About us

The department consists of approximately 190 people and has 12 research units:

  • Biomedical & X-Ray Physics
  • Cellular Biophysics
  • Experimental Biomolecular Physics
  • Functional Materials
  • Laser Physics
  • Material Physics
  • Nanostructure Physics
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Photonics and Microwave Tech
  • Quantum Electronics and Quantum Optics
  • Quantum Nano Photonics
  • Semiconductor Materials
Our research spans the full area of Bio-Opto-Nano

Our research is primarily experimental, often crossdisciplinary, and spans the full area of "bio-opto-nano-". We have a good international standing in fields such as bioimaging, microscopy, compact X-ray sources, X-ray imaging, ultrasonics for bioapplications, nonlinear optics, periodically-poled materials, lasers, nanophysics, spintronics and applied quantum physics. Joint facilities such as our Nanofabrication Laboratory and also our laser and bioimaging facilities provide an excellent experimental foundation for state-of-the-art research.

Undergraduate and graduate studies

We give a large number of courses at all levels for engineering students. At the undergraduate level we teach basic physics, while on the Masters and graduate level our courses focus on the "bio-opto-nano" areas. In addition, we teach optics for the optometry education given at Karolinska Institutet.

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