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.
- Biomolecular Materials, Doctoral Researcher
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