Professional Experience, Education, Memberships, Support & Awards


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Professional Experience
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Oakland University, MI, USA
August 2018 - Current
Docent, Adjunct Professor 
Department of Chemistry
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
May 2015 - Current
Visiting Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Windsor, ON, Canada
Mentor: Prof. John Trant
April 2017 – July 2018
Post-Doc 
Department of Applied Physics
Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
Mentor: Prof. Robin Ras
September 2015 - November 2017
Academy of Finland Post-Doctoral Research Fellow 
Department of Chemistry
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Mentor: Prof. Kari Rissanen
September 2012 - August 2015
Post-Doctoral Researcher 
Department of Chemistry
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Mentor: Prof. Kari Rissanen
January 2009 - August 2012
Guest Scholar 
Department of Chemistry
The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
Mentor: Prof. Eric Anslyn
March 2014 - May 2014
Guest Researcher 
Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry
Free University of Berlin, Germany
Mentor: Prof. Christoph Schalley
Oct 2010 - Nov 2010, Feb 2009 - Mar 2009, Oct 2007 - Nov 2007
Guest Researcher 
Kekulé-Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
The University of Bonn, Germany
Mentor: Prof. Christoph Schalley
May 2005 - July 2005
Research Assistant 
Department of Chemistry
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Mentor: Prof. Kari Rissanen
June 2004 - December 2004

Education

Ph.D. Degree in Organic Chemistry 
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Ph.D. Supervisor: Academy Professor Kari Rissanen
Grade: "Approved with Honors"
January 2005 - December 2008
M.Sc. Degree in NanoScience 
Major: Organic Chemistry, Minor: Physical Chemistry
University of Jyvaskyla; Finland
Supervisor: Academy Professor Kari Rissanen
Grade: "Excellent"
January 2003 - September 2004
B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry 
Major: Chemistry, Minor: Computer Sciences
University of Buea, Cameroon
Grade: "Second Class Upper Division"
October 1997 - July 2000

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