Prof. Dr. Heikki M. Tuononen

hmtuononen.jpgResearch activities in our group 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 primarily of fundamental importance but the targeted compounds could also offer many benefits over the rare-earth and precious metal-based systems that our technologies currently rely on.

H2020-EU.jpgThe 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 Research Council (ERC-CoG-2017: 772510) the European Commission (H2020-MSCA-IF: 659123), the Academy of Finland (#123107, 136929, 141000, 141560, 216725, 253907, 272900, 282499 and 289173), the Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation, 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 industry or in academia.

Present Positions:

  • 01/01/2016–, Full Professor in synthetic and structural inorganic chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä
  • 01/04/2008–, Adjunct Professor in computational inorganic chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Oulu


Past Positions:

  • 01/01/2011–31/12/2015, Academy of Finland Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä
  • 01/01/2008–31/12/2010, Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä
  • 01/02/2006–31/12/2007, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä
  • 01/08/2005–01/01/2006, Research Scientist / Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Oulu
  • 01/05/2001–31/07/2005, Graduate Student (Ph.D.), Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä and Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary


Education:

  • 05/05/2017, Pedagogical Studies in Adult Education (60 ECTS), Department of Education and Adult Education, University of Jyväskylä
  • 14/12/2005, Ph.D. (inorganic chemistry, Dr. Reijo Suontamo and Prof. Jussi Valkonen), Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä
  • 03/01/2004, M.Sc. secondary major (inorganic chemistry, Prof. Jussi Valkonen), Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä
  • 01/10/2003, M.Sc. (physical chemistry, Prof. Jouko Korppi-Tommola), Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä
  • 12/09/2001, B.Sc. (chemistry), Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä


Research Interests:

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


Contact Information:


Email: heikki.m.tuononen@jyu.fi
Phone: +358-40-805-3713
Office: YE 522, Survontie 9B, 40500 Jyväskylä
Address: Department of Chemistry, P.O. Box 35, FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä, FINLAND

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