Stairs in the Arrhenius Laboratory
Stairs in the Arrhenius Laboratory

Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry comprises the areas Inorganic, Materials, and Physical Chemistry, with the purpose to address novel and present research tasks, to teach chemistry and to contribute to a sustainable development of our society.

New materials are developed for renewable energy production, hydrogen storage, carbon dioxide separation, controlled release, sustainable chemistry, sensors and implants. Fundamental understanding of the structure and bonding of molecules, clusters and particles is acquired by combining experimental and theoretical methods in collaborative interdisciplinary research.

The basic knowledge is used in the design, synthesis and assembly of hard and soft materials, such as ceramics, porous and biomaterials, liquid crystals and soft biological matter. Linking chemical structures and reactivity with the physical and chemical properties of compounds and materials and assessing their potential usefulness as well as impact on the environment are focal areas of research.