Solid State Physics

Lund University

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Maria Messing

Docent, Biträdande Lektor (Associate Professor)

Office: B104; Phone: +46 (0)46 222 3691
E-mail: maria.messing [at]

Maria Messing's research group focuses on the generation, characterization and applications of aerosol nanoparticles. The main generation technique is spark discharge and the key characterization technique is electron microscopy. Specific research topics include:

  • Up scaling of nanoparticle generation by spark discharge (EU-project BUONAPART-E).
  • Basic aerosol physics and generation of nanoparticles with tailored properties.
  • Model nanoparticle systems in catalysis research.
  • Handling of nanoparticles in a safe and sustainable manner.
  • Understanding the role of the seed particle in nanowire growth.

Maria also started up and coordinates the PhD student research school Advanced Microscopy Research Environment (ADMIRE).

Maria is currently responsible for the outreach activities at Solid Sate Physics, which mainly includes giving popular science lectures about nanoscience to high school students and the general public. She is also a member of the board at the Department of Physics.

See Maria´s personal NaoLund web page for more details, group info and publication list.