Anders Persson

Senior lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Division of Microsystems Technology

Visiting address:
Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Postal address:
Box 35
751 03 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I am working as a research fellow at the Division of Microsystems Technology at the Department of Engineering Sciences. My research is focused on miniaturized spectrometers, i.e., small instruments for revealing the content of different gases. I am particularly interested in spectrometers that can resolve different isotopes, primarily carbon isotopes, which are important measurements in, e.g., planetary exploration and environmental science.

I was born in Vänersborg in 1982, and vent through primary school in Arvika, where I graduated in 2001.

The same year, I moved to Uppsala and studied archaeology for a year before I started the Master of Science in Engineering Physics program, where I eventually specialized in Space technology. I wrote my master thesis at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics on the topic of “Vavilov-Cherenkov Radiation Near Dielectric Boundaries with Applications to Ultrahigh Energy Neutrino Detection” where I investigated the possibility of using the lunar regolith to detect high energy neutrinos. I received my Master’s degree in 2007.

During the summer of 2007 I started a PhD at the Ångström Space Technology Center at Uppsala University. The topic of my PhD studies was “Magnetoresistance and space” where I studied how magnetic field sensors based on different magnetoresistive effects could find use in space. My focus was to study different designs and manufacturing methods for such sensors, and investigate how they performed in space-equivalent environments, in order to demonstrate their potential for use in space.

I defended my thesis in 2011, after which I stayed on at ÅSTC for another year to continue my work on the magnetic field sensors. I also initiated a new project focusing on miniaturized sensors for measurements of carbon isotopes in planetary exploration, particularly to look for signs of past or present life on Mars.

After a two year postdoc at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, where I studied similar methods for isotope analysis, I am now back at ÅSTC where I continue my research on miniaturized gas sensors for use both in space and other fields of science ,e.g., environmental science and studies of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Anders Persson