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Analytical Chemistry – research and researchers

Analytical Chemistry – research and researchers

Present Activities: Chemical sensors (electrochemical sensors, solid-state ion sensors and reference electrodes, biosensors), Environmental and process analysis, health diagnostics, materials (conducting polymers, carbon nanotubes, graphene, membranes, ionic liquids, cellulose & paper), tools & techniques (complexometry, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, flow analysis, mathematical modeling, electrospinning)

The research at the Analytical Chemistry is focused on three main areas:

  • Electroactive materials
  • Chemical sensors
  • Process and environmental analytical chemistry

Basic electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical characterization of conducting polymers and other electroactive materials provides knowledge for further applications in chemical sensors, solar cells, fuel cells and batteries. Our research on chemical sensors is focused mainly on the development and characterization of all-solid-state ion-selective electrodes for applications in clinical diagnostics, environmental monitoring and process analysis. We have also studied automated on-line extraction and analysis of metals in solid samples, while inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is used to determine trace elements in liquid and solid samples.

Research staff

Johan Bobacka, Professor in Analytical Chemistry, docent in electronalytical chemistry
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Tom Lindfors, Associate Professor in Analytical Chemistry, docent in analytical applications of elektrically conductive polymers
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Rose-Marie Latonen, University Teacher in Chemistry, docent i spectroelectrochemistry in electroactive materials
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Zhanna Boeva, Research Associate
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Zekra Mousavi, Research Associate
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Tomasz Sokalski, Project Manager, docent in ion-selective electrodes
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Doctoral Students

Tingting Han
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Narender Joon
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Sara Lund, jointly with Physical Chemistry
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Leo Harju, docent in analytical chemistry

Carita Kvarnström, docent in electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical characterization of polymer materials

Di Wei, docent in electroactive nanomaterials

Anna Österholm, docent in electroaktive polymers for charge storage and electrochromic devices



Ari Ivaska

Andrzej Lewenstam

Updated 11.11.2020