Subject description

The PhD research subject Physical chemistry covers both fundamental and applied aspects, and deals with solid materials and soft matter.

The former includes battery materials, solid-state lighting systems, topological insulators, porous materials, ceramics, and glasses, while the latter focuses on liquid crystals, lipid membranes, interactions of biomolecules with surfaces, and nanoparticles.  These investigations are primarily targeting materials for applications in the fields of health and energy.

Subject representative

Head of subject: Alexander Lyubartsev,
Director of Studies: Ulrika Nilsson,

PhD studies at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry


General syllabus for doctoral studies in Physical chemistry, PDF (Swedish)

General syllabus for doctoral studies in Physical chemistry (English)

PhD studies

The programme leads to a licentiate or doctoral degree.
All PhD positions at Stockholm University are announced here.