Turun Sanomat (Turku area’s biggest newspaper) came to visit to make an article about us. The main topic was hackmanite, its properties and synthesis. In the picture, Hannah is showing and telling journalist Ritva Setälä (left) how hackmanite is synthesized.
Today we had the honor of hosting a visit of Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellow Akseli Mansikkamäki, who works in the NMR Research Unit of the University of Oulu, giving a talk about “Recent Advances in Organometallic Lanthanide Single-Molecule Magnets“. Akseli’s publishing activities are of a very high quality, and in 2018 he was an author in an article in the Science journal “Magnetic hysteresis up to 80 kelvin in a dysprosium metallocene single-molecule magnet“. Thanks for visiting and see you again, Akseli!
Today we had a communications team from The Farmers’ Social Insurance Institution Mela taking photos of IMC’s laboratories. The people admiring the IMC’s Chemistree, from left to right: Mela’s Mikko Käkelä and Julia von Flittner and our Adjunct Professor Ari Lehtonen. Missing from the photo: Mela’s Virve Laine and the mannequin, PhD student Sami Vuori. The stock photos will be published later, so stay tuned!
MSc student Felix Memmel from the University of Würzburg in Germany is doing a part of his exchange period at IMC. He came to Finland after hearing good recommendations about this country from a PhD student who had his exchange period in Joensuu. Especially Finns’ English skills were a definite pro when considering an exchange country.
Felix’s major is inorganic chemistry, and he will be synthesizing some tungsten compounds first under Ari’s supervision, and when ready, will move on to create some luminescent materials in Mika’s group. He will be in the lab for 8 weeks, and we warmly welcome him to conduct his experiments!
We have the pleasure of hosting our collaborating doctoral candidate Nirajan Ojha from the Photonic Glasses group led by Laeticia Petit from Tampere University of Technology. He will be with us for a few days working with Minnea Tuomisto and hopefully they will have some luminescent pictures for us in the future.