How to combine life-determining molecules
Bone healing, cancer treatment... the list of Professor Jöns Hilborn’s research interests is long. But they all have a single objective in common: to bond molecular pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
Research within the Section of Chemistry
Our research is conducted on two different campuses (Ångström and BMC) where each department has its own research focus, you can read more about our two departments below.
The Department of Chemistry – BMC
The general theme of research is the synthesis and analysis of molecules and their assemblies, in order to understand their structural and chemical features, and their implications in life science and technology. Synthesis and characterization using advanced analytical and biophysical methods are important thematic areas of interest for all research programmes, while molecular recognition is a common theme to many groups.
The specific research topics in the different research programmes have evolved over time as a result of department and programme strategies, available resources and the interests of the principal investigators. The department encourages the establishment of new research topics when they fit the strategic goals of a research programme and necessary resources are available.
The Department of Chemistry – Ångström
At Ångström, one of the research fields within chemistry is focused on the development of renewable energy sources and energy carriers. This area occupies a special position in Uppsala and includes solar cells, artificial photosynthesis, hydrogen production, fuel cells, biofuels from biomass and smarter batteries. World-leading research collaborative projects map the structure of metals and chemical compounds, including those with unique catalytic activity, electrical conductivity, and the ability to store energy, contributing to future sustainable energy systems.
The Department of Chemistry – Ångström is organised into six research programmes:
Postgraduate studies within Chemistry
The postgraduate training provides the proficiency and experience necessary for carrying out independent research, over and above the specifications stipulated for basic and advanced level university education. After graduating you will be well prepared and qualified for a position at the best universities, nationally and internationally, in industry, public agencies, and society in general. If you are interested to start graduate studies, contact the research program that you are interested in. The Faculty of Science and Technology holds the overall supervisory responsibility for postgraduate training.