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.


Associate Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Analytical chemistry

This position (in Swedish, “biträdande lektor”) is a tenure track position on development of techniques and methods for qualitative and quantitative determination of chemical compounds.

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

Stockholm Material hub workshop

Welcome to Online Workshop on Interactions between Proteins/Cells and Materials & Memorial of Prof. Zhijian James Shen 13:00-17:00 (CEST), Jun. 18th, 2021

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

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.

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 method to calculate the NMR spectra of paramagnetic species using thermalized electronic relaxation
2021. Andrew J. Pell. Journal of magnetic resonance 326

Artikel All-alkoxide based deposition and properties of a multilayer La0.67Sr0.33MnO3/CoFe2O4/La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 film
2021. P. Anil Kumar (et al.). European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2021 (18), 1736-1744

Artikel “Artificial Wood” Lignocellulosic Membranes
2021. Ievgen Pylypchuk (et al.). Membranes 11 (3)

Artikel Frequency-swept adiabatic pulses for broadband solid-state MAS NMR
2021. José P. Carvalho, Andrew J. Pell. Journal of magnetic resonance 324

Artikel Lignin-Based Porous Supraparticles for Carbon Capture
2021. Bin Zhao (et al.). ACS Nano 15 (4), 6774-6786

Artikel Macromolecular crystallography using microcrystal electron diffraction
2021. Max T. B. Clabbers, Hongyi Xu. Acta Crystallographica Section D 77, 313-324

Artikel Probing the meta-stability of oxide core/shell nanoparticle systems at atomic resolution
2021. Manuel A. Roldan (et al.). Chemical Engineering Journal 405

Artikel Tuning the glass transition of siloxane-based poly(ionic liquid)s towards high ion conductivity
2021. Manuel Reiter (et al.). Journal of Polymer Science

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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