Research groups

Research at the Chemical Physics division

The research project range from fundamental studies of simple chemical reactions, liquid solution , surface adsorption and ions in deep space to energy related applications to solar cells, hydrogen production and photo-catalysis.

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Molecular astrophysics & astrochemistry - Wolf Geppert

Our research area focuses on formation and depletion mechanisms of organic molecules in extraterrestrial environments like interstellar clouds, star-forming regions and atmospheres of other planets and their satellites.

Tony Hansson

Ultrafast laser spectroscopy & matter interaction - Tony Hansson

We investigate the dynamics of fundamental atomic and molecular processes and molecule-intense laser interactions with ultrafast lasers and various spectroscopic techniques, including femtosecond time and energy resolved photoelectron-photoion coincidence spectroscopy and higher-order harmonic generation in molecules


X-ray science of liquids & surfaces (XSoLaS) - Anders Nilsson & Lars GM Pettersson

The research group specializes in studying materials through their interaction with light. Specifically, the research consists of studying the chemical bonds and reactions on surface and interfaces through X-ray and electron spectroscopy, probing the hydrogen bonding environment in water at different conditions and heterogenous catalysis.


QCMD: Molecular Simulations - Michael Odelius

In the QCMD group, we use quantum chemistry and molecular dynamics simulations to investigate fundamental mechanisms of photo-induced reactions and ultra-fast dynamics in solution as well as complex chemical processes in energy related systems, e.g. perovskite solar cells.

Nonequilibrium statistical physics - Astrid S. de Wijn

Transport of matter, energy, and momentum, and its relationship to microscopic nonlinear dynamics. Currently, focus is on molecules and nanoscale objects on surfaces, especially in the context of friction, and gases and liquids of various levels of complexity


Ultrafast surface chemical physics - Henrik Öström

We use ultrafast techniques to study the microscopic steps and dynamics of surface reactions related to heterogeneous catalysis and energy production. We perform experiments using optical femtosecond lasers in our laboratory at AlbaNova as well as with x-ray free-electron lasers.

Chemical physics division


Division of Chemical Physics,
Head of division

Tony Hansson
Room C4:3043
Tel: +46 (0)8 5537 8645

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