Gabriela Lorite Yrjänä

Gabriela S. Lorite


Academy Research Fellow/ Adjunct Professor
Nanomaterials, Biosensors, Bioelectronics, Cartilage Regeneration, Neural Cells Alignment

32 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 396 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 72 citations. The author has a h-index of 12.00. (Scopus (16.02.2020))


Gabriela S. Lorite received her Ph.D. in Science (2011) and M.Sc. in Physics (2007) degrees at the Department of Applied Physics, State University of Campinas, Brazil. She was appointed as Docent/Adjunct Professor of "Functional nanomaterials for bioelectronics and bioengineering" at the University of Oulu in 1st May, 2019. Currently, she holds the position of Academy Research Fellow and she is also the Project Coordinator of MIRACLE project (EU-H2020). Her research so far focused on multidisciplinary field combining material science and bioscience. Dr. Lorite's research group is working on development of functional and smart scaffolds for tissue engineering. At the present moment, neural and cartilage cells are the main focus of the applications. Furthermore, her research also contributes to the development of medical devices and biosensors towards more effective diagnostic methods. In particular, the development of biosensors for osteoarthritis biomarkers have been in focus.

Research interests

  • Functional nanobiomaterials and composites
  • Bioelectronics, sensors and biosensors
  • Neural tissue engineering
  • Cartilage related-diseases diagnosis and repair
  • Smart scaffolds for remote control of cell growth
  • Osteoarthritis biomarkers

Research group: Nanomaterials for cell engineering and biosensing

Social media

Scientific merits

Professional and community activities

  • Review Editor in Translational Materials Science since 2017
  • Member of the scientific committee for the Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials 2019
  • Alumni member from Faculty for the Future Program

Selected publications

  • Lauriane Janssen, Muthusamy Saranya, Mikko Leinonen, Olli Pitkänen, Ali Mobasheri, Gabriela S. Lorite (2019) Vertically aligned carbon nanotube micropillars induce unidirectional chondrocyte orientation. - Carbon published online 14.11.2019 (published online 14.11.2019), published online 14.11.2019, published online 14.11.2019
  • Gabriela S. Lorite, Laura Ylä-Outinen, Lauriane Janssen, Olli Pitkänen, Tiina Joki, Janne T. Koivisto, Minna Kellomäki, Robert Vajtai, Susanna Narkilahti, Krisztian Kordas (2019) Carbon nanotube micropillars trigger guided growth of complex human neural stem cells networks. - Nano research published online 19.19.2019, published online 19.19.2019 . [Original]
  • Järvinen, Topias; Lorite, Gabriela S.; Peräntie, Jani; Toth, Geza; Saarakkala, Simo; Virtanen, Vesa K.; Kordas, Krisztian (2019) WS2 and MoS2 thin film gas sensors with high response to NH3 in air at low temperature. - Nanotechnology 30 (40), 405501 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Augustine, Bobins; Remes, Kari; Lorite, Gabriela S.; Varghese, Jobin; Fabritius, Tapio (2019) Recycling perovskite solar cells through inexpensive quality recovery and reuse of patterned indium tin oxide and substrates from expired devices by single solvent treatment. - Solar energy materials and solar cells 194, 74-82 . [Original]
  • Lorite, Gabriela Simone; Pitkänen, Olli; Mohl, Melinda; Kordas, Krisztian; Koivisto, Janne; Kellomäki, Minna; Culturato Padilha Mendonça, Monique; de Jesus, Marcelo Bispo (2019) Carbon Nanotube-Based Matrices for Tissue Engineering. Materials for Biomedical Engineering : Bioactive Materials, Properties, and Applications. Grumezescu, Alexandru Mihai; Grumezescu, Valentina. - Ei sarjaa/No series. Amsterdam. 323-353. [Original]
  • Selkälä, Tuula; Suopajärvi, Terhi; Sirviö, Juho Antti; Luukkonen, Tero; Lorite, Gabriela S.; Kalliola, Simo; Sillanpää, Mika; Liimatainen, Henrikki (2018) Rapid Uptake of Pharmaceutical Salbutamol from Aqueous Solutions with Anionic Cellulose Nanofibrils: The Importance of pH and Colloidal Stability in the Interaction with Ionizable Pollutants. - Chemical engineering journal In press, In press . Original: [Original]
  • Asres, Georgies Alene; Baldovi, José J.; Dombovari, Aron; Järvinen, Topias; Lorite, Gabriela Simone; Mohl, Melinda; Shchukarev, Andrey; Peréz Paz, Alejandro; Xian, Lede; Mikkola, Jyri-Pekka; Lloyd Spetz, Anita; Jantunen, Heli; Rubio, Ángel; Kordás, Krisztian (2018) Ultrasensitive H2S gas sensors based on p-type WS2 hybrid materials. - Nano Research 11 (8), 4215-4224 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Hujaya, Sry D.; Lorite, Gabriela S.; Vainio, Seppo J.; Liimatainen, Henrikki (2018) Polyion complex hydrogels from chemically modified cellulose nanofibrils: Structure-function relationship and potential for controlled and pH-responsive release of doxorubicin. - Acta biomaterialia 75, 346-357 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Asres, Georgies Alene; Järvinen, Topias; Lorite, Gabriela S.; Mohl, Melinda; Pitkänen, Olli; Dombovari, Aron; Tóth, Geza; Spetz, Anita Lloyd; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Lei, Sidong; Talapatra, Saikat; Kordas, Krisztian (2018) High photoresponse of individual WS2 nanowire-nanoflake hybrid materials. - Applied physics letters 112 (23), 233103 . [Original]
  • Hajimammadov, Rashad; Bykov, Alexander; Popov, Alexey; Juhasz, Koppany L.; Lorite, Gabriela S.; Mohl, Melinda; Kukovecz, Akos; Huuhtanen, Mika; Kordas, Krisztian (2018) Random networks of core-shell-like Cu-Cu2O/CuO nanowires as surface plasmon resonance-enhanced sensors. - Scientific Reports 8, 4708 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Pitkänen, O.; Järvinen, T.; Cheng, H.; Lorite, G.S.; Dombovari, A.; Rieppo, L.; Talapatra, S.; Duong, H. M.; Toth, G.; Juhasz, K.L.; Konya, Z.; Kukovecz, A.; Ajayan, P.M.; Vajtai, R.; Kordas, K. (2017) On-chip integrated vertically aligned carbon nanotube based super- and pseudocapacitors. - Scientific Reports (7), 16594 . [Original]
  • Järvinen, Topias; Lorite, Gabriela Simone; Rautio, Anne-Riikka; Juhász, Koppany Levente; Kukovecz, Akos; Kónya, Zoltan; Kordas, Krisztian; Toth, Geza (2017) Portable cyber-physical system for indoor and outdoor gas sensing. - Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 252, 983-990 . [Original]
  • Hajimammadov, Rashad; Csendes, Zita; Ojakoski, Juha-Matti; Lorite, Gabriela Simone; Mohl, Melinda; Kordas, Krisztian (2017) Nonlinear electronic transport and enhanced catalytic behavior caused by native oxides on Cu nanowires. - Surface Science 663, 16-22 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Lorite, Gabriela S.; Rocha, Joao M.; Miilumaki, Noora; Saavalainen, Paula; Selkälä, Tuula; Morales-Cid, Gabriel; Gonçalves, M.P.; Pongracz, Eva; Rocha, Cristina M.R.; Toth, Geza (2017) Evaluation of physicochemical/microbial properties and life cycle assessment (LCA) of PLA-based nanocomposite active packaging. - Lwt: food science and technology 75, 305-315 . [Original]
  • Lorite, Gabriela Simone; Selkälä, Tuula; Sipola, Teemu; Palenzuela, Jesús; Jubete, Elena; Vinuales, Ana; Cabanero, German; Grande, Hans J.; Tuominen, Jarkko; Uusitalo, Sanna; Hakalahti, Leena; Kordas, Krisztian; Toth, Geza (2017) Novel, smart and RFID assisted critical temperature indicator for supply chain monitoring. - Journal of food engineering 193, 20-28 . [Original]
  • Selkälä, Tuula; Sirviö, Juho; Lorite, Gabriela; Liimatainen, Henrikki (2016) Anionically Stabilized Cellulose Nanofibrils through Succinylation Pretreatment in Urea–Lithium Chloride Deep Eutectic Solvent. - ChemSusChem 9 (21), 3074–3083 . [Original]
  • Asres Alene, Georgies; Dombovari, Aron; Sipola, Teemu; Puskás, Robert; Kukovecz, Akos; Kónya, Zoltán; Popov, ALexey; Lin, Jhih-Fong; Lorite, Gabriela S.; Mohl, Melinda; Toth, Geza; Lloyd Spetz, Anita; Kordas, Krisztian (2016) A novel WS2 nanowire-nanoflake hybrid material synthesized from WO3 nanowires in sulfur vapor. - Scientific Reports 6, 25610 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Fu, Qilin; Lorite, Gabriela Simone; Rashid, Md. Masud-Ur; Neuhaus, Raphael; Cada, Martin; Hubicka, Zdenek; Pitkänen, Olli; Selkälä, Tuula; Uusitalo, Juha; Glanz, Carsten; Kolaric, Ivica; Kordas, Krisztian; Nicolescu, Cornel-Mihail; Toth, Geza (2016) High dynamic stiffness mechanical structures with nanostructured composite coatings deposited by high power impulse magnetron sputtering. - Carbon 98, 24-33 . [Original]
  • Kordas, Krisztian; Rautio, Anne-Riikka; Lorite, Gabriela S.; Mohl, Melinda; Mäki-Arvela, Päivi; Mikkola, Jyri-Pekka; Murzin, Dmitry; Ge, Liehui; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Vajtai, Robert (2015) On the Interaction of Metal Nanoparticles with Supports. - Topics in Catalysis 58 (14-17), 1127-1135 . [Original]
  • Pitkänen, Olli; Lorite, Gabriela, Simone; Shi, G.; Rautio, Anne-Riikka; Uusimäki, Antti; Vajtai, R.; Toth, Geza; Kordas, Krisztian (2015) The Effect of Al Buffer Layer on the Catalytic Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube Forests. - Topics in Catalysis 58 (14-17), 1112-1118 . [Original]
  • Fu, Qilin; Lorite, Gabriela Simone; Rashid, Md. Masud-Ur; Selkalä, Tuula; Uusitalo, Juha; Toth, Geza; Kordas, Krisztian; Österlind, Tomas; Nicolescu, Cornel Mihai (2015) Suppressing tool chatter with novel multi-layered nanostructures of carbon based composite coatings. - Journal of Materials Processing Technology 223, 292-298
  • Tung Ngoc Pham; Samikannu, Ajaikumar; Kukkola, Jarmo; Rautio, Anne-Riikka; Pitkanen, Olli; Dombovari, Aron; Lorite, Gabriela Simone; Sipola, Teemu; Toth, Geza; Mohl, Melinda; Mikkola, Jyri-Pekka; Kordas, Krisztian (2014) Industrially benign super-compressible piezoresistive carbon foams with predefined wetting properties: from environmental to electrical applications. - Scientific Reports 4, 6933 . [Original]
  • Persson, Maria; Lorite, Gabriela S; Kokkonen, Hanna E; Cho, Sung-Woo; Lehenkari, Petri P.; Skrifvars, Mikael; Tuukkanen Juha (2014) Effect of bioactive extruded PLA/HA composite films on focal adhesion formation of preosteoblastic cells. - Colloids and surfaces B: Biointerfaces 121, 409-416

Thesis supervisions

Topias Järvinen (MSc. 2016, PhD ongoing)
  • MSc. Validation of cyber-physical systems in gas sensor measurements

  • PhD ongoing

Vesa Virtanen (PhD ongoing)
  • PhD ongoing

Georgies Asres (PhD 2018)
  • Synthesis, characterization and application of WS2 nanowire-nanoflake hybrid nanostructures

Research visits

  • Postdoctoral mobility to Neuro-group, BioMediTech, University of Tampere.
    13.2.2018 to 16.3.2018

    Project: 3D hierarchical scaffold based on bio-decorated carbon nanotubes for bone and cartilage tissue engineering (funded by Academy of Finland)

  • Postdoctoral mobility to Neuro-group, BioMediTech, University of Tampere.
    1.9.2017 to 29.9.2017

    Project: 3D hierarchical scaffold based on bio-decorated carbon nanotubes for bone and cartilage tissue engineering (funded by Academy of Finland)

  • Postdoctoral mobility to Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Group / ELT, Technology University of Tampere.
    1.10.2015 to 27.11.2015

    Project: 3D hierarchical scaffold based on bio-decorated carbon nanotubes for bone and cartilage tissue engineering (funded by Academy of Finland)

  • Postdoctoral mobility to Dep of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB), Umeå University, Sweden.

    Project: 3D hierarchical scaffold based on bio-decorated carbon nanotubes for bone and cartilage tissue engineering (funded by Academy of Finland)

  • Postdoctoral mobility to Institute for Biophysics - Christian Doppler Laboratory of Nanoscopic Methods in Biophysics - Johannes Kepler University Linz – Austria
    1.9.2012 to 31.10.2012

    Project: Molecular Adhesion Investigations in Bone remodeling using Atomic Force Microscopy


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