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

Sachin secured 2nd place in 3 min pitching competition at the SmartBIO annual meeting

Milla attending the 6th International Conference on Ionic Liquids for Electrochemical Devices

Rahul attending the 69th Annual ISE Meeting

Lokesh and Sachin attending the International Symposium on Electrocatalysis, Recent Advances in electrocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis

New Raman imaging microscope reveals structural and compositional variations in materials

Recent Publications

Mikko Salomäki, Lauri Marttila, Henri Kivelä, Tuomo Ouvinen, and Jukka Lukkari, “Effects of pH and Oxidants on the First Steps of Polydopamine Formation: A Thermodynamic Approach.” J. Phys. Chem. B 284 2018, 122 (24), pp 6314–6327.

Mikko Salomäki, Oskari Jaakkola, Sami-Pekka Hirvonen, Heikki Tenhu, Carita Kvarnström, “Highly controllable ambient atmosphere spray deposition of water dispersible poly(benzimidazobenzophenanthroline) films.” Synthetic Metals 284 November 2018, Pages 144-150.

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