of high-temperature corrosion. The host university is Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. This is where most of HTC’s fundamental research is carried out in high-tech laboratory environments.
HTC was started in 1996 and is financed by the Swedish Energy Agency, Chalmers University of Technology and 18 member companies that benefit from and take part in HTC’s research. Each party accounts for one third of the funding. Funding from the companies comprises both cash and in kind financing in the form of e.g. materials or employee hours. The current HTC contract runs from 2018 to 2021. Over the years, HTC has produces about 50 PhDs who have gone on to work in trade and industry, colleges and universities.
HTC is a centre of excellence
HTC is a platform for collaboration between universities, companies and research institutes to conduct long-term research. The new knowledge helps materials manufacturers, plant designers, process developers, research companies and end users to formulate strategies to solve corrosion issues. In this way, HTC contributes to the development of new, more energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable processes and installations. The centre also provides new networks for companies to access skills that meet their requirements.
Participating research groups
Chalmers University of Technology – host University
Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and offers education in technology, science, shipping and architecture with a sustainable future as its global vision. Chalmers is well-known for providing an effective environment for innovation and has 13 departments. The university has a strong international character with close collaborations with universities all over the world. Situated in Gothenburg, Sweden, Chalmers has 10,300 full-time students and 3,100 employees. Research into HTC takes place in the Division of Energy and Materials at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and the Division for Materials Microstructure at the Department of Physics.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
The Division of Surface and Corrosion Science at KTH participates in HTC.
Develops and improves total solutions within corrosion, materials and production technology.
RISE IVF develops and introduces new technology and new working methods across a range of industries with a focus on product, process and production development.
A network for collaboration
HTC also conducts research outside of the three party agreement which is financed by research funding organisations in Sweden and the EU. Part of this external research is practical, while other parts focus more on basic science.
HTC also carries out commissioned research for individual companies.
Four years for Sweden's future
HTC’s latest evaluation for the period 2014-2017 declared HTC to be a very prominent, well-functioning centre of excellence that conducts high-quality and internationally recognised generic research into high- temperature corrosion that is highly relevant for participating companies and which produces outstanding results in several areas.
HTC’s focus during 2018-2021 will be to boost the participation of companies and increase the exchange of staff between companies and universities.
HTC will organise workshops in which industry can present its corrosion problems and where HTC scientists can contribute with knowledge and their latest research findings. HTC has also recruited seven new SMEs for the period.
HTC’s research is internationally well recognised
HTC will intensify its efforts to establish new international collaborations and consolidate existing collaborations, especially with the aim of participating in new EU projects.
The HTC research cluster
HTC is the nucleus in a Swedish research cluster into high-temperature corrosion