We are a multidisciplinary department that gathers scientists from diverse fields in the natural sciences to study environmental phenomena. An additional focus on analytical chemistry allows us to incorporate state-of-the-art instruments and methods into our education and research. With some 215 faculty, researchers, doctoral students and support staff from over 30 countries, we thrive in an open research environment that fosters in-house collaboration and provides a stimulating milieu for staff and students. In addition to our core responsibilities in teaching, research and outreach, we are strongly engaged in supporting government agencies, such as the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the Swedish Chemicals Agency and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management among others.

Our research spans across five major areas: chemical contaminants, atmospheric aerosols, biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nutrients, ecotoxicology, and analytical chemistry. Within each area we have several topics that underlie our work. Extensive facilities for chemical analysis, particle characterization and aquaria experimentation as well as several modelling platforms and research stations are key to our research.

At ACES, our ambition is to contribute to a sustainable society.


ACES is part of the SECTION FOR EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES at Stockholm University, which covers a wide range of research into the Earth’s formation, climate and the environment.

If you want to know more about the work of the Section for Earth and Environmental Sciences read the article by former Section Dean and ACES Professor Cynthia de Wit published in Pan European Networks: Science and Technology.