Johannes Pernaa

University Lecturer

  • PL 55 (A. I. Virtasen aukio 1)



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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I work as a university lecturer at the Chemistry Department in University of Helsinki. My main responsibility is to develop chemistry teacher education in our university, which includes a lot of teaching and thesis supervising. I am also the Managing Editor of LUMAT.

My work may be followed through my academic blog or my Finnish blog

Curriculum vitae

2015 B.Eng., Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
2011 Ph.D., Chemistry department, University of Helsinki
2010 Ph.Lic., University of Helsinki
2008 M.Sc., University of Helsinki
2008 B.Sc., University of Helsinki



01/2018 LUMAT | Managing Editor

08/2017 University of Helsinki | University Lecturer

2012 e-Oppi Ltd. | Development Manager 05/2012–09/2015; Chief Publishing Officer 10/2015–07/2017, Board Member 10/2017–

2011 Edumendo Ltd., Owner & CEO

20062012 University of Helsinki | Research Assistant 01/2006-07/2008; PhD Student 08/200812/2011; Researcher 01/201212/2012

Fields of Science

  • 116 Chemical sciences
  • Chemistry education research

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2007 2019

Kehittämistutkimus: Tieto- ja viestintätekniikkaa kemian opetukseen

Translated title of the contribution: Design-based research: ICT for chemistry educationPernaa, J., 2011, Helsinki: Helsingin yliopisto. 150 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Open Access


Pernaa, J. & Vesterinen, V-M., 20 Dec 2019, In : LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education. 7, 3, p. 3–5 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientific

Open Access
Open Access

Kemian opettajien jatkuvan oppimisen tukeminen MOOC-kurssien avulla

Pernaa, J., Rautiainen, I. & Aksela, M., 2019, In : Kemiauutiset KemiNyheter ChemistryNews. 2019, p. 33 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Open Access

Projects 2002 2011

Activities 2008 2020

Finnish translation for Jmol molecular modelling software

Johannes Pernaa (Participant)

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

ESERA 2011

Johannes Pernaa (Speaker: Chair)
5 Sep 20119 Sep 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Esitys: Moderni teknologia kemian opetuksessa - ajatuksia vuodelta 2020

Johannes Pernaa (Speaker)
4 Feb 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education (Journal)

Johannes Pernaa (Editor), Veli-Matti Vesterinen (Editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of special theme number

Kemiauutiset KemiNyheter ChemistryNews (Journal)

William Bower (Editor in chief), Johannes Pernaa (Editor in chief)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of communication journal