Sven Tougaard

Portrait of Sven Tougaard

Professor WSD

Phone: (+45) 6550 3530

Short CV


  • 1979: Ph.D. in Material Science and Surface Physics, Odense University
  • 1975: M. Sc. in Solid State and Semiconductor Physics from the Danish Technical University, Copenhagen


  • 2015-Present: Professor WSD at University of Southern Denmark.
  • 1994-Present: Research director of QUASES-Tougaard Inc. (
  • 1984-2015: Associate Professor at University of Southern Denmark
  • 1983-1984: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Universität Osnabrück, Germany (Alexander von Humboldt research fellow)
  • 1980-1983: Postdoctoral Research Associate. at Odense University, Denmark
  • 1978-1980: Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Houston, USA


  • 2012: Albert Nerken Award by the American Vacuum Society “for contributions to the development of improved methods to characterize thin-film nanostructures by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy”,
  • 2007: Rivière Prize awarded by the UK Surface Analysis Forum, “for work which has been judged outstanding in its continuing and lasting contribution to surface analysis”
  • 1988: dr. scient., University of Southern Denmark
  • 1987: Fyns Stitstidendes Research Prize

Research Interests

Experimental and theoretical investigations of the interaction of energetic electrons with nanostructured materials. Development of new methods to determine the electronic properties of nano-structured materials and new advanced methods to non-destructive determination of the three dimensional composition of solids with nano-meter resolution.