NOMAD Laboratory


Dec 20, 2017

ERC Consolidator Grant Awarded to Kristian Thygesen

Congratulations to Kristian Thygesen (DTU) on his Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council for project LIMA - Controlling light-matter interactions by quantum designed 2D materials!

Professor Kristian Sommer Thygesen from DTU Physics will develop quantum mechanical computer simulation methods for quantification and prediction of the electronic and optical properties of complex two-dimensional (2D) materials. The discovery of the new atom-thin 2D materials and the possibility of stacking them in ultra-thin layers in artificial design materials has, in fact, opened up new possibilities of controlling light at atomic scale.

Control of the interaction between light and matter via carefully optimized materials is the key to progress in a number of technologically important areas such as lasers, solar cells, and quantum light sources. Kristian Thygesen will use the developed quantum mechanical simulation methods in combination with supercomputers, material databases, and machine learning to discover new types of 2D materials with superior optical properties for applications in, for example, solar energy and quantum communication technology.

Kristian's award was one of four from DTU - read more.