Kvantum Science Days - From Scientific Knowledge to Systems Remediation Opportunities

This year's Kvantum Science Days will focus on the theme of environmental protection and its solutions envisioned to be provided by the various scientific disciplines and via cross disciplinary talking.
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Nordic Art Hotel Lasaretti

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Kvantum Science Days will be organized in collaboration with the profi4 ARCI Final conference. ARCI conference gathers a diverse range of multidisciplinary research in Arctic science at the University of Oulu. Together with ARCI, Kvantum Science Days will arrange a joint opening session and a poster session. Additionally, we will host joint networking events, including a banquet and the guided walk to LUMO Light Festival, fostering a multidisciplinary platform for discussions and interactions.

The sessions have been designed to facilitate cross-participation in both the Kvantum Science Days and ARCI Final Conference, all taking place at Nordic Art Hotel Lasaretti.

Kvantum Science Days are open and free of charge to anyone who has registered for the event. Due to the conference facilities, the number of participants is limited to 50 people. We close the registration when the number of participants is full or 2.11.23 latest.



9 - 11 Joint opening session with ARCI final conference. Earth science processes in the Arctic. (Puisto-sali)

Chair: Professor Björn Klöve

Opening remarks by Professor Björn Klöve, Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering research unit

Keynote talk. Arctic ecosystem interactions with climate – challenges towards a comprehensive understanding. Professor Torben Christensen, Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering research unit, University of Oulu and Aarhus University, Denmark

Research talk. Ecohydrological studies in arctic Finland. Associate Professor Hannu Marttila, Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering research unit

Research talk. Arctic Carbon-Water Forensics - The case of stream microbial communities. Postdoctoral Researcher Kaisa-Riikka Mustonen, Ecology and Genetics research unit

Research talk. EcoClimate a long-term, manipulative natural experimental platform. Senior Researcher Riku Paavola, Oulanka Research Station

11 - 13 Lunch and networking

13 – 15 Session 1. Solutions for non-degradable and degradable materials (Linna-kabinetti)

Chair: Professor Seppo Vainio

13:00 – 13:25 Keynote talk. Microfluidic liposome generation towards artificial cells. Professor Caglar Elbuken, Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

13:25 – 13:45 Research talk. Tapping the carbon storage potential of construction materials – a case for hope? Associate Professor Päivö Kinnunen, Fibre and Particle Engineering research unit

13:45 – 14:05 Research talk. Wood-derived nanomaterials in the future applications. Professor Henrikki Liimatainen, Fibre and Particle Engineering research unit

14:05 – 14:25 Research talk. Solar hydrogen from cross-dimensional photocatalysts at a glance. Professor Wei Cao, NANOMO research unit

14:25 – 14:45 Research talk. Solutions for non-degradable materials: reduce, reuse and recycle. Senior Research Fellow Priyadharshini Perumal, Fibre and Particle Engineering research unit

14:45 – 15:00 Coffee

15 -17 Session 2. Solution for air, atmosphere and space (Linna-kabinetti)

Chair: Research Director Jussi Paakkari

15:00 - 15:25 Keynote talk. Fullview situational awareness and safety in Arctic. Director Eija Tanskanen, Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

15:25 – 15:45 Research talk. Ionospheric response to space weather and solar storms. Professor Anita Aikio, Space Physics and Astronomy research unit

15:45 – 16:05 Research talk. Sensing our environment. Professor Krisztian Kordas, Microelectronics research unit

16:05 – 16:25 Research talk. Understanding water–particle interactions in the atmosphere using synchrotron radiation. Postdoctoral Researcher Jack Lin, ATMOS research unit

16:25 – 16:45 Discussion

17 – 18 Poster session with Arctic mocktail (Rossi-kabinetti)

Poster presentation. T-CAPSULES:CO2 capture in mine tailings and utilization in construction industry-The case of Wollastonite. Doctoral Researcher Prince Allah, Fibre and Particle Engineering research unit

Poster presentation. The potential of non-native pink salmon to boost Arctic ecosystems – a threat or an opportunity? Doctoral Researcher Aino Erkinaro, Ecology and genetics research unit

Poster presentation. What controls auroral particle precipitation? Doctoral Researcher Jussi Laitinen, Postdoctoral researcher Lauri Holappa and Senior Research Fellow Heikki Vanhamäki, Space Physics and Astronomy research unit

Poster presentation. Cosmo-local value networks for carbon-capturing magnesium cement. Doctoral Researcher Sudeep Parajuli, Industrial Engineering and Management

18.30 - 24 Dinner and networking (Jokisali)



9 – 11 Session 3. Solutions for water in nature and communities (Linna-kabinetti)

Chair: Coordinator Riitta Kamula

9:00 – 9:25 Keynote talk. Analytic, function and application potentials of the universal athmosphere, water, soil and species integrated nanocommunication liposome like signals. Professor Seppo Vainio, Kvantum Institute

9:25 – 9:45 Research talk (remote presentation). Continental scale impacts of biosphere - atmosphere interactions in boreal environment. Professor Tuukka Petäjä, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research, University of Helsinki

9:45 – 10:05 Research talk. Sustainable water treatment – How can microorganisms help us tackle present and future challenges? Academy Research Fellow Katharina Kujala, Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering research unit

10:05 – 10:25 Research talk. Floating hook moss and its microbial associates, a plant with high potential in water purification. Postdoctoral Researcher Kaisa Lehosmaa, Ecology and Genetics research unit

10:25 – 10:45 Research talk. Recent advances in the utilization of geopolymers in (waste)water treatment and management. Assistant Professor Tero Luukkonen, Fibre and Particle Engineering research unit

10:45 – 11:05 Research talk. Towards on-line detection of microplastics. Docent Jarmo Hietanen, Measurement Technology unit MITY

11.15 – 13 Lunch and networking

13 – 15 Brain storming session. From datafragments to complex systems views and models

Chair: Professor Seppo Vainio


17 – 19 Lumo Light Festival (guided walk tour)

Last updated: 14.11.2023