|2008-present Professor, Umeå University, Sweden|
2013 Professor (Sabbatical) McGill University, Canada
2004-2008 Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
2000-2004 Post-doc ETH-Zürich, Switzerland
1999 Ph.D. Umeå University, Sweden
1997 M.Sc. McGill University, Canada
1994 B.Sc. McGill University, Canada
- November 2023: New grant from the Kempe Foundation for a post
- November 2023: Our new XPS instrument is now installed!
- August 2023: Sébastien Le Crom goes to IMT-Atlantique for a Maître de Conférence position!
- July 2023: Sébastien Le Crom and Angelo Sebaaly attend the Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference
- June 2023: Tao Chen (Rennes Institute of Chemical Sciences) joins us from Khalil Hanna’s lab for an extended stay!
- April 2023: JF Boily presents (link here) at the European Geoscience Union
- November 2022: New funds from the Carl Tryggers Foundation! We are now looking for a postdoc to work on minerals in ice!
- October 2022: Angelo Sebaaly (PhD student) and Sébastien LeCrom (postdoc) join the lab!
- July-September 2022: On sabbatical at McGill. Learning aerosol modeling with Andi Zuend.
- June 2022: GCA paper on rhodochrosite oxidation now out!
- June 2022: CNRS (France) funds a 5-year project on coupled water flow and chemical reactivity with Khalil Hanna, École nationale supérieure de chimie de Rennes (ENSCR))!
- May-December 2022: PhD student Tao Luo (Rennes) joins us for an extended stay!
- January 2022: Microplastics paper out
- January 2022: Antiflammatory and antibiotics drugs transport paper out in ES&T
- November 2021: 10 Mkr for a new XPS! Co-funded by The Kempe Foundation and Umeå University!
- November 2021: New funds from the Kempe Foundation! We are now looking for a postdoc!
- November 2021: New Langmuir paper on silicates & organics on minerals
My research activities are chiefly focused on geochemical reactions at mineral surfaces, and connect scales of molecules, single mineral particles, to single macroscopic crystals. Examples of interest include thin water and ice films, ice nucleation & growth, interfacial electrochemistry.
Our approach is multidisciplinary, and we routinely blend experiment with theory. Main experimental approaches include vibrational (FTIR, Raman, Sum Frequency Generation) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Electrochemical methods include Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) and Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM). Interpretations of laboratory observations are always assisted by molecular simulations (Molecular Dynamics, Density Functional Theory) of representative systems. Reaction mechanisms are often packaged into thermodynamic/kinetic models that can be used to predict atmospheric and geochemical processes.
Salient Funded Projects
Rust in Ice (2021-2024)
Chemistry Within the Confines of Mineral-Bound Thin Water Films (2017-2020)
Mineral Surface Structural Controls on Gas-Phase Adsorption Reactions (2013-2016)
Molecular Controls on CO2 Adsorption on Mineral Surfaces (2010-2012)
Direct Mineralization of Atmospheric CO2 by Enhanced Weathering (2023-2024)
CNRS (International Research Project)
Freeze/thaw controls on coupled water flow and chemical reactivity in icy environments (2023-2027) (w/ K. Hanna, Renne Institut of Chemical Sciences).
Kempe Foundation (Postdoc & Instrument support)
Carl-Tryggers Foundation (Postdoc support)
Angelo Pio Sebaaly (2022-present, Ph.D student)
Tao Luo (2023-present, Postdoc)
Hanna Oderstad (2023-present, M.Sc.)
Frank van Rijn (2023-present, B.Sc.)
Previous Group Members
Sébastien Le Crom (postdoc 2022-2023). Associate Professor at Institut Mines-Télécom Nantes (France).
Wenting Feng (postdoc 2012-2014). Researcher at Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Philipp Kozin, (Ph.D. 2014). Scientific Foresight Analyst at L’Oréal (Clichy, France)
Masakazu Kanematsu (Postdoc from LBNL, 2014) Environmental Scientist at Anchor QEA, Portland, OR)
Marie Lucas, (Postdoc, 2014–2016)
Xiaowei Song (Ph.D. 2013). Material and Product Developer at IKEA
Mushel Uddin Munshi (M.Sc. 2014) Ph.D. at Radboud University, 2019.
Merve Yeşilbaş (Ph.D. 2018). Assistant Professor at Umeå University
Contact & Delivery Address
Department of Chemistry
SE-901 87 Umeå