Career

Institution(s) and position(s)
01.12.2018–...   
Tallinn University of Technology , School of Science, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Professor (1,00)
01.01.2017–...   
Tallinn University of Technology , School of Science, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Associate Professor (1,00)
16.04.2018–27.04.2018   
University of Lodž, Teaching master level students NMR course. (0,50)
21.08.2012–31.12.2016   
Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Associate Professor (1,00)
27.02.2012–20.08.2012   
Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Maternity leave
01.09.2010–26.02.2012   
Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Chair of Analytical Chemistry, Associate Professor (1,00)
01.01.2008–31.12.2009   
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry, US, Visiting Scholar in Prof. S. E. Denmark group
2007–31.08.2010   
Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Chair of Organic Chemistry, Senior Researcher (1,00)
2004–2006   
Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Chair of Organic Chemistry, Researcher (1,00)
01.01.2000–31.12.2000   
(March-July) University of Geneva, Prof. A. Alexakis group, Switzerland, Assistant;
01.01.1999–31.12.2004   
Tallinn University of Technology, Institute of Chemistry, Dep. of Organic Synthesis, Researcher
01.01.1998–31.12.1999   
Estonian Academy of Science Institute of Chemistry, Dep. of Organic Synthesis, Researcher
01.01.1997–31.12.1997   
(July) Eötvös Lorand University, Dep. of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Budapest, Hungary, Trainee.
01.01.1997–31.12.1998   
Estonian Academy of Science Institute of Chemistry, Dep. of Bioorganic Chemistry, Researcher
01.01.1996–31.12.1997   
Estonian Academy of Science Institute of Chemistry, Dep. of Bioorganic Chemistry, Engineer.
01.01.1996–31.12.1996   
Other staff
01.01.1993–31.12.1995   
Estonian Academy of Science Institute of Chemistry, Dep. of Analytical Chemistry, laboratory assistant.
 
 
Education
1998–2005   
Tallinn University of Technology, Ph. D. in Natural nad Exact Sciences;
1996–1998   
Tallinn University of Technology, M.Sc. in Natural Sciences;
1991–1996   
Tallinn University of Technology, Engineer of Food Technology;
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2017−...   
Chair of reviewing panel of Estonian National Contest for University Students
2017−...   
Elected member of council of TTÜ Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology
1994−...   
member of Estonian Chemical Society
2018−2021   
Editorial Board member of Supramolecular Chemistry (Taylor&Francis) journal
2017−2017   
Chaired a session in 5th Interantional Conference on Cucurbiturils ICCB2017, Brno, Czechia
2015−2016   
Elected member of council of TTÜ Faculty of Science
2014−2016   
Member of council of TUT Department of Chemistry
2014−2016   
National Student Research Competition Commissioner
2014−2014   
Chaired a session in "9th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular chemistry" conference
2013−2013   
External Review Panel member of professional accreditation of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program in Northern (Arctic) Federal University (Russia).
2012−2012   
Organizing committee member of International Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry BOS2012, Tallinn, Estonia
2006−2006   
Organizing committee member of International Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry BOS206, Tallinn, Estonia
 
 
Additional career information
Additional activities:
Teaching in all academic levels;
participating in work of defend committees in all academic levels;
Served as a reviewer for following journals: Chemistry - a European Journal, Organic Letters, Molecules, Combinatorial Chemistry, Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Physical Chemistry of Chemical Physics, Chemical Communications, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Israel Journal of Chemistry.

Given lectures in following universities and conferences:
2018 Conference IV MMNB2018, Opole, Poland (Invited)
2018 McGill Univeristy, Montreal, Canada
2018 German-Polish-Baltic Conference on Organic Chemistry, Hamburg (Invited)
2018 University of Lodž, Poland, Visiting Professor (April, NMR course and invited lecture)
2017 The 5th Interantional Conference on Cucurbiturils ICCB2017, Brno, Czechia (Invited);
2017 University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia;
2016 International Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry BOS2016, Riga, Latvia (Invited);
2015 Conference IIMMNB2015, Opole, Poland;
2015 Jyväskylä Univesity, Jyväskylä, Finland (Invited);
2013 TUT Conference of Faculty of Science, Estonia v;
2010 Estonian Chemistry Days, Estonia;
2010 TUT Conference of Faculty of Science, Estonia (Invited);

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2018, Riina Aav, June 2018, Outstanding reviewer of Journal of Molecular Structure (Elsevier)
2016, Riina Aav, Paper of the year in natural sciences in TTÜ (Kaabel et.al Chem Sci 2017)
2008, Riina Aav, Fulbright Visiting Scholar grant for research in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (10 months)
2008, Riina Aav, Synfacts Poster Prize in conference BOS2008
2007, Riina Aav, Archimedes Foundation travel award for participating in conference ESOC2007
2003, Riina Aav, award of Development Foundation of Tallinn University of Technology
 
 
Field of research
FIELD OF RESEARCH: 4. Natural Sciences and Engineering; 4.11. Chemistry and Chemical Technology; CERCS SPECIALITY: P351 Structure chemistry ; SPECIALITY: Study of features that lead to asymmetric induction. Synthesis and application of new chiral hemicucurbiturils, Application of NMR methods in organic chemistry. Development of supramolecular analytical methods.
 
 
Additional information
Teaching:
bachelor level course:
"Analytical chemistry" (YKA0011),
master level courses:
"Mechanisms of Chemical Reactions" (YKO0090) and
"Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy" (YKO0080) and
Ph. D level course:
"Advance Course in Spectroscopy" (YKO9030);

TUT theses defense committee member in all academic levels

Completed projects

Supervised dissertations

Supervision of postdoctoral researchers

  • 09.01.2018−...    Lukaš Ustrnul  "New hemicucurbituril macrocycles and their application for chirality sensing." (from Masaryk University to TTU)

Publications

Category
Year
Publication
 
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2019
5.2.
2019
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
3.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
6.7.
2018
1.1.
2017
1.1.
2017
1.1.
2017
3.1.
2017
5.2.
2017
5.2.
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5.2.
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5.2.
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1.2.
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5.2.
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1.1.
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1.1.
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1.1.
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5.2.
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1.1.
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1.1.
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1.1.
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1.3.
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1.1.
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2.3.
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5.2.
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1.2.
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1.1.
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1.1.
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5.2.
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5.2.
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5.2.
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1.2.
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5.2.
1995
26.08.2019

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
01.12.2018–...   
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, Loodusteaduskond, Keemia ja biotehnoloogia instituut, Professor (1,00)
01.01.2017–...   
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, Loodusteaduskond, Keemia ja biotehnoloogia instituut, Dotsent (1,00)
16.04.2018–27.04.2018   
University of Lodž, Visiting Professor (0,50)
21.08.2012–31.12.2016   
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, Matemaatika-loodusteaduskond, Keemiainstituut, Dotsent (1,00)
27.02.2012–20.08.2012   
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, Matemaatika-loodusteaduskond, Keemiainstituut, Lapsepuhkus
01.09.2010–26.02.2012   
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, Matemaatika-loodusteaduskond, Keemiainstituut, Analüütilise keemia õppetool, Dotsent (1,00)
01.01.2008–31.12.2009   
Illinoisi Ülikool Urbana-Champaignis, Keemia osakond, Prof. S. E. Denmarki grupp, USA, külalisteadur
2007–31.08.2010   
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, Matemaatika-loodusteaduskond, Keemiainstituut, Orgaanilise keemia õppetool, Vanemteadur (1,00)
2004–2006   
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, Matemaatika-loodusteaduskond, Keemiainstituut, Orgaanilise keemia õppetool, Teadur (1,00)
01.01.2000–31.12.2000   
(märts-juuli) Genfi Ülikool, Šveits, Prof. A. Alexakise grupp, assistent;
01.01.1999–31.12.2004   
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, Keemia Instituut, Orgaanilise sünteesi osakond, teadur;
01.01.1998–31.12.1999   
Teaduste Akadeemia Keemia Instituut, Orgaanilise sünteesi osakond, teadur
01.01.1997–31.12.1997   
(juuli) Eötvös Lorand Ülikool, Üldise ja Anorgaanilise keemia osakond, Budapest, Ungari, praktikant;
01.01.1997–31.12.1998   
TA Keemia Instituut, Bioorgaanilise keemia osakond, teadur
01.01.1996–31.12.1997   
TA Keemia Instituut, Bioorgaanilise keemia osakond, insener
01.01.1996–31.12.1996   
TA Keemia Instituut, Bioorgaanilise keemia osakond, laborant
01.01.1993–31.12.1995   
TA Keemia Instituut, Analüütilise keemia osakond, laborant.
 
 
Haridustee
1998–2005   
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, loodusteaduste doktor;
1996–1998   
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, loodusteaduste magister;
1991–1996   
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, toiduanete töötlemise tehnoloogia insener;
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2017−...   
Üliõpilaste teadustööde riikliku konkursi hindamiskomisjoni esinaine
2017−...   
TTÜ Keemia ja biotehnoloogia instituudi nõukogu valitud liige
1994−...   
Eesti Keemia Seltsi liige
2018−2021   
Ajakirja Supramolecular Chemistry (Taylor&Francis) toimetuskolleegiumi liige
2017−2017   
Juhatanud konverentsil "5th Interantional Conference on Cucurbiturils" sessiooni
2015−2016   
TTÜ Matemaatika-loodusteaduskonna nõukogu liige
2014−2016   
TTÜ Matemaatika-loodusteaduskonna keemiainstituudi nõukogu liige
2014−2016   
Üliõpilaste teadustööde riikliku konkursi hindamiskomisjoni liige
2014−2014   
Juhatanud konverentsil "9th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular chemistry" sessiooni
2013−2013   
Põhja (Arktilise) Föderaalse Ülikooli (Venemaa) bakalaureuse ja magistri õppekavade akrediteerimise välisekspert
2012−2012   
Korraldusmeeskonna liige - International Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry BOS2012, Tallinn, Eesti
2006−2006   
Korraldusmeeskonna liige - International Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry BOS206, Tallinn, Eesti
 
 
Teenistuskäigu lisainfo
Bakalureuse-, magistri- ja doktoritaseme õppeainete õpetamine.
Osalemine kaitsmiskomisjonide töös (bakalaureuse, magistri ja doktoriõppe tasemel)
Magistri ja bakalaureuse tööde retsenseerimne.
Teadusartiklite retsenseerimine ajakirjadele: Chemistry - a European Journal, Organic Letters, Molecules, Combinatorial Chemistry, Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Physical Chemistry of Chemical Physics, Chemical Communications, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Israel Journal of Chemistry.

Esinenud suuliste ettekannetega järgmistes ülikoolides ja konverentsidel:
2018 IV MMNB2018 konverents, Opole, Poola (Kutsutud)
2018 McGill Ülikool, Montreal, Kanada
2018 German-Polish-Baltic Conference on Organic Chemistry, Hamburg (Kutsutud)
2018 University of Lodž, Poland, Visiting Professor (Aprill, NMR kursus ja kutsutud ettekanne)
2017 The 5th Interantional Conference on Cucurbiturils ICCB2017, Brno, Czechia (Kutsutud);
2017 Tartu Ülikool, Tartu, Eesti;
2016 Rahvusvahelisel orgaanilise sünteesi konverentsil BOS2016, Riia, Läti (Kutsutud);
2015 Rahvusvaheline teaduskonverents IIMMNB2015, Opole, Poola
2015 Jyväskylä Ülikool, Jyväskylä, Soome (Kutsutud)
2013 TTÜ Matemaatika-loodusteaduskonna teaduskonverents, Eesti (Kutsutud);
2010 Eesti Keemiapäevad, Eesti;
2010 TTÜ Matemaatika loodusteaduskonna teaduskonverents; Eesti (Kutsutud);

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teaduspreemiad ja tunnustused
2018, Riina Aav, June 2018, Väljapaistev retsensent ajakirjale Journal of Molecular Structure (Elsevier)
2016, Riina Aav, TTÜ loodusteaduste valdkonna parim teadusartikkel (Kaabel et al. Chem Sci, 2017)
2008, Riina Aav, Fulbright külalisteaduri grant teadustöö teostamiseks USA-s, Illinoisi Ülikoolis Urbana-Champaignis (10 kuud)
2008, Riina Aav, Synfacts Posteri Auhind konverentsil BOS2008
2007, Riina Aav, SA Arcimedes poolt väljastatud Kristjan Jaagu välislähetuse stipendium, konverentsil ESOC2007 osalemiseks
2003, Riina Aav, Tallinna Tehnikaülikooli Arengufondi stipendium
 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
VALDKOND: 4. Loodusteadused ja tehnika; 4.11. Keemia ja keemiatehnika; CERCS ERIALA: P351 Struktuurkeemia; PÕHISUUND: Asümmetrilise induktsiooni mõjurid., Kiraalsete makrotsüklite nagu näiteks hemikukurbituriilid süntees ja rakendus, NMR meetodid orgaaniliste ühendite analüüsil. Supramolekulaarsete analüütiliste meetodite välja töötamine.
 
 
Lisainfo
Õppetöö:
bakalaureusetaseme õppeaine:
"Analüütiline keemia" (YKA0011) õpetamine.
magistritaseme õppeainete:
"Keemiliste reaktsioonide mehhanismid" (YKO0090)ja
"Tuuma magnetresonants spektroskoopia" (YKO0080) ning
doktoritaseme õppeaine
"Spektroskoopia erikursus" (YKO9030) õpetamine.

Osalemine kaitsmiskomisjonide töös (bakalaureuse, magistri ja doktorikraadi tasemel)
Magistri ja bakalaureuse tööde retsenseerimne.

Lõppenud projektid

Juhendatud väitekirjad

Juhendatud järeldoktorid

  • 09.01.2018−... Lukaš Ustrnul "New hemicucurbituril macrocycles and their application for chirality sensing." from Masaryk University to TTU

Publikatsioonid

Klass
Aasta
Publikatsioon
 
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2019
5.2.
2019
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
1.1.
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1.1.
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3.2.
2018
5.2.
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5.2.
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6.7.
2018
1.1.
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1.1.
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1.1.
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3.1.
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5.2.
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26.08.2019
  • Found 15 results
ProgramTypeNumberNameProject startProject endPrincipal investigatorInstitutionFinancing
ETFETF8255Asymmetric induction in conformationally flexible systems01.01.201031.12.2013Toomas TammTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science52 919,71 EUR
MUUG4976 (ETF4976)Heterocyclic chiral auxiliaries and catalyst ligands with C2-symmetry: synthesis and applications01.01.200231.12.2005Tõnis KangerTallinn University of Technology ; Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Chair of Organic Chemistry27 865,48 EUR
MUUVFP18059INnovative chemIcal sensors for enanTioselective detectIon of chiral pOllutants01.01.201931.12.2021Riina AavTallinn University of Technology , School of Science, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology577 500,00 EUR (total financing 2 929 901,25 EUR)
ETFETF5628Asymmetric conversions of carbonyl compounds01.01.200331.12.2006Margus LoppTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science53 894,06 EUR
SFSF0140060s12Methods and applications of catalytic asymmetric synthesis and stereochemical analysis01.01.201231.12.2013Margus LoppTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science285 640,00 EUR
TKTAR8103Center of Excellence in Chemical Biology28.03.200830.11.2015Margus LoppTallinn University of Technology ; Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Chair of Organic Chemistry198 497,44 EUR
ETFETF6662Chiral diamines in organocatalytic and metal-mediated asymmetric reactions01.01.200631.12.2009Tõnis KangerTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science37 052,41 EUR
PRGPRG399Adaptable supramolecular chirality sensors01.01.201931.12.2023Riina AavTallinn University of Technology , School of Science, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology200 000,00 EUR
IUTIUT19-32Directed asymmetric catalytic synthesis: an integrated approach01.01.201431.12.2019Margus LoppTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science; Tallinn University of Technology , School of Science, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology1 248 000,00 EUR
SFSF0351761s01New selective methods of asymmetric synthesis and their application to bioactive compounds synthesis01.01.200131.12.2005Margus LoppTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science345 250,71 EUR
SFSF0142725s06New strategies and methods of asymmetric synthesis01.01.200631.12.2011Margus LoppTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science749 371,30 EUR
MUUG3781 (ETF3781)New chiral building blocks and catalysts for the asymmetric synthesis01.01.199931.12.2002Margus LoppTallinn University of Technology ; Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Chair of Organic Chemistry27 162,45 EUR
MUUB25Development of New Chiral Hemicucurbiturils01.09.201301.09.2016Riina AavTallinn University of Technology ; Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Chair of Analytical Chemistry77 000,00 EUR
ETFETF8698Synthesis, Characterization and Application of New Asymmetric Iminophosphoranes01.01.201131.12.2014Riina AavTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science28 800,00 EUR
PUT; PUT_SPPUT692Development of new molecular containers01.01.201531.12.2018Riina AavTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science; Tallinn University of Technology , School of Science, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology187 200,00 EUR