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Information for prospective students

The Aarhus Centre for Analytical Chemistry, Atmosphere and Climate, (AC)3, research group is the analytical chemistry group at Aarhus University.

We develop and apply chemical analyses to investigate, e.g.:

  • The sources, composition, and processing of atmospheric aerosols, which have a significant impact on the Earth’s climate.
  • The chemical profile of root exudates that play a role in plant-plant communications
  • Microplastic particles in the atmosphere
  • Sustainable alternatives to materials used in the building sector

Read more on current research projects here.

As an analytical chemist, time is spent in the lab, preparing samples and standard solutions, obtaining data using analytical instruments, including our own ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS), gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and ion chromatography (IC). For more information see instruments/equipment.
Much time is also spent interpreting and analyzing data, and applying statistics in order to validate the results