Geopolymers and water treatment technology
Assistant Professor Tero Luukkonen has 10+ years experience from R&D and project management positions within start-up companies and academia. His research interests are related to high-value utilization of inorganic industrial side streams: for example, using alkali-activated materials (AAMs) in environmental applications. Specific research topics include:
- Preparation and modification methods for highly porous AAMs
- Characterization and chemistry
- Water and wastewater treatment applications (e.g., adsorbents/ion-exchangers, catalysts, filter materials)
In addition, Dr. Luukkonen has studied alkali-activated binders for construction and organic peracids in wastewater treatment.