Catalysis Professor’s Update 1/2018

From: Puurunen Riikka Sent: 6. maaliskuuta 2018 11:18 To: Puurunen Riikka <> Subject: Aalto Catalysis Professor’s Update 1/2018

Dear doctoral students and their advisors,

With this email, I would like to update you with information related to some events and courses to be organized in the next weeks and months potentially relevant to your doctoral studies.

I would especially like to draw your attention to two events: Finnish Young Scientist Forum on Catalysis (FYSFC2018) in April 6 in Espoo and Nordic Symposium on Catalysis in Copenhagen in August.

(1) The Finnish Young Scientist Forum on Catalysis will be organized on April 6, 2018 with the goal to bring together people in Finland interested in the field of catalysis and to provide an opportunity especially for doctoral students to present their work in an oral presentation. This is an event by the Finnish Catalysis Society and will be organized for the third time; this year, I am functioning as the main local organizer. In addition to contributed talks (and this year some posters, too), the event has a high-level plenary lecture: EFCATS Francois Gault Lectureship holder Prof. Krijn de Jong from Utrecht University. With this email, I want to invite all my doctoral students and their advisors to attend the event.  Registration deadline is March 16; a small participation fee (40 EUR) is collected to cover the costs (auditorium, lunch, coffee, etc).

(2) The Nordic Symposium on Catalysis is a full biannual event, bringing together people in Nordic countries working in the field of catalysis. I warmly recommend participating this symposium. Abstract submission deadline is April 1. As for myself, I intend to go: the previous time I have attended the symposium series has been over 15 years ago.

As of other future events, you may also be interested in the Finnish Microreactor Symposium on March 13 in Åbo/Turku (registration DL Mar 9) and the Åbo Akademi CACRE2018 course in May/Jun.

Also note related to courses at Aalto University. Most likely you are aware of my courses at Aalto University, but a reminder here “just in case”: CHEM-E1130 Catalysis is on-going; CHEM-E1140 Catalysis for biomass refining will start in on March 28 (planning still on-going). Later, I will also organize the Licentiate seminar on industrial chemistry and catalysis with variable contents; I will let you know when there is more information on the course.

Best regards,


P.S. The email is sent to all doctoral students supervised by me (currently 11) and their advisors. A copy of the email will be published in my Aalto blog “Catalysis Professor’s Open”, to spread the information openly also beyond my immediate network.

Riikka Puurunen, Associate professor, Catalysis Science and Technology

Aalto University, School of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Visiting address: Kemistintie 1, 02150 Espoo, Finland, room: E412

Mail address: P.O. Box 16100, FI-00076 AALTO, Finland Tel: <>, email: <>, LinkedIn, @rlpuu, @AaltoCatalysis, blog catprofopen,,,

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Associate professor, Catalysis Science and Technology, at Aalto since February 2017
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