Lauri Rautkari

Associate Professor
Associate Professor
T107 Bioproducts and Biosystems

My research is concerning water interactions in biomaterials, especially in wood. I'm developping new methods to analyze water vapor sorption, new materials with low sorption behaviour etc.

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216 Materials engineering

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  • Wood Material Science, Professor (Associate Professor)


Chemical imaging to reveal the resin distribution in impregnation-treated wood at different spatial scales

Michael Altgen, Muhammad Awais, Daniela Altgen, André Klüppel, Gerald Koch, Mikko Mäkelä, Andrea Olbrich, Lauri Rautkari 2023 Materials and Design

Urban vertical farming with a large wind power share and optimised electricity costs

Vahid Arabzadeh, Panu Miettinen, Titta Kotilainen, Pasi Herranen, Alp Karakoc, Matti Kummu, Lauri Rautkari 2023 Applied Energy

Degradation by brown rot fungi increases the hygroscopicity of heat-treated wood

Tiina Belt, Michael Altgen, Muhammad Awais, Martin Nopens, Lauri Rautkari 2023 International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation

Evaluating the quality of surface carbonized woods modified with a contact charring or a gas flame charring technique

Maija Kymäläinen, Jakub Dömény, Matthew Schwarzkopf, Vit Šeda, Lauri Rautkari 2023 Wood Science and Technology

Effect of pressurized hot water extraction on the resistance of Scots pine sapwood against mould fungi

Suvi Kyyrö, Michael Altgen, Tiina Belt, Hanna Seppäläinen, Christian Brischke, Petra Heinze, Holger Militz, Lauri Rautkari 2023 Holzforschung

Improving mechanical performance and functionality of birch veneer with mechano-enzymatic microfibrillated cellulose coating

Hannes Orelma, Vesa Kunnari, Akio Yamamoto, Mikko Valkonen, Lauri Rautkari, Antti Korpela 2023 Cellulose

Fungal colonisation on wood surfaces weathered at diverse climatic conditions

Faksawat Poohphajai, Olena Myronycheva, Olov Karlsson, Tiina Belt, Lauri Rautkari, Jakub Sandak, Ana Gubenšek, Polona Zalar, Nina Gunde-Cimerman, Anna Sandak 2023 Heliyon

Preparation of Fully Bio-based Sound Absorbers from Waste Wood and Pulp Fibers by Foam Forming

Mikko Valkonen, Jose Cucharero Moya, Tapio Lokki, Lauri Rautkari, Tuomas Hänninen 2023 BioResources

Hyperspectral Imaging Predicts the Moisture Content Distribution in Acetylated Wood

Muhammad Awais, Michael Altgen, Mikko Mäkelä, Tiina Belt, Lauri Rautkari 2022

Quantitative prediction of moisture content distribution in acetylated wood using near-infrared hyperspectral imaging

Muhammad Awais, Michael Altgen, Mikko Mäkelä, Tiina Belt, Lauri Rautkari 2022 Journal of Materials Science