Dr. Thomas Crouzier


I hold a PhD from the University of Montpellier, where I worked with Prof Catherine Picart on layer-by-layer assembly of biopolymer for the delivery of growth factors. I started working with mucin biopolymers during a postdoctoral appointment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, USA) under the guidance of Prof Katharina Ribbeck. After a short stay at the Ingénierie des Matériaux Polymères lab (Villeurbanne, France) where I worked on chitosan, I started a research group in the division of glycoscience in the school of biotechnology at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH (Stockholm, Sweden).

I am passionate about science, technology, and their societal impact. I believe that public research should be a public good and that researchers have a duty to reach out to all members of society and to involve them when possible. I also follow closely the recent changes to the research and innovation ecosystem, in particular with the advent of Open Science and Digital Science. I am running a blog on digital tools for researchers and have advised the European commission on these matters.

I also deeply value my role as an educator when training postdocs, PhD students and Master students that will shape the future of our research and innovation ecosystems.

Find all of our project descriptions here and our publication list here. A live monitor of my reviewing activity is available (see Publon window to the right).

Academic positions

  • present2015

    Group leader

    Royal Institute of Technology

  • 20152014

    Postdoctoral researcher

    Université Claude Bernard, IMP (Lyon, France)

  • 20142011

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, USA)

Review activity


  • 2017-2022
    Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (1.27 M€, 5 years)
    Future research leader grant
  • 2016 - 2019
    Swedish Research Council Formas (315 k€)
    A 3 year future leader researcher grant, 3 million SEK. On the generation of mucin-based biomaterials
  • 2015 - 2019
    Swedish Research Council - VR (420 k€)
    A 4 year junior researcher grant of 3.9 million SEK.
  • 2012 - 2015
    Marie Curie International Outgoing Postdoctoral Fellowship (280 k€)
    A 3-year postdoctoral fellowship from the European Commission. 2 years abroad, 1 year back in the European research area.
  • 2011-2012
    Johnson&Johnson postdoctoral fellowship
    One year postdoctoral fellowship.

Academic training

  • PhD 2010

    PhD in medical technology

    Montpellier University (France)

  • Masters 2006

    Masters in Biomedical Engineering

    Okalahoma University (OK, USA)

  • Engineering degree 2006

    Bioengineering degree

    Polytech Clermont-Ferrand (France)

Awards and honors

  • 2015-2016
    Invited to Open Science 4 talks and workshops
    European Commission workshop, European Commission Open Science conference, RICH Open Science workshop, ESOF Manchester 2016 Open Science workshop.
  • 2014
    NEMB Post-Doc Conference Awards
  • 2014
    Leadership Development Workshop Award
  • 2013
    Young Researcher Award recipient from French Biophysical Society (FBS).
  • March 2013
    Invited talk at the University of Connecticut at the Institute of Material Science
  • 2015
    Invited talk at Ångström Laboratory - Uppsala University (Sweden)