Multidisciplinary Sustainable Sciences - Research seminar and workshop

Monday May 14, 2018
Tellus / Frost Club & Oulu Science garden


The research seminar and workshop on Multidisciplinary Sustainable Sciences consists of presentations of doctoral candidates, and separate workshops. The seminar is part of the activities of the Kvantum Institute, and the related Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programme.

The seminar is open for researcher presentations from all fields. This and workshop can also serve as a research plan seminar for doctoral students (1 cr), registration for the course is closed. Description and requirements for the course (480023J) here.

Call for abstracts

The seminar is open for all that wish to introduce their research. Please submit an extended abstract for an oral or poster presentation (from one to four pages) on your research / research plan.

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)

The deadline for abstract submission is May 6, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author by May 8, 2018.

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 May 8, 2018.

Further information

  • Riitta Kamula, email: riitta.kamula (at)


Monday 14.5.2018
Tellus Innovation Arena / Frost Club

Chair Riitta Kamula

09:00     Opening words. Dr. (Technology) Riitta Kamula, Kvantum Institute

09:05 – 10:30 Oral and poster presentations

Oral presentations

Monitoring Groundwater Storage Depletion Using Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) in Arid and Semi-Arid Climatic Zones. Nizar Abou Zaki, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Research Group, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland.

Changing river regimes: analysis of changes in climate and energy demand interactions in northern rivers. Faisal Bin Ashraf, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland

Optimization of natural wetlands used for mining influenced water purification under northern climatic conditions. Uzair Akbar Khan, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Research unit, University of Oulu, Finland

Coffee (complimentary)

Poster presentations

Evaluation of Past Land Use Practices in Peatlands Using Aerial Photos. Joy Bhattacharjee, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Research unit, University of Oulu, Finland

Starch Based Hybrid Membrane Technologies for Environmental Applications. Buddhika Rathnayake, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland

11:00 Workshop on Interactive participation

  • How to present research results in oral presentation. Coordinator Riitta Kamula, TNS-DP, University of Oulu
  • Discussion

Lunch + move to the University of Oulu Botanical Gardens (about 200 meters walk)

13:30 – 15:30 Oulu Science Garden at the University of Oulu  Botanical Gardens

  • Complimentary coffee
  • EKI project presentation by Tuuli Pohjola
  • Discussion on how to link the Science Garden to research community & multidisciplinary research

Last updated: 15.11.2019