Professor and Division Head of the Thin Film Physics
Division at IFM, Linköping University, Sweden.
Professor Hultman received a PhD in materials science in
1988 from Linköping.
He did a post-doc period at Northwestern University in 1989-90 and
was as a visiting professor at University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign during 2004-2006.
His research activities focus on the materials science and
nanotechnology of thin films by vapor phase deposition, in
particular ion-surface interactions, microstructure evolution, and
properties of advanced functional materials.
Professor Hultman is an ERC (European Research Council) Advanced
Research Grant awardee. He is the director of major Swedish
research centers of excellence featuring strong industry
collaboration. He has produced hundreds of papers, reviews, and
book chapters. He is the inventor of patents on nanostructured thin
films and coating materials and has promoted spin-off
In 1994, Professor Hultman was named Editor of the Journal Vacuum.
He has been a board member of The Scandinavian Society for Electron
Microscopy, The Swedish Vacuum Society, and The Swedish Association
for Surface Engineering (Founding Member 1996). He was Chancellor
of Sweden to the IUVSTA 2000-2006. In 1990 he was awarded the Welch
Scholarship. In 1993 he received the Swedish Government award for
most prominent young researcher. In 2000, he got the Jacob
Wallenberg Foundation Award for Materials Science. In 2003, he was
announced Excellent Researcher by the Swedish Research Council.
More recently, Professor Hultman became a Fellow of the AVS (2006)
and Fellow of the Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (2007).
Since 2008, he is an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of
Engineering Sciences (IVA - Section V). In 2009 he was elected into
the 8th Class of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA).
He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Hultman has been a member of the CEI-Europe Faculty
Thin Film Deposition at the Nanoscale - Mechanisms and