The Olofsson Research Group


Joel's thesis defence

24th of October 2014

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Joel's thesis.

"Iodonium Salts: Preparation, Chemoselectivity and Metal-Catalyzed Applications"

The opponent was Prof. Jérôme Waser from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland.

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


Then the question part begun, and Joel and Jérôme had a very interesting discussion on a range of topics related to the thesis.

The examination committee also asked questions, then the session was closed.

The examination committee consisted of Prof. Ola Wendt, Lund University, Assoc. Prof. Eszter Borbas, Uppsala University, and Docent Jan-Erik Nyström, Alveiro LifeScience. Prof. Kalman Szabo from Stockholm University was the chair person and reserve member.
The examination committe has come to a verdict - Joel passed and is now entitled PhD in Organic Chemistry!
The dissertation party was held the same evening at Folkets Hus in Sundbyberg. Several old group members participated both at the defence and at the party.

Joel's father gave a speech (Ellie, Marien, Erik and Marcus in front). Berit gave a speech and a pair of ice skates.

Alumni speech by Nazli & Marcin. Elin and Erik presented the group "spex" and gave presents from the department.
Christin, Elin, Nazli, Marcin & Lettie.


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