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Description of research and teaching

Research interests

  • radiation modification of polymers
  • ion accelerators and targetry
  • surface chemistry
  • membranes
  • nanoscience

Teaching

Individual lectures

  • Ion accelerators, Radiation Chemistry, University of Helsinki
  • Polymer microscopy, Materials Analysis, Arcada University of Applied Sciences

Laboratory exercises

  • Radiation Chemistry, University of Helsinki
  • Nuclear Spectrometry, University of Helsinki

Other interests and skills

  • routine and experimental radionuclide production
  • cyclotron facility management
  • cyclotron operation, maintenance and development
  • chemical laboratory management
  • spectroscopies: γ, X-ray, UV, vis, IR
  • microscopies: optical, SEM
  • high vacuum systems
  • chemical and radiation safety

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • PhD Chemistry, University of Helsinki, 2009-2012
  • MSc Chemistry, University of Helsinki, 2007 Expt. thesis Lit. thesis
  • MSc by Research Experimental Geochemistry, University of Edinburgh, 1997 Thesis abstract
  • BSc Geology, University of Edinburgh, 1995


Current positions

  • Researcher, Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki
  • PhD student, Laboratory of Radiochemistry, University of Helsinki

Previous positions

  • Acting Senior Laboratory Manager, Laboratory of Radiochemistry, University of Helsinki, 2007-2008
  • Researcher, Laboratory of Radiochemistry, University of Helsinki, 2006
  • Project worker, Arcada Polytechnic, Helsinki, 2005
  • Reseach assistant, Laboratory of Polymer chemistry, University of Helsinki, 2004
  • Teaching assistant, Laboratory of Radiochemistry, University of Helsinki, 2004-2005
  • Cyclotron operator, Laboratory of Radiochemistry, University of Helsinki, 2002-2005
  • Reseach assistant, Laboratory of Radiochemistry, University of Helsinki, 2002-2003
  • Freelance teacher, WM-Data Kasanen Oy, Helsinki, 2000
  • Part-time teacher, Department of Chemistry, Kerava College, 1998-2001
  • Freelance teacher, Multiprofessio Oy, Helsinki, 1998-2001
  • Teaching assistant, Department of Geology, University of Edinburgh, 1996
  • Geological field assistant, Duiker Exploration, Johannesburg, 1994

Research funding awards

  • Finnish Cultural Foundation, 16 000 €, 2007


Languages

  • English (native)
  • Finnish (intermediate)
  • French (basic)

Keywords

  • 116 Chemical sciences
  • track
  • etch
  • polymer
  • membrane
  • surface
  • functionalization
  • 114 Physical sciences
  • ion
  • beam
  • proton
  • accelerator

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

Publications 1999 2017

  • 6 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Conference article

Sustainable values in future engineering education

Andersson, M. J. & Makkonen-Craig, S. A., 2017, In : Arcada Publikation. 2017, 1, p. 108-118 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Open Access

Cost-effective production of track-etched UF membranes

Makkonen-Craig, S. A. & Paronen, K. M., 2015, FILTECH 2015 Full papers. F03-03-P055

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientific

Potential large-scale applications of track-etched ultrafiltration polymer membranes

Makkonen-Craig, S. A. & Paronen, M., 18 Dec 2014, In : Arcada Working Papers. 2014, 12, 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Track-etched ultrafiltration polymer membranes produced by light ion irradiation

Makkonen-Craig, S. A., Yashina, K. & Paronen, M., 18 Dec 2014, In : Arcada Working Papers. 2014, 11, 13 p., 11/2014.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Ion exchange properties of sulfonated polycarbonate and polyimide track etch membranes

Koivula, R., Makkonen-Craig, S. A., Harjula, R. & Paronen, M., 2012, In : Reactive & Functional Polymers. 72, 1, p. 92-97 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2009 2009

FTEM: Functional Track Etch Membranes

Makkonen-Craig, S. A.

01/01/2009 → …

Project: Research project

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Peer review of manuscripts

Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms (Journal)

Stewart Alan Makkonen-Craig (Reviewer)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts