The Institute of Physics PhD students fall semester progress review meeting will take place on 27 January 2021 from 10:15 in MS Teams. It concernes only those who are finishing their first semester, started in a spring semester, or due to an academic leave have not gone through the progress review recently (in summer).
Miniconference of 1st semester PhD students
According to the Faculty of Science and Technology PhD students' progress revew regulations, the students who were admitted in the 2018/19 academic year, must present a detailed plan of the PhD work and its feasibility assessment at the end of the 1st semester of study. In the Institute of Physics this is carried out in the form a miniconference, where a PhD student has 15 minutes to introduce the plan of the PhD project and its feasibility, including overview of the scientific background, formulation of the main research questions (if possible, giving a vision of the planned articles), discussing methodology and equipment, as well as possible risks in carrying out the project and how to mitigate them. The presentation is followed by questions from the progress review commitee and the audience.
|10:15||Martin Lind||engineering and technology, 2nd year||Application of machine learning to improve the selectivity and stability of multiresponse gas sensors||Valter Kiisk, Raivo Jaaniso
|10:35||Helle-Mai Piirsoo||materials science||Mechanical properties and microscopic analysis of materials and nanostructures prepared by atomic layer deposition||Taivo Jõgiaas, Aile Tamm, Kaupo Kukli|
|10:55||Mahsa Amiri||materials science, 2nd year||Soft chemical synthesis of metal oxides and metal oxide CNT composites for energy applications||Tanel Tätte, Alexander Vanetsev|
|11:15||Dmytro Danilian||materials science||Novel antimicrobial surface coatings||Vambola Kisand, Rainer Pärna, Angela Ivask|
|Ahmet Ilker Topuz||physics||Development of a reconstruction method for detection of explosive, narcotics and nuclear materials by cosmic ray tomography||Madis Kiisk, Gholamreza Anbarjafari, Andrea Giammanco|
|11:55||Carl-Thomas Piller||physics||Investigation of plasma sources for production of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species for the application in medicine and materials||Jüri Raud, Lauri Aarik|
|12:15||Terje Tammekivi||physics||Effect of meteorological and compositional factors on atmospheric ions and new particle formation||Marko Kaasik, Heikki Junninen, Urmas Hõrrak|
|12:35||Kristjan Müürsepp||physics||Particle physics phenomenology and cosmology of extended theories of gravity||Luca Marzola, Martti Raidal|
|12:55||Priidik Gallagher||physics||Towards unification of gauge gravity and particle physics theories||Tomi Koivisto, Luca Marzola, Stefan Groote|
Progress review of other PhD students
The progress review for students who were admitted earlier will take place in the usual way, where a PhD gives a short presentation (3 up to 5 minutes) about the work done in the last year and about the plans for the next year.
|13:15||Konstantions Pallikaris||physics||Cartan geometric approach to gravity theories and quantization||Emmanuel Saridakis, Manuel Hohmann|