Group August 2016, left to right: Jonas, Martyn, Kasper, Johnas, Behabitu, Raphaelle, Zhihang, Victor, Ambra, Anna, Anne and Christian. Not on photo: Tina, Maria, Rita, Elham, Damir.

Group Members

Kasper Moth-Poulsen (Prof.)

2017- professor at Chalmers
2014-2017 Associate professor at Chalmers
2011-2014 Assistant professor at Chalmers
2009-2010 Post Doc with Peter Vollhardt and Rachel Segalman at UC Berkeley.
2007-2009 Post Doc with Thomas Bjørnholm at the University of Copenhagen.
2007 PhD with
Thomas Bjørnholm and Jørn B. Christensen at the University of Copenhagen.
2006 Master of Science in Organic Chemistry with Thomas Bjørnhom and Jørn B. Christensen at the University of Copenhagen.

Dr. Sarah Lerch (Post Doc)

Post Doc since 2018.
PhD 2018 in Chemistry with Prof. Björn Reinhard at Boston University

Johnas Eklöf (PhD Student) (w. Samuel Lara-Avila)

Masters Degree 2013 at Lund University.
PhD student since 2013.

Behabitu Ergette Tebikachew (w. prof. Nina Kann)

PhD student since 2014
2012 Masters degree in Chemistry, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
2011-2013 Lecturer, Ambo University, Ethiopia
2010 Erasmus Mundus Masters degree in Materials Science, University of Aveiro and Aalborg University.

Elham Hosseini (PhD Student) (w. Patrik Johansson)

Masters Degree from Shiraz University in 2009.
2011- 2014: research assistant at UNSW - Australia with Leigh Aldous.
PhD student since 2014.

Maria Quant (PhD Student)

2014 Masters Degree in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Gothenburg with Morten Grøtli.
PhD student since 2014.

Ambra Dreos (PhD Student, w. Karl Börjesson)

2013-2014 Erasmus Student with Jan O. Jeppessen at University of Southern Denmark
2014 Masters Degree Summa Cum Laude from University of Trieste
PhD student since 2015.

Zhihang Wang (PhD Student, w. Karl Börjesson)

PhD student since December 2015.
2014 Ms Sc. in optical science, condensed matter physics and atomic physics at Pierre and Marie Curie University Paris VI. Internship in Institut d'Optique Graduate School for four months.
2013 Visiting Student at The University of Tokyo in Japan for two months.
2013 Masters Studies in fundamental physics at University of Paris-sud XI.
2010-2013 Bs. Sc. at Claude Bernard University Lyon 1. Internship in Institut lumière matière for six weeks.

Mads Mansø (PhD Student, w. M. B. Nielsen (Univ. Copenhagen)).

2013 bachelor in Medicinal Chemistry from University of Copenhagen. 2015 Master's degree with Mogens Brøndsted-Nielsen in Organic synthetic chemistry from University of Copenhagen 2015.
PhD student since 2016 joint betwen Moth-Poulsen at Chalmers and Brøndsted-Nielsen at Copenhagen.

Anna Pekkari (PhD Student, w. Hanna Härelind)

2014 Masters degree in Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnology at Chalmers.
2015 Formulation Scientist at Astra Zeneca.
PhD student since 2016.

Xin Wen (PhD Student, w.prof. Eva Olsson)

2013 Bachelor Degree in Metallic Material Engineering at Jilin University.
2016 Masters degree with Prof. Lianlong He, Atomic Imaging Division at Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
PhD student since 2016 with Eva Olsson and Kasper Moth-Poulsen.

Alicja Stolas (PhD Student, w. prof. Christian Müller)

2014-2015 Erasmus Student with Prof. Ebbe Nordlander and Dr. Erik Ekengard at Lund University. 2015 Erasmus Student at University of Central Lancashire with Dr. Marta Krysmann and Dr. Antonios Kelarakis. 2016 Masters Degree in synthetic organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and inorganic chemistry wirth Beata Jasiewicz from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.
PhD student since 2017 with Christian Müller and Kasper Moth-Poulsen.

Yidong Chen (Masters Student)

2013-2017 Bachelor degree at Shaanxi University of Science and Technology in Materials Chemistry.
Master degree at Chalmers since 2017.

Nicolas Sancere (Research Intern)

research intern 2018 from ESCOM, Compiegne, France

A description of our research facilities can be found here.

Previous Group Members:

Dr. Anne Petersen (Post Doc)

Post Doc 2016-2018
PhD 2016 with Prof. Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen at the University of Copenhagen

Dr. Martyn Jevric (Researcher)

Post Doc 2016-2018
February 2011 – February 2016; Postdoctoral Researcher at Copenhagen University under Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen.
January 2010 – February 2011: Postdoctoral Researcher at Oxford Materials under Kyriakos Porfyrakis and Andrew Briggs.
March 2008 – December 2009: Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Nottingham under Andrei Khlobystov.
October 2005 – October 2007: Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California, Davis, supervised by Mark Mascal.
February 2002 – February 2005: Research Assistant / Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Adelaide under Michael Bruce Martyn.
PhD with Dennis Taylor at the University of Adelaide in 2004.

Meritxell Fillols (Research intern)

Student in Chemistry at University of Montpellier (France)

Tina Gschneidnter

Tina Gschneidtner (Post Doc)

Diploma degree 2011 with Rudiger Faust at University of Kassel.
2009: Visiting student with Christopher Chang at UC Berkeley.
PhD student at Chalmers 2011-2017. Now at Borealis AB

Victor Gray

Victor Gray (PhD student) (w. Maria Abrahamsson) Now postdoc at Cambridge with Akshay Rao

PhD student 2013-2017.

Andrew Dawson (2 times Visiting student from UC Santa Barbara, 2015 and visiting PhD student from UCLA 2017)

Dr. Christian Rohner (Post Doc)

Baldasare Ingraldi, Erasmus Student

Dr. Rita Rodrigues (Post Doc with Albinsson and Abrahamsson, 2015-2017)

Emelie Svensson (M.Sc. Student, w. Insplorion AB, 2016-2017) Now at Astra Zeneca

Raul Losantos Cabello (visiting PhD student sept-dec 2016 from Rioja, Spain)

Damir Dzebo (PhD student) (w. prof. Bo Albinsson, 2012-2016)

Rahphaelle Houdeville (visiting student 2016, from ESCOM, Compeigne, France)

Jonas Udmark (visiting PhD student 2016 from Copenhagen, Denmark)

Kyung Ho Kim (visiting PhD student from the nano transport lab of prof. Park, Korea 2015-2016)

Felix Hemmingsson (M.Sc. Student 2016) Now PhD Student with Magnus Skoglund

Filip Nedin (Masters Student w. Cline Scientific AB 2016) Now at Tetra Pak

Dr. Anna Roffey (Post Doc 2014-2016) now teaching fellow at University College London, UCL

Dr. Anders Lennartson (Post Doc 2012-2016) now researcher at University of Gothenburg

Dr. Nesrine Aissaoui (Post Doc 2014-2016) (w. prof. Albinsson, prof. Wilhelmsson and prof. Käll)

Bachelor students 2015: Maria Hallbäck, Ida Holm, Astrid Pihl, Niklas Eriksson, Simon Nilsson & Simon Palm.

Ali Reza Movahedi

Dr. Alireza Movahedi (PhD Student 2012-2105 w. prof. M. Nyden & N. Kann), now researcher at Akzo Nobel.

Karl Borjesson

Dr. Karl Börjesson (Post Doc 2011-2012 and 2014-2015) now independent group leader at Gothenburg University. Karls homepage

Julia Morat (Visiting student from Uppsala University, 2015)

Dr. Angelica Lundin (Senior Researcher, 2013-2015)

Dr. Lanlan Sun (Post Doc 2013-2015, w. prof. M. Käll)

Dexter Bushell (Visiting Student 2015 from Univ. Warwick, UK)

Giammarco Nalin (M.Sc. Student 2014, Chalmers/Polytecnico di Milano), now PhD student in Frankfurt

Ewa Konczalska (visiting student 2014, Univ. Torun, Poland)

Aleksandra Cieszkowska (visiting student 2014, Univ. Torun, Poland)

Yuri Antonio Diaz Fernandez

Yuri Antonio Diaz Fernandez (Post Doc 2012-2014 w. prof. C. Langhammer and F. Westerlund) Now researcher at university of Liverpool, UK.

Stuart McCready

Phasin Ratanalert (M.Sc. student) now, MBA student at MIT (2013)

Stuart McCready

Stuart McCready (Visiting Student) (2013)

Amaia Diaz de Zerio

Amaia Diaz de Zerio (M.Sc. student 2012) now PhD student with Mats Andersson and Christian Müller, Chalmers


We are continously looking for highly skilled people to join our group, please contact if you are interested in doing a research project, a PhD project or a Post Doc.

kasper.moth-poulsen@chalmers.se <

Student Projects

Following is a selection of examples of some of the possible student projects that we offer at the moment, we also have projects with partners in industry that we don't post on the internet, if you want to make a research project together with industry, or if you have your own ideas for a project please feel free to contact directly:

A project on synthetic chemistry and photochemistry for Solar Energy Storage:

Solar Thermal Energy Storage and Conversion

A project on synthetic chemistry, nanoparticles synthesis and self assembly:

Controlled Assembly of Gold Nanostructures

A project on molecular electronics and self assembly:

Molecular Electronics

A project on computational modelling, together with Asst. Prof. Paul Erhart:

Anisotropic Growth of Gold Nanostructures

If you are interested in a collaboration, a research project or an internship on energy storage, organic synthesis or nanoscale functionalisation please feel free to contact us:

E-mail: Kasper.Moth-Poulsen (at) Chalmers.se

Phone:+46 (0) 76 199 68 55

Group September 2014, on photo: top row: Behabitu, Johnas, Angelica, Karl, Anders, Damir, Kasper, Giammarco. Bottom row: Tina, Aleksandra, Victor, Ali, Ewa, Lanlan, Nesrine, Anna. Not on photo: Elham.

A day at the races 2015 (go-karting Majorna)

A day a the races

Group photos:

Moth-Poulsen Group Fall 2012Group June 2013, on Picture: Damir, Kasper, Victor, Anders, Ali, Yuri, Lanlan, Phasin. Not on picture: Tina.

Moth-Poulsen Group Fall 2012Group june 2012: Ali, Yuri, Tina, Amaia, Anders, Karl, Victor and Kasper.