Long time no see: Prof. Lucas C. V. Rodrigues visits IMC

Last week, IMC alumnus and honorary member Professor Lucas Carvalho Veloso Rodrigues visited us to conduct research and promote potential student exchange opportunities between UTU and the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, focusing on Chemistry and Molecular Science programs. As the largest university in Latin America, USP welcomes students at all levels. Explore exchange details at bit.ly/visitUSP

From left to right: Prof. Mika Lastusaari, Dr. Minnea Tuomisto, Prof. Lucas C. V. Rodrigues, Dr. Sami Vuori

Mc students’ presentation day

From left to right: Samu, Ella-Roosa, Anni, Oskari, Madara, Josh, Araz, and Bettiina.

The students of the Master’s phase of IMC gave a presentation about the results of their project works today. Interesting presentations and results from our enthusiastic scientists!

Honorary Citizenship awarded to Ian

Dr. Ian Pompermayer Machado is leaving IMC soon, so today Mika and Ari presented him with IMC’s highest honor, which has been given to fewer people than the Nobel Prize: the IMC Diploma of Honorary Citizenship i.e. Civis IMC Honoris Causa.

Thank you Ian for your service at IMC, and you are always welcome to visit us in the future!

Kemistin työkalupakki: osa 5 ja 6


Kemistin työkalupakin viidennessä osassa tohtori Sami Vuori esittelee Lasersäde-labrassa sijaitsevaa luminesenssispektrometriä.


Kemistin työkalupakin kuudennessa osassa tohtori Ian Pompermayer Machado esittelee pyyhkäisyelektronimikroskooppia (SEM). Laite sijaitsee Fysiikan ja tähtitieteen laitoksella, ja se on myös keskeinen osa Turun yliopiston materiaalitutkimukseen suunnattua MARI-laitekantaa.

Dr. Minnea Tuomisto rejoined IMC as a postdoc

Dr. Minnea Tuomisto has started at IMC as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the JÄMOMAT project (“from waste to next generation molecular materials”) funded by Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation. Minnea obtained her PhD in 2019 at IMC and worked for a while in our research group. After this, she moved to work for Neste as a researcher. However, now our alumnus has come back to do research until at least 31 August 2025.

Read more about the JÄMOMAT project:

Hannah’s article in Advanced Functional Materials

Dr. Hannah Byron‘s latest article “Highly Tuneable Photochromic Sodalites for Dosimetry, Security Marking and Imaging” was published in the prestigious journal Advanced Functional Materials with a whopping impact factor of 19.924! The article discusses e.g. about how modifying the structure of synthetic hackmanite enables the adjustment of its absorption maxima throughout the whole visible range, which leads to different colored, wonderful hackmanites.

The article can be read at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/adfm.202303398