Research interests in our research group

Investigations of electronic and mechanical properties of deformed low-dimensional nanomaterials.

We investigate low-dimensional nanomaterials, especially carbon nanomaterials, for their structural, mechanical, vibrational, electronic, and electromechanical properties using computational methods ranging from continuum to first-principles electronic structure methods. We also contribute to physics education research.

Selected publications

Optically Forged Diffraction-Unlimited Ripples in Graphene
Pekka Koskinen, Karoliina Karppinen, Pasi Myllyperkiö, Vesa-Matti Hiltunen, Andreas Johansson, Mika Pettersson
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6179 (2018)

Primetime Learning: Collaborative and Technology-Enhanced Studying with Genuine Teacher Presence
Pekka Koskinen, Joni Lämsä, Jussi Maunuksela, Raija Hämäläinen, Jouni Viiri
Int. J. STEM Educ. (2018)

Atlas for the properties of elemental two-dimensional metals
Janne Nevalaita, Pekka Koskinen
Phys. Rev. B 97, 035411 (2018) Editor's suggestion, Physics synopsis

Optical Forging of Graphene into Three-Dimensional Shapes
Andreas Johansson, Pasi Myllyperkiö, Pekka Koskinen, Jukka Aumanen, Juha Koivistoinen, Hung Chieh Tsai, Chia Hao Chen, Lo Yueh Chang, Vesa Matti Hiltunen, Jyrki J. Manninen, Wei Yen Woon, Mika Pettersson
Nano Letters 17, 6469 (2017)