Päivö Kinnunen

Paivo Kinnunen


Senior Research Fellow
Applied Physics

42 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 373 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 44 citations. The author has a h-index of 11.00. (Scopus)


Päivö is a senior research fellow 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 at University of Oulu, before his appointment to the current position in June 2017. 

Research interests

  • Utilisation of inorganic industrial waste and residues
  • Sustainable cementitious materials
  • Geopolymers
  • Reactive precursor synthesis
  • Carbon sequestration

Research groups

  • Senior Research Fellow, 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.