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Elisabeth Rachlew (Sweden) is professor of Applied Atomic and Molecular Physics at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. She has her PhD from Uppsala University and has since then worked in France, US, Canada and UK with research in plasma physics applied to fusion research and combined with basic experiments in atomic and molecular physics using synchrotron radiation.

She is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences through its physics class and she is an active member of the Academy's energy committee. Presently, she is co-chairing the EASAC study of Breakthroughs in sustainable energy consumption and supply by 2050 and beyond (with Lennart Bengtsson). She has had several appointments with the Swedish Research Council (VR) to evaluate and advice on research in natural and technological sciences and she has been an advisor to the government on research issues.

She is presently active in the research at the European fusion experiment JET in the UK.