Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Catalysis Research Group

The Catalysis group, lead by Prof. Puurunen, develops new types of solid heterogeneous catalysts and evaluates their performance, aiming for fundamental understanding and structure-activity relationships.
Catalysis Group picture

Catalysts are at the core of chemical industry and are expected to enable a sustainable biobased economy of the future. The Catalysis group, lead by Prof. Puurunen and founded in 2017, develops new types of solid heterogeneous catalysts and evaluates their performance, aiming for fundamental understanding and structure-activity relationships. The group is striving towards more Open Science. 

Focus areas:

  1. Catalytic reactions & mechanisms;
  2. Supported catalysts by ALD and other methods;
  3. Microreactors;
  4. In situ / operando activity testing;
  5. Sustainable biomass-based solutions.

Open positions

Master's thesis positions

Prof. Riikka Puurunen is frequently getting inquiries from outside Aalto University for whether there are master's thesis students available with knowledge on the area of catalysis. Interested candidates, please contact R.L.P. to know more.

Doctoral students

No open positions at the moment.

Candidates with their own funding should feel free to contact R. L. P. at any time

Postdoctoral fellows

Candidates with their own funding should feel free to contact R. L. P. at any time.

Latest publications

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Catalysis
Publishing year: 2019 International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Catalysis, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Catalysis, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Aalto University, Catalysis
Publishing year: 2019 APPLIED PHYSICS REVIEWS
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Catalysis, Hydrometallurgy and Corrosion, Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology
Publishing year: 2019 Topics in Catalysis
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Catalysis
Publishing year: 2019
Catalysis, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 Nanomaterials
Catalysis, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Catalysis, School common, CHEM, Surface Science, Department of Applied Physics
Publishing year: 2019 Topics in Catalysis
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Catalysis, Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology
Publishing year: 2018 Applied Catalysis A: General
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

José González Escobedo

José González Escobedo

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Minna Marin

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Riikka Puurunen

Riikka Puurunen

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Professor (Associate Professor)

Jihong Yim

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Aitor Arandia Gutierrez

Aitor Arandia Gutierrez

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher
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