Here you find information about the research conducted by the university’s 53 professors, 137 senior lecturers, 51 docents, 175 lecturers, and 63 doctoral students (November 2017).
Department of Resource Recovery and Building Technology
Room number: D814
I work as a professor within the field of resource recovery and smart textiles. Our group performs molecular-level computer simulations to understand the mechanisms and rates of chemical reactions (e.g., reactions involved in obtaining energy from waste) and material properties (e.g., why some textile fibres can be used to measure pulse and other signals). The insight gained from our research will assist in improving existing, or developing new, ways to recycle waste and to produce smart textiles.
I have worked at the University of Borås since 2000. Before that, I studied as a post-doc at Wayne State University, USA, and as a PhD student at Gothenburg University, Sweden.
More information about my activities
Arja, M., Akbar Mirzaei, A., Mahmood Davarpanah, A., Masoud Barakati, S., Mohsenzadeh, A., Atashi, H. and Bolton, K. (2018). DFT studies of hydrocarbon combustion on metal surfaces. , p. 47.
Article in journal
Brancoli, P., Bolton, K. and Rousta, K. (2017). Life cycle assessment of supermarket food waste. , pp. 39-46.
Rousta, K., Ordoñez, I., Bolton, K. and Dahlén, L. (2017). Support for designing waste sorting systems. SAGE Publications Ltd STM, pp. 1099-1111.
Researcher's publications in DiVA (Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet)
Catalytic reactions relevant to combustion and gasification
Start date: 3/31/2011 - End date: 12/31/2018
Financier: Sparbanksstiftelsen - Sjuhärad
Co-creation of innovations between Nigeria and Sweden
Start date: 4/1/2016 - End date: 4/30/2019
Financier: SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, VINNOVA
Inclusive Internationalization, Fast Track for university teachers and researchers
Financier: STINT - The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education
Innovative, free, on and off line access modules to study master's courses in Europe
Start date: 9/1/2016 - End date: 8/31/2019
Sorting of household waste
Start date: 8/1/2015 - End date: 8/31/2021
Financier: Sjuhärad Association of Local Authorities, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Sparbanksstiftelsen - Sjuhärad
Supermarket food waste
Using natural resources for waste management
Start date: 2/1/2016 - End date: 12/31/2019
Application of scientific computing tools in the design and development
Start date: 1/1/2009 - End date: 12/31/2012
Financier: Swedish Research Council
Start date: 1/1/2006 - End date: 6/30/2014
Financier: Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, Swedish Research Council, Västra Götalandsregionen
Carbonaceous Polymeric Nanocomposites
Start date: 1/1/2010 - End date: 12/31/2015
Financier: Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research
Computational modelling for improved pretreatment of waste for ethanol and biogas production
Start date: 1/1/2009 - End date: 12/31/2009
Financier: Stiftelsen Föreningssparbanken Sjuhärad
Computational modelling of cellulose decomposition
Start date: 1/1/2009 - End date: 12/31/2013
Computational modelling of metal recovery and water purification
Financier: Sida, Swedish Research Council
Computational studies of Polymer-water interactions
Computer animations for active learning of chemical concepts
Ice catalysed stratospheric chemistry
Financier: University of Gothenburg
Molecular- and macroscale computational studies of molecular permeation through polymer nanocomposites
Start date: 1/1/2013 - End date: 6/30/2015
Financier: The Knowledge Foundation
Molecular Simulation of Phase Equilibria
Start date: 1/1/2003 - End date: 12/31/2009
Start date: 1/1/1998 - End date: 12/31/2002
Tailor-made materials with desired barrier properties from computational modelling
Start date: 1/1/2011 - End date: 1/31/2013
Start date: 3/1/2015 - End date: 6/30/2018
Financier: Västra Götalandsregionen
To identify hot-spots in urban material waste
Start date: 6/1/2015 - End date: 6/1/2016
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Textiles and Fashion
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Our research includes a range from molec...
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