In the nanophysics group we do experimental and theoretical research on various systems from nanometers to micron scale. Our experimental work includes fabrication, growth, and characterization of some types of nanostructures, like arrays of silicon nanowires, thin films, and nanoparticles. On the theoretical side we perform calculations and computer simulations of vacuum electronic devices, of perovskite based solar cells, of spin and charge transport and of excitons in semiconductor heterostructures, and in particular in core-shell nanowires. We also work with models of topological insulators.

Open PhD Positions

Three PhD positions in theoretical/computational physics are available at the Nanophysics Center, Reykjavik University. The candidates should have a background in quantum mechanics, statistical physics, solid state physics, electromagnetism, applied mathematics, and computer programming, and should be highly interested in scientific research. A Master’s degree in physics or related sciences is mandatory. Click here for details.

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