Juho Yliniemi

Juho Yliniemi


Post-doctoral researcher
Alkali-activated materials; Geopolymers

31 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 343 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 137 citations. The author has a h-index of 10.00. (Scopus)


Juho is a post-doctoral researcher in the Fibre and Particle Engineering Research Unit, where he completed his doctoral studies in 2017. During his studies Juho worked with alkali activation and granulation of biomass fly ashes. His thesis was accepted with "Pass with distinction" mark. The on-going research is related to alkali activation of mineral wool wastes and slags with main focus being in improving the solubility of inorganic sidestreams in alkaline conditions.

Research interests

  • Utilisation of inorganic waste and residues
  • Sustainable cementitious materials
  • Alkali activated materials i.e. geopolymers
  • Mineral wool waste

Social media

Scientific merits

Research groups

  • Post-doctoral researcher, Fibre and particle engineering

Selected publications

  • Luukkonen, Tero; Abdollahnejad, Zahra; Yliniemi, Juho; Kinnunen, Päivö; Illikainen, Mirja (2017) One-part alkali-activated materials : A review. - Cement and Concrete Research 103, 21-34 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Yliniemi, Juho; Kinnunen, Päivö; Karinkanta, Pasi; Illikainen, Mirja (2016) Utilization of Mineral Wools as Alkali-Activated Material Precursor. - Materials 9 (5), 312 . [Original]
  • Kiventerä, Jenni; Golek, Lukasz; Yliniemi, Juho; Ferreira, Victor; Deja, Jan; Illikainen, Mirja (2016) Utilization of sulphidic tailings from gold mine as a raw material in geopolymerization. - International journal of mineral processing 149, 104-110 . [Original]
  • Yliniemi, Juho; Nugteren, Henk; Illikainen, Mirja; Tiainen, Minna; Weststrate, Rick; Niinimäki, Jouko (2016) Lightweight aggregates produced by granulation of peat-wood fly ash with alkali activator. - International journal of mineral processing 149, 42-49 . [Original]
  • Yliniemi, Juho; Paiva, H.; Ferreira, T. M. ; Tiainen, Minna; Illikainen, Mirja (2017) Development and incorporation of lightweight waste-based geopolymer aggregates in mortar and concrete. - Construction and building materials 131, 784-792 . [Original]
  • Luukkonen, Tero; Abdollahnejad, Zahra; Yliniemi, Juho; Kinnunen, Päivö; Illikainen, Mirja (2018) Comparison of alkali and silica sources in one-part alkali-activated blast furnace slag mortar. - Journal of Cleaner Production 187, 171-179 . [Original] [Self-archived]

Research visits

  • Research visit
    1.10.2013 to 31.12.2013

    Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands

  • Research visit
    1.10.2015 to 31.12.2015

    University of Aveiro, Portugal

  • Research visit
    3.1.2018 to 7.7.2018

    The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom