As Mika Lastusaari has just ascended among the full professors of the University of Turku, we as a research group awarded him today with a congratulation card and a 5x5x5 Rubik’s cube, named aptly Rubik’s Professor!
IMC’s long-time member and our latest PhD, Pasi Salonen, offered cake and sparkling wine today in Aurum’s coffee room to celebrate 10 years at the University of Turku and also taking on new challenges: Pasi is moving to the University of Jyväskylä to make new research conquests. Thank you Pasi and good luck!
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)
Adj. Prof. Mika Lastusaari succesfully defended his 2nd thesis in the Department of the Education on Saturday 10th of November 2018.
Dr. Mika Lastusaari defends his thesis from the Faculty of Education, Department of Teacher Education on Saturday 10th of November at 12 o´clock noon in the lecture hall Educarium 1. His thesis is titled “Persistence in major in relation to learning approaches – Development of a questionnaire for university chemistry students”.
Amazing job and well done, Mika! We are thrilled that we’re going to have a two-times Dr. (or maybe Dr.Dr.) in our research group soon!
“Historiallinen väitöstutkimus yliopistopedagogiikasta” News at UTU Intranet (only with UTU login) in Finnish
“Uusi työkalu auttaa tunnistamaan opiskelijat joiden opinnot ovat vaarassa keskeytyä” Bulletin at UTU (www) in Finnish.
Thesis (in UTUpub)
December has been running ahead like a reindeer in spotlight but it has been good. During this month we’ve had the pleasure to party with our collaborative groups in the 3rd floor, Materials Chemistry Research Group, Detection Tehcnology group and Physical Chemistry. You can check the picture proofs from MCRG news site (here!). As a proper chemists, Esa-Pekka and Pasi manufactured us a fantastic Chemis-TREE for the party that you can see in our Christmas card on the right.
During the year 2016 we’ve had the pleasure to host two Post Docs, Liana and Zé, and now it is their time to head back to home. We’ve had a blast having you here and we hope you had fun times as well. As a departure gift we decided to award them with Civis IMC Honoris Causa so they can come back whenever they want.
The honorary citizenship was also awarded to our long time friend and collaborator from Brazil, Prof. Lucas C.V. Rodrigues whom we recieved as a Christmas present to sooth the departing ache and to sparken up our lives for few weeks.
We want to wish Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone! Our 2016 has been fantastic with great collaborators, heaps of good publications and as a cherry on top, Teros defence. We hope the next year will be as prosperous as the one ending!
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!
Today we had an afternoon break to celebrate Minnea and Isabella for their achievements. Minnea got her first publication out about the effect of Mn and Cr doping on the up-conversion luminescence from NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+ and Isabella graduated as a Master of Science. Congratulations to both!
Minnea’s article can be found behind a link here http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2016.01.016. It will be added to our publication list after it has got page numbers.