Finnish Young Scientist Forum on Catalysis (FYSFC 2021)

Event basics

Date: April 9, 2021. Venue: Zoom (password from email). Event webpage:

Form to enroll: Enroll with presentation latest (originally on March 23, extended to) Sunday March 28, 2021.

This years scientific (tentative) program consist of two highly interesting plenary talks, oral presentation and an online poster session. The plenary speakers are Prof. Silvia Bordiga (University of Torino) and Prof. Atsushi Urakawa (TU Delft).

(8.45 setting up connections)

9.00               Opening words

9.10               Plenary talk, Prof. Silvia Bordiga, “Catalytic materials under investigation through the eye of a spectroscopist”

10.10             Oral presentation session

11.45             Lunch

12.30             Online poster session (note: requires Zoom version 5.3 or later)

14.15             Break

14.30             Plenary talk, Prof. Atsushi Urakawa: “Playing with thermodynamics and kinetics: Efficient conversion of CO2 to chemical energy carriers”

15.30             Closing remarks

The annual meeting of the Finnish Catalysis Society will be held at 16:00.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers: henrik.grenman@ Welcome!

Oral presentation session: presenters and topics

10:15 Marko Melander Univ. Jyväskylä Understanding glycerol electro-oxidation on gold
10:30 He Zhao Univ. Oulu Stabilizing bismuth halide perovskite by dimethylammonium iodide for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution
10:45 Aitor Arandia Gutiérrez Aalto Univ. In-situ DRIFTS-MS study of cyclic adsorption of CO2 and H2 on zirconia supported Cu-ZnO catalysts
11:00 Ananias Medina Åbo Akademi Advanced Microkinetic Modelling for Hydrochlorination of Glycerol
11:15 Riikka Kupila Univ. Oulu Activated carbon-supported metal oxide catalysts in lactic acid and alkyl lactate production
11:30 Tyko Viertiö VTT Catalyst challenges in hydrodeoxygenation of bio-oil to fuel compounds

Online poster session info

Note! Zoom 5.3 or later required. Instruction: Upgrade / update to the latest version – Zoom Help Center

We will organize an online poster session — for the first time in the FYSFC series! The poster session will be organized much in a similar manner as in the 2020 November Networking – ALD at Aalto University | Aalto University, with individual Zoom breakout room for each poster presenter. Poster template for FYSFC 2021, online poster session guidelines here (v. 8.4.2021).

Participants are encouraged to pre-record a pitch talk (max 2 min) of their poster. The pitch videos will be shared as a link via the Panopto folder, here (anyone with link can view). The videos should be shared with the organizers to be uploaded in Panopto latest on 6.4.2021.

Poster codes (i.e., Zoom breakout room numbers), presenters, topics and room schedule:

2 Matias Alvear ÅA Transient studies reveal the epoxidation mechanism of alkenes
3 Niko Heikkinen VTT Enhancing Fischer-Tropsch catalyst performance with Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) overcoating
4 Vera D. Jäger AU Ethanogenesis – Reprogramming Archaea for a sustainable future
5 Xiaojia Lu ÅA Determination of the heat capacity of selected catalysts and catalyst supports
6 Jay Pee Ona ÅA Electrocatalytic conversion of glucose and xylose on highly dispersed mesoporous carbon-supported Au nanocatalysts
7 Ole Reinsdorf ÅA Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide – Novel insights into the reaction mechanism with transient studies and in-situ spectroscopy
8 Silvan Scheller AU Extremophile microorganisms as a source of highly productive enzymes for CO2 reduction to formic acid and other C1fuels and platform chemicals
9 Christoph Schmidt ÅA Catalyst Development for the Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide
10 Jihong Yim AU Atomic layer deposition of zinc on mesoporous monoclinic zirconia for catalytic applications


Rooms 11-20: “Lunch/coffee tables”: jump in to discuss with colleagues – anyone may join
Rooms 21 on: Meet with colleagues, agreed in advance (if you join without pre-agreement, ask if joining is ok, please)

Zoom practice session for presenters

(Info 25.3.2021) On Wednesday 7.4. in the afternoon, we will offer the possibility for all presenters (invited speakers, oral presentations, online posters) to test their connections with Zoom. Invitations will come to presenters by email.

(Page updated by Riikka Puurunen)

Edit 9.4.2021: Info of Zoom rooms 11 on added

Edit 8.4.2021: Online poster schedule (“sudoku”) updated.

Edit 7.4.2021: Zoom link added (password from email). Removed: “The deadline for registration is March 23, 2021” (as registration is still open). Link to Zoom update istructions added (Zoom 5.3 or later required for poster session): Upgrade / update to the latest version – Zoom Help Center

Edit 6.4.2021: Prof. Urakawa’s presentation title, Oral presentation session info including speakers, poster session codes, presenters and topics, Prof. Bordiga’s presentation title

Edit 1.4.2021: Online poster session guidelines added

Edit 31.3.2021: Zoom version 3.5 requirement for online poster session added. Schedule updated with setting up connections 8:45.

Edit 26.3.2021: FYSFC 2021 poster template added.

Edit 25.3.2021: Zoom practice session info added

Edit 23.3.2021: mistaken date corrected –> 6.4.2021

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