Meet our teachers!

Ivo Leito, UT

Prof. Ivo Leito: “Metrology lies in the core of all correct measurements, both physical and chemical. Metrological approach is increasingly required from laboratories by international standards and conventions.”

Courses: Metrology in Chemistry, Master’s seminar, practical chemical analysis

Lectures online: If you wish to get an idea what Ivo’s teaching is like, please visit the online course Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis

Other activities: Programme director (contact)

Johan Bobacka, Åbo Akademi University

Johan Bobacka, Åbo Akademi University

Prof. Johan Bobacka: ”Chemical sensors are essential analytical tools in health diagnostics, environmental monitoring and process analysis. Novel sensor materials facilitate the development of printable, disposable and wearable chemical sensors for future needs.”

Courses: Chemical sensors, Seminars in analytical chemistry, Special project in analytical chemistry, Master’s thesis

Jonas Bergquist, Uppsala University

Jonas Bergquist, Uppsala University

Prof. Jonas Bergquist

Courses: Separation science and mass spectrometry

Jérôme Randon, UCBL

Prof. Jérôme Randon:

Courses: Role plays, group works, analyst-customer interactions

Koit Herodes, UT

Dr. Koit Herodes: “Within the past 10 years the whole area of trace contaminant (pesticides, drug residues, toxicants, etc) detection has been revolutionized by the development of new measurement instrumentation. I am glad that we have been able to keep pace with these developments.”

Courses: Practical Chemical Analysis, Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry

Acknowledgments: In June 2022 selected by the students as the best teacher from the Institute of Chemistry, University of Tartu.

Tom Lindfors, Åbo Akademi University

Tom Lindfors, Åbo Akademi University

Dr. Tom Lindfors: “Electroactive materials – such as graphene based materials and hydrophobic conducting polymers – are important for the development of new concepts for calibration-free electrochemical sensors for ultra-trace analysis, but also in batteries and supercapacitors. The solid-state chemical sensors can be used in applications ranging from biodiagnostics to industrial processes.”

Courses: Applied electrochemistry, Special project in analytical chemistry, Master’s thesis

Riin Rebane, UT

Dr. Riin Rebane: “When entering the real life of a chemist, in order to succeed, we need a proper interdisciplinary toolbox full of various knowledge and an ability to see the big picture.”

Courses: Measurements and the law

Irja Helm, UT

Dr. Irja Helm: “Although known as a simple analysis method, a titration can be actually really challenging task!”.

Courses: Metrology in Chemistry, Practical Works in Chemical Analysis and Metrology

Rose-Marie Latonen, Åbo Akademi University

Rose-Marie Latonen, Åbo Akademi University

Dr. Rose-Marie Latonen: “In situ spectroelectrochemistry is a powerful experimental method for characterization of novel materials and for the development of new sensor concepts that combine electrochemistry with spectroscopy.”

Courses: Seminars in analytical chemistry, Special project in analytical chemistry, Master’s thesis

Siiri Velling, UT

Dr. Siiri Velling: “Introduction along with thorough examination of the diverse world of
chemical and ecotoxicologycal methods of analysis of complex and
heterogeneous environmental samples.”

Courses: Measurements and Environment

Piia Post, UT

Dr. Piia Post: “Sometimes it needs a lot of imagination and time to estimate measurement uncertainty.”.

Courses: Measurement Data Processing

Martin Vilbaste, UT

MSc. Martin Vilbaste: “Unreliable measurements and calibrations are just a waste of resources. Physical measurements and calibrations are probably the simplest among other kinds of measurements on metrologists’ point of view. In such a sense these are very educative.”.

Courses: Practical Works on Physical Measurement and Calibration, Modern Metrology

Geven Piir, UT

Dr. Geven Piir: “There isn’t perfect for life. Best you can do is finding optimal model to follow. Same applies for chemometrics.”

Courses: Chemometrics

Päärn Paiste, UT

Dr. Päärn Paiste: “A machine only gives out numbers. To understand what those numbers mean, one should understand how they are generated.”

Courses: Atomic Spectroscopy

Tomasz Sokalski, Åbo Akademi University

Tomasz Sokalski, Åbo Akademi University

Dr. Tomasz Sokalski: “The detection limit of modern ion-selective electrodes allows determination of analytes at trace level concentrations. This opens new possibilities for the on-site detection of heavy metals in the environment.”

Courses: Chemical sensors, Special project in analytical chemistry, Master’s thesis

Last modified: June 29, 2022