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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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Finnish Microreactor Symposium 2018 Mar 13 in Åbo Akademi – register by Mar 9

Related to the Academy of Finland funded MICATOX project, which ended in 2017, a seminar will be organized by our project colleagues in Åbo Akademi with leadership by Prof. Tapio Salmi: Finnish Microreactor Symposium: Microreactors – the great scientific and industrial future. … Continue reading

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Finnish Young Scientist Forum on Catalysis 2018 on April 6 – Register by March 16

Finnish Catalysis Society http://www.katalyysiseura.org/ organizes on April 6th the Finnish Young Scientist Forum on Catalysis (FYSFC), starting at 10:00, in Dipole. Conference information is updated in our group’s website in: http://cmet.aalto.fi/en/research/industrial_chemistry_catalysis/young_scientist_forum_2018/. The plenary speaker will be Prof. Krijn De Jong, … Continue reading

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Catalysis group looking for summer trainees – application DL March 15

As mentioned in the Open Positions tab in our website, we will are looking for (currently two) summer trainees to my Catalysis group. I am copying our advertisement below in full. — Summer trainee positions                                                                                   23.2.2018 The research group of Catalysis by … Continue reading

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