Academic journeys

6 questions for the professor with Kirsten Moselund

Internationally leading researcher within integrated electronics and photonics, Professor Kirsten Moselund, is appointed adjunct professor at Electro. She talked to us about her academic journey from MSc from DTU to full professor and what the future holds for both herself and the field.

Professor Kirsten Moselund in lab at EPFL
Adjunct Professor Kirsten Moselund in the lab. ©Paul Scherrer Institut


Kirsten E. Moselund received her M.Sc. Degree in Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2003 and her Ph.D. Degree in Microelectronics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2008. In 2008, she joined IBM Research Europe - Zurich, where she took on a number of different positions before returning to academia. Lastly she managed the Materials Integration and Nanoscale Devices group.

Since 2022 she is head of the new Laboratory of Nano and Quantum Technologies (LNQ)  at Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI). LNQ focuses on the development of nanotechnology capability as well as different technologies for quantum computing. The ETHZ-PSI Quantum Computing Hub is located at PSI and embedded within LNQ. She is also full professor of electrical and microengineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at EPFL and part of the EPFL Quantum Science and Engineering center (QSE).

Throughout her career, she has worked on various topics related to semiconductor devices and technology development, such as low-power electronics, cryogenic electronics, integrated photonics and topological devices. She received an ERC starting grant on the development of hybrid photonic-plasmonic nanolasers. She is author/co-author of more than 100 papers and has filed >30 patents.

Adjunct Professor Kirsten Moselund at her inaugural lecture
Adjunct Professor Kirsten Moselund at her inaugural lecture at DTU Electro


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