Titel: doktorand i finska, teknologie doktor i organisk kemi


Arbetar som: doktorand i finska
Rum: E538
Telefon: 08-16 2109
E-post: peter.piispanen@finska.su.se
Besöksadress: Campus Frescati, Södra huset, hus E, plan 5
Språk: Finska, svenska, engelska, tyska, portugisiska, (franska), (ryska), (spanska), m.fl.

Curriculum Vitae

Current Position:

Ph.D. student of Finnish, Department of Slavic Languages, Baltic, Finnish, German and Dutch, Stockholm University

Main Education:

Master of Philosophy in Finnish, Stockholm University, Stockholm, 2009
Bachelor of Philosophy in Finnish, Stockholm University, Stockholm, 2008
Ph.D. of Organic Chemistry, KTH, Stockholm, 2002
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, KTH, Stockholm, 1996
University Degree (120 hp) in Chemical Engineering, KTH, Stockholm, 1995
High School degree in Chemical Engineering, Åsö Gymnasium, Stockholm, 1993
High School degree in Electrical Engineering, Lindeskolan, Lindesberg, 1992
High School degree in Business Economics, Högbergsskolan, Ludvika, 1991
Diverse university studies in Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Astronomy and Mathematics without a specific exam, Stockholm University, 1995-2013.

Main areas of specialisation:

Linguistics: Finnish language history, Finno-Ugric and Samoyed (=Uralic) etymology, Yukaghir studies, semantics, Turkology, Finnish hypocoristics, population genetics, glottochronology, Uralic phonology
Chemistry: Organic synthesis; sugar chemistry; natural products; steroid chemistry; fatty acid chemistry; polymerization; amino acid chemistry; enzymatic reactions; surface chemistry; surfactant synthesis; purification methods; crystal production; microwave assisted organic synthesis; surfactant characterization (wetting, emulsification, dispersion, foaming & solubility), surface modification; binding isotherms; paper processing; wood modification; wood combustion technology; optical brighteners; microscopy and organic-analytical analysis techniques (1D- & 2D-NMR, IR, MS and melting point).

Main areas of research work:

A. Finnish language history,
B. Uralic population genetics and beyond,
C. Uralic etymology,
D. Finnish hypocoristics.
E. Yukaghir studies.

Main employment record:

- Ph. D. student in Finnish/Language History at the Department of Baltic
Languages, Finnish and German, Stockholm University, Stockholm, 2011-current
- Business work in the oil industry, various locations, 2011-current
- Non-paid Guest Researcher at Surface Chemistry, KTH, Stockholm 2010-2014
- Independent researcher in Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry, KTH, Stockholm, 2009-2010
- Teacher and student tutor in Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, KTH & small projects for the Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German, Stockholm University, Stockholm, 2006-2009;
- Post-Doc Researcher in Bio-Organic Chemistry, School of Biotechnology, KTH, Stockholm, 2004-2005;
- Post-Doc Researcher and teacher in Organic Chemistry, Helsinki University of Technology, Esbo, Finland, 2003-2004;
- Project work in Surface Chemistry, Surface Chemistry Group, KTH, Stockholm, 2002
- Ph.D. student and teacher in Organic Chemistry, KTH, Stockholm, 1996-2002;

Supervisor of Ph.D. works:
none

Stipends, Awards and Grants:

1. A memorial scholarship award was granted by the KTH for excellent study results and received in the Stockholm City Hall in 1996.
2. The Finnish group award “Outstanding Junior Research Group Award” was received by the full research group at the HUT, Esbo, Finland, in 2003 during the applicant’s post-Doc time.
3. Awarded 4th Price in the International Art Contest 2007 I and 2nd Price in the International Art Contest 2007 II within the field of sculpture, in a contest hosted by Avisen-AVK in Denmark.
4. A major state grant, “Focus Verification I”, in June 2009 from Innovationsbron, for the verification of patentability of original research.
5. An award was granted by Herman and Sigfrid Nylén’s Fund in December 2009.
6. A major state grant, “Focus Verification II”, in June 2010 from Innovationsbron, for patenting and commercializing previously found results.

A select list of relevant current publications:

  1. The Uralic-Yukaghiric connection revisited: Correspondences of Geminate Clusters, Peter S. Piispanen, Suomalais-Ugrilaisen Seuran Aikakauskirja (SUSA/JSFOu), 94, p. 165-197, 2013.
  2. Further lexical borrowings from (Pre-)Yakut into the Yukaghiric Languages, Peter S. Piispanen, Turkic Languages, 17:1/2, p. 115-139, 2013.
  3. A description of Finnish male hypocoristics: an optimality theory approach, Peter S. Piispanen, Studia anthroponymica Scandinavica – Tidskrift för nordisk personnamnsforskning, 32, p. 139-168, 2014.
  4. Evaluating the Uralic-Yukaghiric word-initial, proto-sibilant correspondence rules, Peter S. Piispanen, Suomalais-Ugrilaisen Seuran Aikakauskirja (SUSA/JSFOu), 2015, Accepted.

Additionally of interest:

  1. Statistical Dating of Finno-Mordvinic Languages through Comparative Linguistics and Sound Change Laws, Peter S. Piispanen, submitted 2014.
  2. Additions to the Uralic Corpus, Peter S. Piispanen, submitted 2015.
  3. Languages and Genetics 1: Methodology and the Balto-Finnic and Volgaic languages, Peter S. Piispanen, submitted 2015.
  4. Tracing the Yukaghir populations and languages, Peter S. Piispanen, submitted 2015.

Furthermore, several forthcoming papers related to Uralic and Yukaghir studies, seven chemical patent applications submitted 2011-2014 and numerous organic chemistry-related publications from 2002-2006.