December 13, 2021

Kasper Moth-Poulsen

Professor Kasper Moth-Poulsen is a 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.

Kasper Moth-Poulsen studied organic chemistry at the University of Copenhagen where he obtained the Cand. Scient. and PhD degrees. After the PhD degree, he worked as a postdoc. in the Bjørnholm lab. In 2009, he continued his career abroad as a postdoctoral associate at the College of Chemistry at U.C. Berkeley, where he worked with professors Rachel Segalman and Peter Vollhardt. In 2011 Kasper Moth – Poulsen was recruited to the Chalmers University of Technology, as an assistant professor. A professor is associate editor of the Journal of Materials Chemistry and Materials Advances. He is a frequent reviewer for major publishers such as Nature, ACS, RSC and Wiley.

The professor is one of the founders of Chalmers Materials Analysis Laboratory. Since 2020 he is the head of the division of applied chemistry at Chalmers. Moreover, since October 2021, Kasper Moth – Poulsen is awarded a professor position at the Catalan Institute of Advanced Studies (ICREA) and joined the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) as a professor.

Kasper Moth-Poulsen has received several grants and awards, including an ERC starting grant, SSF future research leaders grant, Wallenberg Academy Fellow Grant, Arnbergska prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Science 2019 and 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.

Photo is taken by Johan Bodell