Materials Processing and Powder Metallurgy
Our research areas:
Biomaterials for medical devices and tissue engineering
Materials solutions for sustainable hydrogen economy
Applied powder metallurgy
The Research Group for Materials Processing and Powder Metallurgy is led by Prof. Michael Gasik.
The core competence of the group is “materials design – manufacturing – structure – properties – testing – applications” thermodynamic and engineering modelling and management:
- Inorganic materials design and processing
- Materials phase equilibria calculation, phase compositions and reactions experimental studies
- Special materials solutions for industrial applications (high temperature processes, power generation, tools, coatings, biomaterials)
- Materials synthesis special processes (plasma, microwave energy and special treatment)
- Processes simulation and optimisation (fluid dynamics (CFD), heat and mass transfer, chemical processes kinetics, numerical modelling)
- Unique tailored combined analytical services (thermal calorimetry, thermogravimetry, dilatometry, gas analysis, thermal properties measurement, particle size analysis, fuel cell testing)
We are active in studying and development of life materials solutions for healthcare and sustainable energy applications.
Research work is being intensively carried out in international projects (EU, IEA, Japan).
Life materials solutions which work
17 project partners will collaborate in a new Horizon 2020 project to develop a standardized solution for the evaluation of biomaterials.
The Materials Platform has awarded Dr. Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio, Prof. Michael Gasik, Dr. Jingrui Li and Prof. Patrick Rinke seed funding to research more efficient fuel cells. The interdisciplinary team from Aalto's Chemistry and Physics Department will use the funding to prepare a large scale application for a H2020 call.
A discovery in the field of biomaterials may open new frontiers in stem and cancer cell manipulation and associated advanced therapy development.