Tekla Tammelin

Research Professor, Principal Investigator

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Member in a senior expert network in VTT SONE (Solutions for Natural Resources and Environment) Business Area with an internal role as VTT substance node leader of “Bioinspired Capturing Materials”. Currently acting as a VTT Research PI along with Aalto Research PI prof. Orlando Rojas in the joint competence center for the materials bioeconomy between Aalto University and VTT (www.finnceres.fi).

Presently creating, promoting and leading innovative biomaterials concepts towards future breakthrough solutions. Research strategy exploits the inherent features of cell-wall systems and its components, and the biomaterials concepts draw the inspiration from plant-based material assemblies and functions. The prime target of the research activities is the generation of new knowledge on lignocellulose-based materials and their behaviour in order to pave the way towards novel biomaterial concepts and future breakthrough solutions in the frame of the modern Bioeconomy sector. In pursuing the target, the scientific aim is to bridge the gap between molecular and macroscopic behaviour of complex plant-derived materials which will further provide new aspects on strategies to construct competitive and viable biomaterial structures and solutions. These concepts include responsive nanoenhanced membrane materials, gas/vapour barrier and gas capturing materials, versatile immobilisation templates for energy producing biomolecules, printed electronics and nanopatterned optical structures. All of the solutions are based on biomass sources, especially nanocellulosic materials in which the water interactions, surface interactions and hierarchical architecture play the crucial role.

Broad national and international active academic network includes several groups at Aalto University, University of Helsinki, Imperial College of London (UK), University of Exeter (UK), University of Bristol (UK), Royal Institute of Technology, KTH (Sweden), Luleå University of Technology (Sweden), University of Stockholm (Sweden), Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU (Norway), Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina), Centre de Recherches sur les Macromolécules Végétales, CERMAV (France), North Carolina State University (USA), Tokio University (Japan) among others. These collaborations are well-established with joint conference proceedings, projects, and/or peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Education/Academic qualification

SCIENCE, Licentiate, Aalborg University

… → 1 Sep 2014

Award Date: 1 Sep 2014

SCIENCE, Doctorate, Aalto University

… → 1 Dec 2006

Award Date: 21 Dec 2006

SCIENCE, Master, Aalto University

… → 1 Feb 2004

Award Date: 12 Feb 2004

SCIENCE, Bachelor, Espoo-Vantaa Institute of Technology

… → 1 Mar 1999

Award Date: 3 Mar 1999

SCIENCE, University of Teesside

Feb 1998Jun 1998

Award Date: 1 Jul 1998

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Research Output

Bubble Attachment to Cellulose and Silica Surfaces of Varied Surface Energies: Wetting Transition and Implications in Foam Forming

Ketola, A. E., Xiang, W., Hjelt, T., Pajari, H., Tammelin, T., Rojas, O. J. & Ketoja, J. A., Jul 2020, In : Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids. 36, 26, p. 7296-7308 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • High-Resolution Patterned Biobased Thin Films via Self-Assembled Carbohydrate Block Copolymers and Nanocellulose

    Gestranius, M., Otsuka, I., Halila, S., Hermida-Merino, D., Solano, E., Borsali, R. & Tammelin, T., Apr 2020, In : Advanced Materials Interfaces. 7, 7, 1901737.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Prevention of interfibril hornification by replacing water in nanocellulose gel with low molecular weight liquid poly(ethylene glycol)

    Santmarti, A., Tammelin, T. & Lee, K. Y., 7 Aug 2020, In : Carbohydrate Polymers. 250, 116870.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Vapour-assisted roll-to-roll nanoimprinting of micropillars on nanocellulose films

    Mäkelä, T., Hokkanen, A., Sneck, A., Ruotsalainen, T., Khakalo, A. & Tammelin, T., 15 Mar 2020, In : Microelectronic Engineering. 225, 111258.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Cationic starch as strengthening agent in nanofibrillated and bacterial cellulose nanopapers

    Hervy, M., Lahtinen, P., Tammelin, T. & Lee, K-Y., 2019, Abstracts of Papers, 257th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Orlando, FL, United States, Mar. 31-Apr. 4, 2019. American Chemical Society ACS, 1 p. CELL-91. (Abstracts of Papers: The American Chemical Society).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingsScientific

  • Activities

    • 1 Invited talk
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Bioinspired and Nanoenhanced Membrane Materials from Cellulose Nanofibrils

    Tekla Tammelin (Speaker)

    May 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Bioinspired membranes and filters from cellulose nanofibrils

    Tekla Tammelin (Speaker)

    17 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation