Michael McLachlan

Welcome to ACES!

We are a new department at Stockholm University that was launched on January 1, 2015.

ACES was formed from the former Department of Applied Environmental Science, Department of Analytical Chemistry, and the Division of Environmental Chemistry (formerly part of the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry). With over 220 employees, the University has created a novel research environment that links modern tools of chemistry to the science of atmospheric aerosols, biogeochemical cycles and chemical contaminants. ACES will make us an even stronger partner for our many collaborators.”

Michael McLachlan Head of the Department
Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary academic field that integrates physical, chemical, biological and information science to study natural processes and how humans and society affect these. At ACES, we conduct research in contaminant chemistry and ecotoxicology, biogeochemistry, and atmospheric science. We also run relevant courses and provide support to government agencies.

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Analytical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry is the sub-discipline of chemistry that deals with determining which substances and how much of these substances are present in a given sample. At ACES, we conduct research in air and particle analysis, biomolecular mass spectrometry, traditional Chinese medicine, contact allergens and work environment chemistry. We also run courses in chromatography, bioanalytical chemistry, and mass spectrometry.

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Environmental Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry is the study of chemicals, both anthropogenic and naturally occurring, which could pose a risk for humans and the environment. At ACES, we conduct research in reactive organic compounds, semi-persistent compounds as well as persistent compounds in the environment. At present, we offer one course at the undergraduate level and two at the Masters level.

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Latest News

Researcher at ACES to participate in new project on eco-friendly antifouling methods. News

Anti-fouling paints spread toxins when they leak into the environment. Britta Eklund, Associate Professor at ACES will be involved in a new research project to…

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FORTE funds new project on health effects of manganese in welding fumes News

In a new project funded by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE), scientists at ITM have joined forces with Swedish…

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Levels of brominated flame retardants more than twice as high in toddlers than their mothers News

Toddlers are more exposed to brominated flame retardants (BFRs) at home than their mothers, shows a new doctoral thesis from Stockholm University.

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Study with us

For courses and degree programmes please contact:


Environmental Science

Karine Elihn
Phone: +46 (0)8 674 7763


Environmental Chemistry

Birgit Paulsson
Phone: +46 (0)8 16 2911


Analytical Chemistry

Roger Westerholm
Phone: +46 (0)8 16 24 40

Important Information

The website of ACES is currently under construction and will go live in spring 2015. This interim website will serve as a portal to access news, contacts, job opportunities and information on the various education programmes available at ACES. If you are looking for specific information about our main interest areas click on any of the boxes above.

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Contact Us

Visiting addresses:

Svante Arrhenius väg 8, Stockholm

Arrhenius Laboratory, Svante Arrhenius väg 16, Stockholm (Unit for Analytical and Toxicological Chemistry)

Esplanadgatan 9, Hässleholm (Unit for Workplace Chemistry)


Mailing address:

Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES)
Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm


Invoice address:

Stockholm University
Reference 485 (followed by the name of the customer)
Postbox 50741
202 70 Malmö


Head of Department:

Professor Michael McLachlan
Phone +46 (0)8 674 7228

Press and media relations

Stella Papadopoulou
Science Communicator
Phone +46 (0)8 674 7011
Mobile +46 (0)70 1808234

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