Main Group Chemistry
Over the years, main group chemistry has led to many important discoveries that have affected our understanding of the fundamentals of natural sciences and given rise to compounds of practical importance. For example, qualitative descriptions of chemical bonding have become a standard part of chemistry curriculum and materials such as semiconductors, ceramics, polymers and thin films have found a range of applications in modern technologies. The ongoing renewal of main group chemistry ensures that the field will have a profound impact also in the years to come.
These pages give detailed information about the Main Group Chemistry Research Group at the Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä. Our research contains elements from inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, and combines the departmental focal areas in structural & synthetic chemistry and computational chemistry & spectroscopy. At the faculty level, our group is affiliated with the NanoScience Centre, a highly collaborative research unit with a focus on molecular nanoscience. We have also established many national and international collaborations that involve sharing expertise and infrastructure, and thereby further the research objectives of the group. New collaborations related to the research interests of the group are always welcomed.
Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars interested to join our Main Group Chemistry Research Group are encouraged to contact our faculty members to discuss available positions and funding opportunities. Every year, financial support is available for one or two Ph.D. students and / or Postdoctoral Fellows, depending on the overall budget. Visiting Researchers and Postdoctoral Fellows who can provide their own funding are, in principle, welcomed at all times. We are always keen to support and sponsor junior academics and other early career researchers who submit grant applications to funding agencies such as the Academy of Finland or the European Commission.