Physical Chemistry

at the University of Turku

Physical Chemistry


Physical Chemistry is at the centre of all chemistry and it forms an essential bridge connecting chemistry, physics, bio- and geosciences. In the University of Turku, physical chemistry offers you versatile work and deep learning possibilities, were you then a Bachelor, Master, or Post-graduate student or a Postdoctoral Researcher. While the lecture courses in physical chemistry cover a wide range of subjects the principal current research themes include bioinspired systems, deep eutectic solvents, functional layer-by-layer films, and special techniques in spectroelectrochemistry and NMR.

The research in physical chemistry is phenomenon-oriented, it strives to understand the reasons for the observed properties and behavior, to create a model on the system. However, applications will not be forgotten, and the goals of the work are in biodegradable electronics, sustainable solvent systems, and in some bioapplications.

If you are interested in working in this environment at any level of your studies, please contact prof. Jukka Lukkari.


  • Bioinspired compounds and materials
  • Deep eutectic solvents (DESs)
  • Layer-by-layer thin films
  • Spectroelectrochemistry
  • Conducting polymers
  • Carboneous materials
  • Self-assembled monolayers
  • Lanthanoid luminescence