Lars Öhrström, born 1963, is a Swedish inorganic chemist and chemical engineer who has worked also in France, Botswana, Switzerland and the USA. Educated at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm he is currently professor at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. At Chalmers he has devoted much time to teaching and curriculum development for the first year chemistry courses and regularly contributes popular science podcasts for the Chemistry World magazine. His main research interest is in Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), which are new types of potentially porous materials with budding technological applications, especially in green and sustainable chemical manufacturing.
"The Last Alchemist in Paris" published by Oxford University Press is a work of popular science mixed with love, espionage, warfare, movies and literature. In this book you will get a glimpse of what chemistry is like in the real world, far away from the mad scientist and smoking test tubes, how it helps us, how it challenges us, and how it sometimes threatens us as well.
The 2005 book "Molecule-Based Materials" is mostly about MOFs and Coordination Polymers, the first book written about the subject.
Lars is Head of Programme in Chemical Engineering at Chalmers https://www.chalmers.se/chem/EN/education/undergraduate-programmes