Physical and Biophysical Chemistry
Physical and biophysical chemistry analyzes and applies the general principles determining the properties and behavior of physical, chemical and biological systems. The physical principles range from thermodynamics to laws of quantum physics. A unique feature of physical chemistry is that its methods and results are applicable in all areas of chemistry. In addition, physical chemistry is characterized by the close interaction between theory and experiment, and modern physical chemistry research is dominated by the description of systems on a molecular level.
The research projects in the group are naturally divided into two main areas:
The research effort in the dynamics and reactivity of molecules is based on theoretical methods and the focus is on an atomistic description of chemical and biological systems. The research in Solid State Electrochemistry is mainly experimental and deals with the electrochemical aspects of the motion of ions in solids.