Dr. sam nilssons cv


  • Master of Science, Chalmers Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Dr of Technology, Chalmers Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Associate Professor Physics, Chalmers Institute of Technology, Sweden

Research (1955 – 1970)

Nuclear Physics, Chalmers Institute of Technology, Sweden

Visiting Scientist

  • Atomic Energy Company, Sweden
  • Nobel Institute of Physics, Sweden
  • Munich Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Univ. California, Berkley, USA
  • CERN, Geneva, Switzerland


Professional engagements


  • Physics Secretary, Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences, Sweden (1967-68)
  • General Secretary Pugwash Sweden, Scientific Advisor Ambassador Alva Myrdal, (Nobel Laureate), concerning nuclear non-proliferation treaty (1966-67)
  • Technical Director Incentive Company(1968-72) Science Advisor to Dr Marcus Wallenberg
  • Swedish Representative Euroocean (1969) Initiated by Prince Bernhard and Jaque Yves Costeau
  • General Secretary Nobel Symposium 14 (1969) ”The Place of Value in a World of Facts” Editor Arne Tiselius
  • General Secretary Nobel Symposium 29 (1974) ”Man, Environment and Resources” Ed. with Torgny Segerstedt
  • First Swedish member Club of Rome (1968)
  • Executive Director IFIAS, International Federation of Institutes for Advanced Studies (1972-1986) IFIAS was established by the Nobel Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation and became the largest independent Think Tank for global problems. IFIAS initiated the creation of a ”Coastal Zone Research Institute” in Barcelona, Spain
  • Special Advisor to Director General UNESCO(1988-1992)
  • Project leader, UNESCO Program ” Research and Human Needs” (1977-1986)
  • Founding member of International Inventors Award (1986)
  • Initiator and Chairman, Baltic ECO Association (1989)
  • Board member Kuratorium of Vienna Academy for study of the future (1984)
  • Chairman European Division of World Academy of Art and Science (1985-1990)
  • Scientific Advisor to Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal(1977-1983) Specially concerning Portugal’s future science and technology policy after the revolution
  • Board member, Indevo the largest management consulting company in Scandinavia (1986-1990)


  • Chairman of Board of Swedish Inventors association (1986-1994)
  • Member of Board Swedish State agency for Technical and Industrial Development, NUTEK (1989-1994) Appointed by Swedish Government
  • Member of Board Swedish Patent Office (1986-1994) Appointed by Swedish Government
  • Project Leader ”Conversion of Russian Military Technology to Civilian Production” Financed by the Swedish Government (1994-1996)
  • First vice Chairman Swedish Market Association (1989-2002)
  • Founder Inventors Council Sweden (1992) Vice Chairman *
  • Founder of Baltic Sea Innovation Network BASIN (1999) for an Internet based network for the promotion and development of innovations in the Baltic sea Region
  • Member of Scientific Council for science and Technology for Europe, UNESCO Venice (1999)
  • Member of Baltic Development Forum (2005-)
  • Member of Integritouch advisory board (2008-)

Special missions

  • Lecture series in India on ”Global Problems and Science and Technology (1978)
  • Advisor of state Council of Science and technology in Peoples Republic of China
  • Membor of Venture Capital Companies in Vhina and Japan
  • Cooperation with Toyota’s Think Tank ”Technova” in Tokyo
  • Organizer (IFIAS) ”Global Infrastructure Fund” meeting in Anchorage Alaska between USA, Japan and Europe (1986)