Mikko Alava

T304 Dept. Applied Physics
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Honors and awards

John S. Bates –prize (2004), Pulp and Paper Association of Canada

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Applied Physics Jan 2004

Nordita Corresponding Fellow 2001-2004

Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Applied Physics Jan 2001

Outstanding Referee, American Physical Society (2011, 8th Finnish physicist)

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Applied Physics Jan 2011

Distinguished Referee, Europhysics Letters (European Physical Society, 2016)

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Applied Physics Jan 2016

Prize for teaching excellence, Aalto School of Science, 2014 (for the physics education reform)

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Applied Physics Jan 2014

Research groups

  • Complex Systems and Materials, Professor


Viewing high entropy alloys through glasses: Linkages between solid solution and glass phases in multicomponent alloys

R. Alvarez-Donado, S. Papanikolaou, A. Esfandiarpour, M. J. Alava 2023 Physical Review Materials

Multiscale nanoindentation modelling of concentrated solid solutions : A continuum plasticity model

K. Frydrych, F. J. Dominguez-Gutierrez, M. J. Alava, S. Papanikolaou 2023 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS

Online detection of orientation of cellulose nanocrystals in a capillary flow with polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

Ari Jäsberg, Antti Puisto, Ilona Leppänen, Antti I. Koponen, Mikko J. Alava 2023 Cellulose

Local time-dependent microstructure of aging TEMPO nanofibrillated cellulose gel

Hakimeh Koochi, Jonatan Mac Intyre, Leevi Viitanen, Antti Puisto, Nahid Maleki-Jirsaraei, Mikko Alava 2023 Cellulose

Foam-formed biocomposites based on cellulose products and lignin

Isaac Y. Miranda-Valdez, Sebastian Coffeng, Yu Zhou, Leevi Viitanen, Xiang Hu, Luisa Jannuzzi, Antti Puisto, Mauri A. Kostiainen, Tero Mäkinen, Juha Koivisto, Mikko J. Alava 2023 Cellulose

Self-ion irradiation effects on nanoindentation-induced plasticity of crystalline iron: A joint experimental and computational study: Ion irradiation effects on hardening mechanisms of crystalline iron

K. Mulewska, F. Rovaris, F. J. Dominguez-Gutierrez, W. Y. Huo, D. Kalita, I. Jozwik, S. Papanikolaou, M. J. Alava, L. Kurpaska, J. Jagielski 2023 Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms

Dislocation plasticity in equiatomic NiCoCr alloys : Effect of short-range order

Amir H. Naghdi, Kamran Karimi, Axel E. Poisvert, Amin Esfandiarpour, Rene Alvarez, Pawel Sobkowicz, Mikko Alava, Stefanos Papanikolaou 2023 Physical Review B

Thermal gelation of cellulose based suspensions

Leevi Viitanen, Isaac Y. Miranda-Valdez, Juha Koivisto, Antti Puisto, Mikko Alava 2023 Cellulose

Dislocation nucleation mechanisms during nanoindentation of concentrated FeNiCr alloys: unveiling the effects of Cr through molecular simulations

F. J. Dominguez-Gutierrez, A. Ustrzycka, Q. Q. Xu, R. Alvarez-Donado, S. Papanikolaou, M. J. Alava 2022 Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering

Atomistic simulations of dislocation plasticity in concentrated VCoNi medium entropy alloys: Effects of lattice distortion and short range order

Amin Esfandiarpour, Rene Alvarez-Donado, Stefanos Papanikolaou, Mikko Alava 2022 Frontiers in materials