Jaakko Timonen

Akatemiatutkija
Akatemiatutkija
T304 Dept. Applied Physics

I'm an assistant professor of experimental condensed matter physics, research group leader (Active Matter) and Academy Research Fellow 2018-2023. I'm broadly interested in physics of soft and biological materials. Some examples include pattern formation in ferrofluids, lotus-mimicking superhydrophobic surfaces, magnetic tweezing of 'non-magnetic' matter, coloration of a certain spider from Madagascar and fundamentals of slippery lubricated surfaces. Currently, my Academy Research Fellowship focuses on developing techniques for controlling phase transitions in microscopic active matter systems.

Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Contact information

Phone number
+358442305820

Areas of expertise

114 Physical sciences, Biological and soft matter physics

Honors and awards

Doctoral thesis award

Doctoral thesis award, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK and Tekniska Föreningen i Finland (TFiF), 7,500 € (2014)
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Applied Physics Jan 2014

Distinction prize for doctoral thesis, Aalto University

Distinction prize for doctoral thesis, Aalto University, 3,000 € (2013)
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Applied Physics Jan 2013

Distinction prize for master’s thesis, Helsinki University of Technology

Distinction prize for master’s thesis, Helsinki University of Technology, 1,000 € (2009)
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Applied Physics Jan 2009

Research groups

  • Active Matter, Assistant Professor

Publications

Functional Magnetic Microdroplets for Antibody Extraction

Hedar H. Al-Terke, Mika Latikka, Jaakko V. I. Timonen, Ladislau Vekas, Arja Paananen, Jussi Joensuu, Robin H. A. Ras 2022 Advanced Materials Interfaces

Ferrofluidic aqueous two-phase system with ultralow interfacial tension and micro-pattern formation

Carlo Rigoni, Grégory Beaune, Bent Harnist, Fereshteh Sohrabi, Jaakko V.I. Timonen 2022 Communications Materials

Fusion Dynamics of Hybrid Cell–Microparticle Aggregates

Grégory Beaune, Laura Sinkkonen, David Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Jaakko V.I. Timonen, Françoise Brochard-Wyart 2021 Langmuir

Ferrofluidic Manipulator

Zoran Cenev, P. A. Diluka Harischandra, Seppo Nurmi, Mika Latikka, Ville Hyninen, Robin H.A. Ras, Jaakko V.I. Timonen, Quan Zhou 2021 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

Electroferrofluids with nonequilibrium voltage-controlled magnetism, diffuse interfaces, and patterns

Tomy Cherian, Fereshteh Sohrabi, Carlo Rigoni, Olli Ikkala, Jaakko V.I. Timonen 2021 Science Advances

Diversity of non-equilibrium patterns and emergence of activity in confined electrohydrodynamically driven liquids

Geet Raju, Nikos Kyriakopoulos, Jaakko V.I. Timonen 2021 Science Advances

Chlamydomonas reinhardtii swimming in the Plateau borders of 2D foams

Oskar Tainio, Fereshteh Sohrabi, Nikodem Janarek, Juha Koivisto, Antti Puisto, Leevi Viitanen, Jaakko Timonen, Mikko Alava 2021 Soft Matter

Erratum

Oskar Tainio, Fereshteh Sohrabi, Nikodem Janarek, Juha Koivisto, Antti Puisto, Leevi Viitanen, Jaakko V.I. Timonen, Mikko Alava 2021

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

Controllable coacervation of recombinantly produced spider silk protein using kosmotropic salts

Pezhman Mohammadi, Jonkergouw Christopher, Grégory Beaune, Peter Engelhardt, Ayaka Kamada, Jaakko V.I. Timonen, Tuomas P.J. Knowles, Merja Penttila, Markus B. Linder 2020 Journal of Colloid and Interface Science