Analytical chemistry is the subdiscipline of chemistry dealing with determining which substances (qualitative analysis) and how much (quantitative analysis) of these substances are present in a given sample.
During analysis, various chemical and physical properties of substances - such as solubility in different solvents, interaction with light or electrochemical reactions - are used to separate and detect different substances. Analytical chemists develop instruments and methods to solve analytical problems. Developing a new method is usually a process of several steps, starting with sample collection and finishing with evaluation of results. This demands a thorough knowledge of instrumental techniques as well as statistics.
... Our Department
The Department of Analytical Chemistry employs some 35 people, with the majority working at our main division within the Stockholm University main campus. Our Division of Work Environment Chemistry employs six people, and is located in the city of Hässleholm in southern Sweden.
Stockholm University, located in Sweden's capital city, is the region’s centre for higher education and research in humanities, law, the natural and social sciences, and a focus for the work of leading international researchers.
With over 50,000 undergraduate and master's students, 1,800 doctoral students and 6,000 employees, Stockholm University is one of the largest universities in Sweden and one of the largest employers in the capital. People of many different nationalities, with contacts throughout the world, contribute to the creation of a highly international atmosphere at Stockholm University.
Stockholm University ranks at number 88 overall on the Shanghai List of top universities in the world, and at number 47 within chemistry (2010).
Vacant Positions The Department of Analytical Chemistry has two vacant PhD Positions.