Per Eklund

Senior Lecturer and Group Leader in Thin Film Physics at Linköping University

Membership period 2011–2016

I am an experimental physicist and materials scientist specializing in thin film physics; I study and develop coatings for applications in electrical contacts, hard coatings such as tools, and in energy-related applications such as fuel cells and thermoelectric materials for waste heat recovery, as well as fundamental materials studies to understand the underlying physics. I coordinate and manage several research collaborations with industry.


Click to enlarge. Photo: Marcus Marcetic/Young Academy of Sweden

Per Eklund Photo: Markus Marcetic/Young Academy of Sweden

(Click for high resolution image, opens in new window) Photo: Markus Marcetic/Young Academy of Sweden


Born: 1977
Family: Single
Interests: Sports. Has black belt in judo and is a referee for Swedish top-level judo.
Other: Double champion in the TV quiz show “Jeopardy” in 2001.

“I am a member of the Young Academy of Sweden because it's an excellent forum for both science communication and policy, and provides a voice for younger researchers. But mostly because it is very rewarding for everyone involved.”

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