Lindqvist Markus, Main-Group Lewis Acid/Base Pairs: Hydrogen Activation and Hydrogenation Reactions Thereof, University of Helsinki, on November 13, 2015.

Mikhail Kuklin, Toward optimization of metallocene olefin polymerization catalysts via structural modifications: a computational approach, University of Eastern Finland, December 3, 2015.

Janne Salstela, Influence of surface structuring on physical and mechanical properties of polymer-cellulose fiber composites and metal-polymer composite joints, University of Eastern Finland, December 4, 2015.

Ta-Lei Chou, Layered thermoelectric materials; misfit cobalt oxides and oxyselenides, Aalto University, on December 8, 2015.

Kirsi Jalkanen, Electrode Material Solutions for Large-Scale Lithium-Ion Batteries, Aalto University, on December 14, 2016.

Janne-Petteri Niemelä, Thin Films of TiO2 and Related Oxides by ALD/MLD: Tailoring of Transport Properties, Aalto University, on January 8, 2016.