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Professional Experience, Education, Memberships, Support & Awards


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Professional Experience
08/2018—
Assistant Professor 
Department of Chemistry
Oakland University, MI, USA
04/2017-07/2018
Visiting Professor 
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Windsor, Canada
Group: Professor John Trant
09/2015-11/2017
Post-Doc Researcher 
Department of Applied Physics
Aalto University, School of Science, Espoo, Finland
Centre of Excellence in Molecular Engineering of Biosynthetic Hybrid Materials (HYBER)
Group Leader: Professor Robin Ras
05/2015-
Title of Docent (Adjunct Professor) in Chemistry
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
09/2012–08/2015
Academy of Finland Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Weak Interactions, Structural & Supramolecular Chemistry.
Mentor: Academy Professor Kari Rissanen
03/2014–05/2014
Guest Scholar
Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA
Collaborator: Professor Eric Anslyn
01/2009-08/2012
Post-Doc Researcher
Structural & Supramolecular Chemistry.
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Group Leader: Academy Professor Kari Rissanen
10-11/2010, 02-03/2009 & 09-11/2007
Guest Researcher 
Organic Chemistry & Mass Spectrometry
Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry, Free University of Berlin, Germany.
Group Leader: Professor Christoph A. Schalley
01/2005-12/2008
Ph.D. Degree in Organic Chemistry
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Ph.D. Supervisor: Academy Professor Kari Rissanen
Thesis title: "Resorcinarenes and their derivatives: Synthesis, characterization and complexation in gas phase and in solution"
05-08/2005
Guest Researcher 
Organic Chemistry & Mass Spectrometry 
Kekulé-Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Bonn, Germany.
Group Leader: Professor Christoph A. Schalley
06-12/2004
Research Assistant
TEKES (Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation) funded project
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Research Supervisor: Academy Professor Kari Rissanen

Education

2005-2008
Ph.D. Degree in Organic Chemistry 
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Ph.D. Supervisor: Academy Professor Kari Rissanen
Thesis title: "Resorcinarenes and their derivatives: Synthesis, characterization and complexation in gas phase and in solution".
Grade: "Approved with Honors"
2003-2004
M.Sc. Degree in NanoScience 
Major: Organic Chemistry, Minor: Physical Chemistry
University of Jyvaskyla; Finland
Supervisor: Academy Professor Kari Rissanen
Grade: "Excellent"
1997-2000
B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry 
Major: Chemistry, Minor: Computer Sciences
University of Buea, Cameroon
Grade: "Second Class Upper Division"

Credentials

2015- Chartered Chemist (C. Chem)
Member of the Association of the Chemical Profession of Ontario, Canada

Memberships

Scientific Society

2009- American Chemical Society (ACS)
2011- Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
2011- Finnish Chemical Society

Support & Awards

09/2012-08/2015
The Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship 
Academy of Finland

03/2014-05/2014
Mobility Grant to University of Texas at Austin 
Guest scholar by the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Collaborator: Professor Eric Anslyn

01/2009-12/2012
Post-Doctoral Researcher
University of Jyvaskyla

01/2005-12/2008
Graduate Student Grant
National Graduate School of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology (GSOCCB)

Several travel grants
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
The Academy of Finland
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
The German Research Foundation (DFG)
Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation Finland