Professor, Deputy dean (prorektor) at Faculty of Engineering, LTH
My research group uses experimental and numerical methods to study transport phenomena far from thermal equilibrium. One focus is on nanoelectronic systems, where we investigate non-linear quantum transport phenomena, symmetry breaking, and efficient energy conversion between heat, light and electricity. We also develop artificial protein motors, study the interaction of protein motors with nanostructures, and explore fluid motion driven by ratchet phenomena.
A common theme of these research projects is the physics of ratchets and Brownian motors: the interplay of nonequilibrium, asymmetry, and thermal motion to create directed transport. A major aim is the development of new paradigms for energy-efficient computing and for efficient energy conversion.
We also have a major effort in developing lightguiding nanowires as a tool for biosensing and for biomedical studies. See here for more information.
I currently coordinate the following major projects:
- ArtMotor - ERC Synergy Project (2021 - 2027): Artificial Motor Proteins: toward a designed, autonomous protein motor built from non-motor parts. Jointly with Birte Höcker (University Bayreuth) and Paul Curmi (University of New South Wales). An international team of three PIs aims to build the world's first artificial, autonomous protein motors.
- Genes & Wires - Swedish Research Council Research Environment (2020 – 2025): Single molecule bioanalytical sensing for precision cancer diagnostics. Jointly with Christelle Prinz (Physics, LU), Thoas Fioretos (Medicine, LU) and Fredrik Höök (Physics, Chalmers).
- GenerationNano - The EU Horizon 2020 COFUND doctoral project (MSCA funded 2020 - 2024). Co-funding for a total of 14 PhD students in all parts of NanoLund. See link to the first call for applications.
Previously, I coordinated the following major projects:
- Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation project: Nanothermodynamics of optolectronic semiconductor devices (2017 – 2021).
- Bio4Comp - Parallel Network-based Biocomputation, FET-Open EU Horizon 2020 project (2017 – 2021)
- PhD4Energy, Nanoscale Materials for Energy: Fundamentals, Applications and Safety, MSCA funded 2014-2018. Funding for 14 PhD students at Lund University.
- ABACUS - Parallel computing based on designed networks explored by self-propelled, biological agents, EC funded 2014-2016
- Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP): Artificial protein motors. Partners: Nancy Forde (SFU Vancouver), Deek Woolfson (Univ. Bristol) and Paul Curmi (UNSW Sydney), funded 2008 – 2010.
- Project Nanoengineer, 15 ECTS (VT 2019, VT 2020)
- FAFA55 Kvantfysikaliska koncept, 9 ECTS (HT12, HT13, HT14, HT15, HT16, HT17, HT18)
Course page of FAFA55 Kvantfysikaliska koncept
- FAFA10 Kvantfenomen och Nanoteknik, 9 ECTS (HT09, VT11)
- FFFA01 Nanovetenskap och nanoteknik - en introduktion, 7.5 ECTS (HT10)
Displaying of publications. Sorted by year, then title.
Nanothermodynamics for optoelectronic semiconductor devices
Project within the Nanothermodynamics focus area of NanoLund.