Tekla Tammelin

Research Professor, Principal Investigator

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Expertise area

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

SCIENCE, Doctorate, Aalto University

… → 1 Dec 2006

SCIENCE, Master, Aalto University

… → 1 Feb 2004

SCIENCE, Bachelor, Espoo-Vantaa Institute of Technology

… → 1 Mar 1999

SCIENCE, University of Teesside

Feb 1998Jun 1998

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Tekla Tammelin is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 52 Similar Profiles
Cellulose Chemical Compounds
Cellulose films Chemical Compounds
Quartz crystal microbalances Chemical Compounds
Water Chemical Compounds
cellulose Agriculture & Biology
films (materials) Agriculture & Biology
Xylans Chemical Compounds
nanofibers Agriculture & Biology

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2014 2021

Research Output 2000 2019

Foam-fiber interaction in tailoring lightweight materials

Ketola, A., Hjelt, T., Lappalainen, T., Pajari, H., Tammelin, T., Ketoja, J. A., Xiang, W. & Rojas, O. J., Apr 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference AbstractScientificpeer-review

Surface-Active Agents
Silicon Dioxide

Optimizing various aspects of nanocellulose film forming on steel substrate for drying studies

Uhl, V., Krzyzanowski, L., Kumar, V., Tammelin, T. & Forsstrom, U., 2019, International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials 2019. TAPPI Press, Vol. 2. p. 747-756

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Recovery of Gold from Chloride Solution by TEMPO-Oxidized Cellulose Nanofiber Adsorbent

Jafari, S., Wilson, B. P., Hakalahti, M., Tammelin, T., Kontturi, E., Lundström, M. & Sillanpää, M., Mar 2019, In : Sustainability. 11, 5, 1406.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Revealing foam-fibre interactions in the production of lightweight materials: captive bubble study with model silica and cellulose surfaces

Ketola, A., Xiang, W., Hjelt, T., Lappalainen, T., Pajari, H., Tammelin, T., Ketoja, J. A. & Rojas, O. J., Jun 2019, Bubble and Drop Conference: Book of Abstracts. p. 26 1 p.

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

Silicon Dioxide
Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate

Substrates based on cellulose nanofibrils for printed electronics and optics

Torvinen, K., Makela, T., Khakalo, A. & Tammelin, T., Jun 2019, International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials 2019. TAPPI Press, p. 279-289

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation

Bioinspired membranes and filters from cellulose nanofibrils

Tekla Tammelin (Speaker)
17 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Bioinspired and Nanoenhanced Membrane Materials from Cellulose Nanofibrils

Tekla Tammelin (Speaker)
May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk