Monday 2 November 2020

VPHA status update 2.11.2020 - November Networking ... , ALD OpenLearning, Erratum, ALD Stories...

 The email below was sent to 79 VPHA contributors and 70 prospective contributors.

 From: Puurunen Riikka <> 

Sent: maanantai 2. marraskuuta 2020 16.27
To: Puurunen Riikka <>
Subject: VPHA status update 2.11.2020 - November Networking, ALD OpenLearning, Erratum, ALD Stories...

 Dear VPHA contributors and prospective contributors,

 A year has passed since the previous update on the Virtual Project on the History of ALD (VPHA), copy here.

 While there has been no actively coordinated activities in VPHA within the past year, still, there has been progress taking place related to understanding and spreading info of the history of ALD and the two independent inventions. Below, you find links to blog posts that tell more of an Aalto OpenLearning platform on ALD; discuss the future of the website; analyse an erratum written on an article that deals with the history of ALD; and share of a podcast in the Beneq ALD stories podcast, episode on the history of ALD, where I had the honor of being interviewed.  

 Also, there is a link to a blog post on the 2020 November Networking – ALD at Aalto University event (25.-26.11.2020), where registration is now open. Because of COVID-19, we will organize the event fully online (in Zoom), which means that international participation is easy. There will be two parts in this year’s event.

  • In Part 1, Public Webinar, anyone is welcome to join – registration free but required. We have great speakers, who may be interesting also for VPHA participants: Dr. Jonas Sundqvist, Dr. Tuomo Suntola (yes, the Finnish inventor of ALD himself!), and Dr. Angel Yanguas-Gil. Also, there will be open tutorials by Prof. Puurunen (myself) on an introduction to ALD fundamentals, and Prof. Putkonen on ALD process development. All VPHA participants, and colleagues, are welcome to Part 1. Registration to Part 1 is open until 22.11.
  • (Part 2 will be a local, Finland-based networking event, relevant to a smaller number of people.)

Final note, on the future of VPHA: I still hope to organize a finalizing activity. However, that has to wait still, because of the many duties of a new professor. I will come back to the VPHA contributors, when it is time.  

With best regards,

Riikka Puurunen, the voluntary coordinator of VPHA


Riikka Puurunen, Associate professor, Catalysis Science and Technology

Aalto University, School of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Visiting address: Kemistintie 1, 02150 Espoo, Finland, room: E412

Mail address: P.O. Box 16100, FI-00076 AALTO, Finland
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