Graduated students

Abdul Ghafar (University of Helsinki) “Novel functional materials from upgraded biopolymers: Polysaccharide aerogels“, Helsinki, March 2, 2018.

Konstantin Gabov (Åbo Akademi University) “Hydrotropic process for green biorefinery applications“, Turku, January 19, 2018.

Sadegh Mansouri (University of Helsinki) “Plant biomass-acting enzymes produced by the ascomycete fungi Penicillium subrubescens and Aspergillus niger and their potential in biotechnological applications“, Helsinki, October 27, 2017.

Galina Mai (Aalto University) “Development and Application of Accessory Hemicellulases for the Production of Engineered Polysaccharides”, Espoo, May 19, 2017.

Alina Lozhechnikova (Aalto University) “The surface functionalisation of wood and cellulosic fibres using natural components“, Espoo, April 21, 2017.

Kuisma Littunen (Aalto University) “Redox initiated aqueous graft copolymerization of nanocellulose and xylan“, Espoo, October 28, 2016.

Johanna Rytioja (University of Helsinki) “Enzymatic plant cell wall degradation by the white rot fungus Dichomitus squalens”, Helsinki, August 26, 2016.

Piritta Niemi (Aalto University) “Enzymatic fractionation of brewer’s spent grain and bioconversions of lignin-rich fractions in colon model in vitro“, Espoo, April 15, 2016.

Susanna Heikkinen (University of Helsinki) “Biodegradable films from cereal arabinoxylans“, Helsinki, January 29, 2016.

Valtteri Mäkelä (University of Helsinki) “Automated Analysis of Quantitative NMR Spectra“, Helsinki, January 8, 2016.

Jose Martin Ramos Diaz (University of Helsinki) “Use of amaranth, quinoa, kañiwa and lupine for the development of gluten-free extruded snacks“, Helsinki, October 30, 2015.

Victor Kisonen (Åbo Akademi University) “Functionalisation of spruce O-acetyl-galactoglucomannans for barrier and composite applications“, Turku, October 23, 2015.

Hairan Ma (University of Helsinki) “Role of chemical and enzymatic modifications of milk proteins on emulsion stability/properties – Approaches for more stable protein emulsions“, Helsinki, September 11, 2015.

Suvi Arola (Aalto University) “Biochemical modification and functionalization of nanocellulose surface“, Espoo, August 15, 2015.

Jens Krogell (Åbo Akademi University) “Intensification of hemicellulose hot-water extraction from spruce wood by parameter tuning” Turku, May 22, 2015.

Sara R. Labafzadeh (University of Helsinki) “Cellulose-based materials” Helsinki, April 14, 2015.

Jani-Markus Malho (Aalto University) “Bioinspired materials: Non-covalent modification of nanofibrillated cellulose and chitin via genetically engineered proteins and multilayered graphene” Espoo, April 10, 2015.

Katariina Kemppainen (Aalto University) “Production of sugars, ethanol and tannin from spruce bark and recovered fibres” Espoo, March 20, 2015.

Petri Kilpeläinen (Åbo Akademi University) “Pressurized Hot Water Flow-through Extraction of Birch Wood ” Turku, March 13, 2015.

Jani Trygg (Åbo Akademi University) “Functional Cellulose Microspheres for Pharmaceutical Applications” Turku, February 13, 2015.

Lidia Testova (Aalto University) “Isolation of birch xylan as a part of pulping-based biorefinery” Espoo, January 30, 2015.

Daniel Dax (Åbo Akademi University) “Chemical derivatization of galactoglucomannan for functional materials” Turku, November 14, 2014.

Laura Taajamaa (Aalto University) “Supported ultrathin films and non-woven fibre  mats from polysaccharide containing biocomponent polymer blends” Espoo, July 16, 2014.           “Lauran matka väitökseen

Yvonne Nygård (Aalto University) “Production of D-xylonate and organic acid tolerance in yeast” Espoo, June 6, 2014.

Nikolaos Pahimanolis (Aalto University) “Functionalization of dextran, xylan and nanofibrillated cellulose using click-chemistry in aqueous media” Espoo, June 3, 2014.

Hongyan Mou (Åbo Akademi University) “Topochemistry of physical and chemical pretreatments of biomass as investigated by FE-SEM, XPS and ToF-SIMS” Turku, May 28, 2014.

Anne Kallioinen (Aalto University)  “Development of pretreatment technology and enzymatic hydrolysis for biorefineries” Espoo, May 28, 2014.

Karoliina Junka (Aalto University) “Modification of nanofibrillated cellulose in aqueous media” Espoo, April 4, 2014.

Ronny Wahlström (Aalto University)  “Enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose in aqueous ionic liquids” Espoo, February 21, 2014.

Paavo Penttilä (University of Helsinki)  Structural characterization of cellulosic materials using x-ray and neutron scattering” Helsinki, November 1, 2013.

Outi Koivistoinen (University of Helsinki) “Catabolism of biomass-derived sugars in fungi and metabolic engineering as a tool for organic acid production” Helsinki, November 8, 2013.

Jenni Rahikainen (University of Helsinki) “Cellulase-lignin interactions in the enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulose” Helsinki, October 25, 2013.

Anna Olszewska (Aalto University) “Interfacial forces in nanocellulose composite materials” Espoo, October 18, 2013.

Ann-Sofie Leppänen (Åbo Akademi University) “Regioselective modifications of galactose-containing polysaccharides in aqueous media” Turku, October 25, 2013.

Aniko Varnai (University of Helsinki) “Improving enzymatic conversion of lignocellulose to platform sugars” Helsinki, November 9, 2012.

Hannes Orelma (Aalto University) “Cellulose based bio-interfaces for immunodiagnostic applications” Espoo, November 9, 2012.

Annukka Pakarinen (University of Helsinki) “Evaluation of fresht and preserved herbaceous field crops for biogas and ethanol production” Helsinki, May 16, 2012.

Arja-Helena Vesterinen (Aalto University) “Amphiphilic cationic polymethacrylates: synthesis, characterization and interactions with cellulose” (“Amfifiiliset kationiset metakrylaatit: synteesi, karakterisointi ja vuorovaikutus selluloosan kanssa”) Espoo, October 21, 2011.