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Marja-Liisa Riekkola

The Power List 2016

Marja-Liisa Riekkola

Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Head of the Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland

Passion: Analytical chemistry takes advantage of major developments in electronics, information technology, materials and instrumentation. In addition, analytical science has direct links to interesting applications.

Pivotal moment: When the Faculty Council of University of Helsinki selected me, the youngest and only woman among ten competitive applicants to the position of full professor of analytical chemistry. The final decision was based mainly on the independent scientific assessment reports written by four highly respected and well-known international professors.

Prediction: There will be several technologies with great potential for driving progress in the future. It is very difficult to predict, but perhaps advancements in biotechnology and nanotechnology? Portable technologies? Augmented reality and wearable devices?

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Top 50 most influential women

With three somewhat provocative Power Lists behind us (but certainly not forgotten), we once again forge ahead with our mission: to prove just how impactful and diverse our field is by sharing the passions, pivotal moments and predictions of brilliant scientists who continue to shape our future.

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