Denis Music is a professor at the Department of Materials Science and Applied Mathematics at Malmö University. He received his PhD at Linköping University in 2003 and Habilitation (Docent) at RWTH Aachen University in 2008. His core skills include density functional theory as well as characterization and synthesis techniques, including non-equilibrium methods (plasma) giving rise to novel synthesis routes for advanced nanomaterials. Denis does interdisciplinary research in Materials Science of thin films. He uses theoretical and experimental means to design novel thermoelectric devices and other energy materials as well as explore underlying growth phenomena. Other research interests include nanolaminates, hard coatings, and organic/inorganic hybrid materials.