Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry
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Graduate students in the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry are taught cutting-edge techniques by leading researchers in their fields. The emphasis on critical thinking, creative approaches, and project management alongside the techniques of your craft prepare you to really contribute to the field of chemistry, whether as a practitioner or researcher.
Our research focuses 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. Say hello to our teachers.
Studying in Stockholm is a unique experience. On one hand, Stockholm is known as a leader in technology, and SU has many partnerships uniting research and application. There is also a flourishing arts and social scene. On the other hand, the university sits in the middle of an urban national park and opportunities to enjoy nature abound.
Stockholm University has many connections to the Nobel Prize. Four SU chemists have won the prize over the years, you can meet the Nobel laureates when they give their prize lectures on Stockholm's campuses, and it's likely that one of your professors will have even served on the top-secret Nobel Prize Committee.
Whether it is about sustainable development or cures for diseases, chemistry will be part of it. The dept of materials and environmental chemistry at Stockholm university offers you a complete chemistry education on all levels, from bachelor to PhD.
The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK), offers two master's programmes, Analytical Chemistry and Sustainable Chemistry, as well as a PhD programme. All are are taught in English.
The research at MMK addresses important challenges in energy, environment and health. We work for a better world and a 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.
Everyone has their own goals for where an advanced degree in chemistry will take them - to a career in research, in industry or even education. What impact will you have? What drives you? What are your dreams?
Read how some of our graduate students think about these questions, their stories and their advice for new graduate students.
Athina, masters student in Sustainable Chemistry
"I also appreciated the positive study environment and the large diversity of students in the courses"
Faiz, master's student from the UK in analytical chemistry
"The beauty of chemistry is that it has such a large variety of components which can peak your interest. Whether that be the synthesis aspect of organic or studying various chemical systems of physical chemistry, there always seems to be something of interest to everyone!"
Natalia, PhD student from Poland, sustainable materials chemisty
"Understanding chemistry gives me the possibility to understand the world. Starting from the fun stuff like being able to recognize chemical ingredients of my hair shampoo (and being able to imagine their structural formula) to having the ability to actually make a difference by developing new, eco-friendly materials in my research work...."