Reidar Lund

Associate Professor
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Phone +47 22855508
Mobile phone +47 90914138
Room Ø 207
Visiting address Sem Sælandsvei 26 0371 Oslo Norway.
Postal address Postboks 1033 Blindern 0315 Oslo Norway.


Hva er Soft Matter?


Academic interests

  • Soft matter and biomaterials based on polymers, colloids, surfactants, peptides and proteins. 
  • Thermodynamics and structure of self-assembled nanosystems
  • Rapid kinetics and dynamics: transitions, nucleation and molecular transport.
  • Surface activity: structure, absorption and interactions with bio-membranes (cells).
  • Nanomedicine: encapsulation and release in polymer- or peptide-based nano carriers
  • Hydrogels: rhelogy vs. microscopic dynamics,   
  • Neutron- and synchrotron-based techniques.
  • Small-angle neutron and X-ray scattering (SANS/SAXS) and theoretical modelling
  • Structural characterization of surfaces (reflectivity and grazing-incidence diffraction)
  • Dynamics: inelastic neutron scattering, neutron spin-echo spectroscopy.
  • Light scattering and rheology


KJM 1130, KJM- 5555/9555, KJM-MENA 3300, KJM-MENA-4010, KJM- 5550 


  • PhD  Forschungszentrum Julich/Universität Munster (Germany) 2004
  • Post Doc. Forschungszentrum Julich (Germany) 2004-2006.
  • Guest researcher, University of Oxford (UK) 2004 
  • Post. Doc. Centre for Materials Physics (CSIC)/University of the Basque Country (Spain)  2006-2011
  • Post. Doc. University of California, Berkeley (USA) 2011-2012


  • Coordinator of the “Soft and biological materials” Network within the Nordic Neutron Science (NNSP) NordForsk Programme.
  • Member of the Advisory Board for the Joint Nordic Neutron Science Programme of NordForsk.
  • Project coordinator at UiO for the InterReg EU-funded project "ESS & MAX IV: Cross border Science and Society".
  • Member of the Advisory Board for evaluation of  proposals for the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Research Center (FRM II) in Garching (Munich), Germany.
  • Co-chair of the Norwegian Neutron Scattering Association (NoNSA)
  • Responsible for the SAXS instrumentiation at the national RECX lab. 
  • 2. vara representantative of the Faculty Board of the MN-Faculty


  • Dr. Lutz Willner Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • Prof. Håvard Jenssen, Roskilde University, Denmark.
  • Prof. Marite Cárdenas, Malmø University, Sweden.
  • Prof. He Dong, Clarksson University, US
  • Prof. Christophe Tribet, Ecole Normal Supérieur (ENS), Paris, France
  • Prof. Jan Skov Pedersen, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Dr. Theyencheri Narayanan, ESRF, Grenoble, France
  • Dr. Vitaliy Pipich, JCNS/MLZ, Munich, Germany

Tags: Soft Matter
Published Feb. 13, 2015 10:40 AM - Last modified Jan. 27, 2021 9:56 AM