Kasper Moth-Poulsen

Kasper Moth-Poulsen

Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona & Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

Kasper Moth-Poulsen (KMP) studied Chemistry and obtained his PhD from University of Copenhagen (Denmark) in 2007. He worked as a postdoc in denmark for 2 years before moving to UC Berkeley as a post doctoral Scholar. In 2011 KMP joined Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg (Sweden) as an assistant professor and later associate and full professor (2019). Since October 2021 KMP is awarded a professor position at the Catalan Institute of Advanced Studies (ICREA) and joins the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) as a professor in 2021. Since 2023 he is a professor at the polytechnic University of Catalunya

Research interests

My research in nanomaterials chemistry has focused on 3 research topics, the most prominent is the development of solar energy storage in molecular photoswitches, so-called MOST systems. This class of materials offers an emission free way to capture and store solar energy.Thompson reuters and more. In a second research area, I’ve been developing nanomaterials for molecular electronics, catalysis and sensing. Notable achievements are the development of the plastic plasmonics concept where we combine nanoparticle based sensors with functional polymers.  Another outcome is the use of flow chemistry to produce large amounts of nanoparticles with specific surface facets. The flow chemistry allows for a high degree of automation, reaction optimization and quality monitoring using artificial intelligence and machine learning concepts. This research has lead to the formation of the startup Nano Scientifica Scandinavica AB.

Selected publications

– Dreos A, Ge J, Najera F, Tebikachew BE, Perez-Inestrosa E, Moth-Poulsen K, Blennow K, Zetterberg H & Hanrieder J 2023, ‘Investigating New Applications of a Photoswitchable Fluorescent Norbornadiene as a Multifunctional Probe for Delineation of Amyloid Plaque Polymorphism‘, Acs Sensors, 8, 4, 1500-1509.

– Baronas P, Elholm JL & Moth-Poulsen K 2023, ‘Efficient degassing and ppm-level oxygen monitoring flow chemistry system‘, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 8(8):2052-2059.

– Bharmoria P, Ooi SA, Cellini A, et al. 2023, ‘Protein cohabitation: long-term immunoglobulin G storage at room temperature‘, Journal Of Materials Chemistry B, 11, 5400-5405.

– Darmadi I, Ostergren I, Lerch S, et al. 2023, ‘Bulk-Processed Plasmonic Plastic Nanocomposite Materials for Optical Hydrogen Detection‘, Accounts Of Chemical Research, 56, 13, 1850 – 1861.

– Wen X, Nazemi SA, da Silva RR & Moth-Poulsen K 2023, ‘The Effect of the Pd Precursors on the Shape of Hollow Ag-Pd Alloy Nanoparticles Using Ag Nanocubes as Seeds‘, Langmuir, 39, 32, 11268 – 11273.

– Hillers-Bendtsen AE, Elholm JL, Obel OB, Hölzel H, Moth-Poulsen K & Mikkelsen KV 2023, ‘Searching the Chemical Space of Bicyclic Dienes for Molecular Solar Thermal Energy Storage Candidates‘, Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 62, 40, e202309543.

– Naimovicius L, Bharmoria P & Moth-Poulsen K 2023, ‘Triplet-triplet annihilation mediated photon upconversion solar energy systems‘, Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 7, 12, 2297-2315.

– Darmadi I, Piella J, Stolas A, Andersson C, Tiburski C, Moth-Poulsen K & Langhammer C 2023, ‘Plasma Cleaning of Cationic Surfactants from Pd Nanoparticle Surfaces: Implications for Hydrogen Sorption‘, Acs Applied Nano Materials, 6, 10, 8168-8177.