Heikki Nurmi

Postdoctoral Researcher
Postdoctoral Researcher
T304 Dept. Applied Physics
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Honors and awards

Innovation Prize

Doctoral candidate Heikki Nurmi is awarded the Innovation Prize of the Department of Applied Physics for his invention that makes easier the measuring of droplets on hydrophilic surfaces. The invention paves the way for improved application of paints, coatings, and growth mediums for bacteria on surfaces that are extremely prone to wetting.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Applied Physics Jan 2022

Research groups

  • Soft Matter and Wetting, Postdoctoral Researcher


Toward vanishing droplet friction on repellent surfaces

Matilda Backholm, Tytti Kärki, Heikki Nurmi, Maja Vuckovac, Valtteri Turkki, Sakari Lepikko, Ville Jokinen, David Quéré, Jaakko Timonen, Robin Ras 2024 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Super-Droplet-Repellent Carbon-Based Printable Perovskite Solar Cells

Cuc Thi Kim Mai, Janne Halme, Heikki A. Nurmi, Aldeliane M. da Silva, Gabriela S. Lorite, David Martineau, Stéphanie Narbey, Naeimeh Mozaffari, Robin H.A. Ras, Syed Ghufran Hashmi, Maja Vuckovac 2024 Advanced Science

Long-term stability of aerophilic metallic surfaces underwater

Alexander B. Tesler, Stefan Kolle, Lucia H. Prado, Ingo Thievessen, David Böhringer, Matilda Backholm, Bhuvaneshwari Karunakaran, Heikki A. Nurmi, Mika Latikka, Lena Fischer, Shane Stafslien, Zoran M. Cenev, Jaakko V.I. Timonen, Mark Bruns, Anca Mazare, Ulrich Lohbauer, Sannakaisa Virtanen, Ben Fabry, Patrik Schmuki, Robin H.A. Ras, Joanna Aizenberg, Wolfgang H. Goldmann 2023 Nature Materials

Oscillating droplet tribometer for sensitive and reliable wetting characterization of superhydrophobic surfaces

Muhammad Junaid, Heikki Nurmi, Mika Latikka, Maja Vuckovac, Robin Ras 2022 Droplet

Superhydrophobic Lubrication

Heikki A. Nurmi, Cunming Yu, Dmytro Toptunov, Robin H.A. Ras, Ville Jokinen 2022 Advanced Materials Interfaces

Water droplet friction and rolling dynamics on superhydrophobic surfaces

Matilda Backholm, Daniel Molpeceres, Maja Vuckovac, Heikki Nurmi, Matti Hokkanen, Ville Jokinen, Jaakko Timonen, Robin Ras 2020 Communications Materials