The Science Advisory Committee and Directors of MAX IV Laboratory, professor Anne Borg fourth from the left.
Professor Anne Borg awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the Science Faculty of Lund University.
She is a professor in physics at NTNU, Trondheim, since 1998. Between 2013 and 2017 she was assigned as dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology and from 2017 she is Pro-Rector at NTNU.
Anne Borg has conducted research at MAX-lab on a regularly basis since the late 80’s, introduced a number of PhD students from Norway and developed collaboration with researchers in Lund. Her research concerns the physics of condensed matter with emphasis on material and surface physics. She uses several experimental techniques to study how surface layers are formed and how the surface interacts with different molecules. This research is important in, for instance, catalysis. Anne has also been a strong voice in Norway for the development of synchrotron light research, especially towards the MAX-lab in Lund.
Anne has been a member of the MAX-lab board between 2006 and 2010. She has also been a member of the board of the Nanometer Consortium. Anne has been a member of MAX IV Laboratory Program Advisory Committee (PAC) 2011-2014 and is currently chairing the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) at MAX IV Laboratory.
In addition to the direct involvement in research and activities at Lund University, Anne has provided great effort and competence in evaluations and development of the Swedish research and education community. She has participated in evaluations for the Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) of Swedish material physics and in committees at the Swedish Research Council (VR) for research infrastructures. She has also been the evaluator of the Royal Academy of Sciences (KVA) for the Göran Gustafsson Prize and for Wallenberg Fellows. In addition, she has evaluated Swedish physics programs for the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education.