Anders Palmqvist has a Ph.D. in Inorganic chemistry and is Professor of Materials chemistry at the division for Applied chemistry. He leads a research group focused on development of new materials and synthesis methods for nanostructured materials. Both solid state methods and wet-chemical methods involving self-assembling, structure-directing surface active components are developed.Structural characterization of materials at different length scales is another important part of the activities and includes, e.g. diffraction, light- and X-ray scattering, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, gas adsorption and electron microscopy.The research is applied, e.g. in emission catalysis and in technologies for energy conversion, such as fuel cell- and photocatalysis and thermoelectric recovery of waste heat. Other studies within the group concern functionalization of surfaces with applications in corrosion inhibition of aluminum pigments and development of surface active nanoparticles.