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Department of Theoretical Physics, Lund University,
SE-223 62 Lund, Sweden
e-mail:tobias.ambjornsson AT thep.lu.se
Date of birth: January 31, 1974.
Place of birth: Växjö, Sweden.
MATNAT Physics, Linköping University, Linköping,
Sussex University, Brighton, England (1996)
via an Erasmus scholarship
Master thesis: Compactification of 11-dimensional
Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg,
supervisor: Prof. Bengt E.W. Nilsson, 1998
PhD-student at the Institute of Applied Physics,
Chalmers University of Technology,
supervisor: Prof. Peter Apell;
Licentiate Thesis, Göteborg,
Optical Excitations in Molecular
PhD Thesis, Göteborg, Electromagnetic
Response of Living Matter, 2003
PhD in physics, Chalmers University of Technology and Göteborg
PhD student, Chalmers University of Technology,
Post Doctoral Fellow, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (NORDITA),
Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006-2008
(via a Knut and Alice Wallenberg scholarship in cross-disciplinary Micro/Nano
Assistant Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics, Lund University,
Docent in Theoretical Physics, specializing in Computational
Biology, at Lund University, January 2012
2016 - Associate Professor (Lektor), Department of Theoretical Physics and
Astronomy, Lund University
Grants and awards
Crafoord Foundation: Detecting antibiotic resistance genes on plasmids using high-throughput and cell-phone microscopy based optical DNA mappings, 2018-2019.
Erling-Persson Foundation (co-PI): A novel ultrafast method for detecting multiresistant bacteria in intensive care units, 2017-2019.
Swedish Research Council, Project grant: Non-equilibrium biophysics in
nano-confined systems, 2014-2018.
Funding for DNA melting map bioinformatics project from the Carl Tryggers Foundation, 2012
Funding for a post-doctorate position from The Crafoord Foundation, Project:
"Nanoscale tracer dynamics in many-body heterogenous soft matter
Funding from Gunnar and Gunnel Källén's memorial
fund for co-organizing
program with invited scientists for PhD students and
Swedish Research Council, Project grant: "Modeling of nanoscale biophysical
processes and label-free detection using metallic nanoparticles", 2009
Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation two year post-doctorate scholarship for
studies in cross-disciplinary micro/nanoscience, including three year
repatriation position in Sweden, 2006
Erasmus scholarship, 1996
Two PhD students: Lloyd Sanders, got his PhD in February 2014.
Michaela Schad receieved here PhD in
May 2015. One post-doc: Simon Pigeon (2012-2013).
Supervised several M.Sc. and B.Sc. students.
Co-organized DNA melting map workshop, April 2010
Organizer of the
seminar series 2010-2012.
Initiated (with Ludvig Lizana) and organized the joint meeting, "The
Øresund Bio Battle", between the division of Computational Biology and
Biological Physics at Lund University and the Center for Models of Life at the
Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, May 2010 and 2011. The Bio Battle
celebrated its fourth year 2013.
Refereeing for journals:
Physical Review Letters, Nature Communications, Nano Letters, JACS,
Europhysics Letters, Journal of Chemical Physics, Physical Review B, Physical
Journal of Physics A, Journal of Physics:Condensed Matter,
Nanotechnology, Journal of Applied Physics, Chemical Physics, Physica A,
Journal of Statistical Physics, Biopolymers, Nucleic Acids Research
Lecturer and course coordinator at Lund University:
Computation Physics (undergraduate level), 2009-
Applied Complex Analysis (PhD level), 2011
Lecturer at Chalmers University of Technology and Göteborg
Morphomatics (undergraduate level), 2001-2002
Living State Physics (undergraduate level), 1999-2001
Assistant teacher at Chalmers University of Technology and Göteborg
Classical Electrodynamics (PhD level), 1999
Advanced Living State Physics (undergraduate level), 2001
Lab. assistant at Chalmers University of Technology and Göteborg
Thermodynamics (undergraduate level), 1998-2002
Electrical circuit theory (college level), 1998-2002
Seminar for Polhemsskolans high schools students, November 2009
Seminar at 'NMT-dagarna', March 2010-2011, 2015
Popular science seminar at 'Kulturkalaset', September 2010
Study director for the PhD student research school
Faculty opponent for Oskar Lindgren'ss licentiate thesis "Prediction and design of selfassembling
systems with isotropic potentials", Chalmers University, (March 2012)
Faculty opponent for Christine Edblom's licentiate thesis, "Diffusion-Induced Nonlinear Dynamics
in Carbon Nanomechanical Resonators", Chalmers University (May 2015).
Faculty opponent for Regina Schmitt's licentiate thesis "Feedback in small systems: A stochastic-thermodynamical perspective
on two models of molecular motors", Lund University (May 2016).
Member of thesis committee for Behruz Bozorg's PhD thesis "Models of mechanics
and growth in developmental biology: A Computational Morphodynamics approach",
Lund University (June 2016).
Reviewer of grant applications:
The Netherlands Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter, FOM (2016).
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Last modified July 2016.
e-mail: tobias.ambjornsson AT thep.lu.se