Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry | ACES

Interdisciplinary research with impact. Problem-oriented education of high quality.

Rain-repelling fluorochemicals in outdoor clothing are unnecessary shows new study

January 31, 2019

Waterproof clothing using highly fluorinated chemicals are over-engineered for consumers, building in unnecessary repellency to oil and other stains, when only repellency to rainwater is required, demonstrates new research by ACES and the University of Leeds, UK. The team, who recently published their findings in Journal of Cleaner Production, say effective alternatives to harmful fluorochemicals used in waterproof clothing are readily …

Research on microplastic receives funding

December 21, 2018

A research project conducted by Elena Gorokhova at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) will develop a framework for quantifying hazardous properties of microplastics and establishing their environmentally acceptable levels. The funding comes from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket) and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (Havs- och vattenmyndigheten). The focus on microplastic and …

Stockholm University launches new Master programmes in environmental science

December 19, 2018

Two complementary Master programmes in Environmental Science will start this fall at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES). Society faces many daunting environmental challenges. Global climate change, water and air pollution and loss of biodiversity are a few of many environmental changes that society need to tackle. Trying to understand and solve these problems are central and …

Application for programmes and courses opens in March

Application for  programmes and courses starting autumn 2019 open Mars 15th-April 15th

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Education of high quality

We offer a range of courses in environmental science and analytical chemistry. Our courses provide training that is tailored to your career aspirations, and offer pathways that can help you reach your potential.

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Application for master programmes starting autumn 2019 October 16th-January 15th


ACES offers education programmes at three different levels:

Master’s programmes
PhD studies


Our courses provide training that is tailored to your career aspirations, and offer pathways that can help you reach your potential

Interdisciplinary research with impact

Cutting edge research on global issues: chemical contaminants, atmospheric aerosols, biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nutrients, and analytical chemistry

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External Relations

At ACES, our ambition is to contribute to a sustainable society.
For that, we provide support and expert advice to government agencies, private companies, non-governmental organizations, schools and other groups on a variety of issues.

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Expert advice

Our researchers offer expert advice to media, government agencies, industry, schools and non-governmental organisations.

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Commissioned research

We help government agencies and the private sector with laboratory and field investigations, data reviews and knowledge syntheses.

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Strategic collaborations

On occasion and on a case-by-case basis, we engage in long-term strategic collaborations with external partners that share our commitment to sustainability.

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