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.


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.

The chemist who became a businessman

Saeid Esmaeilzadeh Alumni

Saeid Esmaeilzadeh is the alumni of the month at Stockholm University. He studied chemistry and became an associate Professor at the age of 28. A failed experiment then paved the way for a career as an entrepreneur.

New Grant

Stockholm Material Hub

Congratulations to James Shen, Aji Mathew and Mirva Eriksson are the first researchers from SU who has got a grant from Stockholm regions fond for regional development. Their Stockholm Material Hub was granted 5.8 Mkr for 2020-2024.

Corona: MMK Produce Hand Sanitizer for Hospitals


200 L alcohol is sent to Danderyd's hospital today

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 How Molecular Chiralities of Bis(mandelato)borate Anions Affect Their Binding Structures With Alkali Metal Ions and Microstructural Properties in Tetraalkylphosphonium Ionic Liquids
2020. Han-Wen Pei (et al.). Frontiers in Chemistry 8