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.


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

Postdoc in water splitting

Project leader: Professor Mats Johnsson. Closing date: 24 May 2021.

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 30 Years of research on ESI/MS response
2021. Piia Liigand (et al.). Analytica Chimica Acta 1152

Artikel Bioinspired 3D Printable, Self-Healable, and Stretchable Hydrogels with Multiple Conductivities for Skin-like Wearable Strain Sensors
2021. Jingjiang Wei (et al.). ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 13 (2), 2952-2960

Artikel Chemisorption of CO2 on diaminated silica as bicarbonates and different types of carbamate ammonium ion pairs
2021. Anthony E. Szego, Aleksander Jaworski, Niklas Hedin. Materials advances 2 (1), 448-454

Artikel Dual-Cationic Poly(ionic liquid)s Carrying 1,2,4-Triazolium and Imidazolium Moieties
2021. Wei Cao (et al.). ACS Macro Letters 10 (1), 161-166

Artikel Interplay between the Reorientational Dynamics of the B3H8- Anion and the Structure in KB3H8
2021. M. S. Andersson (et al.). The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 125 (7), 3716-3724

Artikel Nature of the Cathode-Electrolyte Interface in Highly Concentrated Electrolytes Used in Graphite Dual-Ion Batteries
2021. Antonia Kotronia (et al.). ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 13 (3), 3867-3880

Artikel Soot Nanoparticles Generated from Tribofilm Decomposition under Real Engine Conditions for Identifying Lubricant Hazards
2021. Thomas Thersleff (et al.). ACS Applied Nano Materials 4 (1), 220-228

Artikel Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Excess Thermodynamic Properties of Highly Nonideal Liquid Mixtures of Butanol Isomers plus DBE
2021. Leon de Villiers Engelbrecht (et al.). Journal of Physical Chemistry B 125 (2), 587-600

Artikel Three-dimensional electron diffraction for porous crystalline materials
2021. Zhehao Huang, Tom Willhammar, Xiaodong Zou. Chemical Science 12 (4), 1206-1219

Artikel Three-Dimensional Electron Diffraction for Structural Analysis of Beam-Sensitive Metal-Organic Frameworks
2021. Meng Ge, Xiaodong Zou, Zhehao Huang. Crystals 11 (3)

Artikel Two-Dimensional and Subnanometer-Thin Quasi-Copper-Sulfide Semiconductor Formed upon Copper-Copper Bonding
2021. Haoran Ning (et al.). ACS Nano 15 (1), 873-883


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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