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In the IONCELL-P the pulp is treated in mild conditions with mixture of ionic liquid and water, which dissolves the hemicelluloses leaving the cellulose fraction intact.
Process technology, industrial biotechnology, biomaterials science, metals and minerals recovery processes and active and functional materials are the focus areas of research at the School of Chemical Technology. In these areas, the focus is on the development of environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient processes for the refining of wood, other bio-masses, and inorganic raw materials. The school's research teams also develop new materials and their applications based on these raw materials.
The professors of the focus areas are:
Prof. Ville Alopaeus (BK), Prof. Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela (BK), Prof. Juha Lehtonen (BK), Prof. Herbert Sixta (P), Prof. Olli Dahl (P), Prof. Tapani Vuorinen (P)
Prof. Alexander Frey (BK), Prof. Simo Laakso (BK), Prof. Katrina Nordström (BK), Prof.Heikki Ojamo (BK)
Prof. Mauri Kostiainen (BK), Prof. Markus Linder (BK), Prof. Jukka Seppälä (BK), Prof. Patrick Gane (P), Prof. Mark Hughes (P), Prof. Thad Maloney (P), Prof. Jouni Paltakari (P), Prof. Monika Österberg (P)
Metals and Minerals Recovery Processes
Prof. Olof Forsén (MT), Prof. Michael Gasik (MT), Prof. Kari Heiskanen (MT), Prof. Seppo Kivivuori (MT), Prof. Antti Korhonen (MT), Prof. Seppo Louhenkilpi (MT), Prof. Pekka Taskinen (MT)
Active and Functional Materials
Prof. Shiv Halasyamani (KE), Prof. Reija Jokela (KE), Prof. Maarit Karppinen (KE), Prof. Kyösti Kontturi (KE), Prof. Ari Koskinen (KE), Prof. Sakari Kulmala (KE), Prof. Kari Laasonen (KE), Prof. Sami Franssila (MT), Prof. Simo-Pekka Hannula (MT), Prof. Jari Koskinen J (MT), Prof. Päivi Laaksonen (MT), Prof. Roman Nowak (MT)
BK = Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology
P = Department of Forest Products Technology
MT = Department of Materials Science and Engineering
KE = Deparment of Chemistry