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Chalmers tekniska hoegskola (Chalmers University of Technology) was founded in 1829 following a donation by William Chalmers, director of the Swedish East India Company, and was transformed into an independent foundation in 1994. Chalmers has developed leading research in the areas of life sciences, materials science, information technology, micro-and nanotechnology, environmental sciences and energy. 

Chalmers' annual turnover is 2801 million SEK (appr. 310 million EUR), out of which 69 % are related to research. Around 68 % of the research funding is acquired in competition from external sources. Around 14 000 people, including 2500 employees, work and study in Chalmers’ 17 departments. 
The university offers PhD and Licentiate programmes as well as MScEng, MArch, BEng and nautical programmes. There are around 6 400 students (FTE) in programmes leading to some 1300 Master’s degrees annually. About 1 100 students are involved in doctoral programs leading to some 250 PhD and Licentiate of Technology degrees each year. 
Chalmers has been involved in EU funded research projects since 1990 and is on a continuous basis involved in approximately 145 industrial and educational projects within different EU programmes, mainly the Framework Programmes. The annual EU funding for research is 15 M€. The Chalmers parts within FP6 (142 projects) had a contract value of 45 M€. Presently (late 2011) Chalmers is the beneficiary in 162 accepted projects in FP7, and the coordinator of 15 of these contracts. In addition Chalmers is the host for 9 ERC grants. In total over the years Chalmers has participated in some 550 Framework Program projects and has been the coordinator of 64 FP projects. 
Role in the project
Chalmers will be involved in the optimisation of the electrolyte materials (WP 4), as task leader for the characterization of electrolyte membranes, in the recyclability and life-cycle sustainability (WP 10) as task leader for life-cycle sustainability. To a lesser extent in thermo-chemical characterization of active materials (WP 9). Furthermore, Chalmers participates in WP1, 2, and 11.
Aleksandar Matic   
Per Jacobsson       
Bengt Steen