Gabriella Andersson

Professor at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Materials Physics

+4618-471 3589
Visiting address:
Room Å:61413 Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Postal address:
Box 516
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Distinguished Teacher 2013, Professor in materials physics 2015, specializing on magneto-optic domain imaging and tuning of magnetic properties in thin layers. Teaching undergraduate courses in fundamental physics. Coordinated a graduate school "Materials for the 21st Century" (2008-2015). Assistant head of Department of Physics and Astronomy 2015-2020, deputy head 2016-2020. Section dean for physics 2020-2023. Currently director of postgraduate studies in physics since July 2023.


  • Magnetism in thin films, multilayers/superlattices and heterostructures.

  • Magneto-optic domain imaging (Kerr microscopy)

  • Growth and characterisation using e.g. x-ray diffraction, magneto-optic Kerr effect, and neutron scattering.

Teaching (current and previous)

  • Mechanics for engineering students
  • Electromagnetism for engineering and physics students
  • BSc thesis projects for physics students
  • Measurement techniques for engineering students

Thanks to

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA), the Royal Physiographic Society in Lund, The Magnus Bergvall Foundation, the Göran Gustafsson Foundation, the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), Carl Tryggers Stiftelse and the Swedish Research Council (VR), for previous and present financial support.

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Gabriella Andersson