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Expertise and research infrastructure available in NanoLund, Lund Laser Centre (LLC) and MAX IV allows scientists to gain insights into light-induced processes and functionalities of materials that were previously impossible to study.

The profile area will harness recent fundamental research advances in measuring and controlling light and materials. This substantially improves our understanding of the natural world, and enables new technological developments that addresses societal challenges in the fields of health, energy and environment.

Light and Materials is one out of five profile areas at Lund University.

More about us

Tönu Pullerits

Administrative coordinator
Mirja Carlsson Möller

More about our research

Lund University got a long tradition of conducting research within the field of Light and Materials. Please visit the following link to see research from Lund University done before the establishment of the Profile area Light and Materials, in January 2023.

General search on Light and Materials research in the Research Portal

Reseach outputs on Light and Materials research in the Research Portal

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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