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About me

Senior Scientist of research infrastructures and Postdoc in Experimental Surface Science at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, specialized in Ultrahigh Vacuum Systems, Electron Spectroscopy, Spectromicroscopy, Atomic Layer Deposition, and Surface Studies utilizing Synchrotron Radiation.


Working in university research projects

  • Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences

Measurement, analysis, and R&D services for companies, universities, and organizations

  • Surface analysis and chemical composition mapping
  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
  • Spectromicroscopy
  • Atomic Layer Deposition

Development, maintenance, and user training of Research Infrastructures at Photonics Laboratory, that are included in FIRI (Academy of Finland's National Finnish Research Infrastructures) and FinnLight (Finnish National Infrastructure for Light-Based Technologies)  

Material Characterization of Physics 

  • Modular Ultrahigh Vacuum Systems for in-situ sample preparation and surface analysis
  • Scienta Omicron NanoESCA Spectromicroscope for imaging PEEM, XPS, UPS
  • Scienta Omicron Argus Electron Spectrometer for imaging and selected area XPS
  • VG Scientific ESCA3000 Electron Spectrometer for conventional XPS
  • RHK UHV 300 Variable Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscope
  • Attension Theta Optical Tensiometer for contact angle measurement

Photonic Materials 

  • Picosun Sunale R200 Advanced Atomic Layer Deposition Reactor
  • Focus EFM-3T Evaporator for physical vapour deposition
  • Focus EFM H Atomic Hydrogen Source for cleaning, reduction, etching, and passivation
  • Henniker HPT-100 Plasma Surface Treater for surface activation, cleaning, oxidation, and modification
  • Carbolite Gero Tube Furnace for annealing in air and nitrogen
  • Sample preparation and surface modification methods in UHV/HV/plasma/liquid: Radiative and Electron Beam Annealing, Evaporation, Electrospraying, Oxidation, Reduction, Gas exposures
  • Scienta Omicron ISE 5 Cold Cathode Ion Sputter Source for Ar+ ion sputtering, N2 activated ion bombardment, surface cleaning, bulk cleaning when combined with UHV annealing induced segregation of impurities
  • Creekside Technologies Rastering Ion Bombardment Gun for XPS depth profiling
  • Generation of Ultra High Vacuum for special purposes using Turbomolecular, Ion, and Titanium Sublimation Pumps

Photonics Measurement and Testing 

  • Asahi Spectra MAX-350 UV-VIS Xenon Light Source and CMS-100 Monochromator
  • Asahi Spectra HAL-C100 Solar Simulator
  • Autolab PGSTAT12 and PGSTAT204 Electrochemical Instruments
  • Electrochemical Cells
  • Thermo Scientific Trace 1310 Gas Chromatograph

Research unit


Research fields

Physics and Surface Science

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Thin Films
  • Instrumentation
  • Analysis Techniques
  • Synchrotron Radiation
  • Material Characterization
  • Chemical Composition Mapping
  • Surface States
  • Oxidation and Reduction
  • Diffusion
  • Reconstruction
  • Crystallization
  • Nanostructures
  • Surface Modification and Functionalization


  • Photonic Materials
  • Artificial Photosynthesis
  • Photoactive Nanostructured Materials

Materials Science and Technology

  • Functional Materials
  • Semiconductors
  • Metals
  • Alloys
  • Coatings

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

  • Surface Structures
  • Nanoparticles

Energy Engineering

  • Fuel Cells
  • Solar Energy
  • Renewable Energy

Chemical Engineering

  • Catalysis

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