Kari Laasonen

T105 Chemistry and Materials

Kari Laasonen established the Computational Chemistry research group in 2010, when he was appointed the professor of Physical Chemistry. Before moving to Aalto University, he held the same professor position at the University of Oulu between 1996 and 2010.

Kari Laasonen has a strong background in both physical chemistry and theoretical physics. He received his doctoral degree in theoretical physics at the University of Helsinki, but later he was also awarded the degree of docent in physical chemistry. After graduating, Kari Laasonen spent many years abroad visiting world-renowned research groups. Notable highlights include Prof. Michele Parrinello's group at the IBM Research Laboratory in Switzerland, and Prof. Michael Klein's group at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States.

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116 Chemical sciences

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  • Computational Chemistry, Professor


Density functional theory and machine learning for electrochemical square-scheme prediction: an application to quinone-type molecules relevant to redox flow batteries

Arsalan Hashemi, Reza Khakpour, Amir Mahdian, Michael Busch, Pekka Peljo, Kari Laasonen 2023 Digital Discovery

Temperature-Controlled Syngas Production via Electrochemical CO2 Reduction on a CoTPP/MWCNT Composite in a Flow Cell

Md Noor Hossain, Reza Khakpour, Michael Busch, Milla Suominen, Kari Laasonen, Tanja Kallio 2023 ACS Applied Energy Materials

CO2 or Carbonates – What is the Active Species in Electrochemical CO2 Reduction over Fe-Porphyrin?

Reza Khakpour, Daniel Lindberg, Kari Laasonen, Michael Busch 2023 ChemCatChem

Benchmarking the computed proton solvation energy and absolute potential in non-aqueous solvents

Mohsen Sotoudeh, Kari Laasonen, Michael Busch 2023 Electrochimica Acta

How to Predict the pKof Any Compound in Any Solvent

Michael Busch, Ernst Ahlberg, Elisabet Ahlberg, Kari Laasonen 2022 ACS Omega

Universal Trends between Acid Dissociation Constants in Protic and Aprotic Solvents

Michael Busch, Elisabet Ahlberg, Kari Laasonen 2022 Chemistry: A European Journal

High-Quality Graphene Using Boudouard Reaction

Artem K. Grebenko, Dmitry V. Krasnikov, Anton V. Bubis, Vasily S. Stolyarov, Denis V. Vyalikh, Anna A. Makarova, Alexander Fedorov, Aisuluu Aitkulova, Alena A. Alekseeva, Evgeniia Gilshtein, Zakhar Bedran, Alexander N. Shmakov, Liudmila Alyabyeva, Rais N. Mozhchil, Andrey M. Ionov, Boris P. Gorshunov, Kari Laasonen, Vitaly Podzorov, Albert G. Nasibulin 2022 Advanced Science