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


  • Computational Chemistry, Professor


Kinetics of N2 Release from Diazo Compounds: A Combined Machine Learning-Density Functional Theory Study

Kaveh Farshadfar, Arsalan Hashemi, Reza Khakpour, Kari Laasonen 2024

Mechanism of CO2 Electroreduction to Multicarbon Products over Iron Phthalocyanine Single-Atom Catalysts

Reza Khakpour, Kaveh Farshadfar, Si-Thanh Dong, Benedikt Lassalle-Kaiser, Kari Laasonen, Michael Busch 2024

Exploration of Vitamin B6-Based Redox-Active Pyridinium Salts Towards the Application in Aqueous Organic Flow Batteries

Anton A. Nechaev, Gabriel Gonzalez, Prachi Verma, Vsevolod A. Peshkov, Anton Bannykh, Arsalan Hashemi, Jenna Hannonen, Andrea Hamza, Imre Pápai, Kari Laasonen, Pekka Peljo, Petri M. Pihko 2024

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

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

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