Håkan Rensmo

Professor at Department of Physics and Astronomy, X-ray Photon Science

Mobile phone:
+46 70 1679145
Visiting address:
Room ÅNG 60111 Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Postal address:
Box 516
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Professor in Physics and head of the program Condensed Matter Physics of Energy Material

The group of professor Rensmo develop and implement the new possibilities with X-ray science with the aim to develop a fundamental understanding of key processes connected energy materials including light to electrical energy conversion and storage with applications such as photovoltaics and batteries.

Keywords: x-ray science energy materials interfaces energy conversion

Master of Science in Physics and Chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1992

PhD, Physical Chemistry, Dept. of Physical Chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1992-1998, Titel: “Dye-sensitized Nanostructured Metal Oxide Electrodes, Photoelectrochemical, Quantum Chemical and Electron Spectroscopic Studies”

Post-Doc., Nanochem. group, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. College Dublin, Ireland,1998-2000

Docent, Physics, Dept. of Physics, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2003

Current position: Professor in Physics 2011, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University. Head of the Division of Molecular and Condensed Matter Physics.

Supervision: Involved in more than 20 PhDs and Post Docs


  • Lilly and Sven Thuréus price 2015, Royal Society of Sciences (For basic research on energy materials including photovoltaics and Li-ion batteris)
  • Thalénska priset för år 2006, Royal Society of Sciences (For the broad research at the interfaces between chemistry and physics, mainly in the area of solar cells and nanostructuresd materials)
  • The 2002 Gustafsson prize for younger researchers, Göran Gustafsson Foundation (1000 kkr, 2002-2005) for studies on Functional Hybrid Molecular Materials.

Conference committees

  • Local organizing committee, 4th Hybrid an Organic Photovoltaics Conference (HOPV2012) Uppsala 2012.
  • International scientific committee, Trends in Organic Electronics and Hybrid Photovoltaics, Nano-Sol-Net International Symposium, Eforie Nord, Romania 2008
  • Coordinator for workshop on Energy Research, Science at MaxIV, Lund 2007
  • Program committee, the16th International Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar energy (IPS), Uppsala 2006,
  • Local organizing committee, 9th International Conference on Electronic Spectroscopy and Structure (ICESS), Uppsala 2003.


More than 170 peer-review publications, 9800 (12000) citations, h-index of 50 (57). Web of Science (Google Scholar in parenthesis). During the last 10 years him and his group has more about 50 conference contributions (about 20 in oral form including invitation to the recent MRS, HOPV and HAXPES conferences).

Member in Research Constellations.

Member in The Ångström Advanced Battery Centre at Uppsala University.

Member in the Centre for Molecular devices (CMD), Uppsala University/KTH

Member in StandUp for Energy at Uppsala University/KTH

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Håkan Rensmo