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.


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:

Adam Slabon

New sustainable method facilitates recycling of Lithium-ion batteries

Developing sustainable and efficient methods for battery recycling plays an important role for today’s and future sustainable society. A newly published article by researchers of Stockholm University takes a huge step towards green recycling of spent Lithium-ion (LIBs) batteries.


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.

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

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 Ruthenium(II) complex-based probe for colorimetric and luminescent detection and imaging of hydrogen sulfide in living cells and organisms
2021. Chaolong Liu (et al.). Analytica Chimica Acta 1145, 114-123

Artikel Acute cardiovascular effects of controlled exposure to dilute Petrodiesel and biodiesel exhaust in healthy volunteers
2021. Jon Unosson (et al.). Particle and Fibre Toxicology 18

Artikel Macroscopic rods from assembled colloidal particles of hydrothermally carbonized glucose and their use as templates for silicon carbide and tricopper silicide
2021. Xia Wang (et al.). Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 602, 480-489

Artikel The Carbonate and Sodium Environments in Precipitated and Biomimetic Calcium Hydroxy-Carbonate Apatite Contrasted with Bone Mineral
2021. Ozlen F. Yasar (et al.). The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 125 (19), 10572-10592

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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