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Mattias Edén

About me

  • Professor in Physical Chemistry since 2013
  • Lecturer at Physical Chemistry Division since 2012
  • Senior research fellow (VR; Swedish Research Council); 2007-2012
  • Junior research fellow (VR); 2002-2006
  • Postdoctoral research fellow with Lucio Frydman (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, USA; Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel); 2000-2001
  • Ph.D studies in Physical Chemistry (Stockholm University) with Malcolm H Levitt; 1994-1999


Solid-State NMR and Modeling in Materials Science:

(1) New solid-state NMR methodolgy: Engineering of advanced NMR techniques encompassing both spins-1/2 and half-integer quadrupolar spins--most methods utilize various aspects of dipolar interactions (homo- as well as heteronuclear) to establish site proximities/connectivities and to estimate inter-nuclear distances and molecular geometries; development of efficient numerical protocols for simulating NMR experiments.

(2) Structural studies of crystalline and amorphous materials (encompassing glasses, cements, porous materials, ceramics, minerals) by combining three powerful techniques: solid-state NMR spectroscopy, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Our recent work is focussed on establishing structure-composition-property relationships of disordered materials:

* developing new rare-earth-based aluminosilicate glasses, and establishing composition-property trends by utilizing solid-state NMR experiments and computer modeling 

* using structure-based approaches to rationalize bioactivity-composition relationships of bioactive glasses (phosphosilicates; borophosphosilicates)

* quantification and structural characterization of bone-mineral-mimicking calcium phosphates that form from bioactive glasses exposed to simulated body fluids (SBF)

* studies of bone mineral and calcium phosphates involved in biomineralization

* structural studies of bioactive Ca-phosphate cements involving organic additives

Presentation at the Areces Worshop on Mesoporous Materials, Madrid, Spain (April 2018)


Scientific Output

>128 regular scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals and >60 conference contributions; >5000 citations; H-index 39; i10-index 95  (Bibliometric data from WebOfScience)


Recent Publications

Direct Experimental Evidence for Abundant BO₄-BO₄ Motifs in Borosilicate Glasses From Double-Quantum ¹¹B NMR Spectroscopy, Y. Yu, B. Stevensson, and M. Edén, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 9, 6372-6376 (2018)

Structure-Composition Trends in Multicomponent Borosilicate-Based Glasses Deduced from Molecular Dynamics Simulations with Improved B—O and P—O Force Fields, B. Stevensson, Y. Yu, and M. Edén, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 20, 8192-8209 (2018)

Medium-Range Structural Organization of Phosphorus-Bearing Borosilicate Glasses Revealed by Advanced Solid-State NMR Experiments and MD Simulations: Consequences of B/Si Substitutions, Y. Yu, B. Stevensson, and M. Edén, J. Phys. Chem B, 121, 9737-9752 (2017)

Scandium and Yttrium Environments in Aluminosilicate Glasses Unveiled by 45Sc and 89Y NMR Spectroscopy, MD Simulations, and DFT Calculations: What Structural Factors Dictate the Chemical Shifts?, A. Jaworski, T. Charpentier, B. Stevensson, and M. Edén, J. Phys. Chem C, 121, 18815-18829 (2017)

Surface Reactions of Mesoporous Bioactive Glasses Monitored by Solid-State NMR: Concentration Effects in Simulated Body Fluid, C. Turdean-Ionescu, B. Stevensson, I. Izquierdo-Barba, A. García, D. Arcos, M. Vallet-Regí, and M. Edén, J. Phys. Chem. C, 120, 4961-4974 (2016)

Check out our recent reviews

* NMR and glass structure:

* Dipolar recoupling of quadrupolar nuclei:

* Symmetry-based pulse sequences in NMR

* Bioactive Glasses

* Amorphous Calcium Phosphate & Bone Mineralization

* MD Simulations of Glass Structure

Special Issue on Solid-State NMR in Materials Chemistry