Meet our teachers!

Ivo Leito

Ivo Leito: “Metrology lies in the core of all correct measurements, both physical and chemical. Metrological approach is increasingly required from laboratories by international standards and conventions.”

Courses: Metrology in Chemistry, Master’s seminar, practical chemical analysis

Lectures online: If you wish to get an idea what Ivo’s teaching is like, please visit the online course Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis

Other activities: Programme director (contact)

Koit Herodes

Koit Herodes: “Within the past 10 years the whole area of trace contaminant (pesticides, drug residues, toxicants, etc) detection has been revolutionized by the development of new measurement instrumentation. I am glad that we have been able to keep pace with these developments.”

Courses: Practical Chemical Analysis, Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry

Acknowledgments: In June 2022 selected by the students as the best teacher from the Institute of Chemistry, University of Tartu. 

Riin Rebane

Riin Rebane

Riin Rebane: “When entering the real life of a chemist, in order to succeed, we need a proper interdisciplinary toolbox full of various knowledge and an ability to see the big picture.”

Courses: Measurements and the law

Irja Helm

Irja Helm: “Although known as a simple analysis method, a titration can be actually really challenging task!”.

Courses: Metrology in Chemistry, Practical Works in Chemical Analysis and Metrology

Siiri Velling

Siiri Velling: “Introduction along with thorough examination of the diverse world of chemical and ecotoxicologycal methods of analysis of complex and
heterogeneous environmental samples.”

Courses: Measurements and Environment

Piia Post

Piia Post: “Sometimes it needs a lot of imagination and time to estimate measurement uncertainty.”

Courses: Measurement Data Processing

Geven Piir

Geven Piir: “There isn’t perfect for life. Best you can do is finding optimal model to follow. Same applies for chemometrics.”.

Courses: Chemometrics

Martin Vilbaste

Martin Vilbaste: “Unreliable measurements and calibrations are just a waste of resources. Physical measurements and calibrations are probably the simplest among other kinds of measurements on metrologists’ point of view. In such a sense these are very educative.”.

Courses: Practical Works on Physical Measurement and Calibration, Modern Metrology

Päärn Paiste

Päärn Paiste: “A machine only gives out numbers. To understand what those numbers mean, one should understand how they are generated.”

Courses: Atomic Spectroscopy