Lars Montelius

Professor Lars Montelius

Professor Lars Montelius has held the position of Director General for INL, The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory located in Braga, Portugal, since 1 September 2014. INL is the only true international by status nanotechnology RTO worldwide. He is also a professor in Nanotechnology at Lund University, Sweden. His 30 years of work in nanotechnology has centred on lithography & processing applied to various nanodevices. 

Especially in the area of Nanoimprint Lithography, he and his research group have published several seminal articles. Recent research interests are on exploratory nanotechnology in the life sciences, e.g. in the neuronanosciences. Lars has published more than 170 articles, given more than 80 invited talks and has filed 54 patents. He was during 2003-2009 Dean of the Physics Department, Science and Engineering Faculties, Lund University. Director 2009-2011 for Øresund University & Øresund Science Region, being a cross-border cooperation between eleven universities, three regional authorities, two countries in the Øresund Region. He was Chair 2007-2014 of the Swedish Technical Standardization Committee on Nanotechnology.

Lars is the founder of several Swedish companies working with nanotechnology. Currently he is the President for IUVSTA: The International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications with more than 150,000 members from 32 countries and he is a member of the EC Executive High Level Group (HLG) at DG NMPB, board member and Working Group Chair of the two European Technology Platforms NANOFutures: The European initiative for sustainable development by Nanotechnologies and EuMat: The European Technology Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies.