Teaching
Courses lectured by Assoc. Prof. Markku Vainio

KEK201 Molekyylien rakenne ja spektroskopia / Structure and spectroscopy of molecules (5 cr)

  • Bachelor's Programme in Chemistry
  • Lectured in Finnish

KEM372 Laser spectroscopy instrumentation (5 cr)

  • Master's Programme in Chemistry
  • Lectured in English
  • Also suitable for ASC students (KEM372 is lectured every two years as of 2022, in the first half of the autumn semester. The course can also be completed at any time as an online/self-study course).

KEM365 Laser spectroscopy (5 cr)

  • Master's Programme in Chemistry
  • Lectured in English
  • Also recommended for ASC students (KEM365 is lectured every two years as of 2022, in the second half of the autumn semester. The course focuses on lab exercises)

KEM346 Experimental methods in molecular science 1 (5 cr)

  • Master's Programme in Chemistry
  • Lectured in English
  • Also suitable for ASC students (KEM346 is lectured every two years as of 2023, in the first half of the autumn semester).

KEM365 and KEM372 are recommended for those M.Sc. students who want to gain expertise in laser spectroscopy and experimental physical chemistry. These courses can be included in the Molecular Science course package of the Master's Programme for Chemistry and Molecular Sciences.

Extended list of Master's level courses in physical chemistry

KEM341 Quantum chemistry (to be lectured in spring 2023 for the last time in its current form)
KEM342 Molecular modelling (linked to KEM381)
KEM344 Reaction Kinetics

KEM345 Molecular properties
KEM346 Experimental methods in molecular science 1
KEM365 Laser spectroscopy

KEM369 Molecular electronic structure
KEM371 Combustion chemistry
KEM372 Laser spectroscopy instrumentation

KEM378 Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory (Special course, lectured occasionally)
KEM379 Industrial analytics using optical techniques (Special course, lectured occasionally)
KEM381 Programming projects in molecular modelling (linked to KEM342)

ATM306 Basics of Atmospheric Chemistry
ATM358 Atmospheric photochemistry and reaction kinetics

Other useful information

Master's Programme in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences
Doctoral Programme in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences
ASC - Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry, Erasmus Mundus Master Program

Thesis topics and research training

If you are interested in research training, summer jobs or thesis opportunities in our team, please contact Markku Vainio (markku.vainio@helsinki.fi).