Peter Liljeroth is professor at the Aalto University Department of Physics where he leads the Atomic Scale Physics research group. Liljeroth’s field is condensed-matter physics and he explores and fabricates new designer materials that do not exist in nature nor have yet been realised in the laboratory. These materials have intriguing, tunable electrical properties, and they can be manipulated and tuned atom by atom with scanning tunneling microscopy or molecular self-assembly.
'There are plenty of exciting and exotic predictions in theoretical physics of these never-before-seen materials with unique electrical properties. Very few of these have actually been realized in experiments – and this what we intend to achieve. We will try out methods and materials that no one has explored yet, let alone managed to fabricate,' Liljeroth explains
The terms for the newly-funded Academy Professors start in 2019 and will last until the end of the year 2023. By then, Liljeroth intends to build electronic devices that will make use of completely new designer quantum materials, such as two-dimensional topological superconductors and organic topological insulators. They could enable a range of new kinds of quantum technological applications.
Liljeroth has also received also the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant for his study earlier in 2018.
The Academy of Finland also announced 17 May 2018 funding for new Academy Fellows and Postdoctoral Researchers in the fields of natural sciences and engineering.
Aalto University will have seven new Academy Fellows and eight Postdoctoral Researchers.
New Academy Fellows at Aalto
Co-design of control and communication systems for wireless networked control systems
Structure-preserving Algorithms for Kinetic Simulations of Plasmas
BioEST – Biomaterials for Emerging Solar Technologies
Development and in operando characterization of solid redox boosters for high energy density redox flow batteries (redoxSolid Flow)
Active Control of Spin Waves in YIG-based Magnonics
Computational basis of contextually grounded language acquisition in humans and machines
Controlling and Probing Dynamics, Phase Transitions and Collective Behavior of Active Matter with Magnetic Tweezers
New Postdoctoral Researchers at Aalto
An integrated framework for an energy-efficient control of complex ship systems based on artificial intelligence
Dynamical configuration interaction
New frontiers in computational spectroscopy: Advancing the GW method for molecular core excitations
Towards a complexity theory of distributed network computing
Towards new nanodevices through diffusion-driven electro-optical transport (NANOSCOPE)
Paavo Aleksi Penttilä
Understanding the moisture behaviour of wood in nanoscale
Optoelectronic Synapses for Artificial Neuro Networks
Three-dimensional Acoustic Manipulation of Multiple Micro-objects
Academy of Finland selects new Postdoctoral Researchers and Academy Research Fellows in natural sciences and engineering:
Academy of Finland selects 10 new Academy Professors: