Juho Yliniemi

Juho Yliniemi

MSc (Chem.), DSc (Tech.)

Assistant Professor (Tenure track)
Alkali-activated materials; Geopolymers; Materials chemistry of cement

34 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 681 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 261 citations. The author has a h-index of 13.00. (Scopus)


Juho is an Assistant Professor 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 the materials chemistry of inorganic sidestreams and green cements with main focus being in improving the solubility of inorganic sidestreams at alkaline conditions.

Research interests

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

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Scientific merits

Research groups

  • Assistant Professor, Fibre and particle engineering

Selected publications

  • Yliniemi, J; Walkey, B; Provis, JL; Kinnunen, P; Illikainen, M (2019) Nanostructural evolution of alkali-activated mineral wools. - Cement and concrete composites 106, 103472 . [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, J.; Walkley, B.; Provis, J. L.; Kinnunen, P.; Illikainen, M. (2020) Influence of activator type on reaction kinetics, setting time, and compressive strength of alkali-activated mineral wools. - Journal of thermal analysis and calorimetry [Epub ahead of print 08 Apr 2020], 1-10 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • 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]

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