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Knut Deppert

Knut Deppert

Professor, Head of Department of Physics
Lund University


He is heading the Nanocrystals and Epitaxy group within the Division of Solid State Physics. His research focuses around the following areas: - Application of aerosol techniques to create novel nanostructures - Growth of one-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures (nanowires) - Improved understanding and control of nanowire growth - Utilization of nanowire structures for photovoltaic structures. Additionally, he is involved in investigating and understanding possible health hazards connected to nanoparticles and structures. He was the coordinator of the FP7 EU-project AMON-RA that was running in the years 2008-12 and resulted in a new type of solar cell. and worked together with SOL Voltaics, a start-up company in Lund. In the years 2008 - 2010, he managed the project E.nanowires, funded by the E.ON International Research Initiative. The Development of aerosol techniques is done in cooperation within the Consortium of Aerosol Science at Technology at Lund University (CAST). In the years 2008 - 2010 he was one of the editors of the journal Aerosol Science and Technology; since 2010 he is one of the associated editors of the Journal of Crystal Growth. He is one of the architects behind the Engineering Nanoscience (Teknisk nanovetenskap) program at Lund University. This program is one of the very few complete teaching programs in nanoscience in the world starting at the university entrance level and leading to a Masters degree. During 2008-2010 he was the Director of doctoral studies for the departments clustered within Research Board 1 at LTH (Automatic Control, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics). 2007-2012 he was the member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Nano Education. In 2011, he received the Lund University Pedagogic Prize for Distinguished Contributions in Teaching.

Research Interest

nanoparticles, nanowires, nanostructures, aerosols, materials science, crystal growth