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Research interests

My research interests focus on understanding the effects of ingredients and processing on food structure and texture. My passion is rheological characterisation of biopolymer-based dispersions (suspensions, emulsions, gels) and demonstrating the relevance of rheological properties in practical applications. During my long career at VTT, I have worked with various food materials, including milk, berries, cereals and various hydrocolloids (e.g. pectin, starch). I have also worked with wood-derived biopolymers, such as nanocellulose and hemicellulose, and evaluated their potential as food ingredients. Recently I have been involved in a project focusing on 3D printing of food materials.

Education/Academic qualification

Helsinki University of Technology


  • QD Chemistry
  • Rheology
  • Biopolymers
  • Food structure
  • Gels
  • Colloidal stability
  • Milk
  • Oats

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Starch Medicine & Life Sciences
Gels Medicine & Life Sciences
Pressure Medicine & Life Sciences
Transglutaminases Medicine & Life Sciences
high pressure treatment Agriculture & Biology
Cellulose Chemical Compounds
Caseins Medicine & Life Sciences
microstructure Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 1999 2019

Modular protein architectures for pH-dependent interactions and switchable assembly of nanocellulose

Voutilainen, S., Paananen, A., Lille, M. & Linder, M. B., 29 Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 137, p. 270-276 7 p.

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Open Access
Protein Engineering
58 Citations (Scopus)

Applicability of protein and fiber-rich food materials in extrusion-based 3D printing

Lille, M., Nurmela, A., Nordlund, E., Metsä-Kortelainen, S. & Sözer, N., 2018, In : Journal of Food Engineering. 220, April, p. 20-27 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

dietary fiber
dried milk
5 Citations (Scopus)

Plant cells as food: A concept taking shape

Nordlund, E., Lille, M., Silventoinen, P., Nygren, H., Seppänen-Laakso, T., Mikkelson, A., Aura, A-M., Heiniö, R-L., Nohynek, L., Puupponen-Pimiä, R. & Rischer, H., 2018, In : Food Research International. 107, p. 297–305 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Plant Cells
Vaccinium vitis-idaea
3 Citations (Scopus)

Structural properties and foaming of plant cell wall polysaccharide dispersions

Beatrice, C. A. G., Rosa-Sibakov, N., Lille, M., Sözer, N., Poutanen, K. & Ketoja, J. A., 1 Oct 2017, In : Carbohydrate Polymers. 173, p. 508-518 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Structural properties

3D-tulostus mullistaa elintarvikkeiden tuotannon

Metsä-Kortelainen, S., Lille, M., Sözer, N. & Kalpio, T., 2016, In : Promaint. 29, 5, p. 42-44

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional