Sustainable Resource Use and Earth’s Changing Environment - Research Seminar and Workshop 2017

Monday November 20 to Tuesday November 21, 2017
Tellus Arena, Linnanmaa Campus, University of Oulu, Finland

Scope

The research seminar and workshop on Sustainable Resource Use and Earth’s Changing Environment is part of the activities of the Thule Institute (from 1.1.2018 Kvantum Institute) and the related Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programme. The first day introduces the highlights of the research in Sustainable Resource Use and Earth’s Changing Environment and provides introduction to the strategic research in two focus areas of the University of Oulu, ‘Creating sustainability through materials and systems’ and ‘Earth and near-space system and environmental change’. The second day is open for other researcher presentations.

This two-day seminar and workshop can also serve as a research plan seminar for doctoral students (1-2 cr), registration for the ourse is open in webOodi. Description and requirements for the course (480023J) here.

Call for abstracts

The second day is open for all that wish to introduce their research. Please submit an extended abstract for an oral and poster presentation (from one to four pages) on your research / research plan. All abstracts will be published in the seminar abstract book on the seminar web page.

Please submit your abstract (with preference of oral/poster presentation) as a word file, including possible figures, using the given template by e-mail to riitta.kamula (at)oulu.fi.

The deadline for abstract submission is November 8, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author by November 15, 2017.
 

Costs and registration

The seminar is free of charge and open for all, registration is required for coffee service. Register through this link latest by 15th November, 2017.
 

Further information

  • Riitta Kamula, email: riitta.kamula (at) oulu.fi
  • Pirjo Taskinen, email: pirjo.taskinen (at) oulu.fi 
     

Program

DAY 1. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
Place: Stage at Tellus Innovation Arena, University of Oulu

Highlights of the research in Sustainable Resource Use and Earth’s Changing Environment and introduction to the strategic research in the two focus areas of the University of Oulu, ‘Creating sustainability through materials and systems’ and ‘Earth and near-space system and environmental change’.

Chair: Jukka Forsman

09.00 - 09.10    Opening words. Docent, Vice-Director Jukka Forsman, Kvantum Institute

09.10 - 09.40    Keynote presentation
New understanding of atmospheric aerosols and climate from a synchrotron super-microscope. Associate Professor Nønne Prisle, Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit, University of Oulu

09.40 - 10.00    Resource Optimization for Context-Aware Smart Cities. Adjunct Professor Mehdi Bennis, Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

10.00 - 10.20    Frontiers of Materials NMR. Ville-Veikko Telkki, Docent, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science

10.20 - 10.40    Coffee (complimentary)

10.40 - 11.00    Impact of extreme weather events in the Arctic on technological system, critical facilities and urban environment. Professor Elena Kozlovskaya, Oulu Mining School

11.00 - 11.20    Surface-groundwater interaction in boreal peatland-esker systems. Professor Bjørn Kløve, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Research Group, Faculty of Technology

11.20 - 11.40    Loss of ice in the Arctic system. Professor Kari Strand, Research Unit in Geosciences, Oulu Mining School

11.40 - 12.00    University of the Arctic and its Research Area. Professor Arja Rautio, Thule Institute, University of Oulu and Vice-President Research, the University of the Arctic

12.00 - 13.00     Lunch (at own cost)

13.00 - 13.30    Keynote presentation
Earth Observation satellite-based Arctic services and research: Perspective of Finnish Meteorological Institute. Professor Jouni Pulliainen, Head of the Arctic Research Centre, Finnish Meteorological Institute

13.30 - 13.50    Mesospheric Monitoring of Ozone above the Polar Vortex. Adjunct Professor Thomas Ulich, Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

13.50 - 14.10    Climate and Atmospheric Effects of the Sun in Arctic Regions. Professor Kalevi Mursula, Space Climate Research Unit, Faculty of Science

14.10 - 14.40    Coffee (complimentary)

14.40 - 15.00    Macroecology and diversity of species interactions. Docent Jukka Forsman, Ecology and Evolution Research Unit, Faculty of Science

15.00 - 15.20    Understanding and predicting environmental change in northern rivers. Professor Timo Muotka, Ecology and Evolution Research Unit, Faculty of Science

15.20 - 15.40    Ecology and evolution in trophic interactions in changing boreal forest habitats. Postdoctoral Researcher Panu Välimäki, Ecology and  Genetics Research Unit, Faculty of Science

15.40 - 16.00    Impact of mining on the rate of molecular aging in Arctic wildlife. Professor Phillip Watts, Ecology and Evolution Research Unit, Faculty of Science

16.00 - 16.20    Towards the genomic era in species identification and delimitation. Postdoctoral Researcher Kyung Min Lee, Ecology and Evolution Research Unit, Faculty of Science

16.20 - 16.30    Summary of the day

 

DAY 2. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
Place: Tellus Innovation Arena, University of Oulu
Researcher presentations with discussions and a workshop.

Chair: Riitta Kamula

09.15 - 09.30    Opening words. Coordinator Riitta Kamula, TNS-DP, University of Oulu

09.30 - 10.00    Keynote presentation
Space Research in Central Lapland since 1914. Thomas Ulich, Adjunct Professor, Vice Director SGO Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, University of Oulu

10.00 - 10.30    Coffee (complimentary)

10.30 - 10.45    Integrated modelling of northern groundwater systems - insight to boreal mire. PhD candidate Anna Jaros, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu

10.45 - 11.00    Development of modified biosorbents for water and wastewater treatment. PhD candidate Harshita Gogoi, Chemical Process Engineering, University of Oulu

11.00 - 11.15    Advanced characterization of Tailings Storage Facilites (TSFs). PhD candidate Raul Mollehuara Canales, Oulu Mining School, University of Oulu 

11.15 - 11.30    Hydrothermal Carbonization and its Catalytic pplication in the degradation of Pharmaceuticals. PhD candidate Velma Kimbi Yaah, Environmental and Chemical processing, University of Oulu 

11.30 - 12.30    Lunch (at own cost)

12.30 - 12.55    Poster presentations and discussion

  • Improving flotability of fine particles by optimizing cell hydrodynamics. PhD candidate Haresh Kumar, Oulu Mining School, University of Oulu
  • NMR relaxation and diffusion studies of a halogen free ionic liquid. PhD candidate Muhammad Asadullah Javed, NMR Research Unit, University of Oulu

12.55 - 13.10    Facile synthesis of palladium and gold nanoparticles by dialdehyde nanocellulose. PhD candidate Kaitao Zhang, Fiber and Particle Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu 

13.10 - 13.25    On-line slag composition analysis for electric arc furnaces. PhD candidate Henri Pauna, Process Metallurgy Research Group, University of Oulu 

13.25- 13.40    Development of simulation methodology for mobile SCR-systems. PhD candidate Sauli Halonen, Machine Design research unit, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu 

13.40 - 14.10    Complimentary coffee

14.10 - 15.30    Workshop on Interactive participation (Chair Jukka Forsman)

  • How to present research results in oral presentation. Coordinator Riitta Kamula, TNS-DP, University of Oulu
  • Introduction to the workshop
  • Group work
  • Summary of the workshop

15.30 End of the day   

 

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