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Speakers 2013

BioKokkola

Henna Lempiäinen

Henna Lempiäinen

Henna Lempiäinen works as a researcher and a project coordinator in the HighBio2 project at Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius. The main financier of the HighBio2 project is Interreg IV A North program (European regional development fund).

Overview of the HighBio2 Project and the Publishment of HighBio2 Video
at BioKokkola, Tuesday 12th

Jukka Konttinen

Jukka Konttinen

Since 2009 D.Sc. Jukka Konttinen has worked as professor of renewable energy at the University of Jyväskylä, Department of Chemistry, and since 2012 in the programme Renewable Natural Resources and Chemistry of Living Environment. His main areas of research and education are related with biomass thermochemical conversion, bioenergy production technologies and biorefineries. Hybrid energy production systems (bio, solar, geo, wind) at distributed scale are also included in his research topics. Jukka Konttinen has the degree of Doctor of Science from Åbo Akademi University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Finland from year 1998. Konttinen has worked as consultant, research engineer, research manager and research director in companies Tampella Power Inc., Enviropower Inc. and Carbona Inc. The main tasks have been related with the research, development and commercialization of power plant technologies based on solid fuel gasification (IGCC) and high temperature gas cleanup. These also include the generation of syngas for biodiesel production (BTL). In 1999–2006 Konttinen has also worked as senior researcher at Åbo Akademi University, Process Chemistry Centre, Combustion and Materials Chemistry Group. His tasks were related with research in reactivity and environmental issues in combustion and gasification processes.

Research on Gasification and Biorefineries at the University of Jyväskylä
at BioKokkola, Tuesday 12th

Kari Pieniniemi

Kari Pieniniemi

Kari Pieniniemi has a university degree in chemistry (M.Sc.(Chem) and Phil.Lic.(Chem)) from Oulu University and he has worked in pulp and paper industry as a research and environmental laboratory manager. He has also studied energy efficiency in Aalto University. At the Centria University of Applied Sciences, Kari Pieniniemi works as a lecturer and a researcher in a research project HighBio2. The main financier of HighBio2 project is the Interreg IV A North programme.

Small-scale Biomass Gasification – Challenges and Opportunities
at BioKokkola, Tuesday 12th

Henrik Romar

Henrik Romar

Henrik Romar is working in the HighBio2 project as a researcher at Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius. The main financier of the project is the Interreg IV A North program. Henrik is PhD student at the University of Oulu and the topic of his doctoral thesis is catalytic conversion of syngas. The supervisors are professor Ulla Lassi and PhD Pekka Tynjälä.

Catalytic Conversion of Purified Syngas to Fuels and Chemicals – Opportunities and Challenges
at BioKokkola, Tuesday 12th

Juha Tanskanen

Juha Tanskanen

Juha Tanskanen is professor at University of Oulu.

CO2 Removal from Wood Gas
at BioKokkola, Tuesday 12th

Yujiao Xie

Yujiao Xie

Yujiao Xie became a PhD student in Luleå University of Technology in Sweden since February 2012. She got her master degree in Nanjing University of Technology in China. The research area is CO2 capture/separation by ionic liquid technology. She is working for HighBio2 project. The main financier of HighBio2 project is Interreg IV A North programme. The objective of her work is to have a systematic study from synthesis to application for ionic liquid technology, developing a process to cut the cost of separating CO2 from biogas using ionic liquid.

CO2 Recovery from Syngas/Biogas Using Ionic Liquid
at BioKokkola, Tuesday 12th

Ilkka Kivelä

Ilkka Kivelä

Ilkka Kivelä works as a project manager in the Greenhouse project at Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius. The Greenhouse project is mainly funded by European regional development fund.

Wireless Measurement Network in Greenhouse Project
at BioKokkola, Tuesday 12th

Sari Kilpimaa

Sari Kilpimaa

Sari Kilpimaa is working in the HighBio2 project as a researcher. The main financier of the project is the Interreg IV A North programme. She is also Ph.D student at the University of Oulu and the topic of the doctoral thesis is the utilisation of by-products formed in biogasification process. The supervisors are Professor Ulla Lassi and docent Toivo Kuokkanen.

Utilisation Potential of Gasification Carbon Residue
at BioKokkola, Tuesday 12th

Hanna Prokkola

Hanna Prokkola

Hanna Prokkola is a Ph.D student at University of Oulu. She is working in the HighBio2 project as a researcher. The main financier of the project is the Interreg IV A North programme. The topic of the doctoral thesis concerns the Biodegradation.

Biodegradability of Organic Compounds in Different Samples
at BioKokkola, Tuesday 12th
 
 

NanoKokkola

Markku Heino

Markku Heino

Markku Heino, D.Sc. Tech is Senior Consultant at Spinverse Ltd. specialized in materials and nanotechnology. He is the Coordinator of the Tekes Functional Materials Programme (focusing e.g. on renewable energy, printed intelligence and biomedical applications). He is also the Program Manager of the DEMAPP Program (Demanding Applications – A novel PPP focusing on materials development regarding Friction, Wear, Corrosion and  Extreme conditions) for FIMECC Ltd., the Finnish Metals and Engineering Competence Cluster. In both programmes he manages application driven  R&D co-operation on new materials and advanced manufacturing technologies with the aim to build base for new business renewing the Finnish industry.

Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Boosting Solar Energy and Batteries
at NanoKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Krisztián Kordás

Krisztián Kordás

Dr. Krisztián Kordás is Research professor at Microelectronics and Materials Physics Laboratories Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Oulu.

Energy Applications with Carbon Nanotubes
at NanoKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Péter Krüger

Péter Krüger

Since June 2006 Dr. Péter Krüger is heading the Bayer “WG Nano­technology” with the responsibility for the global coordination of nanotechnology activities. In addition he is currently the Head of the Physics Department and of the Advocacy and Sustainability Group within the Business Unit Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties of Bayer MaterialScience AG. Since the beginning of 2008 he was furthermore appointed as the Head of the Germany based project cluster “Innovation Alliance Carbon Nanotubes – Inno.CNT”, funded partly by the government. During his 20 years with Bayer he held several positions in R&D, starting as a research scientist for polymer physics within the former Central Research. Later he took over the responsibility for the entire Polymer Physics Department at Bayer. Péter is an elected board member of the Research Society for Plastics “Forschungsgesellschaft Kunststoffe” in Darmstadt. He is currently heading the board of the Dechema ProcessNet Section “Nanotechnology” and also heading the Dechema/VCI Working Group “Responsible Production and Use of Nanomaterials”. Peter Krüger is currently also Co-Chair of the NANOfutures initiative and member of the Open Innovation Expert Group of the European Commission.

Nanotechnology’s Economic Impact and Safety Issues Related to CNTs
at NanoKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Niina Nieminen

Niina Nieminen

Ms. Niina Nieminen works as a development manager in Technology Centre Ketek Ltd. Ms. Nieminen holds two master´s degrees, in Inorganic chemistry (M.Sc.) and in corporate environmental management (M.Sc. in Bus. & Econ) from Universities of Oulu and Jyväskylä, Finland. Ms. Nieminen is the coordinator of Kokkola regions nanotechnology centre of expertise program which is part of Finnish national nanotechnology cluster program. Kokkola Region Centre of Expertise’s core functions are in industrial applications of chemistry, in particular in the development of chemical processes, analytics and materials. Sustainable and environmentally friendly use of resources, applying nanotechnology in leather industry, nanotechnology’s EHS matters and research related to recycling processes play an important role in their R&D functions.

Nanowaste – Potential Issues Related to the Waste Disposal and Recycling
at NanoKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Ulla Forsström

Ulla Forsström

Dr. Ulla Forsström was graduated from TKK, Espoo, Finland, 1981 M.Sc. (Tech.). She worked fourteen years in UPM in the Engineering Works and in R&D Department. Her work focused on novel pulp and paper technologies. She joined KCL, the Finnish Pulp and Paper Research Institute in 1995. She took her Doctor’s degree (D.Sc. (Tech.) in TKK, Espoo 2003. Her main research areas at KCL were surface treatment, printing and novel applications with bio-based materials. After joining VTT in 2009 as Principal Scientist she has coordinated EU project named SUNPAP, which was a large Project in the European Community's 7th Framework Programme under the NMP program. The SUNPAP project was focused on scale-up of production Cellulose Nano Fibrils and its applications in papermaking and surface treatment. She has good international connections thanks to her wide working experience and social networks through memberships in PI in Finland and TAPPI in US.

Nanocellulose – Potential Applications
at NanoKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Christian Sundell

Christian Sundell

Christian Sundell is new business development driven, internationally experienced ICT and business professional, focused on technology business opportunity development and technology adoption across vertical business areas. He is specialized in business and channel management and development excelling in mastering the strategic big picture and able to lead, reflect back to and drive practical and functional details as results. He has a degree in Technical information systems planning from Vaasa Business College, Finland and a Masters in Business Administration from Helsinki School of Economics. Christian currently operates with several startups acting as an advisor or a board member, and spends most of his time though working with ICT and Printed Intelligence & Nanotechnology sector market developing Oulu, in a BusinessOulu position of Program Director within business development in mentioned areas. Christian holds a City of Oulu position in PrintoCent, Centre of printed intelligence Board as well as in finnish RFIDLab board and national 3D Internet Alliance Board. Christian also represents Oulu region in Finland´s national ICT and Nanotech cluster Management teams.

PrintoCent, Unique New Business Opportunities within Printed Intelligence
at NanoKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Satu Ek

Satu Ek

Satu Ek, D. Sc. (Tech.), works as a project manager at Picosun which is a world leading company in atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology. She has worked for the deposition of high-quality thin films and modification of surfaces by ALD for over a decade. She takes part in both national and international collaborative projects in the various application fields of ALD and is involved in R&D of ALD processes and equipment. She has special interest in material chemistry, heterogeneous catalysis, molecular layer deposition (MLD) and clean technology including biofuels.

Atomic Layer Deposition – Thin Film Solutions for Global Industries
at NanoKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Marjo Remes

Marjo Remes

Marjo Remes (born 1978) is a design specialist in Teknos Oy. She works with architects and interior designers providing technical support in new products and consulting them using NCS Colour System. She also works as an instructor and speaker in learning institutions and seminars. Her education is in design (University of Lapland), and her special fields of interest are surface finishing, new materials and sustainability in design.

Antibacterial Paints on Roof and Wall Surfaces
at NanoKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Gavin Farmer

Gavin Farmer

Gavin Farmer is responsible for Business Development, Marketing and Sales at Carbodeon. He works with customers in many industries to develop NanoDiamond solutions to address friction, wear and thermal management challenges. He is interested in solving problems and creating unique value for customers. He has a background in automotive technology gained with both start-ups and large corporations, and a Masters degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is also an Industrial Fellow of the University of Cambridge.

Realizing Diamond Superior Potential within Thermal Management
at NanoKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Mika Koskenvuori

Mika Koskenvuori

Mika Koskenvuori received his M. Sc and Dr. Tech. degrees in electrical engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Espoo, Finland, 2002 and 2008 respectively, while working as a project manager various research projects concerning micromechanical devices. After completing his studies at TKK he moved to Okmetic Oyj to develop advanced silicon wafers for sensor applications. Since 2011 he has worked as a program director in Nanotechnology Center of Expertise in Helsinki region leading a team with the aim to foster the growth of nanotechnology based business and to support the implementation of nano and microtechnologies and future materials in Finnish companies. Together with his team he has developed and piloted tools to help the commercialization of micro and nanotechnology and new materials based expertise and to promote nano and microtechnology based solutions in order to modernize the services and products of both traditional industries and the public sector.

MemsCat – Competitiveness and New Products from Sensor Solutions
at NanoKokkola, Wednesday 13th

GreenKokkola

Juho Korteniemi

Juho Korteniemi

Juho Korteniemi is ministerial advisor in strategic programme for the cleantech business, based at ministry of employment and the economy Finland. Juho is responsible of several tasks to create better opportunities for cleantech business in Finland.

Material Efficiency Creates New Business Opportunities
at GreenKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Helena Moring

Helena Moring

DI Helena Moring comes from CRNet.

Responsible Business – Case Carbon Footprint of Tulikivi Fireplace
at GreenKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Jussi Manninen

Jussi Manninen

Jussi Manninen is program manager at CLEEN Efficient Energy Use.

Industrial Energy Efficiency Research – Current Activities and Future Opportunities in Finland and Europe
at GreenKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Riina Antikainen

Riina Antikainen

Dos. Riina Antikainen has worked in the Finnish Environment Institute since 1999 with the exception of 10 month leave in 2012 during which she worked as senior consultant in the Spinverse Oy in the field of green economy and as the coordinator of the Tekes Green Growth Programme. Currently, in addition to green economics, Dos. Antikainen’s professional interests are related to sustainable use of natural resources. She has published about 20 scientific peer reviewed articles and over 50 other publications. She has a wide experience in project coordination in various types of R&D projects funded by Tekes, ministries, EU, companies and Academy of Finland.

Life-Cycle Thinking from the Perspective of SME
at GreenKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Risto Oikari

Risto Oikari

Dr. Risto Oikari is director of CEMIS.

On-line Sensing and New Analytical Solutions – Essential Tools for Resource Efficient Production
at GreenKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Tommi Lehtisalo

Tommi Lehtisalo

Tommi Lehtisalo M.Sc. (Tech) is currently promoting the material efficiency and industrial symbiosis projects at Motiva Oy. He has gained twenty years expertise in development, product management and technical sales mainly in paper and converting industries. In addition Tommi Lehtisalo has experience in industrial byproduct commercialization operations.

Savings from Industrial Materials: Continuously Improved Material- and Resource-efficiency Leads to Enhanced Competitiveness
at GreenKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Antti Ojala

Antti Ojala

Antti Ojala works as a senior scientist at VTT. Antti obtained his master’s degree in organic chemistry from the University of Jyväskylä in 2007. After that, he worked as PhD researcher studying organic solar cells and thin film morphology at BASF AG in Germany. The PhD degree he received from the University of Würzburg in 2012. After the PhD studies, Antti has been working at VTT in a biomaterials and processing team. His research topics are focused on development of new composite materials and processing methods. At the moment, he leads the Fubio JR2 WP3 in which new wood fibre reinforced thermoplastic lignin composite materials are developed.

Biomaterials – The Greener Solutions for Composite Industry
at GreenKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Amit Bhatnagar

Amit Bhatnagar

Dr. Amit Bhatnagar is currently working in Linnaeus University, Sweden as a Postdoctoral Researcher, and he has 10 years of research experience in the field of water treatment and solid waste management. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India in 2003. After Ph.D., he has worked in various international universities/institutes such as University of Porto, Portugal; Hamburg University of Technology, Germany; University of Kuopio, Finland; Yonsei University, South Korea; Swiss Federal Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland; Central Building Research Institute, India. He has published over 60 research/review articles in peer-reviewed journals, and some of them are listed in “Top25 Hottest” or “Most Downloaded Articles”. He has authored three book chapters published by Wiley, Springer and Bentham publishers. He has also edited an e-book entitled “Application of Adsorbents for Water Pollution Control”. Now he is also involved in projects on landfill and harbor mining.

Insights into Surface Modifications of Adsorbents for Metals Removal from Water
at MetalKokkola, Thursday 14th

Landfill Mining: A Sustainable Approach Towards Green Environment
at GreenKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Jussi Alpua

Jussi Alpua

Jussi Alpua has a Master’s degree in process and energy technology from Tampere University and Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Jyväskylä University of applied sciences. He has worked as an energy consulting as well as a mechanical engineering. At the Oilon Scancool Oy, Jussi Alpua works as a product manager.

Heat Pumps as Part of the Hybrid Solutions
at GreenKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Mats Sundell

Mats Sundell

Dr. of technology Mats Sundell graduated from Åbo Akademi University in 1994 with a degree in polymer chemistry. He has work within the Finnish Academy of Science, as a startup entrepreneur at Smoptech Oy and later with development management at JohnsonMatthey. In 1997 he joined KWH Mirka to become R&D director with responsibility for product and process development.

Sustainable Industrial Solutions – Case KWH Mirka
at GreenKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Jyri Arponen

Jyri Arponen

Jyri Arponen has twenty year experience in the field of business development and financing. Now he is responsible of a new focus area in the field of industrial symbiosis at Sitra, Finnish Innovation fund. Focus is to connect businesses and create opportunities for companies in order to not only enhance better utilization of material flows but to create new revenue models based on material efficiency between companies. In this event Arponen will talk about how to accelerate sustainable growth and enhance resource efficiency through new cross-sectorial business models based on industrial symbiosis. Industrial Symbiosis is not only industrial ecology. It’s about connecting industries, creating new opportunities through the sustainable use of natural resources and boosting innovations by connecting expertise. National Industrial Symbiosis Program (NISP) is presented as a European best practice model.

Sustainable Growth by Industrial Symbiosis
at GreenKokkola, Wednesday 13th

MetalKokkola

Edd A. Blekkan

Edd A. Blekkan

Edd A. Blekkan is professor in catalysis and Head of department at the Dep. of Chemical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He received his doctorate in Industrial chemistry from NTH (now NTNU) in 1985. He has been a visiting professor at Univ. Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, University of Cardiff, Wales, Cambridge University, England, and also worked a period as a visiting scientist in the petrochemical company Borealis. His research interests cover the broad field of catalysis and petrochemistry, with an emphasis on experimental studies on topics like natural gas conversion, biofuels, and oil refining. He has published about 70 papers in refereed journals. He is an elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Technical Sciences (NTVA), and former president of the Norwegian Catalysis Society. He has organized several national and international meetings, and is a referee and member of the editorial board in several journals.

Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis over Cobalt Catalysts: State of the Art and Examples from Natural Gas and Biomass Conversion to Fuels
at MetalKokkola, Thursday 14th

Kristina Edström

Kristina Edström

Kristina Edström is a professor in chemistry at Uppsala University in Sweden. Her research interest is in synthesis and characterization of functional materials within the field of energy storage. A particular interest is paid to Li- and Na-ion batteries as well as on batteries beyond lithium. X-ray as well as neutron diffraction are special areas of competence and she is the coordinator of a Röntgen-Ångström consortium with the goal to develop in situ synchrotron methods for i.e. Li-ion batteries. Due to the complex nature of the chemistry occurring in a battery, spectroscopic techniques for studying electrode/electrolyte interfaces is also an important field of interest. Edström is also a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences, the board for the Swedish Strategic Research Foundation and the board for the MAXIV Laboratory. She is coordinating a strategic energy research program for four Swedish Universities.

Challenges for Silicon as Negative Electrode for Li-ion Batteries
at MetalKokkola, Thursday 14th

Jan Tytgat

Jan Tytgat

Jan Tytgat obtained a PhD in Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry from the University of Leuven (Belgium). He joined Umicore in 1987 as manager of the analytical lab of several Umicore sites. After 10 years, he moved to the position of Head of the Purchasing Department for the Business Group Advanced Materials. In 2008, he became General Manager Umicore Battery Recycling, with focus on recycling of new generation rechargeable batteries. His task was to transform the R&D project into a real business unit. This was realized in September 2011, when the world’s first industrial plant for Lithium-ion batteries recycling was inaugurated. In February 2012, he joined Umicore’s Government Affairs team, to develop a long term relation with public authorities on “clean-mobility” and recycling.

Battery Materials and Battery Recycling
at MetalKokkola, Thursday 14th

Simon Leijonmarck

Simon Leijonmarck

Simon Leijonmarck is currently employed at Swerea SICOMP, a Swedish research institute working within the field of fiber reinforced composites. The main focus of Simons work is carbon fiber based batteries aimed at structural battery applications. Simon completed his Ph.D. at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden, within the field of Chemical Engineering in 2013. The PhD work covered a broad range of electrochemical devices, with emphasis on lithium ion batteries. Fully flexible Li-ion battery cells were demonstrated, utilizing nano-fibrillated cellulose as binding material, for use in upcoming applications such as wearable electronics and bendable reading devices. Another part of his PhD work covered the area of structural batteries, where studies on electro-driven polymerization were performed.

Novel Battery Designs Using Carbon Fibre Electrodes – A Route Towards Truly Structural Batteries
at MetalKokkola, Thursday 14th

Ulla Lassi

Ulla Lassi

Ulla Lassi is professor at Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius / University of Oulu.

Battery Research in Kokkola – Benefits of Testing Laboratory
at MetalKokkola, Thursday 14th

Albin Pintar

Albin Pintar

Professor Albin Pintar is head of the Laboratory for Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the National Institute of Chemistry (Ljubljana, Slovenia), and professor of chemical engineering at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Ljubljana in 1992 and 1996, respectively. He was a visiting scientist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) and Research Institute of Catalysis and Environment (Villeurbanne, France). His research interests are in the fields of heterogeneous catalysis, environmental catalysis, synthesis and characterization of catalysts, kinetics and mechanisms of catalytic reactions in multiphase reactors, wastewater treatment by means of advanced purification techniques and process intensification. He is the author of over 80 scientific papers and review articles in peer-reviewed journals, and several international patents. In 2011, he received a prestigious national award for significant scientific achievements in chemical engineering.

Catalytic Purification of Industrial Wastewaters
at MetalKokkola, Thursday 14th

Amit Bhatnagar

Amit Bhatnagar

Dr. Amit Bhatnagar is currently working in Linnaeus University, Sweden as a Postdoctoral Researcher, and he has 10 years of research experience in the field of water treatment and solid waste management. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India in 2003. After Ph.D., he has worked in various international universities/institutes such as University of Porto, Portugal; Hamburg University of Technology, Germany; University of Kuopio, Finland; Yonsei University, South Korea; Swiss Federal Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland; Central Building Research Institute, India. He has published over 60 research/review articles in peer-reviewed journals, and some of them are listed in “Top25 Hottest” or “Most Downloaded Articles”. He has authored three book chapters published by Wiley, Springer and Bentham publishers. He has also edited an e-book entitled “Application of Adsorbents for Water Pollution Control”. Now he is also involved in projects on landfill and harbor mining.

Landfill Mining: A Sustainable Approach Towards Green Environment
at GreenKokkola, Wednesday 13th

Insights into Surface Modifications of Adsorbents for Metals Removal from Water
at MetalKokkola, Thursday 14th

Arja Sarpola

Arja Sarpola

Dr Arja Sarpola is an expert of water chemistry and hydrometallurgy and has extensive knowledge in the laboratory sector. She is working now as research and development director at Oulu Water Alliance Ltd. (OWA). She majored in inorganic chemistry and received her PhD in year 2007 in environmental and water technology at Oulu University, Finland. Her deep understanding of laboratory analysis and practises is based on her a long career as laboratory technician before the academic graduation. Teaching and lecturing is close to her heart and she has also acquired pedagogical qualification from Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Finding novel and innovative, customer orientated solutions in classical water treatment and water related industrial processes, is now her main task in OWA.

Water Speciation of Metals at Concentrated Solutions
at MetalKokkola, Thursday 14th

CompositeKokkola

Birgitha Nyström

Birgitha Nyström

Birgitha Nyström is a Senior Scientist with area of expertise within the field of bio-based composites. She has been working at Swerea SICOMP, a research institute within the field of fiber reinforced composites since 2001. Research within the field of bio-based composites has been conducted at the institute since 1997 and Birgitha has been responsible for the field since 2002. In 2007 she got a technical licentiate degree at Luleå University of Technology, focusing on bio-based composites and the relation between microstructure, properties and processing. Since 2010 Birgitha is leader of Swerea SICOMP’s Material Science Research with strategic research in the fields of bio-based-, nanostructured-, multifunctional- and high temperature composites and recycling of composites.

Design and Processing of Composite Products from Renewable Resources – Can They Compete with Non-renewable Composites?
at CompositeKokkola, Thursday 14th

Aki Suokas

Aki Suokas

Aki Suokas comes from CSI – Composite Solutions and Innovations Oy.

Flynano lentolaite
at CompositeKokkola, Thursday 14th

Stefan Jungell

Stefan Jungell

Stefan Jungell comes from KOSEK.

Muottien valmistus Trikatex Oy:ssä
at CompositeKokkola, Friday 15th

Jean-Noel Gentili

Jean-Noel Gentili

Mr. Jean-Noel Gentili has been 15 years at Axson Technologies which operates in the epoxy and polyurethane formulation business. He has previous work background in specialty chemicals sales and marketing, mainly in the automotive field.

Mould Making Techniques and Materials
at CompositeKokkola, Friday 15th

Kim Sjödahl

Kim Sjödahl

M.Sc. ME (Product development, Composite materials) Kim Sjödahl is Senior Vice President of Technology and Technical Sales at Exel Composites Oyj. Since graduating from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, Kim have made a career around composite materials within Exel Composites. He started his work as product engineer, working in different factories with many customers and products, and is current responsible for product and technology development in the Exel Group.

Exel Composites komposiittituotteet
at CompositeKokkola, Friday 15th


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