Lahti Science Day 2023
Created 25.10.2023
Updated 25.10.2023

Lahti Science Day will be organized this year at Niemi Campus in Lahti, Mukkulankatu 19, on 21.11.2023 at 9-16.  BioProt has there an own session with five oral presentations and six posters.

Come and see us in Lahti!


BioProt session at 10:05-12:05 in A127

Bioprot session is held in English. Five oral presentation covers the entire project, starting with bio-based materials, continuing with quality assurance issues, antimicrobial substances, health care views on future face masks, and ending up with the business models and procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE). The order is as follows:

Aravin Periyasamy (VTT), Enni Luoma (VTT), Tim Höhnemann (German Institutes for Textile and Fiber Research, DITF), Simon Ringger (German Institutes for Textile and Fiber Research, DITF) and Pirjo Heikkilä (VTT):
Bio-based thermoplastics in face masks
Satu Salo (VTT), Hannu Salmela (VTT) and Kimmo Heinonen (VTT):
Quality assurance on bio-based materials of face masks
Tuula Jyske (Luke), Jaana Liimatainen (Luke), Jenni Tienaho (Luke), Hanna Brännström (Luke), Dan Aoki (Nagoya University in Japan), Katsushi Kuroda (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute in Tsukuba Japan), Dhanik Reshamwala (JYU), Marjo Haapakoski (JYU), Anni Perämäki (JYU), Susan Kunnas (Luke), Eelis Halmemies E., Eiko Nakayama (Showa Women’s University in Tokyo Japan), Petri Kilpeläinen (Luke), Ari Ora (Luke), Janne Kaseva (Luke), Jarkko Hellström (Luke), Varpu Marjomäki (JYU), Maarit Karonen (UTU) and Kazuhiko Fukushima (Nagoya University in Japan) :
Inspired by nature: Antimicrobial functionalized fiber materials
Susanna Tella (LAB):
Health and social care employees’ views on future face masks
Paulus Torkki (HU):
Business models for personal protective equipment (PPE) and sustainable procurement
Posters of BioProt

BioProt posters

We will present six different posters at Lahti Science Day 2023, covering four different topics carried on BioProt and two topics including results from the face mask research done at LUT :
Simo Hannula (VTT), Eetta Saarimäki (VTT), Pirjo Heikkilä (VTT):
Nano-scale nonwoven fabrics by electrospinning of polylactic acid
Natalia Vinitskaia (LUT), Kaisa Grönman (LUT) and Mariia Kozlova (LUT):
Comparative LCA of single-use and reusable face mask
Jenni Tienaho (Luke), Jaana Liimatainen (Luke), Susan Kunnas (Luke), Petri Kilpeläinen (Luke), Riikka Linnakoski (Luke), Tuula Jyske (Luke), Dhanik Reshamwala (JYU), Marjo Haapakoski (JYU), Anni Perämäki (JYU), Sailee Shroff (JYU) and Varpu Marjomäki (JYU):
Bio-based antiviral solutions from Finnish forest
Patrik Koskinen (LAB), Ari Känkänen (LAB) and Susanna Tella (LAB):
The future of face masks
Kosisochi  Ibebunjo (LUT), Susanna Tella (LAB), Samantha Kiljunen (LUT) and Eveliina Repo (LUT):
Shape memory respirator mask for airborne viruses.
Daria Givirovskaia (LUT), Georgy Givirovskiy (LUT) and Eveliina Repo (LUT):
Zeolite Imidazolate Framework-8 on surfaces of face mask.


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