Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    Researcher at the division of Surface and Corrosion Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2015
    Docent in Corrosion Science towards Health Aspects (KTH)

  • 2013 – 2016
    Post-doc/researcher at the Institute for environmental medicine (IMM), Karolinska Institutet, and at the division of Surface and Corrosion Science, KTH

  • 2012
    Ph.D. in Corrosion Science, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2012
    Guest research at the Technical university Vienna, Austria

  • 2011 – 2012
    Guest research at the Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU), Erlangen, Germany

  • 2010
    Licentiate in Corrosion Science, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2009
    Guest research at the Technical university Vienna, Austria

  • 2009
    Diplom-Ingenieur (master of science) in materials science, Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU), Erlangen, Germany

  • 1985
    Born in Erlangen, Germany

Selected publications

  • Y. Hedberg, B. Erfani, M. Matura, C. Lidén, Chromium(III) release from chromium-tanned leather elicits allergic contact dermatitis: a use test study, Contact Dermatitis, DOI 10.1111/cod.12946, 2018.

  • N. Mei, L. Belleville, Y. Cha, U. Olofsson, I. Odnevall Wallinder, K.-A. Persson, Y. Hedberg, Size-separated particle fractions of stainless steel welding fume particles – a multi-analytical characterization focusing on surface oxide speciation and release of hexavalent chromium, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 342: 527-535, 2018.

  • Y. S. Hedberg, S. Pradhan, F. Cappellini, M.-E. Karlsson, E. Blomberg, H. L. Karlsson, I. Odnevall Wallinder, J. F. Hedberg, Electrochemical surface oxide characteristics of metal nanoparticles (Mn, Cu and Al) and the relation to toxicity, Electrochimica Acta, 212: 360-371, 2016.

  • Y. S. Hedberg, I. Odnevall Wallinder, Metal release from stainless steel in biological environments: A review, Biointerphases, 11(1): 018901-1 – 018901-17, 2016.

  • Y. Hedberg, B. Qian, S. Zhijian, S. Virtanen, I. Odnevall Wallinder, In-vitro biocompatibility of CoCrMo dental alloys fabricated by selective laser melting, Dental Materials, 30(5): 525-534, 2014.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Release of wear particles and metals from implants – physico-chemical characteristics with a surface perspective

  • Can toxicity of welding particles be influenced by changing the welding process?

  • Stainless steel in food contact

  • Cell damage induced by metal nanoparticles – a fundamental study of the importance and relation between in-vitro particle- and surface characteristics, metal release, and nanotoxicity

  • Exposure analysis and contact dermatitis

  • Health hazard assessment of metals and alloys

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Electrochemical Society (ECS)

  • Evaluation committee member of the ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship, 2017

  • Gesellschaft für Korrosionsschutz e.V.

  • Swedish Chemical Society (Svenska Kemisamfundet)

  • Pre-reviewer and reviewer of licentiate theses (KTH), member of the evaluation committee of Ph.D. defenses (national and international)

  • Animal vetting board member in Stockholm, Sweden

Media coverage

  • Press release from KTH about research on sensitizing hair dyes in non-permanent hair dye products: (in Swedish)

  • Press release from KTH about research awards for doctoral and postdoctoral research on health and surface chemical aspects of stainless steel and metal powders:

  • Popular science articles in German: Y. Hedberg, P. Dromberg, I. Odnevall Wallinder, Die Bindekapazität von Entwässerungssystemen für Kupfer von Kupferdächern – Vergleich von Regenwasserkupferkonzentrationen in einem Kupferdachentwässerungssystem und einem Parkplatz, Wasser, Luft und Boden, 3/2010, 22-23, 2010.

  • Popular science articles in Swedish: Y. Hedberg, K.-A. Persson, I. Odnevall Wallinder, Pilotstudie: sexvärt krom, Svetsen, 2: 35, 2017. I. Odnevall Wallinder and Y. Ullmann, Vart tar den koppar som frigörs från koppartak vägen?, Bygg & teknik 4/09, 28, 2009.

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Long-term volunteering and responsibility in different fields, e.g. music, church activities, politics, and social groups (highly sensory processing sensitivity, synesthesia)

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Member of Leonardokolleg, Friedrich-Alexander university, Erlangen, 2007 – 2009

  • Supported by Cusanuswerk, Germany, during studies (2006 – 2009), Ph.D. studies (2009 – 2012), and as alumni

  • Two children born in 2010 and 2015


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