Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry

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The research at MMK addresses important challenges in energy, environment and health. We work for a better world and sustainable society.

We focus on developing new materials for a sustainable society, employing green synthesis and sustainable processing routes. We develop advanced methodologies for chemical analysis and structural characterisation, including analytical chemistry tools, electron crystallography, different spectroscopic methods and multiscale  modelling.

The research activities are divided into 10 profile areas, conducted by 26 research groups.


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Återvinning av batterier förenklas med ny metod

En ny metod för att återvinna gamla batterier kan ge bättre och billigare laddningsbara hydridbatterier (NiMH). Det visar en ny studie av forskare vid Stockholms universitet.

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5.8 million kronor for Stockholm Material Hub

Region Stockholm has granted 36.4 million kronor to technology projects that couple basic research with entrepreneurship. Stockholm Material Hub, led by Stockholm University researchers James Shen, Aji Mathew and Mirva Eriksson, has received 5.8 MSEK to develop materials for use in healthcare and bring them to market.

New solutions for cutting CO2 emissions

Sustainable catalytic processes for CO2 conversion to platform chemicals and novel materials


In silico studies towards highly specific antibodies for the novel coronavirus

A Brazilian research group together with professor Aatto Laksonen from the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry at Stockholm University and Petru Poni Institute in Iasi have confirmed how the spike protein receptor binding domain of the new coronavirus enters the human cell. Based on these molecular insights the researchers have been able to propose more efficient binder candidates. This discovery has the potential to improve the development of a new vaccine and/or an antiviral drug. These recent findings are published in the scientific journal Virus Research.


Corona: MMK donates protective visors for Swedish hospitals

3D printing process of protective visors The 3D printing process of protective visors was conducted in Prof. Aji Mathew’s and Prof. Jiayin Yuan’s group.

Hand sanitizer team

Corona: MMK Produce Hand Sanitizer for Hospitals

We have now delivered more than 20 000 liters of hand sanitizer to the hospitals and elderly homes.


Information for students and staff about the coronavirus

Information on the coronavirus in relation to Stockholm University's activities is updated continuously.

Robin Rogers. Foto: Alec Tremaine Photography


Prominent US chemists guest professors at Stockholm University

Robin D. Rogers and Paul Anastas are world-renowned for their work on developing eco-friendly chemicals. In 2019 and 2020, they are guest professors at Stockholm University.


Large research grant for developing green chemistry

The Swedish financier Mistra and industry partners are collectively investing SEK 100 million in the four-year research program SAFECHEM, which aims to create a sustainable chemicals industry and reduce exposure to hazardous substances. Of all the applicants involved, Stockholm University has been awarded the largest sum, approximately SEK 30 million.

Recent Publications

Artikel Divergent Chemistry Paths for 3D and 1D Metallo-Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs)
2020. Hai-Sen Xu (et al.). Angewandte Chemie International Edition 59, 2-8
Artikel Entrapping Digestive Enzymes with Engineered Mesoporous Silica Particles Reduces Metabolic Risk Factors in Humans
2020. Erik R. Waara (et al.). Advanced Healthcare Materials
Artikel Influence of the substitution pattern of four naphthalenedicarboxylic acids on the structures and properties of group 13 metal-organic frameworks and coordination polymers
2020. Timo Rabe (et al.). Dalton Transactions 49 (15), 4861-4868
Artikel Na-Ni-H Phase Formation at High Pressures and High Temperatures
2020. Kristina Spektor (et al.). ACS Omega 5 (15), 8730-8743