Newly-appointed Assistant Professor is researching innovative wood and natural fibre products that use solid wood and other natural materials.
Professor Sami Franssila is participating in a research project that could, if successful, revolutionise the treatment of coronary thrombosis and brain damage.
The award-winning article focuses on the multi-physics simulation of the unique Top Submerged Lance technology that in addition to the production of metals can also be utilised in their recycling.
Sakari Kulmala, Professor of Analytical Chemistry, is developing analytical equipment with applications ranging from health care to the identification of counterfeit products.
Targeting drugs can make treatments more effective and reduce unpleasant side effects. One promising drug delivery candidate is a nanocontainer covered with polyelectrolytes, the properties of which can be adjusted by means of pH.
Researchers at Aalto University have developed a method of selection of new surface treatment processes for orthopaedic and dental implants to reduce the risk of infection. Implants are commonly made from metals such as titanium alloys. These materials are being made porous during processing used to prepare them for medical use. Whereas this is important to ensure good contact between the implant and the bone, this also allows dangerous bacteria to adhere and grow both on the surface as well as inside leading to increased risk of infection.
Researchers from the School of Chemical Technology did well in the competition for grants awarded by the Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation Fund for the Association of Finnish Steel and Metal Producers. Docent Jari Aromaa received EUR 19,500 for research on the wear of DSA anodes in electrowinning at high densities. Professor Pekka Taskinen received EUR 49,000 for research on advanced slag chemistry. Of doctoral students, the most significant grants were awarded to Ari Kruskopf and Julia Wang.
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