Prof. Kasper Moth-Poulsen (b. 1978-07-07) is a young research leader in the field of nano-chemistry, energy storage materials and synthetic chemistry. His research activities focus on the development of methods to address single molecules and innovative technologies for solar thermal energy storage.
The objective is to make materials from nanoparticles, nanorods and tailor made small molecules for a broad range of applications ranging from single molecule electronics to sensors and renewable energy technologies.
KMP studied organic chemistry at the University of Copenhagen where he obtained the Cand. Scient. (2003) and Ph.D. (2007) degrees under supervision of prof. Thomas Bjørnholm. After the Ph.D. degree, he worked as a post doc. in the Bjørnholm lab. In 2009, he continued his career abroad as a post doctoral associate at the College of Chemistry at U.C. Berkeley, where he worked with professors Rachel Segalman and Peter Vollhardt. In 2011 KMP was recruited to Chalmers University of Technology, as an assistant professor. In 2014 he was promoted to associate professor and in 2017 to professor (bitr. prof.). Since 2014 KMP is scientific coordinator of Chalmers Materials Analysis Laboratory.
KMP has received several grants and awards, including an ERC starting grant, SSF future research leaders grant, Wallenberg Academy Fellow Grant, Thieme Chemistry Journal Award 2014. He has also received the prestigious stipend from HM King Carl XVI Gustaf's foundation for science, technology and the environment for his work on molecular solar thermal systems.
Distinctions, scholarships and awards
2014: Wallenberg Academy Fellow
2014: Thieme Chemistry Award
2014: invited contributor to emerging investigator issues of Chem. Comm. and J. Mater. Chem.
2013: recipient of SSF future research leader grant
2013: recipient of ERC Starting grant
2013: Stipend from HM King Carl XVI Gustaf's foundation for science, technology and the environment
1997: National and International Chemistry Olympics, (representing Denmark as 1 of the 4 selected students at the Annual Chemistry Olympics competition for high school students), Montreal, Canada.
Post Doc Martyn Jevric
Post Doc Christian Rohner
Post Doc Anne Pedersen
PhD student Tina Gschneidtner
PhD student Victor Gray
PhD student Johnas Eklöf
PhD student Behabitu Ergette Tebikachew
PhD student Elham Hosseini Bab Anari
PhD student Maria Quant
PhD student Ambra Dreos
PhD student Zhihang Wang
PhD student Anna Pekkari
PhD student Alicja Stolas
PhD student Xin Wen
PhD student Mads Mansø
Group homepage: www.moth-poulsen.se