Mahroo Falah


Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Materials Science, Geopolymer, Oxide Nano-Particles

15 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 134 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 42 citations. The author has a h-index of 5.00. (Google Scholar)


Mahroo Falah received her Ph.D. in materials Chemistry from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, in 2015. She is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Sustainable Cementitious Binders team at the Fiber and Particle Engineering Research Unit at the University of Oulu (Finland) since 2017.

Her research experience is related to the Synthesis and characterization of inorganic Polymers (geopolymers) and oxide nano / micron-sized particles. She is also investigating various industrial wastes and side streams like mine tailings, fly ashes, and slags towards the circular economy.

Research interests

  • Geopolymers
  • Alkali-activated binders
  • Utilization of inorganic industrial waste and residues in geopolymer concrete
  • Alkali Activation of mine tailing for more sustainable raw materials
  • Fibre reinforced concrete
  • Synthesis and characterization of Cu2O nanoparticles and Cu2O/TiO2 nano-heterostructures

Pilot tests of alkali-activated materials used as covers of mine tailings at Boliden Kevitsa (Finland)-ITERAMS Project

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Research groups

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Fibre and Particle Engineering Research Unit


Mimepro project


There are over million ton of inorganic waste produced annually in Finland.