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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SU Business Model Cup

Do you have a sustainable business idea and want to compete? If so, the SU Business Model Cup is perfect for you! The competition is open from Sept 23 until Nov 8, all students and researchers from Stockholm University can participate.

The Electron Microscopy of the Future

SSF-funded project “A Multidimensional Toolkit for Modern Electron Microscopy” is highlighted in “Framtidens Forskning”.

SwedNMR and ARTEMI Granted

The VR/RFI applications for SwedNMR and ARTEMI (atomic resolution transmission electron microscopy) in which MMK is partner have been granted.


Drop-in vaccination against Covid-19 at Frescati campus

A vaccination unit will come to the Frescati campus to offer drop-in vaccination against Covid-19 and you can get vaccinated without booking an appointment in advance.

This applies to everybody, Swedish personal number or not.


Stockholm Material Hub Workshops

Save the dates for the next series of workshops organized by Stockholm material hub. See the dates and themes in the SMH homepage:


Large infrastructure grant to EMC at Stockholm university

The Electron Microscopy Center (EMC) at Stockholm University has been granted 15 MSEK by The Swedish Research Council for upgrade of the scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and soft matter sample preparation facilities.

Prof. Mattias Edén

Project on Cements for New Bone Implants Highlighted in "Framtidens Forskning"

An article in Framtidens Forskning highlights the progress made in the SSF-funded project "Active Calcium Phosphate Cements" for the next-generation of bone implants. The project involves groups at Uppsala University, Gothenburg University, Karolinska Institute, and Mattias Edén, Renny Mathew, and Baltzar Stevensson at MMK.

Michelle defense

Congratulations to our new masters in Analytical Chemistry

Another successful school year got a fantastic ending when eighth masters’ students on the Analytical Chemistry program defended their Master’s theses.

Gradual opening

MMKs local corona recommendations for work and teaching

Temporary research rooms

Flexiroom C513 is a researchroom with temprorary places until 210930

Seminarroom C510 and C516 is a researchroom with temprorary places until 210829

James Shen

Professor Zhijian James Shen has passed away

Our dear colleague Professor Zhijian James Shen has recently passed away at an age of 59 years. James was associated and employed at Stockholm University and the Department since 1993. We will remember James for his very friendly and care-taking demeanor and for his intelligence and enthusiastic and hard-working attitude. We would like to share our memories of him with his family. If you have photos/pictures or a few sentences of memories please collect them and send them to Mirva Eriksson ( and/or Lu Song  ( This text will be updated when we have more information.


 Gunnar Svensson, prefekt

Picture of Adam Slabon.

New master’s programme in sustainable chemistry

This autumn Stockholm University will start a new master’s programme in sustainable chemistry. It is the first complete master’s programme in this area in Europe and part of the university´s effort to focus on sustainable chemistry.

Beyond Benign

MMK Sign the Green Chemistry Commitment

To make green chemistry an integral part of chemistry education.

Dag Noréus

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.


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.

Recent Publications

Artikel A general mechanism of grain growth -I. Theory
2021. Jianfeng Hu (et al.). Journal of Materiomics 7 (5), 1007-1013

Artikel Atomistic Perspective on Biomolecular Adsorption on Functionalized Carbon Nanomaterials under Ambient Conditions
2021. Marzieh Saeedimasine, Erik G. Brandt, Alexander P. Lyubartsev. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 125 (1), 416-430

Artikel Curcuminoid-Tailored Interfacial Free Energy of Hydrophobic Fibers for Enhanced Biological Properties
2021. Wevernilson F. de Deus (et al.). ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 13 (21), 24493-24504

Artikel Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Reduction on Femtosecond Laser-Processed Copper Electrodes
2021. Thomas Gimpel (et al.). ACS Applied Energy Materials 4 (6), 5927-5934

Artikel Enhanced Sunlight-Driven Reactive Species Generation via Polarization Field in Nanopiezoelectric Heterostructures
2021. Xiaofeng Zhou (et al.). ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 13 (25), 29691-29707

Artikel Exotic structural motifs in aluminosilicate glasses quantified by solid-state NMR and molecular dynamics simulations
2021. Baltzar Stevensson, Mattias Edén. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 569

Artikel Guide to Semi-Quantitative Non-Targeted Screening Using LC/ESI/HRMS
2021. Louise Malm (et al.). Molecules 26 (12)

Artikel HPM-16, a Stable Interrupted Zeolite with a Multidimensional Mixed Medium-Large Pore System Containing Supercages
2021. Zihao Rei Gao (et al.). Angewandte Chemie International Edition 60 (37), 20249-20252

Artikel Ionic Liquid-Based Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells-Insights into Electrolyte and Redox Mediator Design
2021. Guillaume Bousrez (et al.). ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 9 (24), 8107-8114

Artikel Isoreticular Chemistry of Group 13 Metal-Organic Framework Compounds Based on V-Shaped Linker Molecules
2021. Timo Rabe (et al.). Inorganic Chemistry 60 (12), 8861-8869

Artikel Metadynamics Simulations of the pH-Dependent Adsorption of Phosphoserine and Citrate on Disordered Apatite Surfaces
2021. Baltzar Stevensson, Mattias Edén. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 125 (22), 11987-12003

Artikel Microscopic shear flow simulations of a biaxial smectic A liquid crystal based on the soft ellipsoid string-fluid
2021. Sten Sarman, Aatto Laaksonen. Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP

Artikel Multitasking tartaric-acid-enabled, highly conductive, and stable MXene/conducting polymer composite for ultrafast supercapacitor
2021. Miao Zhang (et al.). Cell Reports Physical Science 2 (6)

Artikel Ni2P Nanoparticles Embedded in Mesoporous SiO2 for Catalytic Hydrogenation of SO2 to Elemental S
2021. Xinnan Lu (et al.). ACS Applied Nano Materials 4 (6), 5665-5676

Artikel Peritectic Formation and Phase Stability of the Icosahedral Quasicystal i-GdCd and Its Ternary Variants with Zn, Mg, and Y
2021. Girma Gebresenbut (et al.). Crystal Growth & Design 21 (6), 3355-3363

Artikel Structure and formation of amorphous calcium phosphate and its role as surface layer of nanocrystalline apatite
2021. Mattias Edén. Materialia 17

Artikel Template-synthesis of a poly(ionic liquid)-derived Fe1−xS/nitrogen-doped porous carbon membrane and its electrode application in lithium–sulfur batteries
2021. Sadaf Saeedi Garakani (et al.). Materials Advances 2 (15), 5203-5212

Artikel Toward waste valorization by converting bioethanol production residues into nanoparticles and nanocomposite films
2021. Guillaume N. Rivière (et al.). Sustainable Materials and Technologies 28

Artikel Tracing colophonium in consumer products
2021. Ann-Therese Karlberg, Mhd-Hussam Albadr, Ulrika Nilsson. Contact Dermatitis

Artikel Tuning the Topology of Three-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks via Steric Control
2021. Yang Xie (et al.). Journal of the American Chemical Society 143 (19), 7279-7284

Artikel Unravelling the Hydration Barrier of Lignin Oleate Nanoparticles for Acid- and Base-Catalyzed Functionalization in Dispersion State
2021. Adrian Moreno (et al.). Angewandte Chemie International Edition 60 (38), 20897-20905

Artikel Vibrational properties of High Entropy Alloy based metal hydrides probed by inelastic neutron scattering
2021. Gustav Ek (et al.). Journal of Alloys and Compounds 877

Sustainable Chemistry

NEW: MSc Programme in Sustainable Chemistry

Sustainable chemistry, also which embraces the concept of green chemistry, is an area that focuses on safe design of synthesis pathways, processing routes, and the derivation and analysis of products that minimizes the use and generation of hazardous substances.

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