The Olofsson Research Group


Elin's thesis defence

June 2nd, 2017

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Elin's thesis:

"Hypervalent Iodine Reagents in Metal-Free Arylations and Vinylations

Investigation of Suitable Coupling Partners and Synthesis of New Reagents"

The opponent was Assoc. Prof. Zoltan Novak from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary.

The defence started with a presentation of Elin's thesis by the opponent.

Then the question part begun, and Elin and Zoltan had a deep discussion on the contents of the thesis.
The examination committee consisted of Prof. Mingdi Yan, KTH, Ass. Prof. Luke Pilarski, Uppsala University, and Assoc. Prof. Per Arvidsson, Karolinska Institute. Prof. Joseph Samec from Stockholm University was the chair person and reserve member.
The examination committee also asked questions, then the session was closed.
Dr. Elin passed and is now entitled PhD in Organic Chemistry! Here celebrating with the opponent and Berit.

The dissertation party was held the same evening. The group had a "spex" where Elin had to guess yoga positions ("the T shape") among other things!

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