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Maria Messing

Position:    Lektor (Associate Professor), Docent

Phone:    +46 (0)46 222 3691
Cell phone:    +46 (0)706 406194
Room:    B102
Address:    Box 118
SE- 221 00 Lund

University:    Lund University
Division:    Solid State Physics
Research Area(s):    Materials Science
Interests:    Generation, characterization and applications of engineered nanoparticles.



Maria Messing's research group focuses on the generation, characterization and applications of aerosol nanoparticles. The main generation technique is spark discharge and the key characterization technique is electron microscopy. Specific research topics include:

  • Development of nanoparticle generation (metal, metal oxide, semiconductor, alloy) by spark discharge.
  • Basic aerosol physics and generation of nanoparticles with tailored properties.
  • Model nanoparticle systems in catalysis research.
  • Handling of nanoparticles in a safe and sustainable manner.
  • Understanding the role of the seed particle in nanowire growth.
  • The use of different TEM techniques for characterization of nanowires and nanoparticles, including HRTEM, STEM, EELS and EFTEM.

Publication list:

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Licentiate Thesis: Gold Particles for Growth of Semiconductor Nanowires

Doctoral Thesis: Engineered Nanoparticles Generation, Characterization and Applications

Teaching, Supervision & Other Assignments:

  • Founder & Leader for the PhD student research school Advanced Microscopy Research Environment, ADMIRE
  • Responsible for the outreach activities at Solid Sate Physics and NanoLund, which mainly includes giving popular science lectures about nanoscience to high school students and the general public and educating colleagues in giving such presentations.
  • Course Responsible for the course "Thermodynamics with Applications" FAFA45
  • Member of the Physics Board

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