Tiia Tuomaala, Laboratory Analytics, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
What do you study and where? How did you end up studying this field?
My name is Tiia Tuomaala and I am a sophomore studying laboratory analysis at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. My upper secondary school offered a couple of courses where you could carry out laboratory work in practice. They inspired me to apply to study in this field.
What is it about your studies that excites you?
It has been nice to get to the lab to try out in practice the things we have learned in class. It makes things easier to remember and studying is more motivating.
If the sky was the limit, where would you like to work in the future?
It would be really interesting to be able to work in some sort of field lab at some point.
Which global or everyday challenge would you like to solve with the help of chemistry/your work?
It would be great to find some way to collect plastics from the sea and the environment in general.
What do you think is an interesting innovation in the field of chemistry?
It is interesting to observe how many different plastic substitutes and other solutions are being invented to reduce the use of plastic.