To understand the basic physics of materials from the point of the atomic scale. We do that by theoretically model and calculate complex material structures. The intention is to desig materials for the use in primarily renewable energy technologies, such as solar cells, LEDs, and thermoelectric devices. The physics at the interface between two materials is very important to analyze the electron, ion, and heat transport in these devices. By understanding the fundamental physics of materials, we can propose new, inexpensive, environmental-friendly, and efficient materials. Thus, we are involved in the development of future energy technologies.
We use world-leading and very powerful computer program to calculate the fundamental properties of materials (Wien2k, VASP, Exciting). We are also involved in developing the software in order to studying new material properties. These computer programs are theoretical tools in our studies. The research is focused on analyzing different types of material structures to obtain both broad and deep theoretical understanding of materials at the atomic level to micrometer scale.
FYS2140 - Quantum Physics,10 credits
Higher education and employment history
2011 - present Professor at Department of Physics, UiO. Area: Theoretical Material Physics;
2011- present Docent/Associate Professor [Univ Lektor] (20%) at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
2013 - 2017 Deputy Head Research, at Dept of Physics, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway.
2007 - 2011 Docent/Associate Professor at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm; Area: Theoretical Material Physics for Energy Engineering.
2004 - 2007 Assistant Professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
2002 - 2004 Postdoctor at Solid State Theory Group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden CO, USA.
2000 - 2002 Postdoctor at Condensed Matter Therory, Uppsala University.
1999 PhD at Material Science Division, Linköping University. Area: Theoretical Studies on Si and SiC.
Collaborative projects and joint papers with over 100 research groups in 30 countries; see Personal Home Page.
Personal Home Page