Kvantum Science Days November 17-19, 2021

Dates: November 17-19, 2021
Place:Tellus Linnanmaa, University of Oulu
Applicable for research plan seminar (1-2 cr)
Remote connection: https://oulu.zoom.us/j/67513317377 (available during the seminars hours)
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Contents

The three-day seminar introduces the multidisciplinary research of the University of Oulu in the fields of technology and natural sciences, especially within the Kvantum Institute. The seminar is an excellent opportunity to extend one's scientific expertise to cover multidisciplinary perspectives.

The first day introduces the Arctic Interactions (ArcI), one of the University of Oulu´s interdisciplinary research profile themes on exploring environmental change and human-environmental relationships in the Arctic and promoting sustainable development in the region. The first day also provides an open forum for the researchers, who wish to give a presentation about their studies. For doctoral candidates the seminar serves as a research plan seminar (1-2 cr depending on level of participation in the Kvantum Seminar 2021).  

The second day introduces the Kvantum projects and their outcomes of the project period 2017-2020.

The third day focuses on the new Kvantum project period 2021-2024 introducing the new projects and discusses the aims and goals of the project period. 

Registrations and contact information

Register in the seminar by Tuesday November 16, 2021; registrations in this link.

For more information and instructions please contact

  • Coordinator Riitta Kamula (firstname.lastname at oulu.fi)
  • Coordinator Pirjo Taskinen (firstname.lastname at oulu.fi)

Program (tentative timetable)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Arctic interactions and Research seminar

Place: Backstage, Tellus Linnanmaa, University of Oulu
Remote connection: https://oulu.zoom.us/j/67513317377
Chair: Björn Klöve & Riitta Kamula

The seminar day introduces the multidisciplinary research in the University of Oulu, starting with the Arctic Interactions (ArcI), one of the University of Oulu´s interdisciplinary research profile themes, focusing on exploring environmental change and human-environmental relationships in the Arctic and promoting sustainable development in the region.  

The day also provides an open forum for the researchers, who wish to give a presentation about their studies. For doctoral candidates this seminar and workshop also serves as a research plan seminar (own code for each doctoral degree program).
Abstracts should be send latest on November 9, 2021 to Riitta Kamula (riitta.kamula  at oulu.fi). Direct link to the abstract template in this link (modulates the structure of the doctoral training reseach plan).

09.00 - 09.05   Opening words. Professor Björn Klöve, Director of the Arctic Interactions 

09:05-11:35 Arctic Interactions (ArcI)

Resource management in Arctic environment

9:05 – 9:25 Keynote 
Resources in Arctic - challenges and opportunities in water resources. Associate professor Ali Torabi Haghighi, Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu

Discussion 5 min

9:30 – 9:45 Sustainable water resources in Arctic. Dr. Ritesh Patro, Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu

9:45 - 9:55 River-Forest interaction under anthropogenic activities and climate change in the Arctic region.  Doctoral Student Sahand Ghadimi, Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu

Discussion + Coffee

Arctic built environment and architecture

10:30-10.50  Keynote 
Abandoned industrial sites and their re-use – a heritage perspective. Dr. Tiina Äikäs, History, Culture and Communications Research Unit, University of Oulu

Discussion 5 min

10.55-11.10 Environmental change in Northern Finland: experiences of local people. Dr. Outi Autti, Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu
11.10-11.20 The Sámi Cultural Environment. Doctoral Student Päivi Magga, Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu
11.20-11.30 Practice and Process – Creating Northern Built Environment with Local CommunitiesDoctoral Student Jenni Hakovirta, Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu

Discussion 5 min

11:35 - 12:30  Lunch break

Research plan seminar presentations

12:30-13:30 Oral presentations

12:30-12:50  Study of ecohydrological processes on tropical peatlands for improvement of land and water management. Doctoral Candidate Ismail, Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu

12:50-13:10  UAS Imaging Applications to Monitor Restored Peatlands. Doctoral Candidate Lauri Ikkala, Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu

13:10-13:30  Mapping Supply and Demand Mismatches of Forest Ecosystem Services And Its Impact On Biodiversity And Human Wellbeing Across . Doctoral Candidate Anita Poturalska, University of Oulu

13:30-14:30  Coffee and poster presentations (presentations from 13:45)

  • Microplastics removal from municipal wastewater by green infrastructure functioning as passive treatment systems. Doctoral Candidate Lina Büngener, Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu
  • Environmental life cycle assessment of livestock production in Finland. Doctoral Candidate Sanna Hietala, Natural Resources Institute Finland; Sustainability Science and Indicators
  • Advanced characterization of cementitious materials using synchrotron radiation. Doctoral Candidate Md Thasfiquzzaman, Nano and Molecular Research Unit, University of Oulu

14:40-16:00 Oral presentations

14:40-15:00  Paramagnetic NMR: Theory and computational methods. Doctoral Candidate Ari Pyykkönen, NMR Research Unit, University of Oulu

15:00-15:20  Origins of Diffuse Ionzied Gas in Galaxies. Doctoral Candidate Riku-Petteri Rautio, Space Physics and Astronomy research unit, University of Oulu

15:20-15:40  Lightning in the Sun-Earth coupling system Doctoral Candidate Marzieh Khansari, Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

15:40-16:00  Desiccation of a Transboundary Water Body as a Results of Anthropogenic Activities; Case Study: Hamun Lakes between Iran-Afghanistan. Doctoral Candidate Mahdi Akbari, Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu

16:00-16:10  Sum-up and Closing 
Discussions and wrap-up of the seminar. Dr. Riitta Kamula, Kvantum Institute, University of Oulu

Thursday 18.11.2021 at 9.00-14.00 Project period 2017-2020 in Tellus Stage, Linnanmaa Campus, University of Oulu

Place: Stage, Tellus Linnanmaa, University of Oulu
Remote connection: https://oulu.zoom.us/j/67513317377
Chair: Björn Klöve

09:00-09:05  Opening words. Prof. Björn Klöve. Water, Energy and Environmental Technology, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu

09:05-09:15  Surface-groundwater interaction in boreal peatland-esker systems: conceptualization of hydrogeological process, integrated numerical modelling and assessment of climate change. Prof. Björn Klöve, Water, Energy and Environmental Technology, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu           

09:15-09:30  Loss of ice in the Arctic system: geological perspective of global environmental change. Prof. Kari Strand, Oulu Mining School, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu

09:30-09:45  Impact of extreme weather events in the Arctic on technological system, critical facilities and urban environment. Prof. Elena Kozlovskaya, Oulu Mining School, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu

09:45-10:45  Coffee (complimentary) and poster session of the Emerging projects

NB: The posters will be available during the whole seminar 

  • Wildlife-originated zoonoses in the changing northern environment. Doctoral Student Mahdi Aminikhah, Ecology and Genetics Research Unit, University of Oulu
  • Zero-CO2 cement concept via phase-separated nano-glass. Päivö Kinnunen, Associate Professor (Tenure Track), Fibre and Particle Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu
  • Charge carrier recombination dynamics in semiconductor materials. Doctoral Student He Zhao, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, University of Oulu
  • Localization and dissipation in superconducting quantum simulations. Doctoral Student Olli Mansikkamäki, Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit, University of Oulu
  • Bayesian techniques for radar observations of the near-Earth space. University Lecturer Ilkka Virtanen, Space Physics and Astronomy Research Unit, University of Oulu

10:45-11:00  Understanding and predicting environmental change in northern rivers: biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in a changing climate. Prof. Timo Muotka, Ecology and Genetics, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu

11:00-11:15  Ecology and evolution in trophic interactions in changing boreal forest habitats. University Lecturer Seppo Rytkönen, Ecology and Genetics, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu

11:15-11:30  Diversity of species interactions: a missing key for understanding biodiversity in a changing world. Academy Research Fellow Sami Kivelä, Ecology and Genetics, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu

11:30-11:45  Towards the genomic era in species identification and delimitation. Senior intendent Marko Mutanen, Ecology and Genetics, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu

11:45-12:30  Lunch

12:30-12:45  Resource Optimization for Context-Aware Smart Cities (SAFARI). Associate Prof. Mehdi Bennis, CWC-Radio Technologies, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu

12:45-13:00  Frontiers of Materials NMR. Prof. Juha Vaara, NMR Research Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu

13:00-13:15  Mesospheric Monitoring of Ozone above the Polar Vortex (MeMO). Head of Observations Thomas Ulich, Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, University of Oulu

13:15-13:30  Climate and Atmospheric Effects of the Sun in Arctic Regions (CAESAR). Prof. Kalevi Mursula, Space Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu

13:30-14:00  Coffee, Sum-up and Closing. Prof. Björn Klöve, Water, Energy and Environmental Technology, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu

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Friday 19.11.2021 at 8.30 -16.00  Project period 2021-2024 in Tellus Stage, Linnanmaa Campus, University of Oulu

Place: Stage, Tellus Linnanmaa, University of Oulu
Remote connection: https://oulu.zoom.us/j/67513317377
Chair: Jussi Paakkari, Kvantum Institute

08:30-08:45  Opening words. Prof. Seppo Vainio, Kvantum Institute

08:45-09:00  Production and Development of Novel Natural Nano and Micro Biomaterials and Diagnostic Technologies for Catalytic, and Bio- and Circular Economics (BioEVEngine). Prof. Seppo Vainio, Kvantum Institute, University of Oulu

09:00-09:15  Robust 2D materials for sensors, photo and electrocatalysis (ROAR). Prof. Krisztian Kordas, Microelectronics Research Unit, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu

09:15-09:30 Continuously observed quantum matter with superconducting circuits. Academy Research Fellow Matti Silveri, Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit, University of Oulu

9:30-10:00  Coffee (complimentary)

10:00.10:30  Keynote
Science for better future. Research Director Jussi Paakkari, Kvantum Institute

10:30-10:45  Advanced NMR for sustainability. Prof. Ville-Veikko Telkki. NMR Research Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu

10:45- 11:00  Electronic level understanding of transition metal based heterojunction catalysis (NANOCAT). Prof. Marko Huttula, Nano and Molecular Systems research Unit, University of Oulu

11:00-11:15  Towards carbon-neutral steelmaking through hydrogen- reduction and application of clean steels - CLEAN2STEEL. Prof. Timo Fabritius, Process Metallurgy, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu

11:15-11:30  Carbon-capturing magnesium cement (CARBO-CEM). Post-doctoral Researcher Mohammad Al-Zeer, Fibre and Particle Engineering. Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu

11:30-11:45   Energy- and cost-efficient production of solar energy under arctic environmental conditions. Prof. Tapio Fabritius, Optoelectronics and Measurement Technology, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu

11:45-12:30  Lunch

12:30-12:45  Fall and rise of endangered species: Detection of genomic and population ecological signals of decreasing and increasing populations, University Researcher Laura Kvist. Ecology and Genetics, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu 

12:45-13:00 Exploring geographical mismatch between supply and demand of ecosystem services using big and open source data across high latitudes (AccESS). Senior Research Fellow Janne Alahuhta, Geography Research Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu

13:00-13:15  Interacting processes in Arctic reindeer systems experiencing rapid climate change. Prof. Jeffrey Welker, Ecology and Genetics, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu

13:15-13:30 Global change impacts on northern animal communities: from mechanisms to ecosystem-level implications. Academy Research Fellow Sami Kivelä, Ecology and Genetics, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu 

13:30-13:45 Hybrid modelling  for improved permafrost risk assessment (HYPERISK). Post-doctoral Researcher Olli Karjalainen, Geography Research Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu

13:45-14:15 Coffee (complimentary)

14:15-14:30  Ionospheric Situational Awareness (ISaw). Head of Observations Thomas Ulich, Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, University of Oulu

14:30-14:45  Arctic Ionospheric Response to Space Weather Events (ACROSS). Prof. Anita Aikio, Space Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu

14:45-15:30  Sum-up and ways forward. Prof. Seppo Vainio, Kvantum, University of Oulu

15:30 End of the seminar