Mauri Kostiainen

T107 Bioproducts and Biosystems

Prof. Mauri A. Kostiainen obtained his M.Sc. in organic chemistry from the University of Helsinki, Finland (2005) and the subsequent Ph.D. in engineering physics from the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland (2008). After receiving his doctoral degree, Kostiainen spent 2.5 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Molecules and Materials (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands) developing new approaches for chemical and physical virology. He returned to Aalto University in 2011 as an Academy of Finland postdoctoral fellow and joined the faculty of School of Chemical Technology in 2013. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Aalto University. His research interests focus on the integration of biological and synthetic building blocks in a designed manner to create biohybrid materials.

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Young Investigator Award from the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion

Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Jan 2015

WCC tunnustuspalkinto 2014 World Cultural Council, International

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Jan 2014


  • Biohybrid Materials, Professor


Bio‐Templated Silver Nanopatterns for Photothermal and Antifogging Coatings

Swarnalok De, Hoang M. Nguyen, Fangxin Zou, Fevzihan Basarir, Maryam Mousavi, Kristiina Mäkinen, Mauri A. Kostiainen, Jaana Vapaavuori 2024

Materials Inspired by Living Functions

Mauri A. Kostiainen, Arri Priimagi, Jaakko V.I. Timonen, Robin H.A. Ras, Maria Sammalkorpi, Merja Penttilä, Olli Ikkala, Markus B. Linder 2024

Antimicrobial efficacy of solar disinfection in cellulose fiber supported photoactive materials

Daniel Langerreiter, Katariina Solin, Mireia Jordà-Redondo, Roger Bresolí-Obach, Lukas Fliri, Santi Nonell, Mauri A. Kostiainen, Eduardo Anaya-Plaza 2024

Controlling aggregation-induced emission by supramolecular interactions and colloidal stability in ionic emitters for light-emitting electrochemical cells

Alba Sanz-Velasco, Olivia Amargós-Reyes, Aya Kähäri, Sophia Lipinski, Luca M. Cavinato, Rubén D. Costa, Mauri A. Kostiainen, Eduardo Anaya-Plaza 2024

Genetically encoded protein crystals by hierarchical design

Eduardo Anaya-Plaza, Mauri A. Kostiainen 2023

Hierarchical peroxiredoxin assembly through orthogonal pH-response and electrostatic interactions

Eduardo Anaya-Plaza, Zulal Özdemir, Zdenek Wimmer, Mauri A. Kostiainen 2023

Potato virus A particles – A versatile material for self-assembled nanopatterned surfaces

Swarnalok De, Hoang M. Nguyen, Ville Liljeström, Kristiina Mäkinen, Mauri Kostiainen, Jaana Vapaavuori 2023

Protein Coating of DNA Origami

Heini Ijäs, Mauri A. Kostiainen, Veikko Linko 2023 DNA and RNA Origami

Repurposing host-guest chemistry to sequester virulence and eradicate biofilms in multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii

Christopher Jonkergouw, Ngong Kodiah Beyeh, Ekaterina Osmekhina, Katarzyna Leskinen, S. Maryamdokht Taimoory, Dmitrii Fedorov, Eduardo Anaya-Plaza, Mauri A. Kostiainen, John F. Trant, Robin H.A. Ras, Päivi Saavalainen, Markus B. Linder 2023

Assembly and optically triggered disassembly of lipid-DNA origami fibers

Sofia Julin, Nadine Best, Eduardo Anaya-Plaza, Eeva Enlund, Veikko Linko, Mauri A. Kostiainen 2023