IMC & hackmanite in the main national TV news

Mika, Sami, and Hannah in the main national TV news 25/4/2022 at 20:30.

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 (, 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

We were at the end of the main national TV news at 20.30: (from 18:35 onwards)

Yle also published the same in their radio: (from 7:50 onwards):

Yle visits to make a story about hackmanite

From left to right: Roosa, Hannah, Cecilia, Yle’s Markku and Samuli and lastly Sami grinding some hackmanite. Photo taken by Mika Lastusaari.

Today was an interesting day when Finland’s national public broadcasting company Yle visited our lab for a couple of hours. Journalist Markku Sandell interviewed us asking good questions about hackmanite research and patterns of cooperation with the European Space Agency. There is no exact information yet on when the thing will air, but we’ll notify when we know.

IMC is now Intelligent

During the move to Aurum we reinvented ourselves by making something drastic: we changed our name! Inorganic is now history and Intelligent future. This is because our IMC council thought that our chemistry repertoire spans wider than just inorganic, and our common interest is making intelligent materals. We are henceforth Intelligent Materials Chemistry Group, but we still maintain that old, familiar IMC. Here you can watch our move-themed video.

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Press release: scientists (Ari, Anssi, Pasi) discover new information about the function of enzymes

Ari, Anssi, Pasi and Åbo Akademi’s project researcher Risto Savela discovered new information about the functionality of vanadium aminophenolates in cathecol oxidation. The article is published in Dalton Transactions and was selected to their HOT article collection. Good job!

Press release (in Finnish):

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Vanadium aminophenolates in catechol oxidation: conformity with Finke’s common catalyst hypothesis