About us at Inorganic Chemistry
The research programme in inorganic chemistry is part of the Department of Chemistry - Ångström. The professor in charge of the programme is Ulf Jansson.
Our research focuses on synthesis and characterisation of new inorganic materials.
If you wish to get in touch with the research programme, you find the general contact information on our contact page.
Research leaders within Inorganic Chemistry
My research is focussed on synthesis and characterization of thin film materials for various applications. I work primarily with carbon-based materials such as carbides and graphene, but also with borides and oxides. An important part of the research is the design of multi-functional materials with a specific microstructure. Examples are, nanocomposites, amorphous films, and multilayer structures with an unique combination of mechanical, tribological and electrical properties.
My research focuses on the fundamentals of structure-property correlations of new materials, with the aim of understanding how materials can be designed from the atomic scale structure and up to control their properties. My experimental expertise is centered around magnetron sputter deposition, X-ray diffraction, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Most of my research is connected to thin film materials, in particular multi-component thin film materials, such as alloys, nitrides, and carbides. Publications and citations can be found on my Google Scholar profile - Qowwj-MAAAAJ
I am also the director of AM@Å - the Additive Manufacturing initiative at the Ångström laboratory, and I'm heavily involved in undergraduate teaching of materials chemistry and ananlysis.
I use synchrotron radiation based electron spectroscopies such as x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS, PES) and x-ray absorption spectroscopies (NEXAFS, XANES, EXAFS) for materials analysis. I study the different materials produced within the inorganic research programme, such as alloys, nitrides, carbides, oxides and multicomponent materials. I’m especially interested in following changes to the material during for example annealing or corrosion.
My work, which is focused on electrochemistry and electrochemical methods, involves fundamental research on lithium-based batteries, corrosion, cellulose-based energy storage devices (i.e., batteries and supercapacitors) and electrochemical manufacturing of nanostructured battery materials.
The scientific interests include the corrosion performance of multicomponent alloys, by using a range of electrochemical methods. The research is focused on the evaluation of the corrosion resistances of different corrosion resistant multicomponent coatings and their electrochemical characterization intended for use in PEM fuel cells. Aim of the research is to optimize the compositions of these alloys in terms of corrosion.
Materials of interest: High Entropy alloys, Stainless steels compositions, Metallic glasses
My research is generally focused on the synthesis and characterisation of novel bulk materials for energy storage and conversion, which I study in particular with different diffraction techniques, but also including absorption/desorption measurements and electrochemical methods. Main applications are within the hydrogen society (production, compression and storage) as well as magnetic materials.
My research is focused on development of new solution based processes to structurally and compositionally complex materials. They may be in the forms of nano-particles, thin films, coatings, sponges or compacts and consist of metals, oxides, carbides or nitrides. Solution chemical processes start with molecules in solution, which are influenced to form a solid, viscous liquid or gel-like material, which is subsequently heat-treated to yield advanced materials with properties of interest. A major part of the research is devoted to elucidation of the reaction steps that take the designed molecules into the target materials of interest. The research is both of fundamental and applied nature, the latter involving development of new processes and materials for Swedish industry.