Congratulations Tero!

Tero successfully defended his thesis yesterday, congratulations for reaching this huge milestone!

We had a pleasure to host his opponent Dr hab. Dariusz Hreniak for one day and celebrate together this achievement in good company and with great food. Thank you Tero for the great party and good luck for your career in the future – we’re sure it will be bright!

Tero will defend his thesis on 14.12.

MSc Tero Laihinen will have his doctoral thesis defence on Wednesday 14th of December at 12 o’clock in the lecture hall Arcanum 1.

The title of the thesis is “Lanthanide doped NaYF4 up-conversion luminescence materials” and focuses on improving the co-precipitation synthesis procedure and modification of the up-conversion luminescence color of the materials.

Mr. Laihinen has been working in our group during his doctoral studies and is supervised by Adj. Prof. Mika Lastusaari. During his work he has improved the manufacturing process and proved that it is possible to obtain efficient up-conversion luminescence from multiple lanthanide doped materials.

Thesis in Doria web archive: Thesis
Väitöstiedote (in Finnish): Tiedote

Doctoral dissertation about upconverting nanoparticles (Fri 13.11.)

MSc Vishal Kale will defend his doctoral thesis on Friday 13th of November at 12.00 in Pharmacity Auditorium.

The thesis topic is “Blue and Uv-Emitting Upconversion Nanoparticles: Synthesis and (Bio) Analytical Applications”. In the thesis the luminescent properties of the nanocrystalline NaYF4:Yb3+,Tm3+ particles are improved and their use as labels and internal light sources in biomedical applications is introduced.

Mr. Kale has been working in the Department of biotechnology but is jointly supervised by Mika Lastusaari. The work of Mr. Kale is a great example how you can combine the chemistry behind the synthesis developement and the use of nanoparticles in applications in multidisciplinary areas.

Thesis in Doria web archive: Thesis