Department of Mechanical Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing and Materials


Researchers in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials (AM2) investigate the properties and performance of engineering materials processed by advanced and sustainable manufacturing integrated in circular economy. Starting point in modern production at AM2 is digital data, generated and optimized.

Research methods encompass multiscale and multiphysics modelling, mechanical and microstructural testing with digital measurement and quality control techniques. Among the applications in green processes and methods, special emphasis goes to hydrogen influence in materials for safe energy applications, new sustainable friction-based manufacturing solutions and additive manufacturing.

We, at AM2, actively integrate our researchers in innovative solutions for materials, manufacturing and digital tools, promoting the transference of patenting and know-how into their start-ups, while celebrating success.

AM2’s Profile:

Team: 3 Full Professors + 3 Associate Professors + 1 Professor of Practice + 1 Adjunct Professor + 1 Emeritus Professor + 2 Teachers + 9 Laboratory Technical Staff + 20 to 30 Researchers = Total of 40 to 50 staff members

Infrastructure: AM2 has world excellency equipped laboratories, namely the ADDLAB to research all additive manufacturing techniques, and hydrogen influence in materials and. Excellency of laboratories also in non-destructive testing, advanced manufacturing (with casting, welding and bulk metallic glasses), microstructural characterization and mechanical testing with digital image correlation

Education: 22 Courses in Bachelor/Master/Doctoral education programmes that benefit from the Integration of laboratory exercise work + Seminars

Head: Professor Pedro Vilaça ([email protected]; +358 50 3652110)

Research topics

Latest publications

Selective Laser Sintering of Lignin-Based Composites

Rubina Ajdary, Niklas Kretzschmar, Hossein Bani Asadi, Jon Trifol Guzman, Jukka Seppälä, Jouni Partanen, Orlando Rojas Gaona 2021 ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering

Comparative experimental study of sand and binder for flowability and casting mold quality

Nurul Anwar, Tommi Sappinen, Kalle Jalava, Juhani Orkas 2021 Advanced Powder Technology

Assessing industrial barriers of additively manufactured digital spare part implementation in the machine-building industry

Sergei Chekurov, Mika Salmi, Victor Verboeket, Tuomas Puttonen, Tuomas Riipinen, Antti Vaajoki 2021 Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management

Thermomechanical modeling of the metallic rivet in friction riveting of amorphous thermoplastics

Gonçalo Pina Cipriano, Willian S. de Carvalho, Pedro Vilaça, Sergio T. Amancio-Filho 2021 Welding in the World

Sulphide-induced stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen absorption of copper in deoxygenated water at 90°C

Antti Forsström, Richard Becker, Hannu Hänninen, Yuriy Yagodzinskyy, Heikkilä Mikko 2021 Materials and Corrosion

In-depth analysis of the fatigue mechanism induced by inclusions for high-strength bearing steels

Chao Gu, Wen qi Liu, Jun he Lian, Yan ping Bao 2021 International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials

Revealing the relationship between microstructures, textures, and mechanical behaviors of cold-rolled Al0.1CoCrFeNi high-entropy alloys

Jinxiong Hou, Junwei Qiao, Junhe Lian, Peter K. Liaw 2021 Materials Science and Engineering A

Effect of long-term operation on aging and environmentally assisted cracking of nuclear power plant component materials (ELIAS

Caitlin Huotilainen, Pekka Nevasmaa, Petteri Lappalainen, Zaiqing Que, Ulla Ehrnstén, Iikka Virkkunen, Gaurav Mohanty 2021 SAFIR2022 - The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 2019-2022

Additive Manufacturing of Resected Oral and Oropharyngeal Tissue: A Pilot Study

Alexandria L Irace, Anne Koivuholma, Eero Huotilainen, Jaana Hagström, Katri Aro, Mika Salmi, Antti Markkola, Heli Sistonen, Timo Atula, Antti Mäkitie 2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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Juha Huuki

University Lecturer
T212 Mechanical Engineering

Kevin Otto

Professori (Professor of Practice)

Sven Bossuyt

Professori (Associate professor)

Pedro Vilaca

Professori (Associate professor)

Tekin Uyan

Doctoral candidate

Rizwan Ullah

Doctoral candidate
Junhe Lian

Junhe Lian

Assistant professor
Kush Mehta

Kush Mehta

Postdoctoral researcher
T212 Mechanical Engineering

Wenqi Liu

Visiting doctoral candidate
T212 Mechanical Engineering
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