Victor Gray

Victor Gray


I am Victor Gray, a chemist who tinkers with light and molecules. In 2022 I started my independent research at Uppsala University in the division of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry – Ånsgström Laboratory. Here I will explore new exciting molecules and how they behave when excited by light.

Before returning to Sweden I spent the last 3 years in Cambridge (UK) as a Post Doc in the group of Dr. Akshay Rao at the Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics.


2013 – 2017
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Thesis: Synthesis and Photophysical Characterization of Annihilator-Sensitizer Pairs for Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Based Photon Upconversion
(Supervisors K. Moth-Poulsen & M. Abrahamsson)

2011 – 2013
M.Sc. in Nanotechnology, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Post Doc Experience

Swedish Research Council International Postdoc University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory, UK (w. A. Rao)

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sweden (w. J. Mårtensson)