The 31st symposium of the Finnish Society of Physical Pharmacy (FyFa) was held on February 13th–14th, 2020 in Hotel Arthur in Helsinki. IMC’s representation consisted of Adj. Prof. Mika Lastusaari in the arranging team and PhD student Hannah Byron giving both an oral and a poster presentation.
Everything went exceptionally well, and Hannah also won the Finnish Pharmaceutical Society’s best poster award (200 €)!
The theme of the symposium this year was Trends of Thermoanalytical Methods in Materials Characterization, and Hannah’s topic was Thermoluminescence of hackmanites produced using a zeolite-free method.
Yesterday, Mika Lastusaari was awarded with a “Research act ’16” award for taking us into a new level with our research on inorganic solid state materials and also because of his tireless guidance and hard work.
Congratulations, Mika, your award is well deserved! We are eagerly waiting for the next years to come (and of course the victory dinner).
Minneas poster “Effect of d Transition Metal Doping on the Up-Conversion Luminescence from NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+” was chosen as “Best of the best” top 3 posters at The 5th International Workshop on Advanced Spectroscopy and Optical Materials in Gdansk, Poland – Good work, Minnea! The Workshop itself was very motivating and well organized and for that we thank the organizers at the University of Gdansk. We will certainly visit you again in when IWASOM is arranged in the future!