Staffan Sjöberg: Complexation and coordination chemistry in solution and at solution/particle interfaces
The importance of the chemistry of solid/solution interfaces is well recognized. However, the ability to characterize their structure, coordination chemistry and the processes they mediate is a great scientific challenge.
My research is focusing on surface complexation modeling utilizing models that include electrical double layer theories which allow for mechanistic multilayer, multisite descriptions of the solid-water interface. The coordination of metals and metal complexes are studied in systems comprising inorganic particles like metal(hydr)oxides, clay minerals, and apatites. At present, the surface chemistry of bacteria is studied as well.