Department of Applied Physics

The Department of Applied Physics is one of the largest departments in the School of Engineering Sciences. We're situated in AlbaNova University Center and Science for LIfe Laboratory.

The research at Department of Applied Physics is primarily experimental and often multi-disciplinary. Topics range from biological and medical physics over optical physics to applied quantum physics. Prominent areas include the science and technology of bioimaging, biomolecular spectroscopy, solid-state lasers, non-linear optics, ultrasonics, x-rays, nanostructures and nanoelectronics.

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Curious on the gravel pit north of AlbaNova?

Finally, the plans can be put in gear for the science park on the other side of the railway.

Utställningen Unga Forskare

On March 26th Anton Möller, 18, from Sandbackaskolan in Arvidsjaur, won the Swedish largest competition for young talents in science and technology “Utställningen Unga Forskare”, and now counts among 80 of the world’s most accomplished high-school students who shall gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Research Science Institute (RSI) summer program.

The Unga Forskares Prize recognized Anton’s scientific achievements in “Modelling Three-Wave-Mixing Processes in Nonlinear Optical Crystals”, with the following motivation:The contribution has a remarkable scientific height and set exceptionally high demands in the mastering of very advanced concepts”.

Anton developed his project in 2014 at the Department of Applied Physics of KTH, as an Affiliate Young Scholar (supported by Norrbottens Läns Arbetsstugor P132/14 and Rotary Arvidsjaurs Ungdomsstipendium) in the group of Assoc. Prof. Katia Gallo.

Teacher of the year 2014

Martin Viklund apointed Teacher of the Year by the students at KTH!

Celebrating International Year of Light

The United Nations has declared 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based technologies (IYL2015) to raise international awareness of the importance of light for mankind and how light can help forming our future. For more information visit or

Defense of dissertations

Defense of dissertations

Daniel Larsson successfully defended his thesis on April 24th!

Michele Manzo successfully defended his thesis on April 15th!

Li Li successfully defended her thesis on March 27th!

Daniel Forchheimer successfully defended his thesis on February 27th!

Athanasia Christakou successfully defended her thesis on January 30th!

Fredrik Uhlén successfully defended his thesis on January 23rd!

Nicky Thilmann successfully defended his thesis on December 19th!

Master Programme Engineering Physics

Master Programme

Engineering Physics

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