Inorganic Chemistry / Materials Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry constitutes one of the largest research areas at the Department of Chemistry.

The primary research topic of Inorganich Chemistry is to study and develop a wide scope of materials, ranging from biologic materials to alloys. A central part of the work is to focus on the changes that take place on a nanoscale, studying, synthesising and characterising materials using various techniques with X-ray diffraction as a key instrument.

Materials research is interdisciplinary, with close connections to chemistry,physical biology and different engineering sciences. It is of the utmost importance in modern society, where increasingly large requirements are placed on a multitude of materials and components used everywhere – from printed circuits to building materials.

It was recently established that materials with completely new properties can be made using nanoscale manipulation. This poses a major challenge to basic research, but nanoeffects also provide interesting perspectives for new industrial processes and applications.

The menu at left contains descriptions of the various research groups within the scope of Inorganic Chemistry / Materials Chemistry, with links to group webpages where applicable.

The research groups collaborate closely with the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO). Learn more about iNANO at

Centres of excellence

At the moment, inorganic chemistry hosts the following center of excellence at the Department of Chemistry: Center for Materials Crystallography

Group Meetings

See when group meetings are held: Groupmeetings Inorganic Chemistry