Introducing Melanie Wals, a BSc exchange student from the University of Regensburg, Germany. She’s in her third year and staying for this semester in Ari’s group, focusing on metal-organic syntheses. On her free time she plays soccer and likes to cook and bake together with her roommates.
Meet Leonnam Merízio, our newest postdoctoral researcher. He obtained his PhD from the University of São Paulo, Brazil in 2019 and is a researcher at São Carlos Physics Institute, working with persistent luminescent glasses and nanomaterials. Now, as part of his post-doctorate, he is working at UTU for one year. Some of his hobbies include practicing Tae Kwon-do, observe the moon and the planets with a telescope and hang out with friends.
Today chemistry department’s alumni Ilkka Vuorio came by to photograph us for his project that will be public in the art museum of Salo in the near future. IMC’s Sami and Sinna are in the photos.
Meet Douglas Fritzen who obtained his PhD a month ago from the University of São Paulo, Brazil and is now on a short visit at our chemistry department, but will be back next year for two years. His hobbies include taking care of plants (his friends say that he has a green finger), practicing kung fu, and taking pictures of his cats!
Finnish science magazine Tiede asked some tough questions from Mika Lastusaari about the properties and uses of hackmanite. You can find the full article in the recent number (10/2022) of Tiede. Tiede 10/2022
We wish you a nice, relaxing Midsummer 2022!
Our paper about photochromism in natural minerals was just published in the prestigeous PNAS journal! Big credit is due to the computational wizards from Lyon as well as our collaborators in Antwerp and UTU Physics.
Happy International Workers’ Day 2022! Hauskaa vappua!
We have now been in the big news headlines about our hackmanite research. First, there was a big deal in Turku Sanomat’s print paper and website (https://www.ts.fi/tiede/5625235), and yesterday we got nationwide coverage when we were on Finnish Broadcasting Company’s (Yle) main news broadcast at 8:30 pm! Yle’s story can be found at https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-12365153
We were at the end of the main national TV news at 20.30:
https://areena.yle.fi/1-50931640 (from 18:35 onwards)
Yle also published the same in their radio:
https://areena.yle.fi/audio/1-1440981 (from 7:50 onwards):
Turun Sanomat’s extensive story about IMC’s hackmanite research was published last week. The paper magazine (13 April) had a full page, but a longer story and more media can be found in TS’s paid online article: https://www.ts.fi/tiede/5625235