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New centre director at iNANO

Deputy centre director Trolle Linderoth has been appointed new centre director at iNANO as of 1 February 2018.

2018.02.08 | Anne-Mette Siem

Trolle Linderoth. Poto: Maria Randima, AU Foto

It is a person with a strong background at iNANO, who takes over as centre director after Jørgen Kjems. Trolle Linderoth has been affiliated with the centre since it started more than 15 years ago, and he has helped build the interdisciplinary nanoscience degree programme at AU. Linderoth has ben head of degree programme at iNANO since 2006 and became deputy centre director in 2016.

Trolle Linderoth graduated from Aarhus University where he completed his MSc in physics in 1995, and his PhD in 1997. In 2000, after two years as a postdoc at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, he returned to Aarhus University, where he is affiliated with the Department of Physics and Astronomy and iNANO. He was appointed Associate Professor in 2006.

"Trolle Linderoth is an acknowledged researcher with a wide anchoring at iNANO and the associated environments, and a very strong profile within education. His extensive knowledge of the centre gives him a good foundation for his new job as centre director. I look forward to working with him," says dean Niels Chr. Nielsen.

"The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center at Aarhus University is an organization driven by collaboration. It accommodates a wide range of strong research groups, a platform of advanced research infrastructure and degree programmes from Bachelor to PhD-level," says Trolle Linderoth. "I look forward to continue my work, together with staff, students and collaborators, as centre director of iNANO".  

Trolle Linderoth's research lies within the experimental surface and nano sciences, using in particular Scanning Tunnel Microscopy to study molecular nano-architectures on surfaces under ultra-clean vacuum conditions. Dynamic molecular processes on surfaces are visualized using STM ‘films’, making it possible to investigate the fundamental physical and chemical mechanisms behind molecular self-organization, one of the basic principles of Nanotechnology. Linderoth's research group is acknowledged in particular for studies of chiral molecules on surfaces as well as the use of organic reactions for the formation of stable molecular structures. 

Trolle Linderoth has been appointed centre director for the coming two years.  He was born in 1969 and resides in Skanderborg with his family.


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