Jenni Ylä-Mella

D.Sc.(Tech.)

Postdoctoral researcher
Waste and resources management

Biography

D.Sc.(Tech.) Jenni Ylä-Mella is a post-doctoral researcher in the Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering (WE3) research unit at the Faculty of Technology. She has 20 years’ experience in WEEE recovery, especially in legislative implementation and infrastructure development. Her current research focus is in circular economy with a special attention in dispersive use and dissipation of critical materials and increasing their recycling.

Research interests

  • Circular economy
  • Resources management
  • Waste management and recovery infrastructure
  • Electronic waste, WEEE
  • Recovery of critical materials

Teaching

488505A Waste Management and Recycling
488203S Industrial Ecology
488402S Sustainable Development
477013P Prosessi- ja ympäristötekniikan perusta

Tutor teacher 2018-2021

Social media

Selected publications

  • Ylä-Mella, Jenni; Román, Elisabeth (2019) Waste electrical and electronic equipment management in Europe: Learning from best practices in Switzerland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Handbook (2nd Edition). Vannessa Goodship, Ab Stevels, Jaco Huisman. - Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronics and Optical Materials. Duxford, United Kingdom. 483-519, Chapter 18
  • Ylä-Mella, Jenni; Pongrácz, Eva (2016) Drivers and constraints of critical materials recycling: The case of Indium. - Resources 5 (4), 34 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Ylä-Mella, Jenni (2015) Strengths and challenges in the Finnish waste electrical and electronic equipment recovery system : Consumers’ perceptions and participation. - Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. Series C, Technica 548. Oulu. Artikkeliväitöskirja. 112, [67]. [Original]
  • Ylä-Mella, Jenni; Keiski, Riitta L.; Pongrácz, Eva (2015) Electronic waste recovery in Finland : Consumers’ perceptions towards recycling and re-use of mobile phones. - Waste Management 45, 374-384 . [Original]
  • Ylä-Mella, Jenni; Poikela, Kari; Lehtinen, Ulla; Tanskanen, Pia; Román, Elisabeth; Keiski, Riitta L; Pongrácz, Eva (2014) Overview of the WEEE Directive and its implementation in the Nordic countries: national realisations and best practices. - Journal of Waste Management 2014, 18, ID 457372 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Ylä-Mella, Jenni; Poikela, Kari; Lehtinen, Ulla; Keiski, Riitta L.; Pongrácz, Eva (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 . [Original]
  • Ylä-Mella, Jenni (2012) The impact of the WEEE and RoHS directives. Development of a WEEE Recovery Infrastructure in Finland. Lisensiaatintyö. 64, 73 s.

Projects

EVISA

Energiaviisas satama

Tulevaisuuden tehokas ja kestävä satama on resurssiviisas ja vähähiilinen, mikä edellyttää hiilivapaiden teknologioiden ja energiatehokkaiden ratka
Circular economy

Transition Pathways to Circular Economy

Transition to a circular economy is seen as an essential condition to respond to the challenge of the sustainable use of natural resources in the f