Our Group

Ryhmäkuva 2023
IMC group photo of 2023. From top left to right: Pinja, Natalia, Narhari, Sami, Hannah, Claudia, Roosa, Ian, Leonnam, Anssi, Ari, and Mika. Absent are Jari, Markku, Cecilia, Nina, Bettiina, Julia, Teemu, Sinna, Anni, Ella-Roosa, Melanie, Samu, And Madara.

Group Leaders

Mika Lastusaari
Professor
Leader of photonic materials research

 
Ari Lehtonen
Adjunct Professor, University Lecturer
Leader of metal-organic research


University Teachers

Anssi Peuronen
Adjunct Professor, metal-organic

Postdoctoral Researchers, Project Workers

Sami Vuori
Postdoctoral Researcher
Minnea Tuomisto
Postdoctoral Researcher

Doctoral Candidates

Cecilia Agamah
Doctoral Candidate, photonics
Narhari Sapkota
Doctoral Candidate, metal-organic

Students, visitors

Pinja Santamäki
MSc student, photonics
Natalia Antonova
MSc student, photonics
Kirsi Miller
MSc student, photonics
Nina Rehnberg
MSc student, photonics
Bettiina Muurinen
MSc student, photonics
Julia Kajander
BSc student, photonics
Teemu Taam
MSc student, metal-organic
Sinna Lampinen
MSc student, photonics
Anni Nyman
MSc student, photonics
Ella-Roosa Suni
MSc student, photonics
Samu Raunio
MSc student, photonics
Madara Tomele
MSc student, photonics
Oskari Koivisto
MSc student, metal-organics
Josh Baggott
MSc student, photonics
Araz Osmanov
MSc student, photonics
Pekka Piivek
BSc student, photonics
Tommi Mäenpää
BSc student, photonics
Kaisa Miller
BSc student, photonics
Aaron Söderlund
BSc student, photonics
Jenni Ali-Penttilä
BSc student, photonics
Aino Kärsämänoja
BSc student, photonics
Ossi Mustonen
BSc student, photonics
Timo Laukkanen
BSc student, metal-organics
Miika Mäkipää
BSc student, metal-organics
Joonatan Tuoresjärvi
BSc student, photonics

Honorary members

Hellen Santos
PhD, photonics
PhD thesis: Halogen hectorites: Smectites designed to luminesce, 2017, University of Turku
Tero Laihinen
PhD, photonics
PhD thesis: Lanthanide doped NaYF4 up-conversion luminescence materials, 2016, University of Turku
José Carvalho
PhD, photonics
PhD thesis: Synthesis and spectroscopic investigation of new phosphors doped with Ti and Ce ions for persistent luminescence and solid-state lighting applications, 2015, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Liana Nakamura
PhD, photonics
PhD thesis: Noble metals nanoparticles on titanium dioxide nanostructured films and the influence of their photocatalytic activity, 2012, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Lucas C. V. Rodrigues
PhD, photonics
PhD thesis: Preparation and development of the persistent luminescence mechanism of rare earth doped materials, 2012, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Emilia Palo
PhD, photonics
PhD thesis: Modifying upconverting nanoparticles with polyelectrolyte multilayers, 2019, University of Turku

Esko Salojärvi
PhD, metal-organic
PhD thesis: The optical and magnetic properties of redox-active d-block metal complexes with non-innocent ligands, 2021, University of Turku
Isabella Norrbo
PhD, photonics
PhD thesis: Synthetic hackmanites and their optical properties – from theory to applications, 2019, University of Turku

Minnea Tuomisto
PhD, photonics
PhD thesis: Upconverting luminescent materials for solar energy conversion, 2019, University of Turku
Pasi Salonen
PhD, metal-organic
PhD thesis: Aminophenolato complexes of Mo, W and V In catalytic alkene epoxidation and catechol oxidation, 2021, University of Turku
Hannah Byron
PhD, photonics
PhD thesis: Tuning Photochromic Sodalites Across the Visible Spectrum, 2023, University of Turku
Ian Machado
PhD, photonics
PhD thesis: Size and optical versatility in rare earth oxysulfide photonic materials, 2021, University of São Paulo, Brazil