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Alexander Edström

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Hannes Alfvéns väg 12

About me

I use first principles theory and electronic structure calculations to investigate the properties of materials, particularly magnetism and magnetic materials. Recently, I am interested in strain gradient or curvature induced magnetic phenomena (flexomagnetism).

I recieved my PhD at the Uppsala University, division for Materials Theory, in 2016, with a thesis focused on first principles theory of magnetic materials. After that I spent three years as postdoctoral researcher at the ETH Zürich in Switzerland, where I studied novel phenomena in multiferroic materials. Next, I started my current research direction of flexomagnetism, as VR International Postdoc hosted at KTH and Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) in Barcelona, Spain.

My publications are listed on Google Scholar.

I participate in the Method Development for Materials Design (MD2) project of the Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC).

I also participate in the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE) through the WISE/WASP joint program, together with Pawel Herman and Madhura Marathe.

Research Interests

  • Materials theory
  • First principles calculations
  • Flexomagnetism
  • Curvilinear magnetism
  • Magnetism and magnetic materials
  • Multiferroic materials
  • Magnetoelectric effects
  • Simulations of Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  • Ferroelectricity
  • Caloric effects
  • Permanent magnet materials
  • 2D magnetism

Selected Publications


Classical Physics (SK1104), assistant | Course web

Elementary Physics (SK1151), teacher, assistant | Course web

Solid State Physics (SK2758), teacher, assistant | Course web