Lars Samuelson Short Bio.
Lars Samuelson received his Ph.D. degree from Lund University in 1977, dealing with optical studies and modeling of defects in semiconductors, followed by a Post-doc at IBM Research, San José, CA, working in the fields of optical devices and band-structure calculations. In 1986 he became Professor at Göteborg Univ./Chalmers and returned in 1988 to a Professorship in Lund. At that time he started what quickly developed into the primary center for Nanoscience in Sweden. He is recognized for his research on low-dimensional structures and the physics and applications thus made possible. In recent years his research has been focused on the formation of one-dimensional nanowires, studies of their physical properties, as well as applications of semiconductor nanowires in fields like photovoltaics, light-emitting diodes as well as nanoelectronics. He has given at least 300 invited talks at international conferences and meetings and has published more than 600 papers in refereed journals (h-index≈78; m-index≈2.0). He is Fellow of the Inst. of Physics (UK) and of the American Physical Society (Materials Physics) and is a Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, KVA (Physics class) and of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA. In 2008 he was awarded as “Einstein Professor” by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 2011 the Ideon Prize for Innovation, and in 2013 the IUVSTA Prize for Science of the Triennium 2010 – 2013, and in 2014 he was awarded the “Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience”.
Novel nano-materials approaches towards opto-electronics and energy applications