Theoretical Chemistry

Lund University


At the division of Theoretical Chemistry we study both statistical thermodynamics and quantum chemistry. While we have a strong focus on fundamental research and model development, our methods have been applied on a diverse range of systems such as clay, cement, sea water, dental environments, wood fibers and dairy products!

We also have a well equipped experimental lab for preparing protein samples and conducting physical chemistry measurements.


Recent study evidences the influence of shape complementarity and specific interactions on colloidal lock-and-key self-assembly

So-called lock-and-key interactions, i. e., the preferred association of molecular building blocks with complementary shapes, are omnipresent in biology, where they for example describe



Prizes to two chemists

Professor Emeritus Gunnar Karlström and PhD Fei Xie are awarded prizes.



Modern alchemy creates luminescent iron molecules

A group of researchers at Lund University in Sweden have made the first iron-based molecule capable of emitting light.



On the cover: Non-monotonic temperature response of polymer mediated interactions

Research presented on the cover of Soft Matter.




Junhao Dong: Theoretical Chemistry Seminar

From: 2017-10-24 14:15 To: 15:00


Asymmetric Autocatalysis and the Origin of Homochirality

From: 2017-10-30 18:00 To: 20:00


Giulio Tesei: Theoretical Chemistry Seminar

From: 2017-10-31 14:15 To: 15:00


Geng Dong: Theoretical Chemistry Seminar

From: 2017-11-07 14:15 To: 15:00


Maria Jansson: Theoretical Chemistry Seminar

From: 2017-11-14 14:15 To: 15:00