Department of Chemistry

Dr. Heikki M. Tuononen

Heikki M. Tuononen

My research activities involve chemists with synthetic and / or computational backgrounds and interests in examining the chemistry of main group systems that behave like d- and f-block metals and their compounds. This includes, for example, stable radicals as building blocks of new molecule-based materials with interesting magnetic properties as well as main group compounds capable of small molecule activation and catalysis. Research in this area is of importance as the targeted compounds would offer many benefits over the rare earth and precious metal-based systems that many of our technologies currently rely on.

The research group has attracted strong extramural support since its founding in 2008. Individual research projects are / have been funded by the University of Jyväskylä, the European Union (H2020-MSCA-IF:659123), the Academy of Finland (#123107, 216725, 141560, 136929, 141000, 253907, 272900, 282499 and 289173), the Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation, the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, the Foundation for Research of Natural Resources in Finland as well as many other private Finnish foundations. Several of the group's alumni have gone on to successful careers in the academia and are now running their independent research programs within the framework and infrastructure provided by our laboratory.

Brief curriculum vitae




Scientific interests

For detailed information, please see our research pages and my list of publications.

  • stable radicals and their metal complexes – building blocks for new molecule-based magnetic materials
  • structure, bonding and reactivity of unconventional and atypical main group compounds – small molecule activation and catalysis

Contact information