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
8/2017: Article published in Physical Review Materials on coherency-strain relaxation and cubic-to-hexagonal transformation in epitaxial metastable metal/semiconductor multilayers
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