Björn Altenburger, Lic. Eng.


My research project concerns the correlation between structure and activity of catalytic nanoparticles. For the investigation of this relation, I use the catalytically induced change of the refractive index of a reagent solution that is confined in a nanochannel, as the refractive index determines the scattering of light from the nanochannel. The goal is to create a platform that can assess the catalytic activity of single nanoparticles without the help of fluorescent markers or extensive equipment.

Curriculum Vitae

December 1990: Born in Suhl, Germany

August 2011 – July 2014: Vocational Training as Cook, Dresden and Cottbus, Germany

September 2017: B.Sc. in Physics, University of Rostock, Germany

September 2019: M.Sc. in Physics, University of Rostock, Germany

January 2020 - current: PhD student, Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

November 2022: Lic.Eng in Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

Prizes and other achievements

Prize for best poster, EI Nano Poster Day, 26.10.21

Björn Altenburger

Fysik Forskarhus, Floor 5

Department of Physics
Chalmers University of Technology
Fysikgränd 3
SE-412 96 Göteborg