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

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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:

Corrosion behavior of PEO coatings with Mn3O4 on Mg-Zn-Ca alloys in inflammatory conditions

Sara Bahrampour, Aydin Bordbar-Khiabani, M. Hossein Siadati, Michael Gasik, Masoud Mozafari 2024 HEMIJSKA INDUSTRIJA

Improving the inflammatory-associated corrosion behavior of magnesium alloys by Mn3O4 incorporated plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings

Sara Bahrampour, Aydin Bordbar-Khiabani, M. Hossein Siadati, Michael Gasik, Masoud Mozafari 2024 Chemical Engineering Journal

Tuning biomechanical behavior and biocompatibility of Mg–Zn–Ca alloys by Mn3O4 incorporated plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings

Sara Bahrampour, Aydin Bordbar-Khiabani, M. Hossein Siadati, Michael Gasik 2024 Ceramics International

3D Multi-Material Laser Powder Bed Fusion of 420 stainless steel-Cu parts for Plastic Injection Mold Inserts

Ângela Cunha, Ana Marques, Filipe Samuel Silva, Oscar Carvalho, Flavio Bartolomeu, Michael Gasik, Bruno Trindade, Sonia Pereira, Paulo Alexandrino 2024 Advances in Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy

Unveiling additively manufactured cellular structures in hip implants: a comprehensive review

Juliana Marques Dias, Filipe Samuel Correia Pereira da Silva, Michael Gasik, Maria Georgina Macedo Miranda, Flávio Jorge Fernandes Bartolomeu 2024 International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Devices used for photobiomodulation of the brain—a comprehensive and systematic review

Filipa Fernandes, Sofia Oliveira, Francisca Monteiro, Michael Gasik, Filipe S. Silva, Nuno Sousa, Óscar Carvalho, Susana O. Catarino 2024 Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

Engineering a Hybrid Ti6Al4V-Based System for Responsive and Consistent Osteogenesis

Francisca Melo-Fonseca, Michael Gasik, Andrea Cruz, Daniel Moreira, Filipe S. Silva, Georgina Miranda, Inês Mendes Pinto 2024 ACS Omega

The effect of sulfuric acid treatment on physicochemical properties of g-C3N4 and its efficiency for photocatalytic reduction of Cr(VI)  

Jana Petrovic, Zeljko Radovanovic, Slavica Lazarevic, Dorde Janackovic, Rada Petrovic, Michael Gasik 2024 HEMIJSKA INDUSTRIJA

Environmental characterization of ferrochromium production waste (refined slag) and its carbonization product

O. Sariyev, B. Kelamanov, M. Dossekenov, A. Davletova, Ye Kuatbay, T. Zhuniskaliyev, A. Abdirashit, Michael Gasik 2024 Heliyon

Multi-functional Ti6Al4V-CoCrMo implants fabricated by multi-material laser powder bed fusion technology: A disruptive material's design and manufacturing philosophy

F. Bartolomeu, O. Carvalho, M. Gasik, F. S. Silva 2023 Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
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