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My research group uses experimental and numerical methods to study transport phenomena far from thermal equilibrium. One focus is on nanoelectronic systems, where we investigate non-linear quantum transport phenomena, symmetry breaking, and efficient energy conversion between heat, light and electricity., for example in hot-carrier photovoltaics.  We also develop artificial protein motors, develop nanotechnological applications of biomolecular motors such as in network-based biocomputation, and explore fluid motion driven by ratchet phenomena.

A common theme of these research projects is the physics of ratchets and Brownian motors: the interplay of nonequilibrium, asymmetry, and thermal motion to create directed transport. A major aim is the development of new paradigms for energy-efficient computing and for efficient energy conversion.

We also have a major effort in developing lightguiding nanowires as a tool for biosensing and for biomedical studies. See the website of Aligned Bio for more information. 

Major projects

I currently coordinate the following major projects:

  • ArtMotor - ERC Synergy Project (2021 - 2027): Artificial Motor Proteins: toward a designed, autonomous protein motor built from non-motor parts. Jointly with Birte Höcker (University Bayreuth) and Paul Curmi (University of New South Wales). An international team of three PIs aims to build the world's first artificial, autonomous protein motors.
  • Genes & Wires - Swedish Research Council Research Environment (2020 – 2025): Single molecule bioanalytical sensing for precision cancer diagnostics. Jointly with Christelle Prinz (Physics, LU), Thoas Fioretos (Medicine, LU) and Fredrik Höök (Physics, Chalmers).
  • GenerationNano - The EU Horizon 2020 COFUND doctoral project (MSCA funded 2020 - 2024) Co-funding for a total of 14 PhD students in all parts of NanoLund.

Previously, I coordinated the following major projects:


  • Project Nanoengineer, 15 ECTS  (VT 2019, VT 2020)
  • FAFA55 Kvantfysikaliska koncept, 9 ECTS (HT12, HT13, HT14, HT15, HT16, HT17, HT18)
    Course page of FAFA55 Kvantfysikaliska koncept
  • FAFA10 Kvantfenomen och Nanoteknik, 9 ECTS (HT09, VT11)
  • FFFA01 Nanovetenskap och nanoteknik - en introduktion, 7.5 ECTS (HT10)


Expertise related to 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. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

UKÄ subject classification

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nano Technology
  • Biophysics


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