Fredric Svensson

Short presentation

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Lars Österlund working with synthesizing and evaluating metal oxide photocatalysts for removal of compounds of emerging concern from water using advanced oxidation processes.


  • ftir
  • hydrothermal synthesis
  • photocatalysis
  • sol-gel synthesis
  • x-ray crystallography


I recieved my PhD in inorganic chemistry 2020 from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, under supervision of Prof. Vadim Kessler. The project was focused on the development of new inorganic and hybrid nanomaterials for medical and photochemical applications, mainly based on nanotitania and nanocellulose. We also studied fundamental processes in sol-gel chemistry for the formation of titania nanoparticles. The thesis, Hybrid Nano Titania: Molecular Formation Mechanisms and Applications in Nanotechnology, was awarded the gold medal in the International Sol-Gel Society's Best PhD Thesis Award 2020.

List of publications

(12) Fredric G. Svensson*. Structural Diversity in Transition Metal-Doped Titanium Oxo-Alkoxy Complexes: Potential Sol-Gel Intermediates for Doped Titania Nanoparticles and Complex Titanates. Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology (2022) (invited review article)

(11) Fredric G. Svensson, Bogdan Cojocaru*, Zhen Qui, Vasile Parvulescu, Tomas Edvinsson, Gulaim A. Seisenbaeva, Carmen Tiseanu, and Vadim G. Kessler*. Rare-Earth Modified Titania Nanoparticles: Molecular Insight into Synthesis and Photochemical Properties. Inorganic Chemistry (2021) 60, 14820-14830.

(10) Fredric G. Svensson, Philipp Simon, and Vadim G. Kessler*. Modeling Metal Oxide Nanoparticle GABA Interactions: Complexation Between the Keggin POM and γ-Aminobutyric Acid in the Solid State and in Solution Influenced by Additional Ligands. Inorganica Chimica Acta (2021) 526, 120547. http://doi.org10.1016/j.ica.2021.120547

(9) Fredric G. Svensson, Vivek Anand Manivel, Gulaim A. Seisenbaeva, Vadim G. Kessler, Bo Nilsson, Kristina Nilsson-Ekdahl, and Karin Fromell*. Hemocompatibility of Nanotitania-Nanocellulose Hybrid Materials. Nanomaterials (2021) 11, 1100.

(8) Fredric G. Svensson*. Synthesis and Crystal Structures of [Al(H2O)6]NO3SO4•2H2O and [Al(H2O)6]SO4Cl•H2O. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications (2021) 77, 58-61.

(7) Fredric G. Svensson* and Vadim G. Kessler. Interaction Between Dopamine and the [HPW12O40]2- Keggin Ion – an X-ray and NMR Study. Journal of Molecular Structure (2021) 1226, 129343.

(6) Suresh Ganji, Fredric G. Svensson, and C. Rikard Unelius*. Asymmetric Synthesis of Oxygenated Monoterpenes of Importance for Bark Beetle Ecology. Journal of Natural Products (2020) 83, 3332-3337.

(5) Fredric G. Svensson, Gulaim A. Seisenbaeva, Nicholas A. Kotov, and Vadim G. Kessler*. Self-Assembly of Asymmetrically Functionalized Titania Nanoparticles into Nanoshells. Materials (2020) 13, 4856.

(4) Fredric G. Svensson, Geoffrey Daniel, Cheuk-Wai Tai, Gulaim A. Seisenbaeva, and Vadim G. Kessler*. Titanium Phosphonate Oxo-Alkoxide “Clusters”: Solution Stability and Facile Hydrolytic Transformation into Nano Titania. RSC Advances (2020) 10, 6873-6883.

(3) Fredric G. Svensson* and Vadim G. Kessler. Solid-State Structure and Solution Behavior of Two Titanium Oxo-Alkoxide Complexes with Phenylphosphonate Ligands. Polyhedron (2020) 178, 114276.

(2) Olga L. Evdokimova, Fredric G. Svensson, Alexander V. Agafonov, Sebastian Håkansson, Gulaim A. Seisenbaeva, and Vadim G. Kessler*. Hybrid Drug Delivery Patches Based on Spherical Cellulose Nanocrystals and Colloid Titania – Synthesis and Antibacterial Properties. Nanomaterials (2018) 8, 228.

(1) Fredric G. Svensson, Gulaim A. Seisenbaeva, and Vadim G. Kessler*. Mixed-Ligand Titanium “Oxo Clusters”: Structural Insights into the Formation and Binding of Organic Molecules and Transformation into Oxide Nanostructures on Hydrolysis and Thermolysis. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (2017) 4117-4122.


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