Ari Koskinen
Kemian ja materiaalitieteen laitos

Ari Koskinen

Professori

Yhteystiedot

Postiosoite
Kemistintie 1
Mobile phone
+358505553310
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Kuvaus

Professor Ari M.P.Koskinen was born on September 22, 1956 in Finland. He received his M.Sc. (Chem. Eng.) in 1979 (with professor T. Hase, development of the synthesis of alkyl tert-alkyl ethers for anti-knock agents), Licentiate in Technology in 1982 and Doctor of Technology in 1983 (with professor M. Lounasmaa, methodology development on the modified Polonovski reaction for indole alkaloid synthesis), all at the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. After postdoctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley (professor Henry Rapoport 1983-85 and 1987-88, total synthesis of anatoxin-a, and conformationally constrained peptidomimetics) he accepted an appointment as a Project Leader in New Drug Development at Orion Corporation – Fermion, Finland (1985-1987). His research group was among the first in Scandinavia to adopt computer aided drug design (QSAR and CoMFA) as well as computerized database handling protocols in new lead identification. Returning to the Academia, he joined the University of Surrey, England, as a lecturer in 1989. He was then appointed as Professor of Chemistry (especially Synthetic Organic Chemistry) at the University of Oulu, Finland in 1992, and transferred to his current position at the Helsinki University of Technology in August, 1999 as Professor of Organic Chemistry (the old Gustav Komppa chair). Prof. Koskinen is a member of the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters since 2003. He is the author or co-author of some 190 publications, ten patents and two books.

His research ointerests include the development of novel synthetic methods especially in the field of enantioselective synthesis. A long standing project has centered on the transfer chirality information to new stereocenters on the synthesized molecule utilizing only the existing chiral information in the starting material (internal asymetric induction). The starting materials are selected from readily available, renewable natural compounds (amino acids), and the target compounds are natural  products or their analoges with biological significance. Over the years, a number of alkaloids, sphingosine like compounds and imino sugars have been synthesized.

Osaamisalueet

Organic chemistry Natural products Asymmetric synthesis

Palkinnot

Palkinto tai huomionosoitus tuotoksesta
Kemian laitos
Jan 2003

Årets Lyskukkere University of Tromssa, Norway

Palkinto tai huomionosoitus urasta
Kemian ja materiaalitieteen laitos
Jan 2016

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Palkinto tai huomionosoitus urasta
Kemian ja materiaalitieteen laitos
Jan 2001

Holger Erdtman Lecturer

Palkinto tai huomionosoitus urasta
Kemian ja materiaalitieteen laitos
Jan 2001

DuPont European Research Award

Palkinto tai huomionosoitus urasta
Kemian ja materiaalitieteen laitos
Jan 1990

Nuffield Foundation Young Investigator Award

Julkaisut

Organic Chemistry, Kemian ja materiaalitieteen laitos
Publishing year: 2019
Kemian ja materiaalitieteen laitos, Organic Chemistry
Publishing year: 2019 Synthesis (Germany)
Kemian ja materiaalitieteen laitos, Organic Chemistry
Publishing year: 2018 ChemistrySelect
Kemian laitos
Publishing year: 2015 European Journal of Organic Chemistry
Kemian laitos
Publishing year: 2015 Organic Reactions
Kemian laitos
Publishing year: 2015 Tetrahedron