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Adrien Sthoer

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About me

Researcher, PhD in chemistry
Teaching assistant


KTH Main Campus, Surface and Corrosion division
Drottning Kristinas väg 51, floor 4, office

+46 704 89 07 86


Surface and Corrosion division
Drottning Kristinas väg 51,
SE-100 44 Stockholm


Specific ion effects play a key role in a wide range of phenomena, stretching from the systematic variation in the surface tension of simple salts solutions to the structure and function of complex biological surfaces. Despite being studied for over a century, starting with the pioneering work of Hofmeister, a comprehensive molecular explanation remains elusive. Earlier theories favoring bulk long range solvation effects of ions in terms of water structure-makers and water structure-breakers, are no longer believe to be accurate. Instead, interfacial effects including specific ion adsorption and binding are currently considered to be the most plausible explanation for the Hofmeister phenomena. Yet, direct experiemental evidence of ionic adsorption at charged interfaces, and the concurrent arrangement of electrolytes in the electrical double layer remains challenging. 

My research focuses on the interaction of electrolytes with biologicaly relevant functional group at functionalized interfaces, using sensitive laser spectroscopy techniques. 

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Eric Tyrode - Surface and Corrosion Science, KTH


2019 - Ph.D in Physical Chemistry
Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, CBH school,
division of Surface and Corrosion Sciences

2013 - Engineer Degree / Master of Science in Chemistry
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris - Chimie ParisTech
Founder member of PSL - Paris Sciences et Lettres