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Our Group

Ivo Leito
Professor

Staff

Dr. Koit Herodes
Associate Professor
LC-MS: separation, ionization, derivatization, validation.
Dr. Ivari Kaljurand
Assistant Professor
Acid-base chemistry in solution and gas phase. Petroleomics
Dr. Anneli Kruve
Assistant Professor
Mass spectrometry, ionization studies, synthesis
Dr. Agnes Kütt
Assistant Professor
Acid-base chemistry in solution. Synthesis of exotic species
Dr. Ester Oras
Assistant Professor
Organic residue analysis of archaeological material, isotope analysis, ancient foodways, ancient migrations
Dr. Hanno Evard
Research Fellow
Development of novel microfluidic systems for on-the-spot chemical analysis; LC-MS, estimating limit of detection
Dr. Ali Ghiami-Shomami
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Novel MALDI matrix compounds
Dr. Agnes Heering
Research Fellow
Development of unified acidity scale and estimation of liquid junction potentials
Dr. Irja Helm
Research Fellow
Dissolved oxygen measurements, metrology in chemistry
Dr. Mihkel Ilisson
Research Fellow
Synthesis of molecular receptors
Dr. Karl Kaupmees
Research Fellow
Acidity and basicity: measurement and applications in non-aqueous media; Brønsted acid-base catalysis
Dr. Andi Kipper
Research Fellow
Organic reactions in microdroplets
Dr. Karin Kipper
Research Fellow
Bioanalytics, eluent additives, direct ionisation methods, clinical research, pharmacokinetics/ pharmacodynamics
Dr. Märt Lõkov
Research Fellow
Acidity and basicity determinations in non-aqueous media
Dr. Viljar Pihl
Research Fellow
Instruments, their development and maintenance
Dr. Mare Piirsalu
Research Fellow
Physical organic chemistry data and databases
Dr. Riin Rebane
Research Fellow
Derivatization, method development, environmental
Dr. Sigrid Selberg
Research Fellow
Organic synthesis, fluorescence, acid-base chemistry
Dr. Lauri Toom
Research Fellow
Synthesis of carborane acids; NMR spectroscopy
Dr. Sofja Tšepelevitš
Research Fellow
Computations in solutions, prediction of acidity and basicity, liquid-liquid equilibria
Dr. Signe Vahur
Research Fellow
Analysis of cultural heritage materials (paints, resinous materials, textiles, papers etc) using different spectroscopic and mass spectrometric techniques
Dr. Martin Vilbaste
Research Fellow
Metrology of air humidity, gas flow metrology, uncertainty estimation
Dr. Asko Laaniste
Chemist
LC method development and validation
Dr. Anu Teearu-Ojakäär
Project Manager
Ester Uibopuu
Lab Assistant

Ph.D Candidates

Astrid Darnell
PhD candidate
Computational design of anion-selective receptors and evaluation of binding
Artur Gornischeff
PhD candidate
Investigation of novel LC/ESI/MS derivatization reagents and their applicability for targeted analysis
Max Hecht
PhD candidate
Novel ionization methods for mass spectrometric point-of-care clinical analysis system
Andre Leesment
PhD candidate
Acid-base chemistry in gas-phase and in solution
Kerli Martin
PhD candidate
Molecular receptors and sensors
Mari Ojakivi
PhD candidate
Organic reactions in microdroplets
Merit Oss
PhD candidate
Studies on ionization efficiency of electrospray ionization source
Pilleriin Peets
PhD candidate
Development of set of methodologies on the basis of instrumetnal techniques for analyzing textiles, dyes, and related materials
Alo Rüütel
PhD candidate
Design and synthesis of macrocyclic anion receptors
Jaan Saame
PhD candidate
Experimental self-consistent superbasicity scales in solution and in the gas phase
Siiri Saaver
PhD candidate
Predictive models for method development in analytical laboratories for emerging contaminants
Eliise Tammekivi
PhD candidate
Quantitative analysis of binding materials in paints with different instrumental techniques
Rūta Veigure
PhD candidate
Novel eluent additives for LC/MS based bioanalytical methods
Ernesto de Jesus Zapata Flores
PhD candidate
Anionic derivatization reagents in LC-MS

Students

Rasmus Born
BSc student
Unified acidity of HPLC mobile phases
Tõiv Haljasorg
MSc student
Analysis of polar pesticides in herbal matrices
Mari Kass
MSc student
Separation of lanthanoids based on reduction
Helmi Ulrika Kirm
MSc student
Lambert catalysts
Krit Lossmann
MSc student
Influence of novel eluent additives on the retention in HPLC
Elisabeth Parman
MSc student
pKa measurement with NMR
Helen Sepman
MSc student
Organic reactions in microdroplets

Alumni

Dr. Jaanus Liigand
Dr. Piia Liigand (TBD-Biodiscovery)
Markus Veinla (Gelatex)
Dr. Vilve Nummert
Dr. Kristjan Haav (Lanlab)
Dr. Maarja-Liisa Oldekop (TBD-Biodiscovery)
Rudolf Aro 
Liisa Eero (Rakvere Gümnaasium)
Elmo Libek (Cambrex)
Gunnar Printsmann (Cambrex)
Jaana Heiter (Teligent)
Juuli Nõges (Teligent)
Dr. Sandip Ashokrao Kadam (GVK Biosciences)
Dr. Chunguang Lu
Dr. Teemu Matias Näykki
Sinai Mwagomba
Kristel Ets (Tallinna Vesi)
Philippa Alice Hayes
Kristo Kleemann 
Vahur Toss (Cambrex)
Martin Vels
Dr. Karita Raudkivi (University of Tartu)
Dr. Lauri Lipping (A Le Coq)
Erik Berlin (Teligent)
Gert Suurkuusk (IRC, Italy)
Ragne Auling
Roman Lilleorg (Quantum Estonia)
Elin Raamat (Estonian Veterinary and Food Laboratory)
Valli Parts
Dr. Lauri Jalukse (Estonian Veterinary and Food Laboratory)
Dr. Eva-Ingrid Rõõm (Estonian University of Life Sciences)
Allan Künnapas (Quantum Estonia)
Kadi Künnapas (Tartu University Hospital)
Andrus Vihalem (Estonian Environmental Research Centre)
Dr. Eve Koort
Dr. Lilli Sooväli
Margus Jäger
Signe Leito (Agency of Medicines)
Kristina Virro (University of Tartu)
Julia Traks
Urmas Pille
Dr. Ivar Koppel (University of Tartu)