2MILab – Helping you understand your interfaces

The “Molecules and Materials at Interfaces” laboratory – 2MILab, is an open facility based at the School of Engineering in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH, in the heart of Stockholm. Our associated staff are often internationally recognized authorities in their area of expertise within the broad field of surface, colloid and corrosion science. This fact is witnessed by the large number of their peer-reviewed publications. Research areas are diverse and exploit a wide range of measurements, modelling and theoretical methods providing state-of-the-art insights into the problem at hand. The laboratory collects the diverse instrumentation used in those studies. We have extensive experience of collaborations with companies, both large and small, and our staff are well versed in providing crucial contributions to industrial advances and solutions.

For students and research staff, a yearly membership fee provides access to all available instruments and techniques at 2MILab. Alternatively, internal users can pay an hourly fee that covers the running cost of the instrument. More information about access fees here!

Lab users can book instrument time with our intuitive cloud-based LIMS system.

If you don’t feel comfortable running the instrument yourself, we can provide assistance, or even run the measurements for you. Users from industry are very welcome and for an additional fee we contribute with data interpretation.

Surfaces and interfaces are ubiquitous, and you can find a few examples of economically vital application examples below. Welcome!




red and green lasers
Olle Engkvist Foundation has awarded 2.6Mkr to Eric Tyrode / 2MILab to replace one of the central lasers. This upgrade is crucial to broaden the user-base of the superbly surface sensitive vertical sum frequency generation spectroscopy (VSFS) method. The laser … Read More
KTH Research Infrastructures has allocated 3.5Mkr to allow 2MILab to acquire an X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS) for sustainability research. The funding matches that awarded by Olle Engkvist Foundation. XPS is used to distinguish elemental composition and bond-states at the surface … Read More
Mikael Östling, KTH’s  Deputy President for Research has approved the promotion of 2MILab from interim to full research infrastructure, in the company of top facilities like Electrum Lab, Odqvist Laboratory, Parallel Data Center (PDC) and National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI). The … Read More
The private foundation Olle Engkvists Stiftelse has just announced that an application for funding an X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) system for use in sustainability research has been approved to a value of 3.5Mkr. This amount covers a significant part of … Read More
chemistry building KTH
The heritage-listed building that houses the Department of Chemistry at KTH was purpose-built in 1922 for education and research in chemical science. Parts of the building have been renovated since then, but a large scale renovation has not been undertaken, until now.… Read More
A new degasser was recently installed next to the 3Flex gas adsorption instrument. The main reason for upgrading the degasser was to optimize degassing of samples based on natural products (e.g. wood) and enabling micropore analysis on these materials.