Academy Research Fellow

Associate Professor (tenure) in Aerosol Technology

Academy of Finland Research Fellow

I have studied the gas phase synthesis of the materials since 1999. Currently I am holding the Academy of Finland Research Fellow position and I am also leading the Sustainable Materials Group at Fine Particle and Aerosol Technology Laboratory. The research is focused on the development of sustainable materials for clean air and water applications. The studies include formation, preparation and characterization of the sustainable nano- and micron-sized materials using sustainable precursors. The research also include the analysis and toxicological effects of these materials and airborne particles.

The main synthesis methods applied in the studies include aerosol processes such as spray pyrolysis, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor synthesis and high temperature induction annealing up to 2600 ºC. In my recent studies, I have focused on the synthesis of novel materials including carbon structures and graphene, superparamagnetic particles (e.g. iron and iron oxides) and catalytic materials (Au, Co) using aerosol processes and induction annealing.

Additional information of research interests can be found through the links attached in this www-site.

Contact info


Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Fine Particle and Aerosol Technology Laboratory (FINE)



+358 40 355 3805


Teaching Activities

Laboratory courses and lectures related to the aerosol technology, measurements and material characterization. Supervision of master's and doctoral students.

Research groups and research projects

The most recent and ongoing projects: Academy of Finland: MOFs catalyzed direct gas-phase reactions for the conversion of C1 compounds (grant 329563), Academy of Finland Research Fellow: Induction synthesis of functionalized carbon nanostructures from biomasses and application studies (grant 308062). ASLA Fulbright Senior Scholar 2017, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA: Aerosol synthesis, characterization and optimization of lithium-manganese-rich layered structures for electrochemical applications Tekes EAKR - Piloting Nanoflower Graphene.

Research groups - UEF