The Super Week of Hackmanites

Last week was truly a super week of hackmanites, since Sami had his defense on Monday, and Hannah on Friday. Sami’s opponent was Professor Adrian Finch from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK, whereas Hannah’s was Professor Mark T. Weller from Cardiff University. Professor Mika Lastusaari was appointed as the Custos in both defenses. Both events went really well, and now both Sami and Hannah are PhDs!

After Sami’s defense. From left to right: Professor Adrian Finch, Professor Mika Lastusaari, and Dr. Sami Vuori.

Hannah’s defense, from left to right: Dr. Hannah Byron, Professor Mika Lastusaari, and Professor Mark T. Weller.

Hannah’s defense

MSc Hannah Byron defends her dissertation “Tuning Photochromic Sodalites Across The Visible Spectrum” in the University of Turku’s main building’s Säästöpankki hall on Friday 16 June 2023 at 12 o’clock.

The picture shows the last-stage defense tactics exercises of the Doctoral Researcher. Welcome!

Photo: Leonnam Merízio.

Sami’s defense

MSc Sami Vuori defends his dissertation entitled “Reversible Photochromism of Synthetic Hackmanites in Radiation Detection and Quantification” at the University of Turku in the Säästöpankki hall (main building) on Monday 12 June 2023 at 12 o’clock.

The photo shows Doctoral Student’s last stage knowledge-drawing preparations with book piles. Welcome!

Pasi’s dissertation defense tomorrow

Pasi Salonen will have his doctoral dissertation defense tomorrow 5.11.2021 from 12:00 in lecture hall XXII in Agora. The title of his thesis is “Aminophenolato Complexes of Mo, W and V In Catalytic Alkene Epoxidation and Cathecol Oxidation“. The event can be followed on Zoom. More information here:

Esko Salojärvi’s dissertation defense

Fe complex from Esko’s dissertation, imaged by Adj. Prof. Anssi Peuronen

Esko Salojärvi is having his dissertation defense on Friday, February 19, at 12 o’clock on Zoom. The opponent is Professor Timo Repo from the University of Helsinki, and our Adjunct Professor Ari Lehtonen acts as the custos. Esko’s thesis with the subject “The optical and magnetic properties of redox-active d-block metal complexes with non-innocent ligands” can be found here:

The news (in Finnish) can be found here:

Minnea’s dissertation & post-doctoral party

Yesterday on 11th December Minnea Tuomisto had her dissertation in Arcanum Arc1 auditorium. The opponent was Associate Professor Sarah McCormack from The University of Dublin, and Adjunct Professor Mika Lastusaari held the position of the custos.

After the dissertation Minnea hosted her post-doctoral party in the restaurant Koulu with a ceremonial dinner.

Associate Professor Sarah McCormack, Minnea Tuomisto and Adjunct Professor Mika Lastusaari.

Congratulations, Minnea!

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)

Congratulations Emilia!

MSc Emilia Palo successfully defended her thesis “Modifying upconverting nanoparticles with polyelectrolyte multilayers” on Friday April 12th.

From left: Opponent Prof Darja Lisjak, Custos Adj. Prof. Mika Lastusaari and disputant MSc Emilia Palo at the public defence. Right: Mika, Emilia, Mikko, Tero and Darja at the dissertation party. (Pictures: Pekka Palo)

Emilia defends her doctoral thesis on 12.4.

MSc Emilia Palo defends her doctoral thesis “Modifying upconverting nanoparticles with polyelectrolyte multilayers” on Friday 12.4.2019 at 12 o’clock noon in Pub3 lecture hall, Publicum. Adj. Prof. Mika Lastusaari (University of Turku) will act as the Custos and Prof. Darja Lisjak (Jožef Stefan Institute) will act as the Opponent.

Press release in Finnish can be found at the University of Turku www pages:
Kerroskasvatuksella suojatut partikkelit parantavat valoon perustuvien mittaustulosten luotettavuutta

The thesis can be found online from UTUpub:
Modifying upconverting nanoparticles with polyelectrolyte multilayers