Senior research fellow, Institute of Physics at the University of Tartu
Vambola Kisand earned MSc degree in physics (1996) from the University of Tartu (title of the thesis: “Electronic excitations in different crystal structures”) and PhD degree in physics (2001) from the University of Hamburg (title of the thesis: “Creation of free excitons in solid krypton investigated by time-resolved luminescence spectroscopy”). He has wide experience in the field of synchrotron spectroscopy and he has worked with different beamlines and methods in HASYLAB at DESY (Hamburg) and MAX-lab in Sweden (Lund).
Currently he is a senior research fellow in Institute of Physics at the University of Tartu. His present research interests include physics of thin films and molecules, photoelectron spectroscopy, nanostructured materials and nanosafety. He has been CEO of Estonian Nanotechnology Competence Center and is currently member of the supervisory board of this company. He is also Estonia expert in Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme committe.
He is (co)author of more than 60 scientific papers in refereed journals. He gives as well several courses in University of Tartu, including course about nanosafety.