Multidisciplinary Sustainable Sciences - Research seminar and workshop 2019

Time: Friday, April 5, 2019
Place: Linnanmaa Campus, Tellus Innovation Arena, Stage


The research seminar and workshop on Multidisciplinary Sustainable Sciences consist of presentations of doctoral candidates, and a separate workshop. 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 the workshop can also serve as a research plan seminar for doctoral students (1 cr).
Description and requirements for the course 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 March 26, 2019. Notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author by March 28, 2019.

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 March 29, 2019.

Further information

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

NB: Possibility to expand the course with Co-evolution lectures on Thursday, April 4, 2019, arranged by two strategic themes of the University of Oulu: GenZ and ArcI. Separate registration. 

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Programme for Friday April 5, 2019

09:00 – 09:15 Opening words. Dr. (Technology) Riitta Kamula, Kvantum Institute

09:15 – 10:00  Session 1. Introduction to Kvantum Institute’s Emerging projects

  • Charge carrier recombination dynamics in semiconductor materials. Academy Research Fellow Satu Ojala and Doctoral Student He Zhao, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, University of Oulu
  • Localization and dissipation in superconducting quantum simulations. Academy Research Fellow Matti Silveri, Nano and Molecular Systems, University of Oulu
  • Wildlife-originated zoonoses in the changing northern environment. Academy Research Fellow Eva Kallio, Ecology and Genetics, University of Oulu  

10:00 – 10.30 Keynote presentation
How to create a personal network for professional cooperation. Prof. Pekka Kess, Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee (complimentary)

11:00 – 12:00 Session 2. Research presentations

Nutrient Availability and Losses, and Risk of Micro-Pollutant Contamination from Land Spreading of Chemically Precipitated Sewage Sludge (Nutrisludge). Annaliza Cainglet, Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering, University of Oulu

Electrocoagulation in the Treatment of Wastewater from Paint Industry: Comparison of Batch and Continuous Processes. Kyösti Rajaniemi, Mari Raulio, Sari Tuomikoski, Ulla Lassi, Sustainable Chemistry, University of Oulu

Development of passive seismic methods for studying of shallow structure of subsurface. Nikita Afonin and Elena Kozlovskaya, Oulu Mining School, University of Oulu

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 13:20  Session 3. Research presentations

Vertical Grinding Mills in Minerals Processing, Ville Keikkala, Oulu Mining School, University of Oulu

13:20 – 14:00  Session 4. Presenting

How to engage your audience.  Coordinator Riitta Kamula, TNS-DP, University of Oulu
Introduction to workshop. Coordinator Riitta Kamula, TNS-DP, University of Oulu

14:00 – 14:30  Coffee (complimentary)

  • PosterConservation of buildings in Finland, with Oulu as an example. Kaarina Niskala, Architecture, University of Oulu

14:30 – 15:30  Session 4. Workshop

  • Group work
  • Summary

15:30  End of the seminar

Last updated: 15.11.2019