Solid State Physics

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Luke Hankin

Laboratoriechef (Head of Laboratory)

Office: Q206; Phone: +46 (0)46 222 3647
E-mail: luke.hankin [at]

Head of Lund Nano Lab leading the day-to-day work of Lund Nano Lab, providing strategic planning and responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Nano Lab. Responsibility for budget and setting goals in alignment with NanoLund’s strategic plan and in consultation with NanoLund’s leadership and LNL’s reference groups. Contact person for Myfab and the Nordic Nanolab Network.

Background and interests include

• Metallurgy, casting, forming and evaluation of mechanical properties
• Solar Thin Film Silicon Process Development and Technology Transfer (a-Si/uc-Si tandem)
• Equipment Engineering and Development
• Facility Specification, Installation and Safety

Luke received his Ph.D in Mechanical Metallurgy from Loughborough University in the UK after measuring and studying the effects of neutron irradiation on the evolution of mechanical and microstructural properties of stainless steels. He conducted the practical work over a 2 year period at the Pacific Northwest National Lab (run by the US Department of Energy).

Luke worked 10 years in the Automotive Industry, elevating to the position of Manager of Materials Engineering at Cummins Turbo Technologies before changing to the semi-conductor industry where he spent 5 years managing process development and technology transfer of thin film solar technology to the customer base in Europe and Asia. He subsequently joined Sol Voltaics in Lund, where he was initially responsible for procurement, construction and safety of Aerotaxy facilities and ultimately, as Director of Engineering, was responsible for all aspects of the equipment development, facility, safety and IT.