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.


New project "Long LAsting BATtery System"

Rechargeable batteries are important technological enablers when connecting intermittent solar- and wind power to the electric grid. As the needed number of batteries is huge, it is important that the batteries can function well for a long time and that they can be sustainability produced and recycled. These are the aims of a new European battery development project “LOLABAT” (Long LAsting BATtery System), where our department is one of seventeen partners.

Jędrzej Piątek

Green chemistry key to recycle lithium-ion batteries

Are current recycling technologies of Li-ion batteries indeed sustainable? A new article envisions a sustainable recycling process operating on the principles of green chemistry.

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.

PhD student in emitter materials Ref. No. SU FV-0990-21

Project title: Development of new emitter materials for energy efficient lighting (OLDEDs, LECs)

Project leaders (PIs): Professor Anja-Verena Mudring (main supervisor), and Dr. Guillaume Bousrez (co-supervisor).

Closing date: 23 April 2021.

PhD student in lignin-based materials Ref. No. SU FV-0989-21

Project title: Biocatalytic membranes assembled from spherical lignin particles.

Project leader (PI): Assist. Prof. Mika Sipponen (main supervisor); Prof. Jiayin Yuan (co-supervisor).

Closing date: 23 April 2021.

PhD student in electron diffraction Ref. No. SU FV-0988-21

Project title: Development of high-throughput serial (rotation) electron diffraction and its application for phase and structural analysis of pharmaceutics and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)

Project leaders (PI): Prof. Xiaodong Zou (main supervisor); Dr. Yi Luo (MMK, co-supervisor) and Dr. Stefan Norberg (AstraZeneca, co-supervisor).

Closing date: 23 April 2021.

PhD student in enzyme structure Ref. No. SU FV-0987-21

Project title: Developing electron crystallographic methods to probe 3D atomic structures and charges in metalloproteins and enzymes.

Supervisor: Prof. Xiaodong Zou (main-supervisor); Dr. Hongyi Xu and Prof. Martin Högbom (co-supervisor).

Closing date: 23 April 2021.

PhD student in electron nanocrystallography Ref. No. SU FV-0986-21

Project title: Development and application of electron crystallography methods for studying protein-ligand interactions

Project leaders (PI): Dr. Hongyi Xu (main supervisor); Prof. Xiaodong Zou (co-supervisor).

Closing date: 23 April 2021.

Master project in Materials Chemistry

Dispersion barriers by formed fiber for renewability, recyclability and biodegradability at Stora Enso, Karlstad. Closing date: 20 April 2021.

Postdoc in Solid-State NMR

Solid-State NMR Studies on the Crystallization of Pharmaceuticals From Ionic Liquids. Closing Date: April 20, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow in Materials Chemistry Ref. No. SU FV-0808-21

Project Title ”Long Lasting Battery System (LOLABAT)". Closing date: April 30, 2021.

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 Applications of X-ray and Electron Crystallography in Structural Investigations of Zeolites
2021. Chao Ma (et al.). Gaodeng xuéxiào huàxué xuébào 42 (1), 188-200

Artikel Sensibilization of p-NiO with ZnSe/CdS and CdS/ZnSe quantum dots for photoelectrochemical water reduction
2021. Can Lu (et al.). Nanoscale 13 (2), 869-877

Artikel Structure-direction towards the new large pore zeolite NUD-3
2021. Fei-Jian Chen (et al.). Chemical Communications 57 (2), 191-194

Artikel Synthesis of luminescent semiconductor nanoparticles in ionic liquids -the importance of the ionic liquid in the formation of quantum dots
2021. Meike Leu, Paul Campbell, Anja-Verena Mudring. Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews 14 (1), 128-136


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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