Congratulations, Isabella!

MSc Isabella Norrbo successfully defended her thesis “Synthetic hackmanites and their optical properties – from theory to applications” on Friday 17th of May. Congratulations!

From left: Disputant MSc Isabella Norrbo, Opponent Prof. Mark T. Weller and Custos Adj. Prof. Mika Lastusaari;
Right: Mark, Isabella and Mika at the dissertation party (Pictures: Mikaela Norrbo)

Chembio 2019 in Helsinki

University of Turku was well represented in the Chembio 2019 event in Helsinki 27.-28.3.2019. Isabella Norrbo from our group and Maarit Karonen from NCRG presented their research in Materials in Nature seminar by FinTAC ry. In addition, Marica Engström from NCRG presented her research in the session by the chromatography society of Finland.

Great job from all of you!

Image by Anne Koivuniemi
From left to right: Marica, Maarit and Isabella (picture by Anne Koivuniemi)
Image by Mika Lastusaari

Isabella presenting her research (picture by Mika Lastusaari)

Bachelor of Science students 2018

During the months of November and December we have had the privilege to host students for their Bachelor of Science laboratory work. We hope you have enjoyed the laboratory work and its ups and downs and continue with us further in your studies. There is lots of interesting research ahead!

From left to right: Matti, Teppo, Roosa, Otto and Herkko. Veera is unfortunately missing from the picture.

Congratulations, Mika!

Adj. Prof. Mika Lastusaari succesfully defended his 2nd thesis in the Department of the Education on Saturday 10th of November 2018.


Congratulations to our double Dr, we are proud of you!


The opponent, Dr. Anna Parpala (University of Helsinki), Adj. Prof. Mika Lastusaari and the custos Adj. Prof Mari Murtonen (University of Turku)


The double Dr. and a collection of his current and previous doctoral students

New face around: Anssi

We gained new addition as Anssi Peuronen joined us for his three-year post doctoral project (tutkijatohtori) from the Academy of Finland.

His current research is focused on developing metal-organic coordination cages that would be able to selectively bind anions. Anssi will be working closely with our other metal-organic chemists Ari Lehtonen, Pasi Salonen and Esko Salojärvi.

We hope that you have settled well and enjoy your stay with us.

Funding news and congratulations!

Esko got funding for his PhD topic in “Near infra-red absorbing metal complexes and their use in solar energy” from Walter Ahlström foundation, Minnea got additional funding from Finnish Cultural Foundation into “Luminescent materials and perovskites in solar energy” and Emilia got funded by Vilho, Yrjö and Kalle Väisälä foundation. Congrats to all and keep doing the good job!

Walter Ahsltrömin säätiö apurahat (www)
Suomen kulttuurirahasto (www)
Väisälä apurahat 2017 (pdf)

Here are also some news about the Eskos funding, unfortunately only in Finnish.
University of Turku news (www)
Technology Academy of Finland (www)