Anders Hagfeldt is Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University. As a physical chemist, he obtained his PhD from Uppsala University in 1993 and is a specialist in the field of solar energy conversion. His research has established him as an international leader in the fields of dye-sensitised solar cells, perovskite solar cells and solar fuels.
Hagfeldt became Professor of Chemical Physics at Uppsala University in 2004 and Professor of Physical Chemistry in 2007. He has served as head of department and dean of chemistry at Uppsala University. From 2014 to 2020, Hagfeldt was Professor of Physical Chemistry at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and Director of the Laboratory for Photomolecular Science. He has held visiting professorships at numerous universities, including Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Sungkyankwan University, Korea; Université Paris Diderot; Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2), Barcelona, Spain; Alagappa University, India; King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia; and Dalian University of Technology, China. He is a fellow of four academies: the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala, and European Academy of Sciences. He holds an honorary doctorate from Université Paris Diderot, France.
Hagfeldt chaired the Committee for Development Research at the Swedish Research Council, 2013–2019. He is co-founder and board member of the company Dyenamo AB, Stockholm, Sweden.
Times Higher Education ranked Hagfeldt as number 46 in the top 100 material scientists during 2000–2010, and he was among the top 1% cited chemists in the Times Higher Education ranking for 2014–2021. Until June 2022, he has published more than 630 scientific papers that have received over 115,000 citations with an h-index of 157 (Google Scholar).