Erik Martinsson

Erik Martinsson

Postdoctoral researcher

Dr Erik Martinsson graduated from Linköping University, Sweden in 2007 with a MSc in Chemical Biology. He was awarded a PhD in Molecular Physics at Linköping University, Sweden in 2014 in the research group of associate professor Daniel Aili. Dr Martinsson is currently a postdoctoral researcher in associate professor Aili's research group.

Research interest

My research focuses on biosensing applications and devices based on the unique optical properties of plasmonic nanoparticles.

Expertise in

  • Plasmonics
  • Gold nanoparticles
  • Biosensing
  • UV-Vis spectroscopy


MSc in Chemical Biology

Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

PhD in Molecular Physics

Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed articles

E. Martinsson, M. M. Shahjamali, N. Large, N. Zaraee, Y. Zhou, G. C. Schatz, C. A. Mirkin, D. Aili, "Influence of Surfactant Bilayers on the Refractive Index Sensitivity and Catalytic Properties of Anisotropic Gold Nanoparticles", Small, 2016, 12, 330-342.

E. Martinsson, M. A. Otte, M. M. Shahjamali, B. Sepulveda, D. Aili, "Substrate effect on the refractive index sensitivity of silver nanoparticles", J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 24680-24687

E. Martinsson, M. M. Shahjamali, K. Enander, F. Boey, C. Xue, D. Aili, B. Liedberg, "Local refractive index sensing based on edge gold-coated silver nanoprisms", J. Phys. Chem. C, 2013, 117, 23148-23154

PhD thesis

E. Martinsson "Nanoplasmonic Sensing using Metal Nanoparticles" Linköping Studies in Science and Technology Dissertation No. 1624,


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