Joseph S. M. Samec

Position: Associate Professor

Project: Group leader at SU and CRO at RenFuel


  • Associate Prof. : Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Ph.D. : Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Master : Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Undergraduate : Stockholm University, Sweden


Joseph received his Ph.D. from Stockholm University in 2005 with Prof. Bäckvall as supervisor. He did a short research exchange for Prof. C. P. Casey at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After a postdoctoral training with Prof. R. H. Grubbs at California Institute of Tecnology during 2006-2007, he was appointed as Assistant Professor at University of Uppsala in Sweden. He is currently Associate Prof. at Stockholm University. His research interest focuses on green chemistry in organic synthesis and biomass processing and applications. In 2012 he founded RenFuel, a start-up company that is producing biofuels from Lignin.

Joseph gives a short introduction into renewable chemicals