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Academic Official Visit Information

Good News! In order to enrich  our conference, there will be an Academic Official Visit in the Department of Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University on 15 December, 2013.

Notice! The Academic Official Visit will start around 9:00am, and last about 2 to 3 hours. After that we will send you back to the hotel. Since this activity is free of charge, we do not provide lunch or dinner on that day (15 December). Thank you for your understanding!


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Margareta Törnqvist

Welcome and Introduction to Materials and Environmental Chemistry at Stockholm University


M. Törnqvist


Exposure to chemical carcinogens: New approaches to detect risk factors in humans


Åke Bergman (Prof.)

Science and policy implications in relation to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and human health




Niklas Hedin (Assoc. prof.)

Adsorbents for postcombustion capture of CO2


Dag Noréus (Prof.)

Metal hydride batteries and fuel cells in future vehicles


The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry was formed in January 2010, through merging the Department of Physical, Inorganic and Structural Chemistry and the Department of Environmental Chemistry. The activities of the department are focused on research and education inEnvironmental Chemistry, Inorganic and Structural Chemistry, Materials Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. The department also hosts the Berzelii Centre EXSELENT on Porous Materials, the Core Facility in Nanotechnology (CorNa) and the National Resource Centre for Chemistry Teachers (KRC).

Both fundamental and applied research is carried out at the department. We develop new methods for studying structure and bonding in small and bio-molecules, liquids and solids. The methods include diffraction, electron microscopy, modelling, NMR and other spectroscopic methods. We study the physical and chemical properties of compounds and link them with the structures and reactivity, in order to assess their potential usefulness and impact on the environment. We use various synthesis and processing methods to develop new materials for applications, including implants, catalysis, CO2 separation, controlled release and renewable energy production.

Sweden's capital is one of the most beautiful major cities in the world, a mirage of saffron- and terracotta-coloured buildings shimmering between blue water and bluer skies all summer, or covered with snow and dotted with lights in winter. It's also a vibrant, modern city, famous for producing sleek designs, edgy fashion and world-class nightclubs.




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