Environmental change and sustainable resource use - Science Days 2019

Time: October 15-16, 2019
Place: University of Oulu, Linnanmaa Campus, Lecture Room L6 & Tellus Innovation Arena/Stage

This event is s part of the activities of the Kvantum Institute and the related Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programme.

First day of the Science Days 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 programme consists of keynote lectures and the focus area spearhead project and emerging project progress narratives.

The second dayintroduces widely the research in the University of Oulu. It is an open forum for the presentations of researchers, who wish to give a presentation about their studies. For doctoral candidates this two-day seminar and workshop can also serve as a research plan seminar  (1-2 cr depending of the workload).  Description and requirements for the course here (own code for each degree program).

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.

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 October 3, 2019. Notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author by October 9, 2019.

Costs and registration
The seminar is free of charge and open for all, registration is required for coffee service. Register by October 10, 2019.

Further information

Coordinator Riitta Kamula (Kvantum Institute and Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programme).
Email: riitta.kamula (at)oulu.fi


PROGRAM (tentative)

DAY 1. Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Kvantum Science Day
Place: Lecture Room L6, Linnanmaa Campus, University of Oulu

Chair: Professor Björn Klöve

10.00 - 10.05   Opening words. Professor Björn Klöve, Director of the Kvantum Institute

10.05 - 10.30   Keynote presentation
Steel know-how solves climate change. Professor Jukka Kömi, Materials and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu

10:30 - 11:00  Strategic project updates of the Focus areas

10:30 -10:40 Frontiers of Materials NMR. Postdoctoral Researcher Petr Stepanek

10:40 - 10:50 Charge carrier recombination dynamics in semiconductor materials.  Doctoral Student He Zhao

10:50 - 11:00 Localization and dissipation in superconducting quantum simulations. Doctoral Student Olli Mansikkamäki

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee (complimentary)

11:30 – 12:30  Strategic project updates of the Focus areas cont.

11:30 - 11:40 Towards the genomic era in species identification and delimitation. Senior Curator Marko Mutanen

11:40 -11:50 Diversity of species interactions: a missing key for understanding biodiversity in a changing world.  Academy Research Fellow Sami Kivelä

11:50 - 12:00 Ecology and evolution in trophic interactions in changing boreal forest habitats. Doctoral Student Coen Westerduin

12:00 - 12:10 Understanding and predicting environmental change in northern rivers: biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in a changing climate.  Postdoctoral Researcher Kaisa-Leena Huttunen

12:10 - 12:20 Loss of ice in the Arctic system: geological perspective of global environmental change. Professor Kari Strand

12:20 - 12:30 Surface-groundwater interaction in boreal peatland-esker systems: conceptualization of hydrogeological process, integrated numerical modelling and assessment of climate change. Postdoctoral Researcher Pertti Ala-aho

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (at own cost)

13:30 – 14:00 Keynote presentation
JUFO - Publication Forum; What? Why? and How? Academy Research Fellow Satu Ojala, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of  Technology, University of  Oulu

14:00 – 14:30  Strategic project updates of the Focus areas cont.

14:00 -14:10 Impact of extreme weather events in the Arctic on technological system, critical facilities and urban environment. Professor Elena Kozlovskaya

14:10 - 14:20 Resource Optimization for Context-Aware Smart Cities. Postdoctoral Researcher Sumudu Samarakoon

14:20 - 14:30 Zero-CO2 cement concept via phase-separated nano-glass. Doctoral Student Jing Li

14:30 – 15:00  Coffee (complimentary)

15:00 - 16:00  Strategic project updates of the Focus areas cont.

15:00 - 15:10 Impact of mining on the rate of molecular aging in Arctic wildlife. Doctoral Student Ilze Brila

15:10 - 15:20 Wildlife-originated zoonoses in the changing northern environment. Doctoral Student Mahdi Aminikhah

15:20 - 15:30 Climate and Atmospheric Effects of the Sun in Arctic Regions (CAESAR). Professor Kalevi Mursula and Doctoral Student Antti Salminen

15:30 - 15:40 Mesospheric Monitoring of Ozone above the Polar Vortex. Postdoctoral Researcher Jia Jia

15:40 - 15:50 Bayesian techniques for radar observations of the near-Earth space. University Lecturer Ilkka Virtanen

15:50 - 16:00  Summary and closing remarks

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DAY 2. Wednesday, October 16, 2019
TNS-DP Research Seminar

Place: Tellus Arena, Stage, Linnanmaa Campus, University of Oulu

  • Researcher presentations with discussions and a workshop (optional)
  • Time for oral presentations 15+5 min; for poster presentations 10+5 min.

Chair: Coordinator Riitta Kamula

09.15 - 09.20   Opening words

09.15 - 09.20  Opening words

09:20 - 09:40  Provenance analysis of glaciomarine sediments: implications for deglaciation dynamics and related meltwater releases. Raisa Alatarvas, Oulu Mining School, University of Oulu

09:40 - 10:00  Numerical modelling of Frost-quake. Taewook Kim. Environmental and Chemical Engineering, University of Oulu

10:00 - 10:20  Towards next generation taxonomy in wolf spiders (Lycosidae). Vladislav Ivanov, Ecology and Genetics, University of Oulu

10:20 - 10:50  Coffee (complimentary)

10:50 - 11:10  Comparing effects of solar and atmospheric internal drivers on the northern polar vortex. Antti Salminen. ReSoLVE Centre of Excellence, University of Oulu

11:10 - 11:30  Inversion method for independent estimate of temperature and temperature gradient at meteor peak heights. Emranul Sarkar, Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, University of Oulu

11:30 -11:50  Bayesian incoherent scatter analysis. Habtamu Tesfaw, Ionospheric Physics Research Unit, University of Oulu

11:50 - 12:30  Light picnic style lunch (complimentary, served in Stage)

and poster session, introductions by Senior Research Fellow Janne Alahuhta from Geography Unit of the University of Oulu:

  • Global patterns of lake plants between two scales
  • Geodiversity –the stage of nature
  • Accessibility analysis in evaluating exposure risk to an ecosystem disservice

12:30 - 12:50  Development of Passive Bioreactors Treating Different Types of low Carbon Wastewater in Cold Climate Condition. Sepideh Kiani, Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu.

12:50 - 13:10  Development of biological treatment for sulfate and metals containing cold mining waters. Hanna Virpiranta, Chemical Process Engineering, University of Oulu

13:10 - 14:30  Workshop on interactive participation and coffee
How to engage your audience.  Coordinator Riitta Kamula, TNS-DP, University of Oulu

14:30 - 14:45  Wrap-up and end of the day


Last updated: 15.11.2019