Prof. Dr. Kirsten Moselund

Kirsten Moselund

Head of Laboratory for Nano and Quantum Technologies (LNQ)

Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI

EPFL has appointed Kirsten Moselund as full professor of electrical and microengineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. At the same time, she will head the new Laboratory Nano and Quantum Technologies (LNQ) from 1 February 2022. LNQ deals with the use of nanotechnology in the field of short-wave light and expand activities in the field of quantum technologies, e.g. in connection with the ETHZ-PSI Quantum Computing Hub. Furthermore, she will strengthen cooperation with both EPFL and industry and promote the founding of new start-ups.

Kirsten Moselund received the M.Sc. Degree in Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2003 and the Ph.D. Degree in Microelectronics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2008. In 2008, she joined the IBM Research Europe in Zurich, where she managed the Materials Integration and Nanoscale Devices group with around 20-25 engineers and scientists. The group works on a broad range of topics from Neuromorphic computing, topological devices, nanophotonics and control electronics for quantum computing.

She worked on various topics related to semiconductor devices and technology development, such as low-power electronics, cryogenic electronics, integrated photonics and topological devices. Her current projects are focused on the development of III-V on silicon monolithic integration for novel electronic and photonic device concepts.  She holds an ERC grant on the development of hybrid photonic-plasmonic nanolasers.

She is author/co-author of more than 100 papers and has 25+ patents filed. She is a member of the Wissenschaftliche Beirat of IHP Microelectronics, and member of the Kuratorium IMS Chips, Stuttgart University.

Kirsten Moselund's own research interests include nanophotonics, III-V electronics and nanotechnology. She is involved in the design, fabrication and characterisation of new nanoelectronic devices with very low power consumption. Her research is characterised by the combination of technology and physics that enables her to design innovative devices. She is Principal Investigator (PI) in several EU and Swiss research projects in these areas and holds an ERC grant for nanolasers.