Structural Chemistry

Our research

Chemical structure and dynamics, properties and mechanisms, at the atomic and molecular level of materials are at the core for the research within the Structural Chemistry programme – both in fundamental and applied projects. 
Our toolbox consists of both experimental (X-ray and neutron diffraction, vibrational spectroscopy, photoelelectron spectroscopy, etc.) and computational (DFT, MD, multiscale modelling) techniques, with a current focus on the use of large-scale facilities and method development to understand the relationships between atomic-level structure and materials performance. 

Much research is currently focused on advanced materials for electrochemical energy storage systems, particularly different types of – both organic and inorganic – chemistries for rechargeable batteries in an interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary fashion.