Sven Öberg
Sven Öberg

Sven Öberg

Professor Emeritus
Luleå University of Technology
Applied Physics
Materials Science
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
+46 (0)920 491066
E192 Luleå


My main research is in the area of applied mathematics and computational physics/chemistry.

A major part this work involves developing efficient methods and computer software for first-principles calculations on large atomic systems (1000 atoms or more), based on Density-Functional Theory (DFT), with applications mostly on defects in semiconductors, but also on nanostructures and biochemical molecules.



I teach engineering students in mathematics, numerical analysis and parallel computing. Also give a number of PhD courses on modelling in materials science.


Part time, I am also advanced consultant in scientific computing and project leader at the High Performance Computing Centre North at Umeå University.



Article in journal

Anisotropic and plane-selective migration of the carbon vacancy in SiC (2019)

Theory and experiment
Bathen. M, Coutinho. J, Ayedh. H, Hassan. J, Farkas. I, Öberg. S, et al.
Physical Review B, Vol. 100, nr. 1
Article in journal

The bulk conversion depth of the NV-center in diamond (2019)

computing a charged defect in a neutral slab
Löfgren. R, Pawar. R, Öberg. S, Larsson. A
New Journal of Physics, Vol. 21
Article in journal

Accurate control of the covalent functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes for the electro-enzymatically controlled oxidation of biomolecules (2018)

Allali. N, Urbanova. V, Etienne. M, Devaux. X, Mallet. M, Vigolo. B, et al.
Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, Vol. 9, s. 2750-2762
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Computational study of the CO adsorption and diffusion in zeolites (2018)

validating the Reed–Ehrlich model
Berezovsky. V, Öberg. S
Adsorption, Vol. 24, nr. 4, s. 403-413