Author Archives: Riikka Puurunen

About Riikka Puurunen

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

New Zenodo community! ALD saturation profile open data. Ideas? Questions?

Yesterday, I created a new Zenodo community: “ALD saturation profile open data”, https://zenodo.org/communities/ald-saturation-profile-open-data/. In my research group, we intend to use this first for sharing experimental saturation profile data related to a publication we are writing (access through the ChemRxiv, https://doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.12366623). … Continue reading

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Virtual guest speaker with Bent group Stanford – other groups interested in an ALD fundamentals talk?

Yesterday, I participated a Prof. Bent group meeting (Stanford), giving again the presentation we gave jointly with Prof. Ruud van Ommen at the recent ALD conference (see previous post), entitled “On the fundamentals of ALD: the importance of getting the … Continue reading

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“On the fundamentals of ALD: the importance of getting the picture right” – by Puurunen and van Ommen

Jointly with Prof. Ruud van Ommen, I (Prof. Riikka Puurunen) gave a presentation at the AVS 20th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2020) featuring the 7th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2020), adapted into a Virtual Meeting, … Continue reading

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Three years as a tenure track professor at Aalto University

Three years ago, I started at Aalto University as professor (associate professor, catalysis science and technology). I started in February 2017, and worked 60% of time for the first half year, being at my former employer VTT for 40%. In … Continue reading

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Season’s greetings and Happy 2020 from Aalto Catalysis group

Dear colleagues, collaborators, emeriti, old and potential future colleagues and collaborators, Year 2019 approaches its end, and it is a good time to look back on the activities of the Aalto Catalysis group in the past year. A slogan for … Continue reading

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Online lecture recordings awarded as Educational action of the year 2019, Aalto CHEM

On December 12, at Dean’s Glögg event, several recognitions were shared at Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering (Aalto CHEM). I (Riikka Puurunen) was among the happy ones to receive a recognition this year – together with Lauri Partanen – for … Continue reading

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Panopto records: November Networking – ALD at Aalto University

At the “November Networking – ALD at Aalto University” event on November 29, 2019, we experimented with recording (some of the) talks with the Panopto lecture capture system available at Aalto University. The records have now been finalized. Each author … Continue reading

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Happy 45th anniversary, ALD in Finland – Aalto ALD OpenLearning opens

Exactly forty-five years ago, on November 29, 1974, the first patent on Atomic Layer Epitaxy (FIN 52359) was filed by Suntola and Antson. Today, the Aalto ALD OpenLearning site is opened for public. You can access it via the general link https://openlearning.aalto.fi/ and the direct link https://openlearning.aalto.fi/course/view.php?id=100. Above … Continue reading

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Copy of email sent to participants registered so far at November networking – ALD at Aalto University

Email sent to 63 registered participants. From: Puurunen Riikka <> Sent: torstai 28. marraskuuta 2019 13.17 To: Catalysis <> Cc: Puurunen Riikka <> Subject: Welcome to November Networking – ALD at Aalto University! Note: We will start at 12:00 Dear … Continue reading

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Copy of email sent to participants registered so far at November networking – ALD at Aalto University

Email sent to over forty registered participants. From: Puurunen Riikka <> Sent: maanantai 18. marraskuuta 2019 9.33 To: Catalysis <> Cc: Puurunen Riikka <> Subject: FYI: 1st version of programme, November Networking – ALD at Aalto University 29.11. Dear colleagues, … Continue reading

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