Magnus Jonsson received his Master of Science in physics from Lund University in 2005. He received his PhD in applied physics in 2010 from the Biological Physics division at Chalmers University of Technology. 

The PhD work was performed in the group of Professor Fredrik Höök and focused on the development of novel nanoplasmonic biosensor systems. Examples of Magnus’ contribution include a nanoplasmonic sensor with electrical readout, the concept of nanoplasmonic structural sensing, and plasmonic sensors compatible with studies of artificial cell membranes. 

Next, Magnus moved to the Netherlands to spend three years as a postdoc and Wenner-Gren Fellow in the group of Professor Cees Dekker at the Bionanoscience department at Delft University of Technology. Together with colleagues, he developed the concept of single-molecule sensing with plasmonic nanopores, which was granted an NIH Advanced Sequencing Technology Award in 2013. 

In 2014, Magnus was recruited back to Sweden to establish his research as Assistant Professor at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University. There, he is now leading the Organic Photonics and Nanooptics group. 

His research is currently funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (Ingvar Carlsson Award), the Swedish Research Council, the Wenner-Gren Foundations, the ÅForsk Foundation, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and by the International Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Advanced Functional Materials (AFM) at Linköping University. Since 2015, Magnus is an elected member of the Young Academy of Sweden.  

Magnus Jonsson in Photonics lab at LiU.
Foto: Thor Balkhed

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