The new Aurum building of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University on the University Hill has been completed. The significant chemistry cluster in Aurum promotes collaboration in research and teaching and, at the same time, the boost to the industry benefits the regional partners.
Keyword: Department of Chemistry
Researchers from the University of Turku have discovered a new method of X-ray imaging based on the colouring abilities of the natural mineral hackmanite. The international group of researchers also found out how and why hackmanite changes colour upon exposure to X-rays.
The chemistry department teaches professionals of broad education in natural sciences for different posts in the industry, in societies and the community, as well as in the education. A student interested in research career may also continue to graduate studies either in Finland or abroad.
The Department of Chemistry developes new tools for the needs of drug development and diagnostics as well as new solutions for sensors, energy storage and energy transfer.
Department of Chemistry educates experts for many fields of industry, research and teaching. The research carried out at the department aims to provide solutions to numerous everyday challenges starting from medicinal molecules designed for people and animals via new intelligent materials all the way to slowing down the climate change using the defense compounds of plants.
Materials Chemistry Research Group (MCRG) at the University of Turku obtained a Raman microscope device. This unique instrument offers information on structure and chemical properties of materials, non-destructively.
The Food Chemistry and Food Development unit leads an international research project that aims to enhance global nutrient supply and nutritiousness of food. An Indian research group visited the concluding seminar of the Nutri-Concept project in Finland.
Researchers at the University of Turku have developed a synthetic SensoGlow™ material that detects the quantity and quality of ultraviolet radiation from the Sun or other sources. This material makes it possible to produce an affordable, versatile, and long-lasting UV radiation detector which can be used to monitor the UV radiation dose with a mobile app, for example.
New Low-cost Material for Lighting and Diagnostics Produces White Luminescence Comparable to Sunlight
Researchers at the University of Turku have developed a synthetic material based on the natural hackmanite mineral which produces broad spectrum white light in lamps. The hackmanite created by the Inorganic Materials Chemistry research group is a low-cost material emitting luminescence closer to sunlight than that of the currently used lanthanides.