Peter Liljeroth appointed as Academy Professor

23.05.2018

The Academy of Finland has granted funding for ten new Academy Professors in different fields of science. Aalto University has recently also received Academy funding for seven Academy Fellows and eight Postdoctoral Researchers.

Peter Liljeroth is professor at the Aalto University Department of Physics where he leads the Atomic Scale Physics research group. Liljeroth’s field is condensed-matter physics and he explores and fabricates new designer materials that do not exist in nature nor have yet been realised in the laboratory. These materials have intriguing, tunable electrical properties, and they can be manipulated and tuned atom by atom with scanning tunneling microscopy or molecular self-assembly.

'There are plenty of exciting and exotic Peter_Liljeroth.jpgpredictions in theoretical physics of these never-before-seen materials with unique electrical properties. Very few of these have actually been realized in experiments – and this what we intend to achieve. We will try out methods and materials that no one has explored yet, let alone managed to fabricate,' Liljeroth explains

The terms for the newly-funded Academy Professors start in 2019 and will last until the end of the year 2023. By then, Liljeroth intends to build electronic devices that will make use of completely new designer quantum materials, such as two-dimensional topological superconductors and organic topological insulators. They could enable a range of new kinds of quantum technological applications.

Liljeroth has also received also the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant for his study earlier in 2018. 

The Academy of Finland also announced 17 May 2018 funding for new Academy Fellows and Postdoctoral Researchers in the fields of natural sciences and engineering.

Aalto University will have seven new Academy Fellows and eight Postdoctoral Researchers.

New Academy Fellows at Aalto

Themistoklis Charalambous
Co-design of control and communication systems for wireless networked control systems

Eero Hirvijoki
Structure-preserving Algorithms for Kinetic Simulations of Plasmas

Kati Miettunen
BioEST – Biomaterials for Emerging Solar Technologies

Pekka Peljo
Development and in operando characterization of solid redox boosters for high energy density redox flow batteries (redoxSolid Flow)

Huajun Qin
Active Control of Spin Waves in YIG-based Magnonics

Okko Räsänen
Computational basis of contextually grounded language acquisition in humans and machines

Jaakko Timonen
Controlling and Probing Dynamics, Phase Transitions and Collective Behavior of Active Matter with Magnetic Tweezers

 

New Postdoctoral Researchers at Aalto

Francesco Baldi
An integrated framework for an energy-efficient control of complex ship systems based on artificial intelligence

Marc Dvorak
Dynamical configuration interaction

Dorothea Golze
New frontiers in computational spectroscopy: Advancing the GW method for molecular core excitations

Juho Hirvonen
Towards a complexity theory of distributed network computing

Pyry Kivisaari
Towards new nanodevices through diffusion-driven electro-optical transport (NANOSCOPE)

Paavo Aleksi Penttilä
Understanding the moisture behaviour of wood in nanoscale

Hongwei Tan
Optoelectronic Synapses for Artificial Neuro Networks

Jin Tao
Three-dimensional Acoustic Manipulation of Multiple Micro-objects
 

Read more:

Academy of Finland selects new Postdoctoral Researchers and Academy Research Fellows in natural sciences and engineering:
https://www.aka.fi/en/about-us/media/press-releases/2018/academy-of-finland-selects-10-new-academy-professors

Academy of Finland selects 10 new Academy Professors:
https://www.aka.fi/en/about-us/media/press-releases/2018/academy-of-finland-selects-new-postdoctoral-researchers-and-academy-research-fellows-in-natural-sciences-and-engineering