Teemu Välisalmi

Doctoral Researcher
Doctoral Researcher
T107 Bioproducts and Biosystems

My research project aims to find ways to produce high-performance materials from engineered silks that will be usable in industrial applications.

I am developing a silk film deposition method which creates a thin layer of silk proteins that assemble into highly hydrophobic conformations. Such coatings can be used in demanding applications where water resistance is necessary.

I am also researching methods to spin the engineered silk from its liquid form into fibers. For example, together with Robotic Instruments group we have built a robotic device that can both spin and tensile test the fibers simultaneously.

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  • Biomolecular Materials, Väitöskirjatutkija


Highly Hydrophobic Films of Engineered Silk Proteins by a Simple Deposition Method

Teemu Välisalmi, Nelmary Roas-Escalona, Kristoffer Meinander, Pezhman Mohammadi, Markus B. Linder 2023 Langmuir

Robotic Fiber Fabrication based on Solidification Force Control

Houari Bettahar, Teemu Valisalmi, Markus Linder, Quan Zhou 2022 Proceedings of MARSS 2022 - 5th International Conference on Manipulation, Automation, and Robotics at Small Scales

Reducing agents assisted fed-batch fermentation to enhance ABE yields

Vijaya Chandgude, Teemu Välisalmi, Juha Linnekoski, Tom Granström, Bruna Pratto, Tero Eerikäinen, German Jurgens, Sandip Bankar 2021 Energy Conversion & Management