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Lars Samuelson

Senior Professor

Phone: +46 46 222 7679
Mobile: +46 70 317 76 79
E-mail: lars.samuelson [at]


Lars Samuelson's research is focused on the growth of semiconductor nanostructures, including nanowires, and the study of their optical and transport properties. Special emphasis is put on developing novel means of combining top-down patterning methodologies and bottom-up growth of nanowires and related nanostructures, to realize perfectly-ordered arrays of nanostructures and nanodevices. Such controlled materials structures are of interest for a multitude of basic optical and transport physics studies as well as for applications toward nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, solar cells, solid-state lightning (LEDs) and microLEDs for display applications.

Specific research topics include:

  • design and growth of complex nanowire structures.
  • novel approaches for the growth of nanowires.
  • electro-optical studies of single quantum objects.
  • nanowire arrays for photovoltaics applications.
  • InGaN sub-micron platelets as templates for microLEDs.
  • development of uniquely designed nanophotonic methods.


Lars Samuelson received his PhD in physics in 1977 in the field of experimental and theoretical studies of electron-phonon coupling for deep levels in semiconductors, followed by a post-doc at IBM San José Research Centre in California, there active in the fields of display technology and band structure calculations. In 1981 he became associate professor of physics at Lund University and in 1986 professor of semiconductor physics at Chalmers/University of Gothenburg. In 1988, he returned to a professorship in semiconductor electronics at the Department of Physics at Lund University, when he initiated the interdisciplinary research center Nanometer Structure Consortium, later called NanoLund, which today engages more than 300 researchers. Since 2021, he is employed as Chair Professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), in Shenzhen, China, and as the leader of the Institute of Nanoscience and Applications (INA).
In 2004 he became a Fellow at the Institute of Physics, UK (FinstP), at the American Physical Society (APS, Materials Physics) in 2009 and in 2020 he became a Fellow International at the Japanese Society for Applied Physics (JSAP). He became a member of the Royal Physiographic Society in 1998, of KVA, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Physics Class) in 2006 and of IVA, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in 2007. In 2008, he was named "Einstein Professor" by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2013, he was awarded the IUVSTA Prize for Science for Triennium 2010-2013 and in 2014 the Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience. In 2018, he was awarded the Wilhelm Westrup Prize for basic materials science leading to the creation of commercial value. Lars Samuelson is the founder and chief scientist of four start-ups working on the commercialization of nanowire and nanomaterial technologies, in QuNano AB, GLO AB, Sol Voltaics AB and Hexagem AB. Samuelson is the author of well over 700 articles with h-index 90 at Web-of-Science (h-index 108 according to Google Scholar), and listed among the 1% most highly cited researchers by Web-of-Science, and has given >300 plenary/invited talks at international conferences.

See also Lars Samuelson's personal NanoLund web page