STG podcasts as source of information on Atomic Layer Deposition

Aalto CHEM doctoral student Giovanni Marin with colleagues has set up a professional-looking podcast STG Podcasts, where STG refers to “Science, Technology and Gaming”. There are several episodes already where scientists working with Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) have been interviewed. The most recent episode is with Prof Seán Barry recorded on November 27, 2018 (see also the lecture info), and there have been earlier ones of Prof. Christophe Detavernier, Dr. Simon Elliott, Dr. Esko from Picosun, and Prof. Gregory Parsons. I warmly recommend listening to these! You find STG Podcasts for example in Twitter.

Giovanni Marin and Seán Barry in the Aalto selfservice studio, for STG podcast. Photo: Riikka Puurunen 2018.

 

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Feedback from the 3rd Young Scientist Forum on Catalysis

The feedback questionnaire related to FYSFC2018 event by the Finnish Catalysis Society, shared in Katse 1/2018 (link) with the goal to develop the event further for next year, received fifteen responses. Warmest thanks for everyone who responded! Summary of the feedback is shown below and to be shared in Katse 2/2018.

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Visiting lecture Prof Seán Barry, Precursors and Atomic Layer Deposition of Gold Metal, Nov 27

The lecture will be on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, in lecture hall Ke 2 (Chemistry building, Kemistintie 1), at 10:00-11:00. Welcome!

Prof Barry has been working with CVD and ALD reactant synthesis for well over a decade, and has been visiting labs such as Harvard University (Prof Roy Gordon) and University of Helsinki (Professors Leskelä and Mikko Ritala). Laboratory website link: https://carleton.ca/barrylab/

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Aalto CHEM Career Forum – Fri Dec 14

Great to notice that a CHEM Career Forum will be again organized to allow recruiting and networking of students in the field of chemical technology. The event will be organized in Dipoli on Friday 14 December 2018. I see that many companies will be present working e.g. with renewable energy solutions and with atomic layer deposition (ALD). Also, I have heard that there might be a poster about the Catalysis research group there…

More info: https://www.aalto.fi/school-of-chemical-engineering/chem-career-forum

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OpenTeaching : Introductory lecture on atomic layer deposition shared

Panopto is a great tool that we have available at Aalto University for making lecture capture.

Yesterday, I gave my first introductory lecture on atomic layer deposition (ALD) in general as a professor at Aalto University. I recorded the lecture with my own laptop, using one of the Panopto sets available since half a year or so at the School of Chemical Engineering.

The lecture capture worked out fine and the lecture can now be watched in Panopto: https://aalto.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=bd0aee67-7ca5-4973-8216-a99200e888b1, as well as Youtube: https://youtu.be/i-m52yTdZB0. The slides are available to view separately in SlideShare: https://pt.slideshare.net/RiikkaPuurunen/introduction-to-atomic-layer-deposition-ald-principles-applications-future. A discussion thread was started in LinkedIn ALD – Atomic layer Deposition group (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6466591287486214144).

Sharing teaching openly like this – in an OpenTeaching manner – is the first trial for me. Let us see what follows from it!


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  • on 13.11.2018: Youtube link added.
  • on 19.11.2018: LinkedIn group ALD – Atomic Layer Deposition, discussion thread link added

 

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Interview in Aalto University Magazine 23

“A layer just a few atoms deep can work wonders”

Read full story in Aalto University Magazine 23. It was an honour to be interviewed on atomic layer deposition (ALD) along with Prof. Hele Savin and Aalto Distinguished Professor Maarit Karppinen. Plus next page: Millennium Technology Prize 2018 winner, Dr. Tuomo Suntola.

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Neste and Aalto University to begin strategic research cooperation

Aalto University news, 10.10.2018:

Neste and Aalto University have today signed a letter of intent on strategic cooperation and the creation of a new research portfolio. The aim of the cooperation is to increase Finnish chemical industry expertise in chemical engineering, bioeconomy, circular economy, and digitalization. It is also intended to support important growth areas for Neste, such as renewable products and low carbon solutions.

“We are very pleased with this new kind of strategic cooperation with Aalto University. The overall purpose of the projects that the research portfolio includes is to improve the competitiveness of the Finnish chemical industry, and, indeed, of society as a whole. Finland’s undoubted strengths are highly trained professionals and a drive for research and the development of innovations. This know-how and passion for renewal are also the foundations of Neste’s success,” says Matti Lievonen, the President & CEO of Neste.

“We and Neste will together be able to identify and solve complex challenges and to educate far-sighted specialists of the future. Aalto University and Neste have long been partners, but this strategic cooperation model and new research portfolio open the door to an entirely new kind of collaboration. We expect our cooperation to grow and expand significantly over the course of long-term endeavors,” says Ilkka Niemelä, President of Aalto University.

The research portfolio projects are due to begin in the first half of 2019.

In the Catalysis Research Group we feel glad and honoured to be working with Neste.

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Honoured to receive the Berzelius Prize

Aalto CHEM news, 27.8.2018Berzelius Prize for Professor Riikka Puurunen

The Swedish Catalysis Society presented the prize to Professor Puurunen in Copenhagen on 27 August 2018.

Photo: Mika Huuhtanen

The Berzelius Medal is given in the honour of the famous Swedish researcher Berzelius. The prize winner has to be aged under 45 years, female every second time and working in a Nordic country. Each country can come up with one proposal. Professor Puurunen was proposed by the Finnish Catalysis Society. read more >>

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2018 Millennium Technology Prize to Dr. Tuomo Suntola

In May, the 2018 Millennium Technology Prize was awarded to Dr. Tuomo Suntola for Atomic Layer Deposition. Once more, congratulations to Suntola for the extremely well deserved prize, and thanks to the international community for the broad support behind the nomination.

Below, a photo from the prize gala event with professor emerita Outi Krause, Dr. Tuomo Suntola, and the undersigned (Twitter), and a slide I made to show (Twitter) at the yearly international  ALD 2018 conference, this year held in Incheon, Korea.

More information in the ALD History Blog, directly http://aldhistory.blogspot.com/search/label/MTP2018.

Professor emerita Outi Krause, Dr. Tuomo Suntola, and Prof. Riikka Puurunen at the 2018 Millennium Technology Prize gala dinner. Photo: Technology Academy Finland, May 22, 2018.

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Marita Niemelä Alumna of the Year 2018 of the School of Chemical Engineering

Congratulations to Dr. Marita Niemelä!

Photo by Riikka Puurunen, 22.8.2018 (Twitter).

More on Aalto CHEM news, 27.8.2018, by Helena Seppälä, copied for completeness below.

Curiosity and constant learning are the driving forces for the Vice President, Engineering and Technology at Neste Engineering Solutions Oy.

“Marita Niemelä has had a significant career. She has also stayed in close contact with the School of Chemical Engineering and has supported our core activities. She has actively participated in our education by giving lectures and advising theses”, says Dean of the School of Chemical Engineering Janne Laine. read more >>

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