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.
We have the pleasure of hosting two laboratory interns, Sharifah and Aleksi, from Turku Vocational Institute. You can see them around in our laboratory for the next six weeks. Hopefully they find the stay and research with us interesting and useful!
Dr. Mika Lastusaari defends his thesis from the Faculty of Education, Department of Teacher Education on Saturday 10th of November at 12 o´clock noon in the lecture hall Educarium 1. His thesis is titled “Persistence in major in relation to learning approaches – Development of a questionnaire for university chemistry students”.
Amazing job and well done, Mika! We are thrilled that we’re going to have a two-times Dr. (or maybe Dr.Dr.) in our research group soon!
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.
Assistant Professor Tangui Le Bahers from the University of Lyon, France is visiting us for a few days. We are discussing combining his computational results with our experimental data from the research on hackmanites.
We hope you enjoy your short visit in the beautiful Turku!
Check out our latest publication about upconverting nanoparticles and their shielding in aqueous environments from the link below.
Palo, E., Lahtinen, S., Päkkilä, H., Salomäki, M., Soukka, T., and Lastusaari, M., “Effective Shielding of NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+ Upconverting Nanoparticles in Aqueous Environments Using Layer-by-Layer Assembly” Langmuir34 (2018) 7759-7766.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b00869
Check out our recent collaboration publications about tungsten complexes and microwave-assisted hackmanite synthesis.
Carvalho, J.M., Norrbo, I., Ando, R.A., Brito, H.F., Fantini, M.C.A., and Lastusaari, M., “Fast, low-cost preparation of hackmanite minerals with reversible photochromic behavior using a microwave-assisted structure-conversion method” Chem. Commun.54 (2018) 7326-7329.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8CC03033B
Hossain, K., Haukka, M., Hänninen, M.M., Lisensky, G.C., Paturi, P., Ebbe, N., and Lehtonen, A.. “An experimental and theoretical study of a heptacoordinated tungsten(VI) complex of a noninnocent phenylenediamine bis(phenolate) ligand” Inorg. Chem. Commun.93 (2018) 149-152.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.inoche.2018.05.023