Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Materials Processing and Powder Metallurgy

Research group carries out highly international studies in biomaterials processing and characterization, materials for hydrogen economy, powder metallurgy, other new materials solutions and their processing phenomena modelling.
Biomedical scaffold
Biomedical scaffolds

Our research areas:

  1. Biomaterials for medical devices and tissue engineering

  2. Materials solutions for sustainable hydrogen economy

  3. 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).

Michael Gasik

Life materials solutions which work

Michael Gasik

Related content:

Cost- and time-effective risk assessment tools needed for biomaterials

17 project partners will collaborate in a new Horizon 2020 project to develop a standardized solution for the evaluation of biomaterials.

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CEST receives seed funding to develop more efficient fuel cells

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.

Nanofiber scaffolds demonstrate new features in the behaviour of stem and cancer cells

A discovery in the field of biomaterials may open new frontiers in stem and cancer cell manipulation and associated advanced therapy development.

Biomedical scaffold

Latest publications:

Surface functionalization of anodized tantalum with Mn3O4 nanoparticles for effective corrosion protection in simulated inflammatory condition

Aydin Bordbar Khiabani, Sara Bahrampour, Masoud Mozafari, Michael Gasik 2022 Ceramics International

Smart Hydrogels for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems

Aydin Bordbar-Khiabani, Michael Gasik 2022 International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Multi-material cellular structured orthopedic implants design: In vitro and bio-tribological performance

M. M. Costa, R. Lima, N. Alves, N. A. Silva, M. Gasik, F. S. Silva, F. Bartolomeu, G. Miranda 2022 Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials

420 stainless steel-Cu parts fabricated using 3D Multi-Material Laser Powder Bed Fusion: a new solution for plastic injection moulds

A. Cunha, A. Marques, F. S. Silva, M. Gasik, B. Trindade, O. Carvalho, F. Bartolomeu 2022 Materials Today Communications

Influence of temperature processing on the microstructure and hardness of the 420 stainless steel produced by hot pressing

A. Cunha, A. Marques, M. Gasik, B. Trindade 2022 MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

Laser powder bed fusion of the steels used in the plastic injection mould industry: a review of the influence of processing parameters on the final properties

Ângela Cunha, Ana Marques, Mariana Rodrigues Silva, Flávio Bartolomeu, Filipe Samuel Silva, Michael Gasik, Bruno Trindade, Óscar Carvalho 2022 International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Biomechanical characterisation of HA-CaP laden strong hydrogels for bone grafting

Michael Gasik, Alexandra Zuhlke, Janis Locs, Dagnija Loca, Yevgen Bilotsky 2022 TISSUE ENGINEERING PART A

Model-free biomechanology of bioprinting and bioprinted materials

Michael Gasik, Yevgen Bilotsky 2022 TISSUE ENGINEERING PART A
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