Inorganic chemists design, synthesize and characterize new chemical compounds that will form the basis of many new materials and technologies in the sustainable societies of the future. We find inspiration in nature to design the best chemical compounds and materials for e.g. the degradation of contaminated substances, the manufacture of medicinal products without harmful by-products, theranostic medicinal products for nuclear medicine and energy conversion and storage. In addition, we are working to produce quantum materials based on inorganic compounds such as magnetic nanoparticles for water purification.
We examine the chemical properties of the new compounds with many different instruments including NMR, ESR, IR, Raman, Mössbauer and X-ray diffraction both in our own laboratories and at large international measurement facilities. We analyze and interpret our experimental data using computer programs and advanced theoretical calculation methods. This allows us to understand how the properties of inorganic compounds are determined by the atomic building blocks and chemical structure, so that we can develop even better materials and methods.