Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

Textile Chemistry

Our goal in the Textile Chemistry group is to develop novel chemical treatments and technologies with lower environmental impacts.
Textile by Aoi Yoshizawa
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The huge global textile market is increasing steadily by increasing the population and growing demand. The textile industry is the main source of income in some countries and plays a vital role in the economy.

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The high profitability of the textile industry often comes at the price of polluting the environment because of the remaining chemicals in wastewater.

The motivation for developing green and sustainable textile processes is to promote the bioeconomy of Finland by working on the whole value chain of recently developed man-made cellulose fibers in the country and expand their portfolio.

Research areas:

  1. Textile Coloration and Printing
  2. Textile Chemical Treatments and Finishing
  3. Electrospun membranes for various applications





We welcome any opportunity for research development and collaboration with companies and research places.  You may contact us if you are interested to know more about our research activities.


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Nurturing the passion for research - Interviewing Associate Professor Ali Tehrani

Associate professor Ali Tehrani, who works at Aalto University's School of Chemical Engineering Bioproducts and Biosystems Department, has an impressive background in textile research already before joining Aalto. And he also enjoys guiding and supporting his students in their research and careers.

Associate Professor Ali Tehrani standing in front of blooming trees.

Latest publications:

Study of Alkali Treatment and Its Influence on Characteristics of Borassus Palm Fiber

Govardhana Rao Chilukoti, B. Venkatesh, M. Siva Jagadish Kumar, Kubera Sampath Kumar, C. Prakash, Aravin Prince Periyasamy 2022 Journal of Natural Fibers

An Overview of Self-Healable Polymers and Recent Advances in the Field

Nadim El Choufi, Samir Mustapha, Ali Tehrani B., Brian P. Grady 2022 Macromolecular Rapid Communications

Self-Healability of Poly(Ethylene-co-Methacrylic Acid): Effect of Ionic Content and Neutralization

Nadim El Choufi, Samir Mustapha, Ali R. Tehrani-Bagha, Brian P. Grady 2022 Polymers

Surface characterization of thin-film composite membranes using contact angle technique: review of quantification strategies and applications

Md Farhad Ismail, Muhammad Amirul Islam, Behnam Khorshidi, Ali Tehrani-Bagha, Mohtada Sadrzadeh 2022 Advances in Colloid and Interface Science

A Method for Synthesis of Non-Symmetric Triphenylpyridines

Paul V. Murphy, Arvind Negi, Styliana I. Mirallai, Saidulu Konda 2022 SSRN

Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System to Predict the Release of Microplastic Fibers during Domestic Washing

Lekha Priya Muthusamy, Aravin Prince Periyasamy, Jiri Militky, Palani Rajan Thangasamy 2022 JOURNAL OF TESTING AND EVALUATION

Azobenzene Photoswitches in Proteolysis Targeting Chimeras: Photochemical Control Strategies and Therapeutic Benefits

Arvind Negi, Charline Kieffer, Anne Sophie Voisin-Chiret 2022 ChemistrySelect

Chitosan Nanoparticle Encapsulation of Antibacterial Essential Oils

Arvind Negi, Kavindra Kumar Kesari 2022 MICROMACHINES

A review on microplastic emission from textile materials and its reduction techniques

Aravin Prince Periyasamy, Ali Tehrani-Bagha 2022 Polymer Degradation and Stability
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