People
Our group consist of typically 10-15 people including professors, laboratory engineers, university lecturers, university researchers, Ph.D. students and M.Sc. students. We do a large amount of interdisciplinary and collaborational research with people from various backgrounds, i.e. biology, chemistry, health sciences, archaeology to name a few.
Simo Huotari

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Professor

Office: C224 (Physicum building)
Email: simo.huotari@helsinki.fi
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Research interests

  • X-ray spectroscopies
  • Inelastic x-ray scattering
  • New x-ray methods for materials studies
René Bes

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University researcher, Ph.D.

Office: B220 (Physicum building)
Email: rene.bes@helsinki.fi
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Research interests

  • X-ray absorption spectroscopy and related techniques
  • Spectroscopy and other x-ray methods for thin films
  • Nuclear materials including nuclear fuel physico-chemistry
  • Actinide physico-chemistry
Merja Blomberg

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Senior laboratory engineer, Ph.D., Title of Docent

Office: B219 (Physicum building)
Email: merja.blomberg@helsinki.fi
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Research interests

  • Radiation protection
  • Instrumentation
  • X-ray diffraction
Heikki Suhonen

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Laboratory engineer, Ph.D. (Head of the group)

Office: B218A (Physicum building)
Email: heikki.suhonen@helsinki.fi
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Research interests

  • X-ray microscopy
  • X-ray phase contrast imaging
  • Machine learning in image segmentation
Kirsi Svedström

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University lecturer, Ph.D. (Vice-head of the group)

Office: B221 (Physicum building)
Email: kirsi.svedstrom@helsinki.fi
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Research interests

  • Small and wide angle x-ray scattering
  • Polymeric and nanomaterials
  • Thin films and interfaces
Ryan Trevorah

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Postdoctoral researcher, Ph.D.

Office: B217 (Physicum building)
Email: ryan.trevorah@helsinki.fi

Research interests

  • Grazing incidence x-ray diffraction and x-ray reflectivity
  • Thin films and interfaces
  • X-ray absorption fine structure and related synchrotron techniques
Mira Viljanen

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Ph.D. student, M.Sc.

Office: B222 (Physicum building)
Email: mira.viljanen@helsinki.fi
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Research interests

  • Cellulose based materials
  • X-ray wide- and small angle-scattering, diffraction
  • X-ray imaging methods
Henrik Mäkinen

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Ph.D. student, M.Sc.

Office: B225 (Physicum building)
Email: henrik.makinen@helsinki.fi
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Research interests

  • X-ray and other types of imaging
  • Medical and biological physics
  • Computer science
Antti-Jussi Kallio

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Ph.D. student, M.Sc.

Office: B218B (Physicum building)
Email: antti-jussi.kallio@helsinki.fi

Research interests

  • Solid-matter properties following extreme excitation
  •  X-ray spectroscopy
  • Inelastic x-ray scattering
Sai Li

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Ph.D. student, M.Sc.

Office: B222 (Physicum building)
Email: sai.li@helsinki.fi

Research interests

  • Materials characterization
  • Industrial  materials
  • Wide- and small angle x-ray scattering
Simon Orlat

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Ph.D. student, M.Sc.

Office: B224 (Physicum building)
Email: simon.orlat@helsinki.fi

Research interests

  • X-ray absorption spectroscopy 
  • Nuclear materials including nuclear fuel physico-chemistry
  • Instrumental development
Vesa-Matti Leino

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M.Sc.

Office: B225 (Physicum building)
Email: vesa-matti.leino@helsinki.fi

Research interests

  • X-ray microtomography
  • Bioactive glasses
  • Bone microstructure
Roope Roppo

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M.Sc. student, B.Sc.

Office: B218B (Physicum building)
Email: roope.roppo@helsinki.fi

Research interests

  • X-ray spectroscopy 
  • Nuclear materials
Pekka Suortti

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Prof. emer.

Office: B215 (Physicum building)
Email: pekka.suortti@helsinki.fi
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Collaborators and previous members