Adjunct Professor Juha P. Heiskanen is the leader of Organic Funtional Materials team at the Research Unit of Sustainable Chemistry. The research of the team focuses on development of novel biomass-based chemicals such as furfural-based monomers and polymers. The team has solid experience in the field of Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions. Especial focus has been addressed to development and utilization of Suzuki-Miyaura and C-H activated direct coupling protocols which are exploited in the syntheses of novel organic semiconducting materials for organic solar cells.
Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering, Tampere University of Technology, Finland