The main research areas in Nanochemistry are structural and synthetic supramolecular nanochemistry, nanocatalysis and inorganic nanochemistry. Nanochemistry research is strongly connected to Structural and Synthetic Chemistry research at the Department of Chemistry. Thus, synthesis of novel nanostructures and assemblies, as well as their structural aspects are a central theme in Nanochemistry research. The specific areas of interest include, for example, foldamers and foldamer catalysts, hybrid metal particle/organocatalyst assemblies, halogen bonded nanosized assemblies, solid state structural chemistry, molecule-based materials with magnetic properties and main group compounds capable of small molecule activation and catalysis.

The up-to-date research facilities and laboratories are located at the Nanoscience Center and Department of Chemistry. The most important facilities include NMR and mass spectrometry laboratories, X-ray crystallography laboratories and thermal analysis laboratory. State-of-the-art computational and theoretical approaches are an important part of the research.

The research groups are involved in numerous academic and industrial cooperative projects both at the national and international levels. In-house collaboration with spectroscopy and photodynamics, nanobiology and computational nanoscience groups is very active.

The research groups are: