Johan Boman got his PhD degree in physics from the University of Gothenburg since 1990. His research lies in the intersection of environmental science, physics and chemistry, with special focus on air and life quality in urban areas in low and middle-income countries. The research is part of the WHO’s assessment of air quality in Kenya. Professor Boman is an evaluator of international research project proposals and Editor in chief for X-Ray Spectrometry. Over the years he chaired several international conferences in Gothenburg, like the EXRS and TXRF conferences, the World Environmental Education Congress, the European Aerosol Conference 2019 and Rethinking Higher Education 2020. He headed the Swedish partners in the EU-financed Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances project “Competencies for A sustainable Socio Economic development” (CASE) (2015-2017) where a new Master’s program was drafted and online sustainability tools were developed. He is coordinating the sustainable development education efforts of the Science faculty at UGOT and is part of the team with similar tasks at the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV) in Gothenburg. He arranged workshops in Gothenburg (2014) and Nairobi (2015) on Air and Life Quality Development in Nairobi and other Sub-Saharan Africa cities. In 2013 he gave a PhD course in Atmospheric science at the Center for Environmental Science, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and is currently a member of the VR-funded collaboration project “Photochemical Smog in China – Formation, transformation, impact and abatement strategies". He has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and he is a member of the management structure of the Cost Action 18130-European Network for Chemical Elemental Analysis by Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence: https://enforcetxrf.eu/.
Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Gotheburg
Kemigården 4 , 412 96 Göteborg
405 30 Göteborg
Phone: (+46) 31 786 9009