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Work experience

2012 - Present

Acting Lecturer

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Physiology and Biochemistry

2013 - Present

Researcher

University of Latvia, Institute of Chemical physics

2018 - 2019

Expert

roject „Competence-based Approaches in Education” (Skola2030) of National Centre for Education of Ministry of Education of Latvia

2011 - 2016

Teacher of Informal education

Iecava Secondary school

2009 - 2011

Expert, work group participant

Project „Natural sciences and math” of National Centre for Education of Ministry of Education of Latvia and ESF

2008 - 2013

Scientific assistant, Lab assistant

University of Latvia, Institute of Chemical physics

Education and training

2012 - Present

PhD studies, Chemistry

University of Latvia, Faculty of Chemistry

Title of the doctoral thesis "Tritium extraction and distribution in advanced divertor materials"; Scientific supervisor: Dr.chem. Gunta Ķizāne, University of Latvia, Institute of Chemical Physics

2010 - 2012

Master’s degree of Natural Sciences in Chemistry

University of Latvia, Faculty of Chemistry

2007 - 2010

Bachelor’s degree of Natural Sciences in Chemistry

University of Latvia, Faculty of Chemistry

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

November 2019 – course „Safety working with special gasses", AGA SIA, Riga,

November 2016 – course „Radiation safety", University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

April 2016 – themed course „How Google tools can help to teach and study?", 8 h, RSU PIC, Riga, Latvia​

March-April 2016 – themed course​ „Teaching in an intercultural environment", 15 h, RSU PIC, Riga, Latvia​​

March 2016 – course „Nuclear Engineering Intensive Course – 6th Term" Hitachi, Kaunas, Lithuania

February-March 2016 – themed course​ „Possibilities of E-studies (Moodle)", 8 h, RSU PIC, Riga, Latvia​​​

October 2015 – themed course​ „TurnitIn tool", 2 h, RSU PIC, Riga, Latvia​​​

October 2015 – themed course​ „Panopto tool for lecture recording", 4 h, RSU PIC, Riga, Latvia​​​​

September-October 2015 – themed course​ „Internet tools for improving lecturer skills", 6 h, RSU PIC, Riga, Latvia​​​​​

January-May 2015 – Professional training „Set of activities un motivation, preparation and competition in EUSO", 30 h, LU DZM IC, Riga, Latvia

March 2015 – LR IZM VISC Camp leader for pupils, 36 h, Jelgava, Latvia

March 2015 – course „Nuclear Engineering Intensive Course – 4th Term, BWR Structural materials and chemistry" Hitachi, Kaunas, Lithuania

Summer schools

Summer course 2014 „Elements of the Back-end of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Geological Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel" Master level, 7.5 ECTS, June 8 – 19, 2014, Oskarshamn, Sweden

Field of research

Materials for nuclear fusion reactors (CFC and W-coated CFC divertors, tritium accumulation, distribution and extraction)

Developed study courses

General Medical Chemistry, Riga Stradins university

Inorganic Chemistry, Riga Stradins university​

Qualitative Analysis, ​Riga Stradins university​​

Chemical Physics, Daugavpils university

Supervised study course

General Medical Chemistry, RSU

Radiation safety for airport staff working with ionizing radiation sources, UL

Lectured study course

Medical Chemistry, RSU

General Medical Chemistry, RSU

Radiation safety for airport staff working with ionizing radiation sources, UL

Supervised and reviewed student research papers

Supervised:

2 Bachelor Thesis in Chemisty, University of Latvia, Faculty of Chemistry

1 Course paper, University of Latvia, Faculty of Chemistry

1 School research work​, Iecava Secondary School

Memberships

September 2012 - now, member of Union of Latvian Teachers of Chemistry (LĶSA)

September 2002 - August 2015, member of Debate Center Latvia („Debašu Centrs")

Publications

Research articles​​

A. Brangule, L. Avotiņa, A. Zariņš, M. Haļitovs, K. A. Gross, G. Ķizāne Thermokinetic Investigation of the Drying Conditions on Amorphous Calcium Phosphate – “Key Engineering Materials” Vol. 758, pp 204-209; DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.758.204

C. Stan-Sion, N. Bekris, G. Kizane, M. Enachescu, J. Likonen, M. Halitovs, A. Petre and JET contributors Tritium retention measurements by accelerator mass spectrometry and full combustion of W-coated and uncoated CFC tiles from the JET divertor – “Nuclear Fusion” 56 (2016) 046015

C. Stan-Sion, M. Enachescu, A.R. Petre, M. Duma, D.G. Ghita, G. Kizane, L. Baumane, J. Gabrusenoks, M. Halitovs, L. Avotina, A. Zarins, J. Likonen, S. Koivuranta, M. Kiisk, JET-EFDA contributors Comparison of tritium measurement techniques for a laser cleaned JET tile – “Fusion Engineering and Design” 89 (2014) 2628–2634

Pajuste E., Kizane G., Coad J.P., Vitins A., Kirillova A., Halitovs M. and JET-EFDA Contributors Structural changes and distribution of accumulated tritium in the carbon based JET tiles – Journal of Nuclear Materials, S765–S768 (2011), 415.

Halitovs M., Kizane G., Vitins A., Pajuste E., Avotina L. Depth profiles of tritium accumulated in carbon fibre composite divertor materials of JET fusion reactor – Proceedings of International Scientific Conference of Young Scientists on Energy Issues (CYSENI) 2011, May 26-27, Kaunas, Lithuania, ISSN 1822-7554.

Educational materials

Interactive school material „Ķīmija 9. klasei”, DVD disk, publishing company Zvaigzne ABC, Riga, 2016, ISBN: 978-9934-0-4817-3; Editors: A. Bruģe, D. Builis, U. Kalva, A. Kapace, Ē. Lasmanis, G. Romanovskis; Consultants and editors: M. Haļitovs and P. Pestovs

Interactive school material „Ķīmija 8. klasei”, DVD disk, publishing company Zvaigzne ABC, Riga, 2014, ISBN: 978-9934-0-4243-0; Editors: A. Bruģe, D. Builis, U. Kalva, A. Kapace, Ē. Lasmanis, G. Romanovskis; Consultants and editors: M. Haļitovs and P. Pestovs

D. Namsone, V. Legzdiņa, A. Kumerdanka, A. Locāne, V. Muižnieks, I. Vilks, M. Haļitovs, D. Bonka, I. Pelnēna Methodical material „Developing interest in natural sciences and math”, Project „Natural sciences and math” of National Centre for Education of Ministry of Education of Latvia, 3 books (4 parts, 36 pages each), Riga, 2011, ISBN 978-9984-573-27-4

Conferences

International conferences – more than 10

Local conferences – more than 10

Contacts

Colleagues

Jānis Gardovskis
Head of the Unit, Academic Staff, Chair of the Senate
Ilze Grope
Dean, Academic Staff
Sandra Lejniece
Dean, Head of Study Programme
Gunta Lazdāne
Academic Staff, Director
Edvīns Miklaševičs
Academic Staff, Director
Gunta Ancāne
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Maija Eglīte
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Dace Gardovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Director of Strategic Relations
Ilona Hartmane
Academic Staff
Regīna Kleina
Academic Staff
Juta Kroiča
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Deputy Chair of the Senate
Gaida Krūmiņa
Academic Staff
Guna Laganovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Ināra Logina
Academic Staff
Gunta Purkalne
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Ilze Štrumfa
Head of the Department, Academic Staff