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Kimberly Dick Thelander

Position:    Professor

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Room:    B101
Address:    Box 118
22100 Lund

University:    Lund University
Division:    Solid State Physics
Research Area(s):    Materials Science
Nanoelectronics- & photonics


Open Positions

No specific openings at the moment, but contact me if you have a project idea.


See also publication list and research group

My research focuses on the development of semiconductor nanowire materials, in particular epitaxial growth of III-V nanowires by MOVPE and characterization of structural and composition by TEM.

Current research projects:

Fundamental studies of nanowire growth
We are interested in investigating the basic processes that occur as nanowire form. At the moment, we are particularly interested in the formation of different crystal phases. Part of this work is conducted using in-situ TEM, in collaboration with Dr. Frances Ross.
Active in this project: Sebastian Lehmann, Daniel Jacobsson, Maria de la Mata
Primary funding: Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation (Wallenberg Academy Fellowship)

Alternative seed particles
We are interested in developing the growth of III-V nanowires using seed particles other than gold. In particular, we aim to control the properties of the resulting nanowires by rational selection of seed particle material.
Active in this project: Rong Sun, Roberg Hallberg, Erik Mårtensson, Marcus Torberg, Karl Winkler
Primary funding: European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant)

Antimonide-based nanowire materials
We aim to develop complex heterostructure and ternary nanowires with emphasis on antimony-containing materials. An important goal is to understand how the use of antimony affects the fundamental growth process.
Active in the project: Sepideh Gorji Ghalamestani, Luna Namazi, Reza Zamani
Primary funding: Swedish Research Council (VR Project Grant)

Nanowire-based 3D architectures
In this new project we are aiming to develop complex nanostructures in 3D dimensions using nanowires as building blocks.
Active in the project: Luna Namazi, Sepideh Gorji Ghalamestani
Primary funding: Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF individual grant)


I am the coordinator and primary lecturer for the courses:

"Materials analysis at the nanoscale" KOO105

From 2008-2012 I was responsible for and created the course:
"Nanomaterials - Thermodynamics and Kinetics" FFFN05 

I have also been involved with the courses:
"Crystal growth and semiconductor epitaxy" FAFN15
"Microscopic characterization of materials" KOO065 


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