Teemu Välisalmi

Postdoctoral Researcher
Postdoctoral 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, Tutkijatohtori


Microwave hydrolysis, as a sustainable approach in the processing of seaweed for protein and nanocellulose management

Anna Trubetskaya, Huy Quang Lê, Jenni Leppiniemi, Tetyana Koso, Teemu Välisalmi, Markus B. Linder, Italo Pisano, Jinze Dou, J. J. Leahy, Eero Kontturi 2024

Bursting of condensates

Isabell Tunn, Grégory Beaune, Jennifer Tersteegen, Teemu Välisalmi, Jaakko V.I. Timonen, Françoise Brochard-Wyart, Markus B. Linder 2024

Shaping Liquid Droplets on an Active Air–Ferrofluid Interface

P. A. Diluka Harischandra, Teemu Välisalmi, Zoran Cenev, Markus Linder, Quan Zhou 2023

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

Pulling and analyzing silk fibers from aqueous solution using a robotic device

Teemu Välisalmi, Houari Bettahar, Quan Zhou, Markus B. Linder 2023

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