Päivö Kinnunen

Paivo Kinnunen


Associate professor
Applied Physics

62 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 738 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 117 citations. The author has a h-index of 15.00. (Scopus)


Päivö is an associate professor in the Sustainable Cementitious Binders team in the Fibre and Particle Engineering Research Unit, where he started in 2012. Päivö graduated from the University of Michigan with PhD in Applied Physics in 2011. After his graduation he worked in a start-up company, Life Magnetics, Inc. in Ann Arbor, USA as a co-inventor and lead scientist, and as a postdoctoral researcher and senior research fellow at University of Oulu, before his appointment to the current position in April 2020. He is an associate editor in the Structural Materials section, of the Frontiers in Materials -journal. 

Research interests

  • Utilisation of inorganic side streams
  • Sustainable cementitious materials
  • Geopolymers
  • Reactive precursor synthesis
  • Carbon sequestration

Research groups

  • Fibre and Particle Engineering Research Unit

Research visits

  • Visiting Academic at Imperial College London, UK
    1.2.2017 to 3.8.2017

    Initiated collaboration between the research units, co-supervised a Masters and Bachelor student. Currently co-supervising PhD student at Imperial.