Instructor profile Dr. Karin Larsson

Professor Karin Larsson

Professor in Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry-Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden, and Guest Professor at the University of Science and Technology Liaoning, China. In addition, Karin Larsson is elected member (and vice-chair) of IVA (Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences), division V (Mining and Materials).

Professor Larsson received a PhD in Chemistry (especially Inorganic Chemistry) in 1988 at the Department of Chemistry, Uppsala University. The research was directed towards investigation of molecular dynamic processes in solid hydrates by using solid state NMR spectroscopy. The Post-Doctoral period 1989-1990 was devoted to diamond growth using different CVD setups (at the same Department, but within another research program - Solid state chemistry). Since autumn, 1991, and onwards Prof. Larsson continued to theoretically investigate surface processes during e.g. thin film growth.

Prof. Karin Larsson is today the leader of the Theoretical Materials Chemistry Group at the Department of Materials Chemistry, with at present 7 PhD students. The scientific focus is on interpretation, understanding and prediction of the following processes/properties for both solid/gas interfaces, as well as for solid/liquid interfaces; i) CVD growth (incl. doping and its effect on surface properties), iii) interfacial processes for renewable energy applications (e.g. electrochemical processes), and iv) interfacial processes for e.g. bone regeneration (incl. biofunctionalisation of surfaces). C

Professor Larsson has been a member of the Continuing Education Institute-Europe Faculty since 2002.

Course 051 Thin Film Deposition at the Nanoscale - Mechanisms and Applications