Anja-Verena Mudring


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Professional Profile:

Prof. Anja-Verena Mudring was elected Head of Physical Materials Chemistry at Stockholm University, Sweden, in summer 2016. She studied chemistry at the Friedrich Wilhelms Universität in Bonn, Germany, and carried out her doctoral thesis work at the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany. 2001-2003 she worked as a Feodor-Lynen fellow at the Ames Laboratory, a US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In spring 2003 she started her independent scientific career as a Liebig fellow at the Universität zu Köln. After having completed her habilitation in 2006, she moved to the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, where she headed the Materials Synthesis and Characterization group and became Chair of Inorganic Chemistry III. At RUB she also led the interdisciplinary Research Department Interfacial Systems Chemistry. During that time she established a EU-Marie Curie Training network on luminescent materials (LUMINET) and founded a COST action on ionic liquids (EXIL). In 2013 she accepted the offer as the Glenn Murphy Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Iowa State University and was the strategic hire for the Critical Materials Institute, a US DOE Energy Innovation Hub, led by the Ames Laboratory. Prof. Mudring is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama, USA. Prof. Mudring has organized a number of national and international conferences, most recently the 2016 Gordon Conference on Ionic Liquids and the 2017 Rare Earth Research Conference (RERC). She has received numerous awards and fellowships such as the H.C. Starck award in solid state science from the GDCh, was a Feodor Lynen Fellow and held a Humboldt fellowship from the Polish Science Foundation (FNP). She was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2008. Her research has been sponsored by the ERC through two grants, the European Commission, the DFG (German Science Foundation), DOE (US Department of Energy) and NSF (US National Science Foundation) as well as industry. She is currently receiving support from the Vetenskapsraadet (VR, Swedish Research Council) and the Carl Tryggers Stiftelse. She most recently has received the Göran Gustafsson prize in Chemistry 2017 given out by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science. Since 2008 she is serving as an Associate Editor of the ACS journal "Crystal Growth & Design". She has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications (h-index: 39, >4100 citations).


Research Profile:

Research motto: Theory with Practice - Understanding fundamental structure-property relationships with the aim to design new materials for energy related applications.

Green Chemistry. Energy. Sustainability. Ionic liquids. Light emitting electrochemical cells. Liquid crystals. Luminescent materials. Magnetic refrigeration. Nanomaterials. Relativistic effects in chemistry. Catalysis. Structure Analysis. Thermoelectrics.

Solid state, materials and coordination chemistry. Physical and computational chemistry. X-ray structure analysis. Diffraction methods. Vibrational spectroscopy. Optical spectroscopy. Magnetism. Thermal analysis.



Outreach and Dissemination:

Nov. 2018: AVM is going to present results on "Polar Intermetallic Phases - Unique Structures - Puzzling Bonding - Properties" as an invited speaker at the Fall MRS meeting in Boston, USA.

August 2018: AVM is giving the introductory talk to the Ionic Liquids Gordon Research Confernce in Newry, ME, USA.

August 2018: AVM is serving as a panelist and career mentor for graduate students and postdocs at the Ionic Liquids Gordon Research Seminar in Newry, ME, USA.

July 2018: AVM is chairing a session on "The Science of Synthesis" at the Solid State Gordon Research Conference.

July 2018: AVM is giving a presentation on "Enriching the Complexity of Intermetallics through Relativistic Elements" at the (IUCr) 2018 Aperiodic Conference in Ames, IA, USA.

June 2018: AVM is chairing a session on "Mechanical Effects and Mechanochemistry" at the Crystal Engineering Gordon Research Conference.  

June 2018: AVM is going to present a keynote lecture on "Efficient Emitter Materials for Light Emitting Electrochemical Cells" at the 1st National Meeting of the Swedish Chemical Society in Lund, Sweden

May 2018: AVM is giving a research seminar on "The future of lighting technolgy" at Uppsala University, Sweden

April 2018: Stefanie Siebeneichler and AVM are presenting their results on "Evolution of canted and conical magnetic structures in LaMn2Si2-xGex", a collaboration with Prof. Dr.  Ryan, McGill University, Canada, at the Swedish Neutron week in Götborg, Sweden

March 2018: AVM is serving on the evaluation panel for the Karlsruhe Instititute of Technology Research Field "Energy" sponsored by the Helmholtz Association

February 2018: Talk on newest developments in lighting technology "Advancing inorganic transition metal complex light emitting cells" at Copenhagen University, Denmark

January 2018: Talk newest developments in lighting technology "Advancing inorganic transition metal complex light emitting cells" at SSF's headquater in Stockholm, Sweden



December 2017: Talk "Ionic Liquids - Smart Tools for Sustainable Energy Application" at the Chalmers Initative Seminar and Molecular Frontiers Smposium on SYMPOSIUM SUSTAINABLE ENERGY (

October 2017: Talk "Tuning Interfaces with Ionic Liquids", ASMCS - Symposium on Surface Chemistry and Materials Science, Stockholm, Sweden

October 2017: Talk "Luminescent and Magnetic Ionic Liquids", Terrae Rarae, Tuebingen, Germany

September 2017: Seminar "Ionic Liquids for Green Manufacturing Of Nanomaterials", University Bern, Switzerland

September 2017: Seminar "Ionic Liquids as Versatile Functional Materials", CNRS Lyon, France

August 2017: Seminar on "Green Chemistry" at the Karlskoga Science Camp on Aug. 3 2017! See more at

June 2017: Talk "Rare Earth Chemistry in Ionic Liquids", 28th Rare EArth Research Conference, Symposium in memory of Karl A. Gschneidner, Ames, IA, USA.

June 2017: Talk "Ionic Liquids for Materials Chemistry", Inorganic Days, Nynäshamn, Sweden

March 2017: Talk "Smart Materials from Ionic Liquids for Energy Applications", Swedish Royal Academy of Science

January 2017: "Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Perovskite SrSnO3 Nanocrystals in Ionic Liquids for Photocatalytic Applications", 41th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Daytona, FL, USA.



Just accepted 2018:

T. Alammar, I.Z. Hlova, S. Gupta, V.K. Pecharsky,  A.-V. Mudring, Luminescent Properties of Mechanochemically Synthesized Rare-Earth Containing MIL-78 MOF, Dalton Trans. 2018, early view. DOI: 10.1039/C7DT04771A.

D. Prodius, M. Wilk-Kozubek, A.-V. Mudring, Synthesis, structural characterization and luminescent properties of 1-carboxymethyl-3-ethylimidazolium chloride, Acta Cryst. C, 2018, 74, early view. DOI:

Hot from the press 2018:

N. S. Sangeetha, V.K. Anand, E. Cuervo-Reyes, V. Smetana, A.-V. Mudring, D. C. Johnston, Enhanced moments of Eu in single crystals of the metallic helical antiferromagnet EuCo{2-y} As2, Phys. Rev. B. 2018, 97, 144403. DOI:

V. Smetana, Y. Mudryk, V. K. Pecharsky, A.-V. Mudring, Controlling Magnetism via Transition Metal Exchange in the Series of Intermetallics Eu(T1,T2)5In (T = Cu, Ag, Au), J. Mat. Chem. C 2018, 6, 1353-1362. DOI: 10.1039/C7TC04964A. COVER IMAGE

C. Celania,  V. Smetana,  A. Provino, P. Manfrinetti, A.-V. Mudring, R14(Au, M)51 (R = Y, La-Nd, Sm-Tb, Ho, Er, Yb, Lu; M = Al, Ga, Ge, In, Sn, Sb, Bi): Stability Ranges and Site Preference in the Gd14Ag51 Structure Type, Cryst. Growth & Des. 2018, 18, 993-1001. DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b01469

J.E. Namanga, N. Gerlitzki, V. Smetana, A.-V. Mudring, Optimizing green light emitting electrochemical cells: Stability improvement without compromising the efficiency , ACS Appl. Mat. Interf. 2018, 10, 11026–11036. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b18159.

C. Celania,  V. Smetana, A.-V. Mudring, Bringing Order to Large Scale Disordered Complex Metal Alloys: Gd2Au15-xSbx and BaAuxGa12-x, CrystEngComm 2018, 20, 348-355 DOI: 10.1039/C7CE01865G.

G. Tessitore, A.-V. Mudring, K. W. Krämer, Luminescence and energy transfer in b-NaGdF4:Eu3+,Er3+ nanocrystalline samples from a room temperature synthesis, New J. Chem. 2018, 42, 237-245. DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ03242K.

N. S. Sangeetha, V. Smetana, A.-V. Mudring, D. C. Johnston, Antiferromagnetism in semiconducting SrMn2Sb2 and BaMn2Sb2 single crystals, Phys. Rev. B. 2018, 97, 014402.

D. Prodius, A.-V. Mudring, Rare earth metal-containing ionic liquids, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2018, 363, 1-16.

From 2017:

N. S. Sangeetha, V. Smetana, A.-V. Mudring, D. C. Johnston, Anomalous Composition-Induced Crossover in the Magnetic Properties of the Itinerant-Electron Antiferromagnet Ca1−xSrxCo2−yAs2, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2017, 119, 257203. DOI:

M. Di Marcantonio, J. E. Namanga, N. Gerlitzki, F. Vollkommer, A.-V. Mudring, G. Bacher, E. Nannen, Bright and Stable Greenish Hybrid Light Emitting Electrochemical Cells, J. Mat. Chem. C, 2017, 5, 12062-12068.  DOI: 10.1039/C7TC02976D.

V. Smetana, M. Rhodehouse, G.Meyer, A.-V. Mudring, Gold Polar Intermetallics: The Influence of Relativity on Structural Versatility and Exclusive Bonding Motifs, Acc. Chem. Res. 2017, 50, 2633-2641. DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00316

C. Celania, V. Smetana, A.-V. Mudring, Crystal Structures and new perspectives on Y3Au4 and Y15Au51, Acta Cryst. C 2017, C73, 692-696, DOI: 10.1107/S2053229617011068.

M. Li, V. Smetana, T. Alammar, Y. Mudryk, V. Pecharsky, A.-V. Mudring, Borophosphates with Helical Chains, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 11104-11112. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01423.

C. Celania, V. Smetana, A. Provino, P. Manfrinetti, V. Pecharsky, A.-V. Mudring, R3Au9Pn (R = Y, Gd-TM; Pn = Sb, Bi): A Link between Cu10Sn3 and Gd14Ag51, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 7247-7256, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b00898.

T. Alammar, I. Slowing, J. Anderegg, A.-V. Mudring, Ionic Liquid-Assisted Microwave Synthesis of Solid Solutions of Perovskite Sr1-xBaxSnO3 Nanocrystals for Photocatalytic Applications, ChemSusChem 2017, 10, 3387-3401. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201700615. Cover image!

 T. Alammar, I. Hamm, V. Grasmik, M. Wark, A.-V. Mudring, Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Perovskite SrSnO3 Nanocrystals in Ionic Liquids for Photocatalytic Applications, Inorganic Chemistry, 2017, 56, 6920-6932. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b00279.

P. Ghosh, R.K. Sharma, Y.N. Chouryal, A.-V. Mudring: Size of the rare-earth ions: a key factor in phase tuning and morphology control of binary and ternary rare-earth fluoride materials, RSC Adv. 2017, 7, 33467-33476. DOI: 10.1039/c7ra06741k.

R.K. Sharma, A.-V. Mudring, P. Ghosh: Recent trends in binary and ternary rare-earth fluoride nanophosphors: How structural and physical properties influence optical behaviour, J. Lumin. 2017, 189, 44-63.

G. Tessitore, A.-V. Mudring, K. W. Krämer, Room temperature synthesis of β-NaGdF4:RE3+ (RE=Eu, Er) nanocrystallites and their luminescence, J. Lumin. 2017, 189, 91-98.

J.E. Namanga, N. Gerlitzki, B. Mallick, A.-V. Mudring, Long term stable deep red light-emitting electrochemical cell based on an emissive, rigid cationic Ir(III) complex, J. Mat. Chem. C 2017, 5, 3049-3055, DOI: 10.1039/C6TC04547B.

J.E. Namanga, N. Gerlitzki, V. Smetana, A.-V. Mudring, Scrutinizing design principles towards efficient, long-term stable green light emitting light emitting electrochemical cells, Adv. Func. Mat. 2017, 27, 1605588 (8 pages) DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201605588.

I. Bigun, S. Steinberg, V. Smetana, Y. Mudryk, Y. Kalychak, L. Havela, V.K. Pecharsky, A.-V. Mudring, Magnetocaloric Behavior in Ternary Europium Indides EuT5In: Probing the Design Capability of First-Principles-Based Methods on the Multifaceted Magnetic Materials, Chem. Mat. 2017, 29, 2599-2614. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b04782.

I. Bigun, V. Smetana, Y. Mudryk, I. Hlova, M. Dzevenko, L. Havela, Y. Kalychak, V. Pecharsky, A.-V. Mudring, EuNi5InH1.5-x (x = 0–1.5): Hydrogen Induced Structural and Magnetic Transitions, J. Chem. Mat. 2017, 5, 2994-3006. DOI: 10.1039/C7TC00121E.

J. Schaumann, M. Loor, D. Ünal, A.-V. Mudring, S. Heimann, U. Hagemann, S. Schulz, F. Maculewicz, G. Schierning, Improving the zT value of thermoelectrics by nanostructuring: Tuning the nanoparticle morphology of Sb2Te3 by ionic liquids, Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 656-668. DOI: 10.1039/c6dt04323b. Inside Front Cover.

V. Smetana, S. Steinberg, A.-V. Mudring, Layered Structures and Disordered Polyanionic Nets in the Cation-Poor Polar Intermetallics CsAu1.4Ga2.8 and CsAu2Ga2.6, Crystal Growth & Des. 2017, 17, 693-700. DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.6b01536.

D. Prodius, V. Smetana, S. Steinberg, M. Wilk-Kozubek, Y. Mudryk, V. K. Pecharsky, A.-V. Mudring, Breaking the paradigm: record quindecim charged magnetic ionic liquids, Materials Horizon 2017, 4, 217-22. DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00468G. Inside Front Cover.

J. Cybinska, M. Guzik, C. Lorbeer, E. Zych, Y. Guyot, G. Boulon, A.-V. Mudring, Design of LaPO4: Nd3+ materials by using ionic liquids, Opt. Mat. 2017, 63, 76-87. DOI:

J. Cybinska, C. Lorbeer, E. Zych, A.-V. Mudring, Ionic liquid supported synthesis of nano-sized rare earth doped phosphates, J. Lumin. 2017, 63, 76-87. DOI:

S. Anghel, S. Golbert, A. Meijerink, A.-V. Mudring, Divalent Europium doped CaF2 and BaF2 nanocrystals from ionic liquids, J. Lumin. 2017, 189, 2-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2016.10.007

D. Prodius, A.-V. Mudring, Coordination Chemistry in Rare Earth Containing Ionic Liquids, Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths, 2016, 50, 395-420. DOI:

Senast uppdaterad: 11 december 2018

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