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Artistic and research interests

Kari Laasonen established the Computational Chemistry research group in 2010, when he was appointed the professor of Physical Chemistry. Before moving to Aalto University, he held the same professor position at the University of Oulu between 1996 and 2010.

Kari Laasonen has a strong background in both physical chemistry and theoretical physics. He received his doctoral degree in theoretical physics at the University of Helsinki, but later he was also awarded the degree of docent in physical chemistry. After graduating, Kari Laasonen spent many years abroad visiting world-renowned research groups. Notable highlights include Prof. Michele Parrinello's group at the IBM Research Laboratory in Switzerland, and Prof. Michael Klein's group at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Sciences

Master of Science

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Research Output

Active site manipulation in MoS2 cluster electrocatalysts by transition metal doping

Humphrey, J. J. L., Kronberg, R., Cai, R., Laasonen, K., Palmer, R. E. & Wain., A. J., 21 Feb 2020, In : Nanoscale. 12, 7, p. 4459-4472 14 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    A Platinum Nanowire Electrocatalyst on Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes to Drive Hydrogen Evolution

    Rajala, T., Kronberg, R., Backhouse, R., Buan, M. E. M., Tripathi, M., Zitolo, A., Jiang, H., Laasonen, K., Susi, T., Jaouen, F. & Kallio, T., 2020, In : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 265, 12 p., 118582.

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    Projects

    CompBat/WP1

    Laasonen, K.

    01/02/202031/05/2023

    Project: EU: Framework programmes funding

    MM-IRD- CATALYST

    Laasonen, K. & Mäkinen, M.

    01/01/202031/01/2022

    Project: Business Finland: Strategic research openings

    MM-R&D: Molekyylimallitus teollisessa tuotekehityksessä

    Laasonen, K., Karttunen, A., Karttunen, V. & Sammalkorpi, M.

    01/03/201931/12/2019

    Project: Business Finland: Other research funding

    Closing the Loop for High-added-value Materials

    Laasonen, K. & Tavakkoli, M.

    01/04/201623/09/2019

    Project: Academy of Finland: Strategic research funding

    Sustainable platinum group metal free catalyst materials

    Laasonen, K., Cilpa-Karhu, G., Weckman, T., Mäkinen, M. & Lappalainen, H.

    01/09/201531/12/2019

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Activities

    Modeling of complex metal alloys and nanoparticles via multiscale first-principles methods

    Kari Laasonen (Invited speaker)
    7 Jun 20179 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    Carbon Nanotubes Based Catalyst for Electrochemical Reactions – Synthesis and Modelling 

    Kari Laasonen (Invited speaker)
    1 Sep 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    Sustainable platinum group metal free catalyst materials, case studies - Hydrogen evolution and Fisher-Tropsch reactions

    Kari Laasonen (Invited speaker)
    14 Sep 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    Lasse Lavikainen (University of Eastern Finland) Ph.D. theisis

    Kari Laasonen (Reviewer)
    18 Mar 2016

    Activity: Examination typesPre-examination of dissertation or acting as opponent to doctoral students

    Janne Hirvi (University of Eastern Finland) docentship

    Kari Laasonen (Reviewer)
    2016

    Activity: Examination typesPre-examination of dissertation or acting as opponent to doctoral students

    Press / Media

    Catalyst Pares Platinum But Not Performance

    Kari Laasonen

    24/05/2017

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance

    Carbon nanotubes reduce need for platinum in electrocatalysts

    Kari Laasonen

    11/04/2017

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance

    Carbon Nanotubes Bump Out 99% of Platinum In Catalysts

    Kari Laasonen

    29/03/2017

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance