Young Scientist Forum 2023 Joensuu

YSF2023 - Finnish Young Scientist Forum for Catalysis (pdf)

Friday, March 31, 2023 at University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus



The Young Scientist Forum 2023 is held for the first time in the capital of North Karelia, Joensuu. The symposium is easily accessible event for young researchers to present their catalysis related research and to network with the other researchers in the field of catalysis in Finland. Contributions from all sub-fields of catalysis are very welcome: homogeneous, heterogeneous, enzymatic and polymer catalysis; presentations covering aspects from theoretical chemistry to material science and chemical engineering.

The scientific programme includes keynote lectures, oral presentations and a poster session. The annual meeting of the Finnish Catalysis Society will be held in the symposium facilities after the presentations. The evening will continue with relaxed networking over a dinner in the Joensuu city center. Before the scientific programme, there is an opportunity to enjoy a small breakfast and have a guided tour of the facilities of the department of chemistry.


All PhD students, their supervisors and other researchers in the field of catalysis in Finland are cordially welcome!

Please register for the event at the latest on 28th of February 2023. Provide the title of your presentation and few highlights in the registration form from the following link:

Registration here:  Microsoft Forms

Register by filling in your name, affiliation, e-mail and special diet and short information regarding your presentation (title and highlights).



University of Eastern Finland - Joensuu campus

Joensuu is the capital of North Karelia and a lively university town. Out of 74 000 people, approximately 20 000 are students. University of Joensuu was established 1969 and it merged with University of Kuopio in 2010 to form University of Eastern Finland (UEF). This multidisciplinary university has four faculties and over a hundred major subjects. The YSF2023 will be held in the Metria building, which was completely renovated by 2018. Metria houses several departments including the Department of Physics and Mathematics, Department of Social Sciences, Department of Geographical and Historical studies, as well as the newly opened Center for Photonics Sciences.

Metria, Yliopistokatu 7 – Google maps


The registration fee is 50 euros. Please pay the sum to the following account of Finnish Catalysis Society: Nordea Bank Account FI08 1107 3000 6085 17. As an invoice reference please use "YSF 2023 {Your First Name} {Family name}" The fee covers the attendance to breakfast, lectures, lunch at the symposium venue, poster session, and evening dinner.





The exact programme will be updated closer to the event.

  • 9:00 Light breakfast and a guided tour at Department of Chemistry (Futura building, Yliopistokatu 7 optional)
  • 10:30 Welcoming address followed by oral presentations part 1 (Metria building, Yliopistokatu 7)
  • 12:00 Lunch and networking
  • 13:00 Oral presentations part 2
  • 16:00 Poster session
  • 17:00 Annual meeting of Finnish Catalysis Society
  • 18:30 Dinner at Joensuu city center (10-15 min walk from the campus)




There are several possibilities for accommodation within the walking distance from the UEF campus, for instance:


-Sokos Hotel Kimmel (next to the train station, ~2 km from campus)

-Lietsu (at Joensuu city center, ~1 km from campus)

-Johanssonin talo (at Joensuu city center, ~1 km from campus)

-Hotel Greenstar (at Joensuu city center, ~1 km from campus)

-Scandic Joensuu (at Joensuu city center ~1 km from campus)





Paavo Auvinen (paavo.auvinen(at)uef.fi)  University of Eastern Finland, Board member of the Finnish Catalysis Society

Prof. Mika Huuhtanen (mika.huuhtanen(at)oulu.fi) University of Oulu, Chairman of the Finnish Catalysis Society