Key dates and events
- 1965 The Division of Solid State Physics is founded with Hermann Grimmeiss appointed as Professor of Solid State Physics.
- 1977 The ’Lund’ International Conference on Deep Level Impurities in Semiconductors is born, and organized by Grimmeiss.
- 1984 Berzelius laboratory is inaugurated.
- 1986 The 18th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors – ICPS – is organized by the Division in Stockholm.
- 1988 A second professorship, in Semiconductor Electronics, is created at the Division, with Lars Samuelson as the appointee.
- 1990 The Nanometer Structure Consortium (NmC) is founded by Lars Samuelson based on grants from NUTEK and NFR.
- 1993 The Division organizes the 5th European Workshop on MOVPE and Related Growth Techniques - EWMOVPE-5 in Malmö.
- 1996 Grimmeiss retires. Pär Omling is appointed Professor of Solid State Physics.
- 2001 Omling is appointed General Director of the Swedish Research Council (VR). Samuelson takes over the duties of Head of Division in parallel to his duties as Scientific Director of the Nanometer Structure Consortium.
- 2002 The Division organizes the 7th International Conference on Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology – NANO-7 – in Malmö.
- 2003 The Engineering Nanoscience program is launched.
- 2007 Lund Nano Lab is inaugurated.
- 2009 The Swedish government awards Lund University 715 million Swedish krona in strategic research funding to lead and develop world-leading research in nine different areas over a period of five years. The Nanometer Structure Consortium is one of the nine research environments/projects to receive the funding.
- 2010 Heiner Linke (re)joins the Division and takes over the position of Head.
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