We are a primarily theoretical group in the Nanochemistry section of the Department of Chemistry and the Nano-Science Center.
Understanding chemical trends in charge and heat transport through molecules
Traditionally, chemistry has involved the study of molecules in solution, the gas phase or as solid crystals. Today, nanofabrication techniques have made it possible to bind molecules in a huge array of different environments and we need to understand how different chemical functionalities influence properties like electrical and thermal conductivity.
We are particularly interested in quantum interference effects and how simple changes in conjugation can result in dramatically different transport properties. We collaborate closely with experiment and have recently commenced work on machine learning and advanced statistical approaches to analysing experimental data. In 2020, we received funding from the Carlsberg Foundation for a mechanically controlled break junction instrument to establish a new experimental sub-group.
In all cases, our particular focus is on the chemistry of the system and the molecules involved. We want to develop an intuitive understanding of how we can use molecular functionalities to design systems with properties of interest.
You can read more about our projects on their project pages.
We currently have 3 projects running in the group:
NNF Challenge Center: SolidQ (project page coming soon)
We have previously had two major projects running in the group:
Gemma C. Solomon (C.V.)
|Phone:||+45 41 19 77 75|
|Address:||Nano-Science Center and Department of Chemistry
Universitetsparken 5, 2100 Copenhagen Ø
Bachelor & Project Students
Andreas Juul Bay-Smidt
Former Group Members
Justin P. Bergfield
Kim Georg Lind Pedersen
Jacob Lykkebo Jørgensen
Marc Hamilton Garner
Louise Oxen Høgh Hyllested
We have 4 PhD positions available at this time. These are advertised on https://employment.ku.dk – please check there for details.
There are also a number of funding schemes available for funding postdoctoral positions in Denmark and we are happy to collaborate in writing applications for funding.