Associate Professor, Deputy Director of NanoLund
The vision of my research group is to conduct scientific reaserch of high quality in the field of materials science to develop new types of nanoparticle-based materials with designed properties in a safe and sustainable manner. To realize nanoparticles with controllable size, morphology, crystal structure and chemical composition on a large scale, at low costs, and in a safe and environmentally friendly way we use a method known as spark ablation. Spark ablation is an aerosol-based generation method with superior capabilities concerning mixing different materials into single nanoparticles and is excellently described in the book:
Spark Ablation: Building Blocks for Nanotechnology.
We mainly focus on the design of magnetic and catalytic nanoparticle-based materials to understand how nanoparticle properties can be tuned to improve the magnetic and catalytic performance of such materials. Naturally we therefore also devote a large part of our research efforts to advanced material characterization. Our key characterization tools include electron microscopy (SEM, TEM, HRTEM, XEDS, STEM, EELS) and x-ray-based methods (XPS, XRD). The magnetic and catalytic properties are evaluated by several different methods including SQUID, GC-MC and NMR techniques to mention a few.
Our central research topics include:
- Development of multifunctional nanoparticle-based materials
- Self-assembly of nanoparticles into 1D, 2D, and 3D structures
- Creation of new types nanoparticle catalysts (in collaboration with the group of D Strand)
- In situ characterization of nanoparticles by ETEM (in collaboration with the group of KA Dick) and HPXPS (in collaboration with the group of S Blomberg)
- Understanding and tuning nanoparticle magnetism
- Handling of nanoparticles in a safe and sustainable manner
Teaching, Supervision & Other Assignments:
- Director of the PhD student research school
- Advanced Microscopy Research Environment, ADMIRE
- Course Responsible for the course "Thermodynamics with Applications" FAFA45
- Member of the Physics Board
- Co-coordinator of Materials Science within NanoLund
- PhD student supervisor for Sara Franzén & Calle Preger
- Assistant PhD student supervisor for Markus Snellman, Claudiu Bulbucan & Magdalena Tásic
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