Meri Lundahl
Doctoral Candidate
at Aalto University

Aalto University
Academia

Finland
Espoo

Expert in:

Technology Design Energy Materials Processes

More about this expert:

I am passionate about contributing to the transition to fully sustainable circular economy. I do this best by developing new ways to utilize waste materials as well as finding bio-based solutions to material challenges. I also design processes for sustainable material production and specialize in the connection between material rheology and processability. For example, my biggest technical challenge so far has been to upscale the production of nanocellulose-based filaments, which I studied during my PhD research. I solved this by using a specific material combination that allowed for multiplying the production scale from milligrams to grams. In the future, I am interested in also working on larger systems. Through my PhD work and previous research assistant positions in material science field, I have most experience with forest biopolymers, such as cellulose, its derivatives, other polysaccharides and lignin. In addition, I have worked with metallic nanoparticles and carbon nanomaterials. I have special interest for novel composite, textile and energy materials as well as processes to recycle them.