Solid State Physics and nanophysiscs.
Ari Ólafsson associate professor
Research field: Photonics
Einar Örn Sveinbjörnsson, professor
Research field: Physics of semiconductors and semiconductor devices.
Electrical characterization of defects in semiconductors and on
insulator/semiconductor interfaces. Physics of high frequency , high power
transistors such as GaN HEMTs and SiC MOSFETs. Physics and process
technology of wide bandgap semiconductors.
Hafliði Pétur Gíslason, professor
Research field: Experimental condensed matter physics: Growth of nitride-based semiconductors using molecular beam epitaxy. Optical and electrical characterization of wide-bandgap semiconductors including GaN and AlGaN nitrides and ZnO. Characterization of defects in semiconductors using photoluminescence techniques, capacitance techniques and noise spectroscopy.
Ivan Shelykh, professor
Research field: Theoretical condensed matter physics: quantum transport and mesoscopic optics. Spin- related phenomena in mesoscopic systems. Theory of quantum microcavities and photonic crystals. Bose Einstein condensation in condensed matter systems.
Jón Tómas Guðmundsson, professor
Research field: Plasma physics, semiconductor physics. solar cell physics, thin film growth
Snorri Þ. Ingvarsson, associate professor
Research field: Experimental condensed matter physics: Electronic-, spin-, and thermal transport studies in both ferromagnetic and nonmagnetic nanostructures. Metallic and semiconducting nanowires and their thermal radiative properties in the infrared. Magnetization dynamics, and magnetization relaxation in connection with device applications such as MRAM (magnetic random access memory) and sensors.
Viðar Guðmundsson, professor
Research field: Modeling physical properties of a two-dimensional electron gas in semiconductor nanostructures; FIR-absorption, magnetization, electron interactions and screening, non-linear excitation with THz-pulses. Electron transport through quantum dots and rings embedded in quantum wires; static and dynamic transport, transients, memory effects, quantum signal processing, magnetotransport. Analytical methods and heavy numerical programming with parallel processing.
Djelloul Segier, scientist
Research field: Experimental condensed matter physics: Optical and electrical characterization of wide-bandgap semiconductors including GaN nitrides and ZnO. Characterization of defects in semiconductors using photoluminescence techniques, capacitance techniques and noise spectroscopy.
Sveinn Ólafsson, scientist
Research field: Experimental condensed matter physics: Physics of hydrogen in metals, hydrogen uptake and H-H interactions in thin films and superlattice. Hydrogen uptake in Mg:C composites materials. Growth of nitride-based semiconductors using molecular beam epitaxy. Construction of STM and nanogrowth instrumentation. Structural Characterization of thin films using Mössbauer,XRD, XPS, RBS at Tandem lab University of Uppsala, Isolde CERN and Maxlab Sweden.
Kristján Leosson, scientist
Research field: Senior research scientist, experimental condensed matter physics: Cleanroom fabrication of micro- and nanoscopic structures. Fabrication and characterization of long-range surface plasmon polariton waveguides and integrated optical components based on such waveguides, including thermo-optical devices. Evanescent wave microscopy using waveguide-excitation of fluorescence in biological samples. Photoluminescence studies of GaN and other wide-bandgap semiconductors.