Tero Luukkonen

Associate Professor
Materials in environmental engineering

Fibre and Particle Engineering
Faculty of Technology

Tero Luukkonen

Associate Professor Tero Luukkonen has 10+ years experience from R&D and project management within academia and small companies. His research interests are related to high-value utilization of inorganic industrial side streams: for example, using geopolymers and alkali-activated materials (AAMs) in environmental applications. Specific research topics include:

  • Preparation and modification methods for geopolymers and AAMs
  • Characterization and chemistry of geopolymers and AAMs
  • Water and wastewater treatment applications and materials (e.g., adsorbents, catalysts, membranes, filter materials, solidification/stabilization, microplastics separation)
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Alkali-activated binders for construction
  • Organic peracids in wastewater treatment

Research interests

  • Geopolymers
  • Alkali-activated materials
  • Water and wastewater treatment

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Tero Luukkonen

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PR425, Linnanmaa

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P.O. Box 8000, FI-90014 University of Oulu