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

Rahul recieves a grant from The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation

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

Rahul presented a poster at 14th European Conference on Molecular Electronics, Dresden

Rahul at 4th International Summer School Spectroelectrochemistry, Dresden

Milla presented her research at 7th International Symposium on Energy, Manchester

Rahul recieves a grant from Fortum Foundation

Bhushan wins a prize

Recent Publications

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

Nianxing Wanga, Zsófia Lukáacs, Bhushan Gadgila, Pia Damlin, Csaba Janáky, Carita Kvarnström, "Electrochemical deposition of polyviologen-reduced graphene oxide nanocomposite thin films" Electrochimica Acta. 231 (2017) 279–286, doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2017.02.065

S. E. Domínguez, M. Meriläinen, T. Ääritalo , P. Damlin, and C. Kvarnström,  "Effect of alkoxy-spacer length and solvent on diluted solutions of cationic isothiouronium polythiophenes" Rsc Adv., 2017,7,7648-7657. doi:10.1039/C6RA21451G