Welcome to the Group of Materials Chemistry at University of Turku. We are an active group of Master students, PhD students and Postdoctoral Researchers, exploring new functional materials for different applications. Our main research theme includes, but not limited to electroactive materials like Conducting polymers & redox polymers, Thin films assembly by layer by layer techniqueIonic liquids, Carbon based nanomaterials like Graphene and its analogues, Fullerenes, Carbon nanotubes and Hybrid/Composite materials and In situ spectroelectrochemistry. The applications areas are Solar Cells, Supercapacitors, Optoelectronics and Electrochromics. If you want to learn more about the recent activities of the group, check out our publications and news section. Want to join us, please contact Prof. Carita Kvarnström for opportunities.

Recent News

Madhu receives a scholarship from the Fortum Foundation

Milla giving an oral presentation at E-MRS Spring Meeting 2018, in Strasbourg, France.

MCRG welcomes new intern Jenny Malmi.

MCRG welcomes new master student Felix Osei Sarpong.

MCRG welcomes new Ph.D. student Adefunke Koyejo.

MCRG welcomes new postdoctoral researcher Dr.Lokesh Kesavan.

Welcome, Mia!   Welcome,  Antti!   Welcome, Emma!

Visit to KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

Milla conducting her research at the University of Warsaw in Poland

Rahul receives a grant from The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation

Nianxing presented his research at 68th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Providence

Recent Publications

Milla Suominen, Pia Damlin, Carita Kvarnström, “Probing the interactions in composite of graphene oxide and polyazulene in ionic liquid by in situ spectroelectrochemistry”. Electrochimica Acta 284 (2018) 168-176

Sergio Dominguez, Michela Cangiotti, Alberto Fattori, Timo Aaritalo, Pia Damlin, Maria Francesca Ottaviani, and Carita Kvarnstrom, “Effect of spacer length and solvent on the concentration-driven aggregation of cationic hydrogen bonding donor polythiophenes”, Langmuir, 2018, 34 (25), pp 7364–7378

Milla Suominen, Pia Damlin, Sari Granroth, Carita Kvarnström, “Improved long term cycling of polyazulene/reduced graphene oxide composites fabricated in a choline based ionic liquid”, Carbon (2017). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2017.11.083

Hellen Silva Santos, Isabella Norrbo, Tero Laihinen, Jari Sinkkonen, Ermei Mäkilä, José M. Carvalho, Pia Damlin, Hermi F. Brito, Jorma Hölsä, and Mika Lastusaari, “Synthesis and Features of Luminescent Bromo- and Iodohectorite Nanoclay Materials”, Applied Sciences 2017, 7(12), 1243. http://10.3390/app7121243 .

Emilia Palo, Mikko Salomäki, Mika Lastusaari, “Surface modification of upconverting nanoparticles by layer-by-layer assembled polyelectrolytes and metal ions”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 508 (2017) 137–144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2017.08.038

Milla Suominen, Suvi Lehtimäki, Rahul Yewale, Pia Damlin, Sampo Tuukkanen, Carita Kvarnström, "Electropolymerized polyazulene as active material in flexible supercapacitors" Journal of Power Sources, 356 (2017) 181-190. dx.doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.04.082