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PhD student in Materials Chemistry

Closing date: 2 May 2017.

This project will have focus on oxide mesoporous granular matter, one special member of the mesoporous family of materials. The aim is to produce a range of oxide mesoporous granular matter on bench scale and pilot scale, to tailor their size, morphology and physico-chemical properties, and most importantly to investigate their biological application potentials. 


PhD student in Physical Chemistry

Closing date: 2 May 2017.

This project will investigate new transition metal containing open framework structures, more specifically, how the magnetic properties of these materials in combination with a second property such as ion conduction, luminescence and other can be used to develop new materials with unique property combinations. 


PhD student in Physical Chemistry

Closing date: 2 May 2017.

Development of new pulse schemes for exciting and detecting the NMR signals from quadrupolar nuclei (such as 2H, 14N, 23Na, 25Al, …) in paramagnetic materials, and incorporate these new schemes into more sophisticated experiments in order to separate the information from different spin interactions, which can then be interpreted in terms of both the structure and dynamics of the system.


PhD student in Physical Chemistry

Closing date: 2 May 2017.

This project involves application of advanced solid-state NMR experimentation for probing the structures of synthetic biomaterials of potential use as bone/tooth implants, encompassing bioactive glasses and phosphate-based cements, with the aim of gaining a deeper understanding of the relationships between the composition, structure, and bioactivity of the material.


PhD student in Inorganic Chemistry

Closing date: 2 May 2017.

The aim of this project is to unlock the potential of extreme hydrothermal environments for creating truly new and unique materials. In particular, hydrothermal crystallization of aluminosilicate glasses and mesoporous silica at high pressures is expected to yield new types of zeolite-like frameworks and dense hydroxy-oxide materials, as well as unique porous forms of quartz and coesite.

Most cited department

MMK was the most cited department at Stockholm University in March 2017, with 667 citations.

Anja Mudring

Anja Mudring recive the Göran Gustaffson-prize

Anja is rewarded for her research on ionic liquids.

Prof. Xiaodong Zou

Xiaodong Zou has a membership in IVA

Xiaodong Zou has been elected member of the Department of Chemistry at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Aji Mathew

Aji Mathew is promoted

Aji Mathew has been promoted to professor of materials chemistry with a focus on biopolymer based functional materials.

Vetenskapsrådet har beviljat Aji Mathew och Xiaodong Zou finansiering

Vetenskapsrådet har beviljat Aji Mathew och Xiaodong Zou finansiering inom Swedish Research Links 2016 för projektet ”Biobased scaffolds, membranes and hydrogels for improved wound healing and bone regeneration (BIOHEAL).” Finansieringen är på 1.17 Mkr och samarbetslandet är Indien.

Smarta material för ren luft, vatten och mark

Från Stockholms universitet medverkar professor Niklas Hedin och universitetslektor Aji Mathew, båda från institutionen för material- och miljökemi.

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Extended DREAM: Multiple-length scale approach to functional nanomaterials

A team led by German Salazar-Alvarez, researcher at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, has been awarded 10 MSEK by the Swedish Research Council, VR, to develop sample environments that will allow the in-situ and in-operando multiscale characterization of novel functional nanomaterials such as biomaterials, battery components, and magnetic nanoparticles.



Inorganic Days

The conference will be held in Utsikten, Nynäshamn, 12-14 June 2017 and provides a meeting place and a platform for new collaborations for all inorganic chemists. There will be lectures given by internationally recognized experts as well as by PhD-students. Registration will open 15 December 2016.

self-assembly of nanoparticles

Understanding how the self-assembly of nanoparticles proceeds

The discovery that the assembly of synthetic nanocrystals proceeds through a two-step process where nanoparticles first agglomerate into an intermediate disordered state that then rapidly transforms into large ordered arrays is similar to what has been recently observed for many synthetic crystal and biominerals.

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The Swedish Research Council recently approved grants for MMK staff

Six of the principle investigators at MMK received grants from the Research Council this year. These grants are for the years of 2017-2020 and amounts to 20.4 MSEK.

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Berzelii Center EXSELENT on Porous Materials is a joint initiative to promote excellent, multidisciplinary and innovative research on porous materials.