Dr. Jenni Ylä-Mella

Post-doctoral researcher

Doctor of Science in Technology (environmental engineering)

Expertise and interests:

  • Waste management
  • Waste recovery infrastructure
  • Electronic waste
  • Resource recovery
  • Recovery of critical materials



The challenges of recycling sustainable energy and cleantech applications: Are we running out of critical materials? (Kone Foundation)

Faculty of Technology
Energy and Environmental Engineering,
PO Box 4300, FI-90014 University of Oulu

Room number:
TF 405 (15.9.2016-17.3.2017)
TF 303 (20.3.2017 onward)

Phone number:
+358 40 485 1881, +358 294 487559



Key publications:

  • Ylä-Mella J (2015) Strengths and challenges in the Finnish waste electrical and electronic equipment recovery system in Finland. Consumers’ perceptions and participation [Doctoral thesis]. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis, Series C Technica 548, University of Oulu. 180 p. Available on-line
  • Ylä-Mella J, Keiski RL and Pongrácz E (2015) Electronic waste recovery in Finland: consumers’ perceptions towards recycling and re-use of mobile phones. Waste Management 45: 374-384. DOI
  • Ylä-Mella J, Poikela K, Lehtinen U, Tanskanen P, Román E, Keiski RL and Pongrácz E (2014) Overview of the WEEE Directive and its implementation in the Nordic countries: national realisations and best practices. Journal of Waste Management, Article ID 457372. Available on-line
  • Ylä-Mella J, Poikela K, Lehtinen U, Keiski RL and Pongrácz E (2014) Implementation of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive in Finland: Evaluation of the collection network and challenges of the effective WEEE management. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 86: 38-46. DOI
  • Ylä-Mella J, Keiski RL and Pongrácz E (2014) WEEE recovery in the Oulu Region, Finland: A local recovery network and consumers’ attitudes toward recycling. 2nd Symposium on Urban Mining, SUM 2014. May 19-21, 2014. Bergamo, Italy. Article no. 068


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Last updated: 20.3.2017