Jens Birch

Jens Birch, Linköpings University

Thin Film Physics, Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology,
Linköping University


Area of Research: Professor Jens Birch’s research is focused on understanding the physics and materials science behind creation of new, previously unknown materials in the form of artificial nanometer-sized layers and 3D nanostructures. The materials range from amorphous metals to group III-Nitride semiconductors and have unique properties  for diverse applications such as X-ray and neutron optics and detectors, piezoelectric devices, and optoelectronics. Function within the RÅC: Within the RÅC Steering Committee, Birch’s interests are primarily to strengthen the collaborations and education within materials science and analyses, using large scale facilities.