Tero Luukkonen

Tero Luukkonen


Postdoctoral Researcher
Geopolymers and water treatment technology

18 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 193 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 32 citations. The author has a h-index of 8.00. (Scopus)


Dr. Tero Luukkonen has been working for over ten years in various R&D and project management positions within companies and academia. At the moment, he holds the Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher position at the University of Oulu. His current research is related to applying geopolymer materials for water treatment as novel filters and catalysts. In addition, he has been studying various alkali-activated binders, adsorbents, peracids in water treatment, and boiler water treatment.

Research interests

  • Geopolymers
  • Water treatment
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Peracids
  • Adsorption
  • Binder materials

Social media

Research groups

  • Postdoctoral 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]
  • Luukkonen, Tero; Runtti, Hanna; Niskanen, Mikko; Tolonen, Emma-Tuulia; Sarkkinen, Minna; Kemppainen, Kimmo; Rämö, Jaakko; Lassi, Ulla (2016) Simultaneous removal of Ni(II), As(III), and Sb(III) from spiked mine effluent with metakaolin and blast-furnace-slag geopolymers. - Journal of Environmental Management 166, 579-588 . [Original]
  • Luukkonen, Tero; Sarkkinen, Minna; Kemppainen, Kimmo; Rämö, Jaakko; Lassi, Ulla (2015) Metakaolin geopolymer characterization and application for ammonium removal from model solutions and landfill leachate. - Applied Clay Science 119, 266–276 . [Original]
  • Luukkonen, Tero; Pehkonen, Simo O. (2017) Peracids in water treatment : A critical review. - Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 47 (1), 1-39 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Runtti, Hanna; Luukkonen, Tero; Niskanen, Mikko; Tuomikoski, Sari; Kangas, Teija; Tynjälä, Pekka; Tolonen, Emma-Tuulia; Sarkkinen, Minna; Kemppainen, Kimmo; Rämö, Jaakko; Lassi, Ulla (2016) Sulphate removal over barium-modified blast-furnace-slaggeopolymer. - Journal of hazardous materials 317, 373-384 . [Original]
  • Luukkonen, Tero; Heyninck, Tom; Rämö, Jaakko; Lassi, Ulla (2015) Comparison of organic peracids in wastewater treatment: Disinfection, oxidation and corrosion. - Water Research 85, 275-285 . [Original]
  • Luukkonen, Tero; Teeriniemi, Juhani; Prokkola, Hanna; Rämö, Jaakko; Lassi, Ulla (2014) Chemical aspects of peracetic acid based wastewater disinfection. - Water SA 40 (1), 73-80 . [Original]

Research visits

  • Visiting Researcher, University of Padova, Italy
    1.11.2018 to 31.3.2019