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The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry
The new Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry formed in 2010 comprises the areas Environmental, Inorganic, Materials, Physical and Structural 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, green 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, including exposure to contaminants and metabolites in wildlife and humans, are focal areas of research.
Our staff consists of 16 professors, several associate professors and senior researchers, about 20 post doctoral researchers, and more than 40 PhD students, see our staff list.
Last update: Aug 09, 2011
By: Nyholm, Hanna