Research background and interests

I am a physicist specialized in aberration-corrected high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM) since my PhD studies (Group of Prof. Wolfgang Jäger, CAU Kiel, Germany, 2006-2008), during which I determined ultimate precision limits of specific contrast techniques at the very first image-corrected Titan-T microscope at the Ernst Ruska-Centre of the Research Center Jülich. 

Afterwards I worked for 3 years as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Wayne D. Kaplan at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa, Israel) on the application of advanced TEM techniques for atomic-scale investigations of interfaces. 

In 2012 I was hired by Prof. Lars Hultman to join the Thin Film Physics Division at Linköping University to operate the double-corrected and monochromated Titan^3 microscope the group had just purchased at that time. 

My research at Linköping University focuses on tackling specific questions within fundamental and applied materials science by a variety of sophisticated atomic-resolution TEM imaging and spectroscopy techniques, particular in the field of functional thin films and interfaces of metals, semiconductors, nitrides, superlattices, and similar. Among others, I am currently investigating thermal properties, diffusion phenomena, microstructural evolution under annealing, and optical properties of nitride multilayers and superlattices. 


11/2017: Article published in Journal of Materials Science on tailoring of surface plasmon resonances in TiN/(Al0.72Sc0.28)N multilayers by dielectric layer thickness variation
11/2017: Faculty seminar talk at Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Israel, Department of Materials and Interfaces, on 1st November 11:00 am
10/2017: Faculty seminar talk at UNSW Sydney, Australia, Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, on 13th October 10:00 am
Article published in Physical Review Materials on coherency-strain relaxation and cubic-to-hexagonal transformation in epitaxial metastable metal/semiconductor multilayers

8/2017: Presentation (invited) at MC Lausanne 2017 (Dreiländertagung)
6/2017: Article published in Applied Physics Letters on p-type ScN
6/2017: Presentation (contributed) on plasmonic properties of nitride multilayers at MC Lausanne 2017 (Dreiländertagung)
5/2017: Press release on recently published work on Dislocation-pipe diffusion, in Swedish and English
4/2017: Presentation at PICO symposium organized by ERC Juelich
3/2017: Initiation project together with B. Saha, UC Berkeley, granted by STINT


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Professional identifiers

ResearcherID: K-2356-2015

Orcid: 0000-0002-1852-5580

Scopus Author ID: 27967632700

Publon Verified Reviewer ID 728444

Higher education qualification 

Degree of Docent: 2015, Materials Science, Linköping University, Technical Faculty, Sweden.

Dr. rer. nat: 2009, Materials Science, “Aberration-corrected high-resolution transmission electron microscopy of the misfit layered compound (PbS)1.14NbS2” Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany, Prof. Wolfgang Jäger (supervisor), Prof. Erdmann Spiecker (co-supervisor), Grade: “Magna cum laude”. 

Diploma in Physics: 2005, „Untersuchung der elektronischen Struktur von FexTiS2 (x=0.0, 0.1, 0.33, 0.66)“, Prof. Lutz Kipp, Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany. Grade: “Sehr gut”.

Academic appointments

1/2014- present: Assistant Professor (“Bitr. Universitetslektor”), Thin Film Physics Div., IFM, Linköping University, Sweden.

1/2012 – 12/2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Thin Film Physics Div., IFM, Linköping University, Sweden.

1/2009 - 12/2011: Postdoctoral Fellow, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, “Metal-Ceramics Interfaces” group of Prof. Wayne D. Kaplan, Haifa, Israel.

12/2005-12/2008: Teaching assistant and Ph.D student (“Doktorand”) in “Microanalysis of Materials” Group of Prof. Wolfgang Jäger, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany.