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, KTH Kista 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, nanophotonics and nanoelectronics.

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  • Val Zwiller - new impact responsible at SCI-school
    8 Mar 2018

    Zuheir Barsoum and Val Zwiller are the new impact responsible

  • KTH celebrates the Nobel week with webcast in China
    13 Dec 2017

    KTH, in collaboration with Scientific American, celebrated the Nobel week with two webcast discussions about the Nobel prize in chemistry and physics, respectively. Prof. Gunnar Björk and the APHYS Ph.D. student Katarina Stensson had an almost hour-long discussion about The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the instrument that finally detected gravitational waves. This observation rendered some of the instrument’s inceptors and chief scientists the Nobel prize in physics for 2017.

  • ADOPT Winter School 2018
    12 Dec 2017

    This year, the advisory committee of the school has chosen the topic of Quantum Photonic Technologies. The School will give to young students and researchers an excellent opportunity to attend a series of lectures on the foundations of the field as will as state of the art of current technologies. The lectures will be held by internationally recognized experts and will cover both fundamental aspects and applications. The students will have the opportunity to interact efficiently, exchange their knowledge, and importantly, discuss and learn directly from international experts in the field.

  • Professor Valdas Pasiskevicius elected as OSA Fellow
    8 Dec 2017

    Valdas Pasiskevicius
    Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
    “for substantial contributions to the development of novel applications of structured nonlinear optical materials and service to the optics community, particularly the OSA” (Engineering and Science Research)

  • Using fiber optics to study cells inside the body
    7 Dec 2017

    Tiny optical fibers may help to make future cancer diagnosis and treatment more effective. This is the hope of researchers in a project on multifunctional fibers. Among other things, the team is examining how fiber optics can be used for medical purposes inside the body

  • Nytt nationellt forskningscenter för kvantteknologi
    7 Dec 2017

    Nu är det klart att Knut och Alice Wallenbergs stiftelse (KAW) finansierar ett nytt forskningscentrum som KTH är en del av. Chalmers står som koordinator för centret som har ytterligare två noder, en på KTH och en vid Lunds Universitet. Forskarna ska arbeta med kvantteknologi och centrets totala budget är 950 miljoner kronor över en tioårsperiod.

  • Professor Fredrik Laurell invald i Kungl. Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien
    6 Dec 2017

    18 personer från akademi och näringsliv som valdes in som ledamöter i Kungl. Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien vid den senaste Akademisammankomsten.

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Defense of dissertations

Defense of dissertations


Karim Elgammal sucessfully defended his thesis on February 9th!

Defenses from previous years can be found here.

Master Programme Engineering Physics

Master Programme

Engineering Physics

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