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I am working on several different projects focusing on technology development for the forest products industry. The main goal of my research work at VTT is to develop innovative solutions for improving the competitiveness of the forest products industry and sustainability for the world.

I have developed novel methods for high-throughput processing of nanocellulose-based suspensions into coatings and films for various applications ranging from sustainable packaging to flexible electronics. I have been recognized for outstanding performance in project management and developing innovative solutions for the customers.

Research interests

Bio-based materials, coatings, surface engineering, packaging, nanocellulose, paper, paperboard, functionalization

Expertise area

Paper production and processing, coating, converting, packaging, nanocellulose production and processing, nanocellulose films and coatings

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Manufacturing and processing, Doctorate, Roll to roll processing of nanocellulose into coatings, Åbo Akademi University


Award Date: 15 Mar 2018

Manufacturing and processing, Master, Short time water absorption into multilayer curtain coated linerboard, Åbo Akademi University


Award Date: 15 Apr 2012

Manufacturing and processing, Bachelor, Design of chemical recovery plant for an integrated pulp and paper mill, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee


Award Date: 30 Jun 2010

External positions

Åbo Akademi University, Åbo Akademi University

Skills and expertise

  • Paper processing
  • Coatings
  • Nanocellulose
  • Packaging
  • project management
  • Surface engineering


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