Riikka Puurunen
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Riikka Puurunen

Professor (Associate Professor)

Contact information

Mobile phone
+358503378161
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Catalysts are at the core of chemical industry and are expected to enable a sustainable biobased economy of the future. I am head of the Catalysis group, founded in 2017, which develops new types of solid heterogeneous catalysts and evaluates their performance, aiming for fundamental understanding and structure-activity relationships. I am striving towards more openness in science and teaching. 

Focus areas:

  1. Catalytic reactions & mechanisms;
  2. Supported catalysts by ALD and other methods;
  3. Microreactors;
  4. In situ / operando activity testing;
  5. Sustainable biomass-based solutions.

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Jan 2007

Young Researcher of the Year (Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, 2007) TES Researcher of the Year (Tekniikan edistämissäätiön Nuoren tutkijan palkinto), 2007.

Award or honor granted for academic career
Catalysis
Aug 2018

Berzelius Medal

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Dec 2019

Eduational action of the year (2019) For the use of online lecture recordings in education

Publications

Catalysis, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Catalysis, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Catalysis
Publishing year: 2019 CATALYSTS
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Aalto University, Catalysis
Publishing year: 2019 APPLIED PHYSICS REVIEWS
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Catalysis, Hydrometallurgy and Corrosion, Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology
Publishing year: 2019 Topics in Catalysis
Catalysis, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 Nanomaterials
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Catalysis, School common, CHEM, Surface Science, Department of Applied Physics
Publishing year: 2019 Topics in Catalysis
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Catalysis, Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology
Publishing year: 2018 Applied Catalysis A: General
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Catalysis
Publishing year: 2018 Applied Catalysis A: General
Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, Microfabrication, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Advanced and functional Materials, Catalysis, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Harri Lipsanen Group
Publishing year: 2018 Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films