Author Archives: Riikka Puurunen

About Riikka Puurunen

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

Prof. De Jong’s lecture on catalysis in Aalto University Youtube channel

As mentioned in the previous blog post, Prof. Krijn De Jong from Utrecht University, current holder of the EFCATS Francoise Gault lecture award, gave an inspiring plenary lecture “Effects of size and location of metal nanoparticles in catalysis” at the … Continue reading

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Finnish Young Scientist Forum on Catalysis 2018 – report of the event

On April 6 this year, I organized the event “Finnish Young Scientist Forum on Catalysis 2018 (FYSFC2018)” for the Finnish Catalysis Society. In the newest Katse 1/2018 newsletter of the society, a report of the event is published by my colleague José … Continue reading

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Course feedback ready & shared CHEM-E1130 + CHEM-E1140

Student feedback surveys are finished for 2018 for the courses CHEM-E1130 Catalysis and CHEM-E1140 Catalysis for Biomass Refining. Warmest thanks to all students who answered; the feedback will help develop the courses further. Feedback summaries, with identifiable comments removed, can be … Continue reading

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New article in press, by Mäkelä et al.

New accepted article from the Aalto Catalysis group: Mäkelä, Lahti, Jaatinen, Romar, Hu, Lassi, Puurunen, Karinen, Study of Ni, Pt and Ru catalysts on wood-based activated carbon supports and their activity in 2-methylfuran production, ChemCatChem, Published online 25th of April. … Continue reading

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Spam, spam, spam…

A sad part of blogging are spam comments. Screen capture of the latest portion of spam comments below. It would be great if there was less of these, or if I would not need to mark them individually as spam… … Continue reading

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Thank you for the photos!

Thank you for the professors’ photography session in April 2018, Anni Hanén, Mikko Raskinen, Aalto University. Finalised photos, in full resolution, available at: http://materialbank.aalto.fi:80/public/2c71ee1bc8FE.aspx.   Posted by Riikka Puurunen

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Podcast (in Finnish) on catalysis in YLE Tiedeykkönen

A radio podcast to explain catalysis and its importance to a broader public has recently been made by journalist Mari Heikkilä. In the podcast, professors at the University of Jyväskylä, Prof. Karoliina Honkala and Prof. Petri Pihko, are interviewed. The podcast … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Conference: 18th Nordic Symposium on Catalysis, Copenhagen, Aug 26-28 – Abstract DL April 1

The next Nordic Symposium on Catalysis will be organised in Copenhagen, Denmark, August 26-28, 2018. Copied from the conference website: http://www.conferencemanager.dk/NSC2018: “The NSC conference series is biannual and organized within the Nordic Catalysis Society framework. The aim of the conference is … Continue reading

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For doctoral students: Computer-Aided Chemical Reaction Engineering “CACRE 2018” at Åbo

Prof. Tapio Salmi and colleagues will again organise a course “Computer-aided chemical reaction engineering (CACRE 2018)” on May 28 to June 5, 2018, in Turku/Åbo. The course is worth of 8 credits (ECTS) and can be included in doctoral studies. The course has earlier … Continue reading

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