Ermin Malic

​Associate Professor
Director of the Graphene Centre Chalmers
Department of Physics
Division of Condensed Matter Theory
Phone: +46 31 772 3263
Office: Origo building, room 7115
Research focus:
Microscopic modelling of optics and ultrafast dynamics in atomically thin 2D nanomaterials including graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides and related van der Waals heterostructures.
Theoretical methods:
Density matrix formalism with semiconductor Bloch equations in its core offers tools to reveal the optical finger print and the time- and energy-resolved non-equilibrium dynamics of electrons, phonons, and photons in nanomaterials.
Focus of future research:
  • Exciton dynamics in 2D materials including formation, thermalization and decay of bright as well as spin- and momentum-forbidden dark excitons
  • Exciton-molecule interaction in functionalized 2D nanomaterials aiming at novel highly sensitive and selective molecule sensors
  • Interlayer exciton physics in van der Waals heterostructures
  • Many-particle physics behind the photodetection in graphene

Highlights of previous research:

Prediction of a novel sensor mechanism for molecules based on activation of dark excitons in 2D materials

M. Feierabend, G. Berghäuser, A. Knorr & E. Malic,  "Proposal for dark exciton-based chemical sensors",  Nature Commun. 8, 14776 (2017) 

Prediction of carrier multiplication in graphene through efficient Auger scattering  

T. Winzer, A. Knorr, and E. Malic "Carrier Multiplication in Graphene" Nano Lett. 10, 4839 (2010)

Published: Thu 25 Jan 2018.